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Sept. 4 to 21, 2014

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Oct. 9 to 26, 2014

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"The Roar of the Greasepaint -- The Smell of the Crowd" -- Sept. 4 to 21, 2014

Running Sept. 4 to 21, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

A musical
Book, music, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Directed by Michael Rupert
Choreographed by Lora Workman
Musical direction by John Ebner

Directed by Tony Award-winner Michael Rupert, The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd is a comical, allegorical satire on the British class system of the 1960s.

Through a series of sketches and songs served up in a style reminiscent of vaudeville, we meet the show’s two central characters: the pompous Sir (who represents “the Establishment”) and the downtrodden Cocky (who stands in for “the little guy”). Sir and Cocky meet to play “The Game,” which symbolizes the eternal struggle between “The Haves” and “The Have Nots.”

Because Sir changes and manipulates the rules of The Game, Cocky always ends up with the short end of the stick. Sir’s disciple and sidekick, known as The Kid, is eager to learn from his master while keeping an eye on the upstart Cocky, who desperately wants to beat Sir at The Game. As the mighty battle wages between Sir and Cocky, a group of young children known as the Urchins comments through song and dance (as a sort of Greek chorus).

Ultimately, Sir and Cocky are forced to realize that their interdependence is more complicated and thorny — and perhaps more potentially variable — than either “Have” or “Have Not” originally thought. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, many of the songs from The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd have become musical standards: “Who Can I Turn To?,” “The Joker,” “The Beautiful Land,” “A Wonderful Day Like Today” and “Feeling Good” (which was a hit song for both Nina Simone and Michael Bublé).

BACKGROUND ON THIS SHOW: This show's title is a transposition of the phrase "the smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd," which refers to the experience of theater performers. The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd opened at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, England on August 3, 1964, and then toured the United Kingdom before its anticipated London opening. However, audience interest was minimal, and it never reached the West End. American theatre producer David Merrick saw it in Liverpool and, aware production costs could be kept low, decided to bring it to the United States. The show then embarked on a lengthy national tour, and Merrick insisted that the show’s co-creator, Anthony Newley, step into the starring role of Cocky. Meanwhile, Tony Bennett's hit version of "Who Can I Turn To?" and an original cast recording that was released by RCA Victor several weeks before the show reached New York City — the opposite of normal practice — brought the musical to the public's awareness and helped to boost ticket sales. The U.S. tour was so successful that most of Merrick's investment was paid back while the show was on the road. After seven previews, the Broadway production — directed by Newley and choreographed by Gillian Lynne — opened on May 16, 1965 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 231 performances and was nominated for six Tony Awards. The cast included Newley as Cocky; Cyril Ritchard as Sir; Sally Smith from the U.K. production repeating her role as The Kid; Joyce Jillson as The Girl; and Gilbert Price as The Negro (aka The Outsider).

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $7.50 and $25

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $19 on Thursday, Sept. 4 only.
$7.50 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Sept. 4
$25 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$21 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$7.50 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students at all performances

Group Discounts
$18 per ticket for groups of 10 or larger — plus ticket No. 11 is FREE for the group leader!

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 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.

(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

THE CAST

MARC MORITZ
Sir

RYAN BERGERON
Cocky

ASHLEY BOSSARD
The Girl

KATE KLIKA
The Kid

MARCUS MARTIN
The Outsider

WILL PRICE
The Bully

THE URCHINS (in alphabetical order)
Noah Casino
Anna Clawson
Zachary Charlick
Sarah Craven
Haley Gallagher
Sean Giannetti
Charlie Gruhler
Wilson Ha
Sara Ha
Emma Ilg
Gracie Thanasiu
Zack Troyer

THE CREATIVE TEAM

MICHAEL RUPERT
Director

LORA WORKMAN
Choreographer

JOHN EBNER
Musical Director

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Stage Manager

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Lighting Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Properties Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

"Relatively Speaking; -- Oct. 9 to 26, 2014

Running Oct. 9 to 26, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Eileen Moushey

A complicated series of mistaken identities unravels for a British couple planning to get married. Reviews in England described this comedy as "deliciously heady," "a near miracle," and provoking "the proverbial gales of laughter."

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $5 and $21

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $15 on Thursday, Oct. 9 only.
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Oct. 9
$21 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$19 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$5 for children (ages 17 and younger) and college students at all performances

Group Discounts
$15 per ticket for groups of 10 or larger — plus ticket No. 11 is FREE for the group leader!

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Tickets go on sale beginning Aug. 1, 2014

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 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.

ONLINE TICKETING for this event will available beginning Aug. 1, 2014.

(NOTE: Group orders are not available online. Instead, please contact the Box Office directly.)

THE CAST

TO BE ANNOUNCED
CLICK HERE for the audition information for this show!

THE CREATIVE TEAM

EILEEN MOUSHEY
Director

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Stage Manager

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Lighting Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Properties Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

"4000 Miles" -- Nov. 5 to 15, 2014

Running Wednesday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • All Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • All Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • All Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 15 at 2:30 p.m.

A dramatic comedy by Amy Herzog
Directed by Fred Gloor

About the Play

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 Miles looks at how two outsiders find their way in today's world.

► Warning: Due to adult language and situations, the play is not recommended for children.

About the Play’s Production History

4000 Miles first opened at The Duke Theater in New York City on June 20, 2011, presented by Lincoln Center Theatre/LTC3, as a Steinberg New Works Program production, under the direction of Andre Bishop and Bernard Gersten, and Paige Evans, LCT3 Artistic Director. The director was Daniel Aukin. 4000 Miles moved to the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater in New York City, opening on April 2, 2012, presented by Lincoln Center Theatre, under the direction of Andre Bishop and Bernard Gersten. The director was Daniel Aukin.

Finalist! 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 2012 Obie Award, Best New Play
Winner! 2012 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award
Winner! Time Magazine's No. 1 Play or Musical of 2012

TICKET INFORMATION

$18
$16 for Weathervane subscribers

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE VENUE

4000 Miles is presented in Weathervane Playhouse's John L. Dietz Theater, the intimate 48-seat "second stage." All seats are sold on a general admission basis ("first come, first seated"). Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the performance. Latecomers will not be seated until an appropriate break in the play's action.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 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

TO BE ANNOUNCED

CLICK HERE for audition information for this play.

THE CREATIVE TEAM

FRED GLOOR
Director

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Stage Manager

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Lighting Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Properties Designer

TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sound Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Asasistant Technical Director

 

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