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"The Wizard of Oz"

July 25 to Aug. 10, 2014

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"Ordinary Days"

Aug. 11, 2014

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The 63rd Annual Chanticleer Awards

Aug. 16, 2014

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"The Great American Trailer Park
Christmas Musical"

Aug. 18, 2014

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Upcoming Events

"Ordinary Days; -- Monday, Aug. 11,2014 at 7 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at 7 p.m.

A musical
Music and Lyrics by Adam Gwon

Staging by Alan Scott Ferrall
Musical Direction by John Ebner

Clockwise from top left: Melanie Y.C. Pepe, Alan Scott Ferrall, Sarah Elaine Bailey and Colin Cook

From one of musical theater's most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point.) This musical tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who's ever struggled to appreciate the

simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Weathervane Playhouse's special-event, one-night-only performance of Ordinary Days will be presented in a semi-staged concert version/staged reading. The performance will feature simple costume with some basic props, but will not feature sets, lighting effects, etc. The actors in the performance will at times read from their scripts. A staged reading of a play or musical allows the audience to engage directly with a theatrical piece, focusing not on "the action" but rather the show's themes and music.

TICKET INFORMATION

All tickets are $5 each.

This event will feature general-admission seating (first-come, first seated). The 240-seat Founders Theater will open for seating approximately 30 minutes before the performance.

Group Discounts
No group-ticket discount is available for this special-event performance.

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

SARAH ELAINE BAILEY
COLIN COOK
ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
MELANIE Y.C. PEPE

THE CREATIVE TEAM

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Staging

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

 

The 63rd Annual Chanticleer Awards -- Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

A SPECIAL EVENT

  • Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014
The 63rd Annual Chanticleer Awards -- Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

The 63rd 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 Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, 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 2013-2014 season.

THE 2014 CHANTICLEER AWARDS

Voting for the 2014 Chanticleer Awards has ENDED.

Audience members who qualified as voters have already cast their votes for their favorite on-stage performers and back-stage designers.

In addition to these awards, the Aug. 16 Chanticleer Awards event will also bestow special recognition to our youth volunteers and other important behind-the-scenes contributors who made our 2013-2014 season one to remember!

The 63rd Annual Chanticleer Awards

The 63rd Annual Chanticleer Awards -- Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

WHERE: Weathervane Playhouse — 1301 Weathervane Lane in Akron

TIME:  6 p.m. — Opening of the dinner-appetizer buffet and the cash bar (soft drinks are free).

7:30 p.m. — Welcoming remarks/introductions begin in the Founders Theater, followed by the awards presentation and program.

COST: $15 per person.

> FREE for Weathervane Playhouse volunteers who have logged 75 hours in the 2013-2014 season (between Aug. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014).

> If you are eligible for a free ticket, please R.S.V.P. via e-mail with Weathervane Playhouse Coordinator of Volunteers Barbie Trotter.

DEADLINE: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

HOW TO GET TICKETS: 1) Visit or call the Weathervane Playhouse Box Office at 330-836-2626 and buy tickets with Visa, MasterCard or Discover. The Box Office is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

2) CLICK HERE to buy tickets online (with NO service charges!).

2) CLICK HERE to download a copy of the R.S.V.P. form to return via mail (to 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 44313) or via fax (at 330-873-2150).

 

"The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical; -- Monday, Aug. 18,2014 at 7:30 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

A musical comedy
Music and lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso

Directed by Curt Arnold
Musical Direction by Jordan Cooper

CANAPI

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT CANAPI

Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative

It’s Christmas in August as Weathervane plays host to a special-event, one-night-only performance! The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is a sequel to The Great American Trailer Park Musical (which was the CANAPI benefit performance on our stage in 2009) — but you’ll enjoy this holiday romp whether you saw the original or not!

Betty, the manager of Armadillo Acres Trailer Park, is back, with her friends Lin and Pickles, and they’re getting ready for Christmas…but neighbor Darlene Seward wants no part of it! She and her greedy fiancé, restaurant mogul Jackson Boudreau, say “Bah, humbug!” to the Christmas celebrations, until Darlene is accidentally electrocuted by holiday lights and loses her memory — and her Scrooge-like attitude.

As visions of sugarplums dance in her head, Darlene finds herself spending time with Rufus, the redneck in the next trailer over…and Jackson finds himself confused by everything that’s going on. With three ghosts, a magic Christmas tree, a drunken drugstore Santa, and a lot of holiday tunes, Betty, Lin and Pickles help Darlene sort out her life, her relationships, and her feelings about Christmas — just in time for the holiday!

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is NOT suitable for children! Not only does it contain adult situations and language, it also casts doubts on the existence of Santa Claus. The performance will be presented as a staged concert production; it will be performed in costume with some props, but will not feature sets, lighting effects, etc. The show is performed in two acts with one intermission.

TICKET INFORMATION

All tickets are $21 each.

This event will feature RESERVED seating.

Group Discounts
No group-ticket discount is available for this special-event performance.

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 and CREATIVE TEAM

The cast features many favorites of Northeast Ohio theater fans!

KEVIN JOSEPH KELLY and EILEEN BURNS reprise their roles as Betty and Lin from the 2009 CANAPI benefit production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical. (Kevin also appeared in the CANAPI benefits in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2011; Eileen was featured in the 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011 CANAPI benefit productions).

They are joined by CAITLIN ELIZABETH REILLY (a 2013 CANAPI benefit cast member) in the role of Pickles. Darlene Seward is played by AMIEE COLLIER (cast member of the CANAPI benefits in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013), with RACHEL SPENCE (2012 and 2013 CANAPI benefit cast member) in trousers as Jackson Boudreau. DAN FOLINO (CANAPI cast member in 2009, 2012 and 2013) will appear as Rufus, the redneck with a heart of gold. Newcomer PAT MILLER and veteran BRIAN BOWERS (CANAPI benefit cast member in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) team up to play a variety of supporting roles, male, female and vegetal.

Mr. Folino and Miss Reilly appear with special permission from Actors’ Equity Association.

The orchestra, led by JORDAN COOPER, features JESSE FISHMAN on guitar, TIM KEO on bass and GREGORY CROSS on drums.

The organizers of this year's CANAPI benefit would like to extend special thanks to artist CHUCK AYERS for donating his time and talent in the creation of the show's logo.

 

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