I Love WP
Weathervane's Annual Gala
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013
Show Your Love for Weathervane Playhouse!
Join your favorite Weathervane friends and supporters for a gala affair!
Come gather at the Playhouse on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, for a very special night of delicious food, free-flowing libations and amazing items and packages up for bid in both a silent-auction setup as well as an exciting live auction!
All proceeds from the night will benefit the general operating fund of Weathervane Playhouse — thus ensuring that the show will always "go on!"
The Evening's Honoree
The Weathervane gala will honor Thomas R. Trotter, honorary chair of the event (photo at left) — partner in the Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP Akron and Cleveland offices and a member of its corporate group — and past president of Weathervane Playhouse's Board of Trustees.
During his tenure as president of the Weathervane Playhouse Board of Trustees, Mr. Trotter oversaw a 1998 capital campaign that resulted in three new classrooms, a new costume shop, a new scene shop, a fly gallery above the stage (to raise and lower stage scenery) and the construction of an elevator. These additions were completed and dedicated in 2001.
Tony Award-winning actor and director Michael Rupert (photo at left) will perform at the event.
Mr. Rupert has enjoyed an extraordinary 40-year career on Broadway, performing leading roles in such shows as Pippin, Sweet Charity, City of Angels, Falsettos and Ragtime. He has also worked with such theater legends as Bob Fosse, Julie Andrews and Stephen Sondheim.
Mr. Rupert won the 1986 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in Sweet Charity. His Tony Award nominations were for his performances in Falsettos (in 1992) and The Happy Time (in 1968).
The Evening's Timeline
The Show-Your-Love Patron Party
Catering by Mark Difeo
LEVELS OF SUPPORT
The Amorous Patron
$175* per person
for both the Show-Your-Love Patron Party and Gala
* $135 is tax deductible
The Loving Admirer
$125* per person
for the Gala only
* $95 is tax deductible
After-5, cocktail-party attire