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Our 2018-2019 Season

Celebrating 84 Years!

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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

Oct. 11 to 28, 2018

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"Storytime with Hassan"

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

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Coming Soon

"Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Nov. 20 to Dec. 22, 2018

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Upcoming Events

A Special Event!

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

"Storytime with Hassan" — Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018"Story Time with Hassan"
A Special Event

Weathervane Playhouse is excited to announce a new partnership with Story Time with Hassan!

This program has been around for over two decades serving students in the Cleveland area. Weathervane Playhouse is excited to now bring this program to Akron!

To celebrate this new partnership, Weathervane Playhouse will host two performances on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.

To learn more about Story Time with Hassan CLICK HERE

PERFORMANCE AND TICKET INFORMATION

Matinee Performance for Students
Teachers! Bring your students to come experience Story Time with Hassan live!
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at 10 a.m.
Cost: $7 per student/teacher

Evening Performance
When: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at 7 p.m.
Cost: $10* per person
The evening performance with feature Cleveland percussionist Bill Ransom.
Pre-show activities for kids will start at 6 p.m.
Kids will get to make their own instruments, enjoy light refreshments, and more!

*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.

HOW TO GET TICKETS

For the 10 a.m. performance, school groups should contact the Weathervane Playhouse Box Office to book their groups. Call 330-836-2626.

Tickets for the evening performance can be purchased in person, by telephone or online.

*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.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

For the evening performance, buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: CLOSED
• 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.

ABOUT THE PERFORMER

"Hassan Rogers"In 1991, Hassan Rogers began his work with children in the East Cleveland School District’s early childhood/special education program. Hassan’s desire to help unlock the creative potential in children led him to join Karamu House’s Drama/Theatre for Youth (DTY) project. An educational theater-outreach initiative that began in 1992, DTY garnered the Ann Flagg Award for Excellence in Arts Education during Hassan’s first season with Karamu.

During his time with Karamu, Hassan showed his breadth and depth as an actor, gaining acclaim as a powerful presence on stage. Storytime with Hassan was launched in 1993. This touring, interactive storytelling production was designed to provide unique Language Arts curriculum supplements and performances. Some 25 years later, Storytime with Hassan has toured to 10 school districts in three states, impacting over 200,000 children and adults to discover the magic that happens in the classroom and on stage.

In 1999, Hassan won a national playwrights' competition for his autobiographical play, Mrs. Rogers’ Back Porch. The critically acclaimed production featured Hassan in multiple capacities: writer, director and principal actor. That year, he began a 10-year guest directorship at Karamu House Theater, one of the nation’s oldest theatre companies. While pursuing his love of theater arts, he concurrently began to make a name for himself as a voice-over artist and segment producer in the world of sports journalism and broadcasting.

Hassan’s voice-character creations are heard worldwide on the internationally syndicated radio program Your Story Hour. Hassan’s most recent accomplishment is becoming a contributing writer for The Regal Media Group. Now, Hassan’s singular perspectives can be read worldwide.

 

"Molly Sweeney" — Nov. 9 to 18, 2018

Running Nov. 9 to 18, 2018

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Fridays — Nov. 9 and 16 — at 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays — Nov. 10 and 17 — at 8 p.m.
  • Sundays — Nov. 11 and 18 — at 2 p.m.

"Molly Sweeney" -- Nov 9 to 18, 2018"Molly Sweeney"
A drama by Brian Friel

A Seat of the Pants Production

Directed by Craig Joseph

One of Ireland’s finest playwrights, Brian Friel, creates a daring piece of theater by placing three memorable characters onstage, speaking directly to the audience, in a series of interlocking monologues that present divergent points of view on the same intriguing tale.

Molly herself — blind since she was an infant — tells of her world before and after an operation to try and restore her sight.

PRODUCED
AND
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Her husband, itinerant champion of good causes, talks of his passion to help her. Her once-famous eye surgeon, now a whiskey-sodden recluse, sees the operation as a chance to reclaim his reputation. But nothing goes quite as any of them expected.

Lush language, insightful ideas, and moving performances fill this beautiful parable about the differences between seeing and understanding.

Molly Sweeeney is produced and presented by Seat of the Pants Productions and is presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

TICKET INFORMATION

$20*
*A $1.72 per-ticket fee is added to each order

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE VENUE

Molly Sweeney 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"). Typically, seating for each performance begins 30 minutes before curtain. 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. Molly Sweeney is performed in two acts with one intermission.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Because this is NOT a Weathervane Playhouse production, tickets are ONLY available ONLINE.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets!

THE CAST

NATALIE SANDER KERN
ABRAHAM ADAMS
BRIAN NEWBERG

THE CREATIVE TEAM

CRAIG JOSEPH
Director

SAM LANDGRAF
Stage Manager

"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.

►Our schedule of YOUTH CHORUSES and their performances will be listed below once established.

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

 
 

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.

TBA
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.

TBA
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

> TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1, 2018.

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 BEGINNING AUG. 1, 2018!

NOTE: Tickets for either groups or for the 10 a.m. performances 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
ABBY WHITNEY
 
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
LIA BOVIENT
 
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

TOM ABDOO
Properties Designer

AYRON LORD
Lighting Designer

TOM LIGGETT
Sound Designer

JASEN J. SMITH
Costume Designer

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

 

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