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"A Christmas Carol: The Musical"

Nov. 21 to Dec. 23, 2017

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Coming Soon

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Wednesdays, Dec. 6 and 13, 2017

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Coming Soon

The Holiday Drop-In

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

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Coming Soon

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"

Jan. 11 to 21, 2018

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Upcoming Events

"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" — Dec. 6 and 13, 2017

Running Dec. 6 and 13, 2017

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Wednesdays — Dec. 6 and 13 — at 7:30 p.m.

"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" -- Dec. 6 and 13, 2017, 2017The Illusion Factory Presents
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Written by Dr. Seuss

Directed by Stephanie Wilbert

Weathervane Playhouse is pleased to host The Illusion Factory's touring production of a Christmas favorite!

Audiences of all ages will enjoy this two-person, newly vamped holiday classic performed with festive excitement live on stage! It's the perfect choice for your annual holiday entertainment!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the registered trademark and copywright of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., 1957. All rights reserved. Images and title used with permission.

About The Illusion Factory

PRESENTED
IN PARTNERSHIP
WITH

The Illusion Factory is Akron's only professional touring theater company for young audiences. The company was founded in Akron in 1991 by Barbara Ballance, who brought 18 years’ worth of experience in children’s theater (beginning in 1973 with creation of the Akron Children’s Theatre).

Guided by Ballance's vision of quality theater for children, The Illusion Factory was formed specifically as a touring company, and was designed to bring the best of theater directly into the area’s schools. A quarter of a century after its founding, The Illusion Factory continues to successfully meet its stated mission: "To inspire children’s creativity through touring excellent theater performances and residency workshops to as many school children as possible throughout the state of Ohio, as well as to conduct Saturday classes and a summer theater camp."

The Illusion Factory's performances, residency days, and theater school classes reach over 50,000 children each year. Because The Illusion Factory is in our Ohio schools, the company takes pride in the way it is able to reach all of the state’s large and diverse student population — rural and urban schools, public and private institutions, minority and disabled students.

TICKET INFORMATION

$12* each for adults or children
$10* with the purchase of tickets to A Christmas Carol: The Musical

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

THE CAST

TO BE ANNOUNCED

THE CREATIVE TEAM

STEPHANIE WILBERT
Director

 

 

You are invited to Weathervane's Holiday Drop-In!

"Weathervane's Holiday Drop-In" — Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at the Playhouse

From 5:30 to 7 p.m.

 

Join us and visit with your Weathervane family!

Share your holiday-season wishes, eat, drink, be merry, sing a carol or two and schmooze — and let the Weathervane staff and its Board of Trustees thank you for your support and care throughout the past year! The Playhouse will provide turkey, ham. and beverages. Please feel free to help us by bringing your favorite covered dish or appetizer to share with all.

Don't miss the fun!

No need to R.S.V.P.!

Do drop in!

 

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" — Jan. 11 to 21, 2018

Running Jan. 11 to 21, 2018

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — Jan. 11 and 18 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Jan. 12 and 19 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Jan. 13 and 20 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Jan. 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Plus Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" — JAN. 11 to 21, 2018

"Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill"
A musical drama by Lanie Robertson
Directed by Terrence Spivey

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: The play contains adult language and is therefore not suitable for young children.

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $10 and $22

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $16 on Thursday, Jan. 11 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$8 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Jan. 11
$22 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$20 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$11 for college students (with current I.D.)

Group Discounts
$18 per ticket for groups of 12 to 99
$16 per ticket for group of 100 or larger

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: CLOSED
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

THE CAST

TO BE ANNOUNCED
CLICK HERE for this show's audition information!

THE CREATIVE TEAM

TERRENCE SPIVEY
Director

ED RIDLEY
Musical Director

JASON MAURER
Stage Manager

BARBIE TROTTER
Properties Designers

AYRON LORD
Lighting Designer

HAZEN TOBAR
Sound Designer

COCO MAYER
Costume Designer

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Scenic Designer

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Technical Director

 

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