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"Jesus Christ Superstar" — March 30 to April 23, 2017

Running March 30 to April 23, 2017

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — March 30, April 6, 13 and 20 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — March 31, April 7, 14 and 21 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — April 1, 8, 15 and 22 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — April 2, 9 and 23 — at 2:30 p.m.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" -- March 30 to April 23, 2017"Jesus Christ Superstar"
A musical
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by Melanie YC Pepe

Music Direction by John Ebner
Choreography by Kevin Lambes

A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

Jesus Christ Superstart was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage and first came to major theatres when it debuted on Broadway in October 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York. Less than 12 months after the Broadway show opened, the rock spectacle went to London, exploding onto the West End at the Palace Theatre in August 1972 in a hugely successful production. By 1980, after 3,358 performances, Jesus Christ Superstar had become the longest running musical in West End history at the time and grossed $12.3 million. In all, Jesus Christ Superstar has grossed over $205 million and has been professionally produced in 42 countries around the world!

Jesus Christ Superstar is presented through special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $10 and $26

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $20 on Thursday, March 30 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$10 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after March 30
$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

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

JUSTIN WILLIAMS
Jesus of Nazareth
 
ADAM VIGNEAULT
Judas Iscariot
 
DAWN SNIADAK-YAMOKOSKI
Mary Magdalene
 
JOSH LARKIN
Pontius Pilate
 
PATRICK MICHAEL DUKEMAN
King Herod
 
TYLER FERREBEE
Annas
 
ADAM ALDERSON
Caiaphas
 
GEORGE CSANYI
Peter
 
AIDAN McKEON
Simon Zealotes
 
WILL CROSBY
MARK SCOTT
Pharisee
 
APOSTLES
Frank Castorena
Jason Davis
Anthony Harbert
Frank Lucas
Lucas Ostronisky
John Rader
Jared Sparks
Scott Thanasiu
 
ENSEMBLE
Hannah Case
Cathy Csanyi
Kat Glover
Danielle Gruhler
Kaitlyn Harris
Melanie Hauer
Natalie Laymon
Reyna Moran
Patty Rhodes
Amanda Vigneault
 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

MELANIE YC PEPE
Director

JOHN EBNER
Musical Director

KEVIN LAMBES
Assistant Director, Choreographer

JEANNIE CLARKSON
Stage Manager

KAREN BURRIDGE
Properties Designer

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Lighting Designer

JASEN SMITH
Costume Designer

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Scenic Designer

RICHARD MORRIS, JR.
Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Assistant Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

"An Evening with Robert Siegel" — One Night Only! April 27, 2017

One night only: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7 p.m.

"An Evening with Robert Siegel" — One Night Only! April 27, 2017

An Evening with Robert Siegel

PRESENTED BY

 

 

 

 

Join WKSU and NPR veteran journalist Robert Siegel for an evening of conversation about the changing world of media. Co-host of NPR’s flagship newsmagazine “All Things Considered,” Siegel will speak on the current state of the free press in America, his 40-year career at NPR and life as a working journalist.

TICKET INFORMATION

Reserved Seats
$15* each

Gold Circle Seating
$40* each
> This price level offers preferred seating in the third through eighth rows of the center section.
> Ticket holders at this level are also invited to a post-talk meet-and-greet dessert reception.

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $3.00 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:
• 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!

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

ROBERT SIEGEL is senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine "All Things Considered." With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel is still at it hosting the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reporting on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

In 2010, Siegel was recognized by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with the John Chancellor Award. Siegel has been honored with three Silver Batons from Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University, first in 1984 for coverage by "All Things Considered" of peace movements in East and West Germany. He shared in NPR's 1996 Silver Baton Award for "The Changing of the Guard: The Republican Revolution," for coverage of the first 100 days of the 104th Congress. He was part of the NPR team that won a Silver Baton for the network's coverage of the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.

Other awards Siegel has earned include a 1997 American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award for the two-part documentary, "Murder, Punishment, and Parole in Alabama" and the National Mental Health Association's 1991 Mental Health Award for his interviews conducted on the streets of New York in an "All Things Considered" story entitled "The Mentally Ill Homeless."

Siegel joined NPR in December 1976 as a newscaster and became an editor the following year. In 1979, Siegel became NPR's first staffer based overseas when he was chosen to open NPR's London bureau, where he worked as senior editor until 1983. After London, Siegel served for four years as director of the News and Information Department, overseeing production of NPR's newsmagazines "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition," as well as special events and other news programming. During his tenure, NPR launched its popular Saturday and Sunday newsmagazine "Weekend Edition."

Before coming to NPR, Siegel worked for WRVR Radio in New York City as a reporter, host and news director. He was part of the WRVR team honored with an Armstrong Award for the series, "Rockefeller's Drug Law." Prior to WRVR, he was morning news reporter and telephone talk show host for WGLI Radio in Babylon, New York.

A graduate of New York's Stuyvesant High School and Columbia University, Siegel began his career in radio at Columbia's radio station, WKCR-FM. As a student he anchored coverage of the 1968 Columbia demonstrations and contributed to the work that earned the station an award from the Writers Guild of America East.

 

"The Flick" — May 4 to 14, 2017

Running May 4 to 14, 2017

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays — May 4 and 11 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays — May 5 and 12 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays — May 6 and 13 — at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sundays — May 7 and 14 — at 2:30 p.m.

"The Flick" — May 4 to 14, 2017

"The Flick"
A dramatic comedy by Annie Baker
Directed by Craig Joseph

In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With a keen insight and finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

The Flick is recommended for adults due to language and content.

The Flick was commissioned by Playwrights Horizon in New York City, where it received its world premiere on March 12, 2013. Following its limited engagement there, the production transferred to the off-Broadway Barrow Street Theatre, where it played from May 7, 2015, to Jan. 10, 2016. Among its many honors, The Flick won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the 2013 OBIE Award for Playwriting and the 2013 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. The Flick was also a 2013 Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Play, a 2013 Lucille Lortel Award nominee for Outstanding Play and was a finalist for the 2013 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play.

The Flick is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

TICKET INFORMATION

Single tickets range between $10 and $22

*A $2.00 per-ticket facility-and-handling fee will be added to each telephone or window sale.
*A $3.00 per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.

Special Preview Night Savings!
All adult and senior tickets are $16 on Thursday, May 4 only.
$10 for children (ages 17 and younger)
$8 for college students (with current I.D.)

For Performances after May 4
$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 a date to be determined. 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

STEPHEN BERG
Sam

BRYON TOBIN, JR.
Avery

CARI MEIXNER
Rose

STUART PFLAUM
Sykylar / Dreaming Man

THE CREATIVE TEAM

CRAIG JOSEPH
Director

ANDREW McCONAHAY
Stage Manager

JOHN GRAFTON/APRIL DEMMING
Properties Designer

JOE CARMOLA
Lighting Designer

HAZEN TOBAR
Sound Designer

INDIA BLATCH-GEIB
Costume Designer

KATHY KOHL
Scenic Designer and Assistant Technical Director

RICHARD MORRIS
Technical Director

KELLIE ROSSINI
Master Electrician

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