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Nov. 9 to 18, 2018

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"Joseph and the Amazing
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Nov. 20 to Dec. 22, 2018

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Dec. 5 and 12, 2018

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"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" -- Nov. 20 to Dec. 22, 2018

Running Nov. 20 to Dec. 22, 2018

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

THURSDAYS: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAYS: Nov. 23, 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAYS: Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 7:30 p.m.

SUNDAYS: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 at 2:30 p.m.

WEEKDAY SCHOOL MATINEES
Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 10:00 a.m.

A musical
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Joshua Larkin
Choreographed by Marissa Leenaarts
Musical Direction by Steven A. Miller

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable!

Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar — but then he finds that thwarting romantic advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail! When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as a rock star!), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command.

SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

Weathervane's Volunteer Guild

THIS YEAR'S YOUTH CHORUS SCHEDULE

DeWitt Elementary
Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m.

Miller South
Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Weathervane Choir
Monday, Dec. 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m.

St. Francis de Sales
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m.

Weathervane Choir
Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. 

Back by popular demand on the Weathervane Playhouse stage, it is no exaggeration to say that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become an Akron holiday-season tradition!

As in previous years’ productions of the musical, the 2018 production will also employ the use of a youth chorus. Students from local schools will perform in rotation with the young actors in Weathervane’s production. Please see this year's schedule of youth choruses on the right side of this page.

• Cool facts about this show: Since 1972, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has had four major productions in London’s West End theater district and two on Broadway in New York City – in addition to numerous national touring productions in the United Kingdom, the United States and in international locales. The show’s licensing agent, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, estimates that more than 20,000 productions have been staged over the years by schools and amateur-theater groups.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is presented through special arrangement with The Musical Company. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by The Musical Company. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single Tickets
$16* for children (ages 17 and younger)
$20* for adults (ages 18 and older)

*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.

Group Discounts
$16 per ticket for groups of 12 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 5:00 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: Tickets for GROUPS are NOT available for purchase online.
Instead, please contact the Box Office directly at 330-836-2626.

"WHEN PERFORMANCES ARE SOLD OUT,
CAN PEOPLE GET THEIR NAMES ON A WAITING LIST FOR TICKETS?"

Beginning one hour before the performance, the Box Office takes names for a stand-by list.

Those who wish to be on the stand-by list must be present beginning one hour before the performance.

Sometimes, during the last hour before a sold-out performance, ticket holders “turn back” tickets to the Box Office if they cannot use all of their tickets.

If any tickets are turned back to the box office in the hour leading up to the performance, we will re-sell these tickets to those people whose names are on the stand-by list for that performance.

The stand-by list is NOT a guarantee that you will see the show. The Box Office cannot predict with any accuracy whether any tickets will become available for purchase during this last hour leading up to the performance.

THE CAST

Narrators
ABIGAIL LYMAN
KATHLEEN ZION
 
Joseph
CHRISTIAN THOMAS
 
Jacob
JEFF BIXBY
 
Reuben
JONATHAN MERECHANT
 
Simeon
LOGAN SOLAND
 
Levi
JUDAH CALLAHAN
 
Naphtali
CONNOR MAST
 
Issachar
JAMES HASSAN
 
Asher
CONNOR McFALLS
 
Dan
JACKSON BIRD
 
Zebulon
CASEY HA
 
Gad
KYLE McFALLS
 
Benjamin
LUKAS CINKO
 
Judah
OSCAR WATERS
 
Potiphar
SCOTT K. DAVIS
 
Mrs. Potiphar
TONYA DUUS
 
Butler
MARY ROHRER
 
Baker
LUKAS CINKO
 
Pharaoh
JONATHAN MERECHANT
 
Reuben's Wife
MARY ROHRER
 
Simeon's Wife
ANNA CLAWSON
 
Levi's Wife
FRANCES WHITLEY
 
Naphtali's Wife
MADISON PELLE
 
Issachar's Wife
JADE MONGOLD
 
Asher's Wife
EMILY CONTI
 
Dan's Wife
JADA-LYNN PLEDGER
 
Zebulon's Wife
HANNA KANCHERLA
 
Gad's Wife
CONSTANCE HAIRSTON
 
Benjamin's Wife
GIOVANNA ABUCEJO
 
Judah's Wife
SARAH LAVENDERNEES
 
Ensemble
NATALIE ABDOO
MAKENNA BIRD
AIDEN BRUECK
PHOEBE DIX
ABIGAIL ELLIS
ANNIE McILROY
 
Choir
JONAS BAIRD
KELLY BAIRD
LILAH BAIRD
AMIRA CASSADY
PRUDENCE STEPHENSON
ELLE SWOOPE
 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

JOSHUA LARKIN
Director

STEVEN A. MILLER
Musical Director

MARISSA LEENAARTS
Choreographer

TIFFANY BIRD
Stage Manager

KAYA SANDEL
Assistant Stage Manager

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Scenic Designer/Technical Director

CHRIS SIMMONS
LAURA NIEHAUS 

Properties Co-Designers

AYRON LORD
Lighting Designer

DAVE STEPHENSON
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

 

"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" — Dec. 5 and 12, 2018

Running Dec. 5 and 12, 2018

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Wednesdays — Dec. 5 and 12 — at 7:30 p.m.

"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" -- Dec. 6 and 13, 2017, 2017The Illusion Factory Presents
"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Written by Dr. Seuss

Directed by Stephanie Wilbert

Weathervane Playhouse is pleased to host The Illusion Factory's touring production of a Christmas favorite!

Audiences of all ages will enjoy this two-person, newly vamped holiday classic performed with festive excitement live on stage! It's the perfect choice for your annual holiday entertainment!

Join us for family-friendly pre-show activities in the Weathervane lobby beginning one hour before each performance. The performance itself has a running time of approximately 50 minutes.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the registered trademark and copywright of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., 1957. All rights reserved. Images and title used with permission.

About The Illusion Factory

PRESENTED
IN PARTNERSHIP
WITH

The Illusion Factory is Akron's only professional touring theater company for young audiences. The company was founded in Akron in 1991 by Barbara Ballance, who brought 18 years’ worth of experience in children’s theater (beginning in 1973 with creation of the Akron Children’s Theatre).

Guided by Ballance's vision of quality theater for children, The Illusion Factory was formed specifically as a touring company, and was designed to bring the best of theater directly into the area’s schools. A quarter of a century after its founding, The Illusion Factory continues to successfully meet its stated mission: "To inspire children’s creativity through touring excellent theater performances and residency workshops to as many school children as possible throughout the state of Ohio, as well as to conduct Saturday classes and a summer theater camp."

The Illusion Factory's performances, residency days, and theater school classes reach over 50,000 children each year. Because The Illusion Factory is in our Ohio schools, the company takes pride in the way it is able to reach all of the state’s large and diverse student population — rural and urban schools, public and private institutions, minority and disabled students.

TICKET INFORMATION

$10* each

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility 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.

THE CAST

TO BE ANNOUNCED

THE CREATIVE TEAM

STEPHANIE WILBERT
Director

 

Weathervane's Annual Holiday Drop In -- Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

You are invited
to the Annual Weathervane Holiday Drop-In!

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
at the Playhouse
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Oh come, all ye faithful Weathervane friends!

Join us and visit with your Weathervane family!

Share your holiday-season wishes, eat, drink, be merry, sing a carol or two and schmooze — and let the Weathervane staff and its Board of Trustees thank you for your support and care throughout the past year!

The Playhouse will provide a main dish to feast upon — but please feel free to help us by bringing your favorite covered dish or appetizer to share with all.

Don't miss the fun!
No need to R.S.V.P.!
Do drop in!

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