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"Almost, Maine"

Jan. 17 to Feb. 3, 2019

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"Dreamgirls"

Feb. 21 to March 17, 2019

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"The Diary of Anne Frank"

Feb. 4 to 20, 2019

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"Noises Off"

May 9 to 26, 2019

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Upcoming Events

"Dreamgirls" — Feb. 21 to March 17, 2019

Running Feb. 21 to March 17, 2019

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — Feb. 21 and 28 and March 7 and 14 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Feb. 22, March 1, 8 and 15 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Feb. 23, March 2, 9 and 16 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Feb. 24, March 3, 10 and 17 — at 2:30 p.m.
  • PLUS Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m.

"Dreamgirls" — Feb. 21 to March 17, 2019

"Dreamgirls"
A musical
Book and lyrics by Tom Eyen
Music by Henry Krieger

Directed by Richard Morris, Jr.
Musical Director: Ed Ridley

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope, and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry.

Act One is set in the fabulous 1960s — a time when we were still screaming at Elvis and listening to the Beatles but were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy groups like The Supremes, The Marvelettes, The Temptations and The Shirelles. Dreamgirls is not just about the singing and the dancing and the performing. The play is also about the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry — the business part of show business that made possible this cultural phenomenon.

Act Two shows the creation and the arrival of disco — though the word is never used in the script. The subject matter of this play deals with a musical contribution to America of such importance that only now — decades later — are we beginning to understand.

Dreamgirls is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by this licensing agency. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $10 and $26

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $4.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $20 on Thursday, Feb. 21 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$10 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Feb. 21
$26 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$22 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$13 for college students (with current I.D.)

Group Discounts
$20 per ticket for groups of 12 to 99
$18 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.

THE CAST

Curtis Taylor Jr. 
MARTIN RAWLS 

Deena Jones 
LAUREN STURDIVANT

Lorell Robinson
RAVEN PLATTS

Effie Melody White 
DELISA MEDLEA

C.C.
T.B.D.

Jimmy (James Thunder) Early
JONATHAN MERECHANT

Michelle Morris 
BONITA JENKINS

Marty
CORIN B. SELF

Step Sisters
BONITA JENKINS
BIANCA TYUS

KATREA JOHNSON

Charlene 
RANTEA THOMPSON

Joann
GABRIELLE GONZALES

MC (Apollo Theatre), Mr. Morgan (Effie's Lawyer)
ANTHONY HARRIS

Tiny Joe Dixon
BRYAN TUTWILEY

Wayne (Record Producer), Carl (Night Club Pianist), Stage Manager
OSCAR WATERS

Frank (Press Agent) 
ISAAC HAAS

Jerry Norman (Night Club Owner), Security Guard
PROPHET SEAY

Edna Burke (Applause Reader) 
KARLA HENDERSON

Dwight (TV Director)
KENNY HIGHTOWER

Brian (Orchestra)
T.B.D.

Little Albert and the Tru Tones 
OSCAR WATERS
CORIN B. SELF
PROPHET SEAY

James Early Band 
KYM WILLIAMS
GABRIELLE GONZALES
KAYLIN MACK
MAURICE GODLER

Dave and the Sweethearts 
T.B.D.
GINA 
MARAFIOTE

Five Tuxedos
CORIN B. SELF 
PROPHET SEAY
ANTHONY HARRIS
KYM WILLIAMS 

Les Styles 
CARMEN REY
BIANCA TYUS
GABRIELLE GONZALES

Ensemble 
KENNY HIGHTOWER, PROPHET SEAY, OSCAR WATERS, CARMEN REY,
CORIN B. 
SELF, ANTHONY HARRIS, GINA MARAFIOTE, BRYAN TUTWILEY,
BIANCA TYUS, GABRIELLE GONZALES, KATREA JOHNSON, ISAAC HAAS,
RANTEA THOMPSON, KYM WILLIAMS

THE CREATIVE TEAM

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Director/Scenic Designer/Technical Director

ED RIDLEY
Musical Director

NEHEMIAH SPENCER
Choreographer

GERALDINE HARRIS
Stage Manager

PAMELA PARKS COSTA
Properties Designer

CHRISTOPHER PEPE
Sound Designer

STEVE SHACK
Lighting Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician 

 

Weathervane's Annual Gala -- Saturday, March 23, 2019

A SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

  • One night only: Saturday, March 23, 2019

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"Monte Carlo Night -- Weathervane's Annual Gala" -- Saturday, March 23, 2019

Monte Carlo Night
Weathervane's Annual Gala
Saturday, March 23, 2019

 

Try your luck at our annual gala fundraiser!

Join your favorite Weathervane friends and supporters for a fun-filled affair!

We'll gather for a very special night of delicious food, tempting drinks, and amazing items and packages up for bid in both a silent-auction setup as well as an exciting live auction!

All proceeds from the night will benefit the general operating fund of Weathervane Playhouse — thus ensuring that the show will always "go on!"

The Event

Saturday, March 23, 2019
6 to 10 p.m.
St. Sebastian Zwisler Hall
476 Mull Ave., Akron, 44320

Refreshments
Heavy hors-d'oeuvres, cocktails, beer, wine, and soft drinks

Casino-Style Games
Live and Silent auctions, reverse raffle, — and more!

LEVELS OF SUPPORT

I'm an ACE! (single)
$100 per single person
Includes heavy hors-d'oeuvres, two beverage tickets and $500 worth of "Fun Money."

I've got a WINNING PAIR! (couple)
$175 for two people
Includes heavy hors-d'oeuvres, two beverage tickets per person and $500 worth of "Fun Money" per person.

Suggested Attire
Cocktail party-style attire encouraged!

Reverse Raffle
"Reverse raffle for a chance to win $2,500! Tickets are $50. Only 100 tickets will be sold! CLICK HERE for your chance to win $2,500 

Interested in Sponsoring a Table?
Contact Josh Larkin via e-mail or call 330-836-2626 (ext. 20) for more information!

Unable to Attend?
Become a Spirit Sponsor for the Gala!
Donate any amount and receive a listing in the souvenir program!
CLICK HERE to go to our donation page!

 

GET TICKETS

BY PHONE
Call the Weathervane Box Office at 330-836-2626 (Tuesdays through Fridays between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.).

ONLINE

 

"The Diary of Anne Frank" — April 4 to 20, 2019

Running April 4 to 20, 2019

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursday, April 4 at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.

"Holes" — Feb. 21 to March 4, 2019

"The Diary of Anne Frank"
A drama adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett

Directed by Terrence Spivey

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman (from the original stage play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett), newly discovered writings from the diary of Anne Frank — as well as survivor accounts — are interwoven to create a contemporary and impassioned story. This is a new adaptation for a new generation in which Anne Frank emerges from history as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination.

An emotionally heartfelt drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic during World War II, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence — their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief.

Each day of these two dark years spent in hding, Anne's remarkably hopeful voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!"

The Diary of Anne Frank 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

$16* for adults (ages 18 and older)
$13* for children (ages 17 and younger)
$13 for groups of 12 or larger

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $4.00 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:
• 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.

NOTE: Group orders (and school-group tickets for the three 10 a.m. performances) 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

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Stage Manager

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Properties Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sound Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Lighting Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Scenic Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

 

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