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"Mamma Mia!"

June 13 to July 7, 2019

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The 2019 8x10 TheatreFest

July 18 to 21, 2019

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The 2019-2020 Season!

Check Out the New Shows!

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"School of Rock"

Aug. 2 to 18, 2019

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Upcoming Events

"Mamma Mia!" — June 13 to July 7, 2019

Running June 13 to July 7, 2019

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — June 13, 20 and 27 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — June 14, 21 and 28 and July 5 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — June 15, 22 and 29 and July 6 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — June 16, 23 and 30 and July 7 — at 2:30 p.m.

"Mamma Mia!" — June 13 to July 7, 2019"Mamma Mia!"
A musical comedy
Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Book by Catherine Johnson

Director: Nancy Cates
Choreographer: Marissa Leenaarts
Musical Director: John Ebner 

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

ABBA's hit songs tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!

Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Inc. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

This production is made possible by a generous donation in memory of Patricia Obenour.           

TICKET INFORMATION

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $20 on Thursday, June 13 only.
$10* for children (ages 17 and younger)
$10* for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after June 13
$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 a group of 100 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.

THE CAST

Sophie Sheridan
TAYLOR MARIE SCOTT

Ali
BROOKE LYTTON

Lisa
BRITTANY TOSATTO

Donna Sheridan
JULIE GEISER

Tanya
CHANDA PORTER

Rosie
KIMBERLY SULLIVAN

Sky
DANE LEE

Pepper
MIKEY MURRAY

Eddie
ZACK TROYER

Harry Bright
PATRICK MICHAEL DUKEMAN

Bill Austin
JAY SIGLER

Sam Carmichael
MARK STOFFER

Father Alexandrois
DOUG KOHL

Ensemble
ALIYAH EVANS
STEPHANIE HIGGINS
NATHAN HILL
BRIAN HIRSCH
HAYLEE HOLT
JOSHUA LARKIN
ABIGAIL LYMAN
DYLAN NICHOLS
JOCI SCOTT
OSCAR WATERS IV

 
THE CREATIVE TEAM

NANCY CATES
Director

MARISSA LEENAARTS
Choreographer 

JOHN EBNER
Musical Director

TIFFANY BIRD
Stage Manager

AYRON LORD
Assistant Stage Manager

AYRON LORD
Lighting Designer

KELLI PERK
Properties Designer

JOHN COYNE AND CHRISTOPHER PEPE
Sound Designers

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Co-Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

CHUCK HATCHER
House Sound Technician 

 

"Mamma Mia!" — June 13 to July 7, 2019

Call for Entries: Now through May 3, 2019
Performances: July 18 to 21, 2019

The 8x10 TheatreFestThe 2019 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival of 10-Minute Plays
July 18 to 21, 2019

Weathervane Playhouse celebrates the art of the short-format play with the eighth annual 8x10 TheatreFest. Eight plays, 10 minutes each!

Every show in this year's festival includes the black vinyl LP record album, and individual shows feature a Playbill, a butter knife, lava, The Gravitron, Stan's favorite song and much, much more!

The "final eight" plays for the 2019 8x10 TheatreFest will be performed on the Weathervane stage from July 18 to 21, 2019. Audiences will vote to select the first-, second- and third-place winners of the festival. Audience members will also have the opportunity to help select the 2020 festival's inspirational prop! The Sunday matinee will be followed by a reception and the announcement of the winners.

WANT TO AUDITION? Just CLICK HERE

LOOKING FOR 2011 - 2018 WINNERS? Just CLICK HERE.


These eight plays will be presented at the 2019 8x10 TheatreFest July 18 to 21, 2019:

 

For the Record... by F.J. Hartland of Johnstown, PA
Directed by Tabitha Rox
 
Listening by Jennifer O'Grady of Pelham, NY
Directed by Josua Larkin and Brooke Lytton
 
Omnipotent by Brandi Eaton of Stow, OH
Directed by Mary Mahoney
 
Resisting by Peter Stavros of Louisville, KY
Directed by Sandra Eaglan
 
Sleeping Dogs by Steve Apostolina of Burbank, CA
Directed by Jonathan Merechant
 
The Pizza Guy by Michael Swain-Smith of Akron, OH
Directed by Karen Rose
 
Twenty Questions From Hell by Rick Smith of Bradenton, FL
Directed by Brian Westerley
 
What's Love Got to Do With It by Kelli Lynn Woodend of Brooklyn, NY
Directed by Tiffany Bird

THE PERFORMANCES
Thursday, July 18, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. AND 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.

Ticket-holders for the Sunday, July 21 performance are invited to the post-performance reception in the Weathervane lobby, at which the 2019 TheatreFest winners will be announced.

TICKETS

$15* for all adults (ages 18 and older)
$12* for children (ages 17 and younger)

*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:
• 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.

 

Rock ’N’ Roll, Intrigue, Tony Award-Winners, Dancing, and Pinball!
Our 85th Season is Simply Spectacular!

On the heels of a record-breaking, ambitious, and artistically successful 2018-19 season, Weathervane Playhouse is excited to announce an equally impressive 2019-20 season.

Filled with rock ’n’ roll, mystery, intrigue, regional premieres, Tony Award-winners and classics, our 85th season is sure to delight.

Subscription packages start at $120 and can be purchased by calling 330-836-2626. (Online subscription sales are coming soon!)

Special "early bird" subscription pricing is available until May 19.

Single tickets are on sale now for groups only (12 or more people) for School of Rock. All other individual-show tickets go on sale July 1, 2019.

The new season — which runs from August 2019 to July 2020 — offers seven Mainstage shows and three Emerging Artist shows. All 10 productions will be presented in the Playhouse’s 237-seat Founders Theater. Several special-event, “off-season” performances for the Playhouse’s “second stage,” the 50-seat John L. Dietz Theater, will be announced at a future date.

Most performance days and times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. — though this can vary from show to show. Weekday "school matinees" will be offered for School of Rock, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Radium Girls and Memphis.

Weathervane's 2019-2020 season includes:

School of Rock 

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Julian Fellowes

August 2 to 18, 2019

An Emerging Artist Series Production

Sponsored by the Akron/Summit Convention and Visitor's Bureau 

A regional community-theatre premiere! In this musical comedy based on the hit movie of the same name, Dewey Finn is a failed, wanna-be rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There, he turns a class of straight–A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands before the parents and the school find out?

The Who’s Tommy

Book by Des McAnuff & Pete Townshend, Music by Pete Townshend
Additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle & Keith Moon

September 12 to 29, 2019

A Mainstage Production

Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who's Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, "deaf, dumb and blind kid" who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years. This five-time Tony Award-winning musical is a high-energy, one-of-a-kind experience.

And Then There Were None

A murder mystery by Agatha Christie

October 17 to November 3, 2019

A Mainstage Production

This thriller is one of Christie’s darkest tales and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Its growing sense of dread and unfaltering tension will keep you guessing to the very end.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

November 26 to December 22, 2019

An Emerging Artist Series Production

“Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine!” This holiday-season family favorite is back for its 18th outing at Weathervane.

Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace

A drama by Jennifer Blackmer adapted from the novel by Margaret Atwood

January 16 to February 2, 2020

A Mainstage Production

A Northeast Ohio premiere! From the author of The Handmaid's Tale comes this true story of an Irish immigrant who worked as a household maid in the mid-1800s and was later convicted of murder. Although set in another era, Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace speaks specifically and almost uncannily to today's audiences. The show addresses issues such as the reception of immigrants, the predatory nature of the powerful, and how others in power conspire to keep their crimes hidden.

Memphis

Music and Lyrics by David Bryan, Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro

February 20 to March 8, 2020

A Mainstage Production

Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio disc jockey in the 1950’s who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards (including Best Musical!) and two 2015 Olivier Awards.

Radium Girls

A drama by D.W. Gregory

March 26 to April 5, 2020

An Emerging Artist Production

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, and luminous watches the latest rage — until the girls who painted them began to fall ill. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of a watch-dial painter as she fights for her day in court. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.

A To-Be-Announced Musical

April 23 to May 17, 2020

A Mainstage Production

Our next production enjoyed a six-year run on Broadway. On our stage, it will be a regional community-theatre premiere! We wish we could share the title of this winner of every major "best musical" award — including the Tony, Grammy, and London’s Olivier Award — but we can’t until July 1. We can tell you, however, that it will be worth the wait!

Footloose

Music by Tom Snow, Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Based on the screenplay by Dean Pitchford

June 4 to 28, 2020

A Mainstage Production

Transplanted from Chicago, newcomer Ren McCormack is in shock when he discovers the small Midwestern town he now calls home has made dancing and rock music illegal. As he struggles to fit in, Ren faces an uphill battle to change things. With the help of his new friend, Willard Hewitt, and a defiant teen named Ariel Moore, he just might loosen up this conservative town. But Ariel's influential father, the Rev. Shaw Moore, stands in the way. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar- and Tony-nominated Top 40 score (over 15 million copies sold) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.

The 2020 8x10 TheatreFest

July 9 to 12, 2020

A Mainstage Production

Weathervane celebrates the art of the short-format play with our 10th annual 8x10 TheatreFest. Eight plays, 10 minutes each — and curated from submissions from across the globe.

May 25
May 21
May 20
Apr 14
 
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