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"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka"

July 29 to Aug. 14, 2016

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The 2016 Chanticleer Awards

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

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Coming Soon

"You Can't Take It With You"

Aug. 25 to Sept. 11, 2016

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"The Secret of the Old Queen"

Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

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Upcoming Events

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" -- July 29 to Aug. 14, 2016

Running July 29 to Aug. 14, 2016

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Fridays — July 29, Aug. 5 and 12 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — July 30, Aug. 6 and 13 — at 2:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — July 31, Aug. 7 and 14 — at 2:30 p.m.

AND...

  • Tuesdays — Aug. 2 and 9 — at 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays — Aug. 3 and 10 — at 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursdays — Aug. 4 and 11 — at 12:30 p.m.

"Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" -- July 29 to Aug. 14, 2016Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka

A Weathervane Playhouse Emerging Artist Series Production

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Adapted for the Stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Directed by Sarah Elaine Bailey
Musical Direction by Sharon Dobbins Alberson

Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life!

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll& Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone's sweet tooth.

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka's rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences!

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka 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

$18 for adults
$14 for children (ages 17 and younger)

$14 for groups of 12 or larger.

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 at 330-836-2626.)

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Merriman Road is CLOSED between Sunnyside Avenue and Kingswood Drive now through Dec. 23, 2016. The posted detour to Weathervane Playhouse is to head west on Memorial Parkway, turn right on North Portage Path and follow it down into the Merriman Valley to re-connect to Merriman Road.

Riverview Road is CLOSED between Bath Road and Smith Road. This closure began May 31, 2016, and (except for a couple weeks during July) will remain closed until approximately July 2017. The posted detour routes will utilize Smith Road, Sand Run Road, Yellow Creek Road, Bath Road, and Akron Peninsula Road. Merriman Road/ Riverview Road will have construction activities performed from Lock 22 Plaza (on Merriman Road) to Smith Road and this portion of roadway will continue to have lane restrictions during this period.

THE CAST

CHARLIE GRUHLER
Willy Wonka

LOGAN CHAPMAN
Candy Man

WILSON HA
Phineous Trout

STANLEY NIEKAMP
Charlie Bucket

MORGAN BEDILION
Mrs. Bucket/Squirell

ELEK KITCHEN
Mr. Bucket/Squirell

JADA-LYNN PLEDGER
Grandma Josephine/Squirell

ELISE CLAWSON
Grandma Georgina/Squirell

PARKER THOMPSON
Grandpa George/Squirrel

PAUL CINKO
Grandpa Joe

MARY GRACE BENTIVEGNA
Jamie/Oda Oompa

GIANNA TURANO
Matilda/Odele Oompa

JULIA MULLIN
Sophie/Ohara Oompa

LUCY KACZMAR
Danni/Ofelia Oompa

SARA HA
Allie/Odyssa oompa

ALEX NEWMAN
Billie/Oliwa Oompa

HENRY GRUHLER
Augustus Gloop

KALI CHAPAS
Mrs. Gloop

ISABELLE BAILEY
Ceci the Cook 1/ Kid/ Odela Oompa

GABI ILG
Chloe the Cook 2/Kid/ Olivia oompa

KENDYL RUDLOSKY
Charlotte the Cook 3/Kid/ Olive Oompa

ALIYAH EVANS
Caroline the Cook 4/Kid/ Ollie Oompa

MIKAIA ROSS
Cassandra the Cook 5/Kid/Olla Oompa

CASEY HA
Chaney the Cook 6/Kid/Ofra oompa

ILONA KITCHEN
Catherine the Cook 7/Kid/Olisha oompa

SYDNEY GROSSMAN
Camille the Cook 8/Kid/Orana Oompa

GIOVANNA ABUCEJO
Veruca Salt

ALDEN MUNNERLYN
Mr. Salt

LUKAS CINKO
Mike Teavee

SIERRA SNEED
Ms. Teavee

JILL KLIKA
Violet Beauregarde

ALEXIS ROBLES
Mrs. Beauregarde

CONOR CLAWSON
Olwenn Oompa Loompa/Chorus

ANDRÉ RUDLOSKY
Oluchi Oompa Loompa/Chorus

CECILIA BAILEY
Oprah Oompa Loompa/Chorus

SOPHIA BAILEY
Ora Oompa Loompa/Chorus

BELLA ABUCEJO
Opera Oompa Loompa/Chorus

JOSHUA ABUCEJO
Oonie Oompa Loompa/Chorus

MAGGIE VOLLMAN
Opall Oompa Loompa/Chorus

LYDIA ILG
Oracia Oompa Loompa/Chorus

JOSIE TIELAND
Orla Oompa Loompa/Chorus

AMIRA CASSADY
Oretta Oompa Loompa/Chorus

HANNA KANCHERLA
Orlice Oompa Loompa/Chorus

JOHN KENDRICK
Osaka Oompa Loompa/Chorus

THE CREATIVE TEAM

SARAH ELAINE BAILEY
Director

SHARON DOBBINS ALBERSON
Musical Director

MARISSA LEENAARTS
Assistant Director/Choreographer

JARED SPARKS
Stage Manager

DANIELLE GRUHLER
Assistant Stage Manager

BRYSON LAMBES
Assistant Stage Manager

JONATHON HUNTER
Scenic Designer

SCOTT CRIM
Lighting Designer

CHRIS SIMMONS
Properties Designer

HAZEN TOBAR
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

 

The 64th Annual Chanticleer Awards -- Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

A SPECIAL EVENT

  • Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
The 64th Annual Chanticleer Awards -- Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

The 65th Annual Chanticleer Awards

Weathervane's Annual Volunteer-Recognition Event!
The Chanticleer Awards are Weathervane's version of the Tony Awards — but combined with the populist spirit of the People's Choice Awards!

Weathervane's friends and supporters will gather at the Playhouse on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, for a very special night to honor the Playhouse's volunteers — both on stage and behind the scenes — for their commitment, time and talents given during the 2015-2016 season.

Have you voted yet? CLICK HERE to download your Chanticleer ballot!

THE 2016 CHANTICLEER AWARDS

The Evening's Timeline
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — Social hour in the main lobby
> Dinner appetizers (courtesy of Pub Bricco) will be served in the main lobby.
> Cash bar opens for beer and wine sales; soft drinks and bottled water are free.

7:30 p.m. — The program begins in the Founders Theater
> Awards will be presented to our on-stage performers and back-stage designers from the 2015-2016 season.
> Short excerpts and musical selections from the 2015-2016 season's shows will be presented.
> We will also recognize our outstanding youth volunteer and announce our Top 25 volunteers for the 2015-2016 season.

GET TICKETS

Tickets are FREE for any stage manager, technical designer and actor who worked on any show in our 2015-2016 season.

Tickets are FREE for any other volunteer who logged a minimum of 75 hours during the 2015-2016 season.

Guest tickets are $15 each.

For tickets, call the Weathervane Playhouse Box Office at 330-836-2626 or CLICK HERE to reserve/buy tickets online.

 

"You Can't Take It With You" — Aug. 25 to Sept. 11, 2016

Running Aug. 25 to Sept. 11, 2016

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — Aug. 25, Sept. 1 and 8 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Aug. 26, Sept. 2 and 9 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Aug. 27, Sept 3 and 10 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Aug. 28, Sept. 4 and 11 — at 2:30 p.m.

"You Can't Take It With You" — Aug. 25 to Sept. 11, 2016

"You Can't Take It With You"
A comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Fred Gloor

A classic comedy from the 1930s, You Can’t Take It With You is the funny tale of an eccentric family, tax evasion and love!

Tony Kirby and Alice Sycamore, newly engaged, decide to invite Tony's parents to dine at Alice's family home. The Sycamores can't seem to see what he sees in Alice and her mad-cap family — including her eccentric grandfather, her mother (who writes erotic plays) and her father (who manufacturers fireworks...in their basement!). Though Tony and Alice are very much in love, the differences between their two families make Alice wonder if a marriage would ever work. Will love trump family loyalty, and can both families learn a little something from each other?

You Can't Take It With You premiered at the Booth Theatre in New York City on Dec. 14, 1936, and played for 838 performances before closing on Dec. 3, 1938. A great success on Broadway, the play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A film adaptation, directed by Frank Capra, followed in 1938. With a cast featuring James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Lionel Barrymore, the film received seven Academey Award nominations and won two Oscars: one for best picture and one for best director.

You Can't Take It With You is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $10 and $22

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $16 on Thursday, Aug. 25 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$8 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Aug. 25
$22 for adults (ages 18 and older)
$20 for seniors (ages 65 and older) on Thursdays and Sundays only
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$11 for college students (with current I.D.)

Group Discounts
$18 per ticket for groups of 12 to 99
$16 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: 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.)

TRAFFIC ALERTS

Merriman Road is CLOSED between Sunnyside Avenue and Kingswood Drive now through Dec. 23, 2016. The posted detour to Weathervane Playhouse is to head west on Memorial Parkway, turn right on North Portage Path and follow it down into the Merriman Valley to re-connect to Merriman Road.

Riverview Road is CLOSED between Bath Road and Smith Road. This closure began May 31, 2016, and (except for a couple weeks during July) will remain closed until approximately July 2017. The posted detour routes will utilize Smith Road, Sand Run Road, Yellow Creek Road, Bath Road, and Akron Peninsula Road. Merriman Road/ Riverview Road will have construction activities performed from Lock 22 Plaza (on Merriman Road) to Smith Road and this portion of roadway will continue to have lane restrictions during this period.

THE CAST

CHRISTIE HUNKA
Penny Sycamore

KAYLEA KUDLATY
Essie Carmichael

BRANDI EATON
Rheba

SCOTT K. DAVIS
Paul Sycamore

JASEN J. SMITH
Mr. De Pinna

JOSHUA LARKIN
Ed Carmichael

TBA
Donald

LEE LAVERY
Martin Vanderhoff

TEKLA GAUGHAN
Alice Sycamore

TIMOTHY KELLEY
Wilbur C. Henderson

GORDON HINCHEN
Tony Kirby

CHRIS BIZUB
Boris Kolenkhov

MELANIE YC PEPE
Gay Wellington

IAN HABERMAN
Anthony W. Kirby

JEANNIE CLARKSON
Miriam Kirby

MATT BLASIO
G-Man No. 1

BEN MEHALIK
G-Man No. 2

HARRIET DeVETO
The Grand Duchess Olga Katrina

THE CREATIVE TEAM

FRED GLOOR
Director

WILL CROSBY
Stage Manager

SUSAN RUSINOFF
Properties Designer

JONATHON HUNTER
Lighting Designer

HAZEN TOBAR
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

JONATHON HUNTER
Scenic Designer and Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

 

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