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"Into the Woods"

June 7 to July 1, 2018

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Tony Awards® Watch Party

Sunday, June 10, 2018

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The 2018 8x10 TheatreFest

July 19 to 22, 2018

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Announcing the 2018-2019 Season

Celebrating 84 Years!

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Upcoming Events

"Into the Woods" — June 7 to July 1, 2018

Running June 7 to July 1, 2018

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — June 7, 14, 21 and 28 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — June 8, 15, 22 and 29 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — June 9, 16, 23 and 30 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — June 10, 17 and 24 and July 1 — at 2:30 p.m.

"Into the Woods" — June 7 to July 1, 2018"Into the Woods"
A musical
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
book by James Lapine

Directed by Melanie Y.C. Pepe
Choreographed by Kevin Lambes
Musical Direction by John Ebner

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece...and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

SPONSORED BY
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The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

 

Into the Woods is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 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 $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $20 on Thursday, June 7 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$10 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after June 7
$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.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

THE CAST

Narrator/Mysterious Man
ALAN KLESH
 
Narrator
JASON DAVIS
 
Cinderella
MELISSA TIPPIN
 
Jack
SAM JUNGMAN
 
Jack’s Mother
ADRIENNE SMEDLEY
 
Baker
ADAM ALDERSON
 
Baker’s Wife
AMANDA VIGNEAULT
 
Cinderella’s Stepmother
JENNIFER KUBINSKI
 
Florinda
ABIGAIL LYMAN
 
Lucinda
VANESSA YOVANOVICH
 
Cinderella’s Father
GARY DAVIS
 
Red Riding Hood
VICTORIA BENYO
 
Witch
ALEXANDRA VANALLEN
 
Wolf
GEORGE CSANYI
 
Granny/Giant’s Voice
HARRIET DEVETO
 
Rapunzel
HEATHER CURTIS
 
Rapunzel’s Prince
GREGORY HOFMEISTER
 
Cinderella’s Prince
MICHAEL MOYSEENKO
 
Steward
MATTHEW HOGAN
 
Cinderella’s Mother
ADRIENNE SMEDLEY
 
Snow White
EMILY CONTI
 
Sleeping Beauty
SASHA DESBERG AND MABEL MINELLI JENNINGS

 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

MELANIE Y.C. PEPE
Director

KEVIN LAMBES
Assistant Director/Choreographer

JOHN EBNER
Musical Director

JEANNIE CLARKSON
Stage Manager

BRYSON LAMBES
Assistant Stage Manager

PAMELA PARKS COSTA & AYRON LORD
Properties Co-Designers

CHRISTOPHER PEPE
Sound Designer

ASSISTANT SOUND DESIGNER
Katie Rowland

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

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

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

 

 

"Tony Awards Watch Party" — Sunday, June 11, 2017

One night only: Sunday, June 10, 2018

Tony Awards Watch Party - Sunday, June 10, 2018The 2018 Tony Awards® Watch Party
Sunday, June 10, 2018

Weathervane invites you to a Tony Awards® watch party — and a pre-show reception with delicious food and drink.

Watching the awards show is FREE, but tickets are required for our food-and-drink pre-show reception.  Beer flights will be offered at $10, and you can help us select Weathervane's new beer for the 2018-2019 season! Weathervane's cash bar will also be open for the entirety of the evening.

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come down to Weathervane and hang out with fellow theater-lovers at your favorite place. It will be the next best thing to being there!

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

 

EVENT TIMELINE

Join us BEFORE the show at 7 p.m. for food, drink and hanging out! Tickets for the pre-show reception are $16 each, and the cash bar will stay open during the entirety of the event. Help Weathervane select a new beer for the 2018-2019 season by sampling a few of our favorite contenders!

The awards telecast begins at 8 p.m. We'll show the ceremony on a large screen in our Founders Theater. A ticket is NOT required for this portion of the evening's festivities.

There will be a “Pick-the-Winners” contest for a chance to win a season subscription to Weathervane's 2018-2019 season. For only $5, you can fill out your ballot at the box office any time you’re at the theater (from now until the show starts on June 10). If you win and you join us for the party, you win an additional season subscription!

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

TICKETS

Single tickets for the pre-show food reception are $16 each.

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.

 

"The 2018 8x10 TheatreFest" — On stage July 19 to 22, 2018

Call for Entries: Now through May 4, 2018
Performances: July 19 to 22, 2018

The 8x10 TheatreFestThe 2018 8x10 TheatreFest
Weathervane's Annual Contest and Festival
of 10-Minute Plays
July 19 to 22, 2018

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

Are you an aspiring playwright? Entries for the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest will be accepted up until May 4, 2018 at midnight EDT. Click the "INFO FOR PLAYWRIGHTS" tab for more information.

The "final eight" plays for the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest will be performed on the Weathervane stage from July 19 to 22, 2018. 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 2019 festival's inspirational prop! The Sunday matinee will be followed by a reception and the announcement of the winners.

LOOKING FOR THE 2017 WINNERS? Just CLICK HERE.
LOOKING FOR 2011 - 2016 WINNERS? Just CLICK HERE.

INFORMATION FOR PLAYWRIGHTS OVERVIEW

The deadline for entries is midnight EDT on Friday, May 4, 2018

All entrants will receive:
• Acknowledgment through FormSite of receipt of submissions and administrative fee.
• Notification of 8 Finalist plays, preceding TheatreFest.
• Notification of winners, following the conclusion of TheatreFest

All information will be posted to this website.

THE PRIZES

Each of the eight finalists will receive a full production of his/her/their play and two complimentary tickets to TheatreFest. (We can’t offer travel and room accommodations for finalists, those who are able to attend will be greeted, feted, and showered with recognition!)

Additionally, we will send out press releases about the finalist playwrights to our local publications and to any of the playwrights’ respective outlets.  

First Place: $350
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
Five Runners Up: $50/each

THE RULES

EACH PLAY SUBMISSION MUST FOLLOW THE RULES BELOW:

  1. Each play must include the 2018 prop, a sock monkey.  See description below.
  2. Maximum running time is 10 minutes.  Less is fine.
  3. Cast maximum is three. Any combo, gender-wise.  No characters under the age of sixteen.
  4. Technical requirements must be minimal. Plays produced are performed on a bare stage utilizing wooden blocks and simple furniture to signify a variety of things. Costume, sound and lighting requirements must also be simple.
  5. No one-person plays, no musicals, or children’s plays.
  6. Playwrights must be at least 18 years old.
  7. Submitted plays must be un-produced anywhere and un-performed outside of readings, workshops, and festivals. Submitted plays may have been entered in other contests.
  8. You must be the sole creator(s) of the play and entitled to confer performance rights.
  9. If chosen as a finalist, you grant performance rights, royalty-free, to Weathervane Playhouse for four performances during the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest.
  10. The play remains the sole property of the playwright(s).

THE 2018 INSPIRATION — A SOCK MONKEY

Each year at TheatreFest, the audience chooses a special prop that must be incorporated into the following year’s plays.

Our 2017 audience members chose a sock monkey.  The prop is pictured to the left and measures just under 20 inches.  The sock monkey cannot be damaged or destroyed in your script.

All plays must include the sock monkey.   It must be seen on stage -- talking about it does not count. The prop may be incidental, tangential, or the centerpiece of the play -- be creative in your use of it!

HOW TO ENTER

Please note, there is a $10 administrative fee per submission. Scripts cannot be submitted without payment.
Please CLICK HERE to read why we charge a fee.

The first page of your play document must be a title page which should include:

  1. Contact info: name, mailing address, phone numbers, and e-mail address
  2. Title of play
  3. A short summary of the play
  4. Brief descriptions of the two to three characters in the play.
  5. Page numbers.

A few pointers:

  • Carefully read and review the rules and entry guidelines.
  • Whenever possible, give your characters names rather than Woman 1Man A, etc…
  • Your play can run less than 10 minutes, but cannot run over.  We suggest reading your play out loud before submitting.
  • Send your play in early for the best possible review and consideration of your work.

Questions? Contact Scott Davis HERE.

To submit a play, CLICK HERE

All eight 2018 finalist plays will be presented at each of the four performances listed below:

THE PERFORMANCES
Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 20, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 21, 2018, at 2:30 AND 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 22, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.

TICKETS
$15
$12 for children ages 17 and younger.

Ticket-holders for the Sunday, July 22 performance are invited to the post-performance reception in the Weathervane lobby, at which the 2018 TheatreFest winners will be announced.

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.

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