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"Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens"

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015

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


  • Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 at 6 p.m.
The 64th Annual Chanticleer Awards -- Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

The 64th 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. 22, 2015, 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 2014-2015 season.

About the Awards

The Chanticleer Awards honor the talents of our on-stage and backstage volunteers during the 2014-2015 season. Additionally, the Aug. 22 Chanticleer Awards event will celebrate Weathervane's Top 25 Volunteers (based on the number of recorded volunteer hours in service to the Playhouse).

Although the voting period has concluded, awards for achievement in performance and technical design will be presented to individuals who worked on the following productions:

The 2014-2015 Mainstage Shows

The Roar of the Greasepaint — The Smell of the Crowd
Relatively Speaking
Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
A Raisin in the Sun
A Delicate Balance
Unnecessary Farce

The 2014-2015 Emerging Artist Shows

The Wizard of Oz
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The 2014-2015 Dietz Theater Shows

4000 Miles
Crazy Man

The Chanticleer AwardsWHEN: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015

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.

If you were an on-stage performer, a technical designer, a stage manager or a 75-hour volunteer for the 2014-2015 season — between Aug. 1, 2014 and July 31, 2015 — you are invited to attend FREE OF CHARGE.

If you are eligible for a FREE ticket, please simply R.S.V.P. via e-mail.

DEADLINE: Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.


1) CLICK HERE to buy tickets online!

2) CALL the Weathervane box office at 330-836-2626.


"Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens; -- Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

A Special Event

"Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens"
A musical comedy
Book and Lyrics by Charlotte Mann
     and Michael Fidler

Music by Jonathan Croose and Robin Forrest
Additional music by Adam Meggido and James Campton
Based on original ideas by Johanna Allitt, Simon Curtis,
     Charlotte Mann and Michael Fidler

Directed by Curt Arnold
Musical Direction by Butch Marshall

Once a year, Weathervane Playhouse plays host to a special-event, one-night-only benefit performance. This year, our creative Cleveland-area theater artists have chosen a wacky science fiction musical: Saucy Jacky and the Space Vixens.



Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative

Welcome to Saucy Jack’s cosmic cabaret — a nightclub at the edge of the galaxy, in a world where vinyl, plastic, and other exotic fabrics have been outlawed. When Dr. Willhelm von Whackoff — Willy to his friends — isn’t working on his psychiatric studies, he hangs out at the bar, chatting with bartender Mitch Maypole, musician Sammy Sax, and waitress Booby Shevalle. Sammy dreams of success on the stage, while Booby has an even grander dream: she wants to escape her life of drudgery and become a Space Vixen, one of the super-fashionable, super-heroic crime fighters who patrol the galaxy. But something is amiss at Saucy Jack’s, when one after another, the club’s performers turn up dead — murdered with a slingback stiletto-heeled pump — just as they were on the verge of greatness. Who will be next? What is Saucy Jack hiding? Why has plastics smuggler Chesty Prospects arrived, and what is the business that she has with Saucy Jack? It’s a job for the Space Vixens themselves, who appear on the scene to solve the crime and liberate the world through the power of disco, glitter boots, and fashion!

The performance will be 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 an intermission.

Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens was first performed at C Venue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on Aug. 9, 1995, produced by Johanna Allitt and Michael Fidler. It premiered in the West End of London, produced by Ian Lenagan for Counterpoint Theatre, at the Queen’s Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on March 25, 1998.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens is not intended for children, though parents should use their discretion in determining whether it would be appropriate. While sexy and suggestive, with plenty of adult situations, the show does not contain profanity and, in the words of the authors, “pretends to be a little more racy than it actually is.”

CLICK HERE to visit the official Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens website!

Special thanks to CHUCK AYERS for the Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens logo!


All tickets are $22 each.

This event will feature RESERVED seating.

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


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 features some familiar faces, along with several performers who, while new to our production, have been seen at theaters throughout Northeast Ohio.

DAN FOLINO* (who previously acted in the 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014 CANAPI benefit productions) appears as Saucy Jack himself.

TRICIA BESTIC* (2002, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 CANAPI benefits) leads the Space Vixens as Jubilee Climax, with two newcomers to our stage, LESLIE ANDREWS and NEELY GEVAART, as fellow Vixens Bunny Lingus and Anna Labia.

The staff of Saucy Jack’s cabaret includes bartender Mitch Maypole, played by newcomer MICHAEL MAJER; musical virtuoso Sammy Sax, played by PAT MILLER (2014 CANAPI benefit); and downtrodden waitress-with-a-dream Booby Shevalle, played by newcomer MATTHEW RYAN THOMPSON.

Providing ongoing commentary to the audience is JONATHAN KRONENBERGER (2011, 2012, 2013 CANAPI benefits) in the role of Dr. Willhelm von Whackoff, while AMIEE COLLIER, appearing in her eighth CANAPI benefit production (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), portrays visitor Chesty Prospects.

A longtime favorite of our benefit audiences, KEVIN JOSEPH KELLY (2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014 CANAPI benefits) appears as the sultry torch singer Vulva Savannah.

The orchestra, led by BUTCH MARSHALL, features TIM KEO on bass, and GREGORY CROSS on drums.

* Mr. Folino and Miss Bestic appear with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association, through the Theatre Authority.


"Hair" — June 4 to 28, 2015

Running Sept. 3 to 20, 2015


  • Thursdays — Sept. 3, 10 and 17 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — Sept. 4, 11 and 18 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Sept. 5, 12 and 19 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — Sept. 6, 13 and 20 — at 2:30 p.m.

"Hair" — Sept. 3 to 20, 2015

A musical
Directed and Choreographed by Gwen Arment
Musical Direction by John Ebner
Music by Galt MacDermott
Book and Lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni
Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler
Originally Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre

Featuring such phenomenal musical numbers as “Aquarius,” “Good Morning Starshine,” “Easy to Be Hard” and “Let the Sun Shine In,” this landmark musical tells the story of the “Tribe,” a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against being drafted into the Vietnam War.

Hair is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. (560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022)


Single tickets range between $10 and $26

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $20 on Thursday, Sept. 3 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$10 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after Sept. 3
$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



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 beginning Aug. 1, 2015!

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


CLICK HERE for the audition information for this production!


Director and Choreographer

Musical Director

Stage Manager

Properties Designer

Sound Designer

Lighting Designer

Costume Designer

Scenic Designer

Assistant Technical Director


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