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October Newsletter

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:31:00 AM

Blood-thirsty plants, a Speakeasy party, inside the mind of a painter and learning from Masters
Current/Upcoming Shows & Events
Audrey II Takes Her Last Bite on October 16

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" -- after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD! Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out-of-this-world origins and intent towards global domination!

Read More and Buy Tickets
She's a thoroughly modern gal
and has given you access to
THE hottest spot in town
Saturday, Oct. 22!

Our fun 1920's-themed gala will be the bees' knees with musical stylings of the era by local talent The Angie Haze Project and special guest emcee Jeff St. Clair - host of the radio program "All Things Considered" on WKSU 89.7FM and special coffee service provided by local roaster and coffee bar Nervous Dog.

The evening includes exquisite food, delicious drinks and grand auction items. Tickets start at just $50. All proceeds benefit the operating fund of the theater and ensure that "the show always goes on!"

RSVP deadline is this week. Reserve online on the event page or call 330-836-2626.

Dietz Theater Production Playing Oct. 27 - Nov. 12
Sponsored by Margaret J. Dietz

A Drama by John Logan

Master abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art: a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons restaurant. In the fascinating two years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, Red is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.
In the News
September Volunteer of the Month

Ralph Cooley
With 310 hours
Once again, Ralph is our volunteer of the month, having put the finishing touches on the series of puppets that brought Audrey II to life in the current production of
Little Shop of Horrors.
More than 2,600 hours were contributed by more than 120 volunteers in September!
Check out the full Top 20 List.
Actor in the mirror
Justin Williams in the dressing room
Actor Justin Williams on becoming Seymour Krelborn

Check out Justin's article about the challenges of bringing an iconic role to life and making it his own.

"As a stage actor, we are taught to never copy a performance, making each role individual to you and your production."

Actor challenged to bring B-Horror to life onstage
Tell Us YOUR Weathervane Story

Theater is all about the people who make the magic - onstage, backstage and all around the theater. Tell us about YOUR Weathervane. We will be featuring volunteer stories in upcoming newsletters, on Facebook and our website. It can be a favorite memory, a personal triumph at the theater, why you like volunteering, something you learned and so on. A few sentences or a few paragraphs...help us tell OUR Weathervane story with your stories.

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Great Ways to Get Involved!
Improv Class
Sunday, Nov. 6 from 1 - 3 p.m.

Our Master Class in the Art of Improvisation is taught by former Second City faculty member Jeffrey Lyn Hall.

He will take you on a rapid fire ride into the art form of Improvisation. This class will focus on The Ensemble Concept of Acting, truth in the moment, breaking down subconscious walls and barriers that can hold an actor back, increasing your mental agility and physical awareness on stage. Fun and challenging mental, physical and emotional games will give the actor a new storehouse of tools to use in any acting situation.
Never again be at a loss for something to do when a director says, "Now try something different."

Read More About Jeffrey Lyn Hall and Register for Improv Class
Broadway Connection brings Broadway to performing arts students at Weathervane Playhouse! Without the cost of travel and lodging to New York City, students now have the opportunity to have the current stars of Broadway teach at Weathervane Playhouse.

Upcoming Master Classes
Contemporary Jazz Dance in the style of Finding Neverland - Monday, Nov. 14 from 7 - 9 p.m.
Musical Theatre Dance class in the style of The King and I - Monday February 20th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Read More and Register to Learn from a Broadway Star!
We are always on the lookout for volunteers! Did you know that every show we produce typically includes the time/talents of 50 to 100 people JUST LIKE YOU?

Dig into the backstage excitement of working a performance. Or, help us greet patrons and make sure their experience is top-notch from beginning to end. Handy with tools or a sewing machine? We always need help in the scene shop and costume shop.

Keep up to date on show specific opportunities here.

Auditions for our spring production of I Love You Because will be November 13th and 14th.

All audition details, including signup and requirements, can be found on our Audition Page.
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