Weathervane Playhouse Has Something to Crow About!
Two of our on-stage players — and one stage manager — have landed national tours!
Congratulations to BRIANNA MARIE-BELL, who will be playing Kiki in the North American tour of Flashdance The Musical, which kicks off in Boise, ID, on Oct. 21, 2014. Weathervane audiences may remember that Brianna appeared on our stage in the title role in our Summer 2011 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (pictured here to the left).
And hats off to SHANE HURST, who will be appearing across the country this fall in the ensemble of Elf The Musical, the stage-musical version of the beloved Christmas movie. Shane sang and danced on the Weathervane stage in several productions, including the role of George in The Drowsy Chaperone (pictured here at right with Karen Wood) in 2012. Shane also played Daddy Warbucks in Annie in 2012. Horton in Seussical The Musical in 2010. There are two touring companies of Elf The Musical, and Shane appears with "The Buddy Tour" company, most of whose stops are along the eastern half of the United States.
And no show even goes ON without its stage-management team! Weathervane alum DERRIC NOLTE can tell you that firsthand! Derric, seen here at left, is currently touring the United States with The Book of Mormon, serving the company as an assistant stage manager. Derric, a 2011 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, worked behind the scenes on several Weathervane productions (Three Days of Rain, Ain't Misbehavin', The Grapes of Wrath and others) when he was a high school student.
Way to go, Brianna, Shane and Derric! Be sure to tell 'em Weathervane sent ya!
► CLICK HERE to view additional photos from Weathervane's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
► CLICK HERE to view additional photos from Weathervane's production of The Drowsy Chaperone
► CLICK HERE to view additional photos from Weathervane's production of Seussical The Musical
► CLICK HERE to view additional photos from Weathervane's production of Annie
► CLICK HERE to learn more about Flashdance The Musical
► CLICK HERE to learn more about Elf The Musical