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Weathervane Playhouse

Weathervane Playhouse http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/ Mission

To enrich quality of life and engage the community through theatre and education.

Vision

Weathervane shall be one of the foremost community-based playhouses in the country that serves a region through theater as evidenced by:

Consistent excellence in high caliber, diverse, challenging theater productions that compel our community to attend, participate in, and discuss the ideas and human conditions that are presented on our stages. The enthusiastic commitment of hundreds of v

Vision

Weathervane shall be one of the foremost community-based playhouses in the country that serves a region through theater as evidenced by:

Consistent excellence in high caliber, diverse, challenging theater productions that compel our community to attend, participate in, and discuss the ideas and human conditions that are presented on our stages. The enthusiastic commitment of hundreds of v

Operating as usual

Congratulations to all those recognized, but especially to Weathervane's winners and runners-up of this year's Broadway ...
01/24/2023

Congratulations to all those recognized, but especially to Weathervane's winners and runners-up of this year's Broadway World Cleveland Awards.

WINNERS

Best Play - "The Play That Goes Wrong"
Best Supporting Actor in a Play - Mia Tucker - "The Play That Goes Wrong"
Best Actor in a Musical - Anthony Woods Mitchell - "Kinky Boots"
Best Direction of a Play - Fred Gloor - "The Play That Goes Wrong"

RUNNERS-UP

Best Choreography - Marissa Leenaarts - "Newsies"
Best Direction of a Musical - Marissa Leenaarts - "Newsies"
Best Ensemble Performance - "The Play That Goes Wrong"
Best Ensemble Performance - "Newsies"
Best Lighting Design - Jack-Anthony Ina - "Newsies"
Best Musical - "Newsies"
Best Performer in a Play - Keith Carr - "The Play That Goes Wrong"
Best Play - "Clue"
Best Scenic Design of a Play or Musical - Richard Morris, Jr. - "The Play That Goes Wrong"
Best Sound Design in a Play or Musical - Katie Rowland - "Newsies"
Best Sound Design in a Play or Musical - Tom Marquardt - "The Play That Goes Wrong"
Best Supporting Performer in a Play - Keith Carr - "Clue"
Best Supporting Performer in a Play - Laura Niehaus - "Clue"

Photos by Dale D**g

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While we tabulate the final votes, our audience is going to enjoy delicious and beautiful cookies and treats from Cake B...
01/22/2023

While we tabulate the final votes, our audience is going to enjoy delicious and beautiful cookies and treats from Cake Bites and Other Delights thanks to Fred and Sherry Gloor! Winners will be announced shortly.

Our final "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" performance is today, and we are so excited to say that we are S0LD 0UT...
01/22/2023

Our final "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" performance is today, and we are so excited to say that we are S0LD 0UT! Pictured is "GOODNUFF" by Edward J. Walsh. Stay tuned to this space later today for the top plays and winning location for next season's festival.

Tickets are going fast, and now you only have two chances to see this season's "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest." P...
01/21/2023

Tickets are going fast, and now you only have two chances to see this season's "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest." Pictured is "Gimme Shelter" by Robert Weibezahl and "The First Draft" by Robbie Ballew. Get your tickets by calling 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

Photos by Dale D**g

"8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" continues tonight! There are only three chances remaining to see this year's fest...
01/20/2023

"8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" continues tonight! There are only three chances remaining to see this year's festival? Pictured is "The Funeral" by John David Brown and "Umbrella Man's Magical Umbrella" by Greg Vovos. You can get your tickets by calling 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

Photo by Dale D**g

01/19/2023

Tonight's Queen of Hearts drawing resulted in the Two of Spades being selected by Mona. M. That means that we try again next week. Currently the pot sits at nearly $200. You can buy tickets for next week's drawing during performances or online at https://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/queen-hearts-raffle#

"8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" returns tonight! Pictured is  "Bun Bun and Honkers" by Darren V. Michael. You can...
01/19/2023

"8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" returns tonight! Pictured is "Bun Bun and Honkers" by Darren V. Michael. You can get your tickets by calling 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

Photo by Dale D**g

What a great opening weekend for "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest!" There are now only four more chances to see thi...
01/17/2023

What a great opening weekend for "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest!" There are now only four more chances to see this year's festival. Call 330-836-2626 or go to weathervaneplayhouse.com for tickets.

Pictured is "Man of Madison Avenue" by Jake Lewis
Photo by Dale D**g

It's OPENING NIGHT. Congratulations to the cast and crew of "8x10:The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest!"  Pictured here is "Al...
01/13/2023

It's OPENING NIGHT. Congratulations to the cast and crew of "8x10:The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest!" Pictured here is "Always" by Dana Hall featuring Rick Cordaro and Barbara Trotter. You can get your tickets by calling 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

Photo by Dale D**g

We've opened a new class for future techies this Spring! Join us for our new class; Standby, Ready, GO! Stage Management...
01/13/2023

We've opened a new class for future techies this Spring! Join us for our new class; Standby, Ready, GO! Stage Management 101!

Tonight is preview night! Thank you, Kerry Clawson, for highlighting this season's festival and focusing on local playwr...
01/12/2023
Theater for new year: two local festivals, Akron playwright Dayo-Aliya's developing work

Tonight is preview night! Thank you, Kerry Clawson, for highlighting this season's festival and focusing on local playwrights. You can get your tickets to "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" by calling 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

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Weathervane hosts 8X10 TheatreFest, including local playwrights. Civic relaunches Summit StageFest. Akron playwright Dayo-Aliya's drama in Cleveland.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!! Take advantage of our EARLY ROOSTER PRICING until January 28th!Our Spring Theatre Academy is a 1...
01/12/2023

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!! Take advantage of our EARLY ROOSTER PRICING until January 28th!

Our Spring Theatre Academy is a 10 week long session starting Saturday, March 4- May 13th (no class on April 8th). Classes are offered for ages 3-17 including acting, musical theatre, Improv, and more! The session will end with final presentations on the last day, Saturday, May 13th.

Learn more and register: https://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/spring-theatre-academy-2023

If you get the chance, go ahead and wish our fantastic Bookkeeper, Kim Shores, a Happy Birthday today! Thank you for all...
01/11/2023

If you get the chance, go ahead and wish our fantastic Bookkeeper, Kim Shores, a Happy Birthday today! Thank you for all you do to make Weathervane a great place to work and do theatre, Kim!

Is chivalry dead or alive? We may find an answer in "Man of Madison Avenue" written by Jake Lewis, featuring Alex Irwin,...
01/11/2023

Is chivalry dead or alive? We may find an answer in "Man of Madison Avenue" written by Jake Lewis, featuring Alex Irwin, Laura Niehaus, and Alan Klesh. We preview THURSDAY, so get your tickets by calling 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com.

Next in our previews for this season's "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest," a woman gets an unwelcome surprise at her...
01/10/2023

Next in our previews for this season's "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest," a woman gets an unwelcome surprise at her father's funeral in "The Funeral" by John David Brown featuring Meghan Barylak and James Rizopulos. Call 330-836-2626 or go to weathervaneplayhouse.com to get your tickets.

We were in tech, but we did want to make sure you knew that our extremely talented House Sound Technician, John Coyne, a...
01/09/2023

We were in tech, but we did want to make sure you knew that our extremely talented House Sound Technician, John Coyne, also had a birthday on Saturday! Happy belated birthday, John!

A clown who has "seen it all" and a bunny who is finding their way discuss life and the high-pressure world of children'...
01/08/2023

A clown who has "seen it all" and a bunny who is finding their way discuss life and the high-pressure world of children's birthday entertainment in "Bun Bun and Honkers" by Darren V. Michael featuring Brooke and Joshua Larkin. You can get your tickets by calling 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

The banner is down and being signed. That means the cast and crew are in tech rehearsals for this year's "8x10: The Eile...
01/07/2023

The banner is down and being signed. That means the cast and crew are in tech rehearsals for this year's "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest." You can get your tickets by calling 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

A couple who has spent a lifetime together discovers that you can fall in love with the right person again and again in ...
01/06/2023

A couple who has spent a lifetime together discovers that you can fall in love with the right person again and again in "Always" by Dana Hall featuring Rick Cordaro and Barbara Trotter. You can get your tickets to see "Always," and all of our finalists, by calling 330-836-2626 or going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

A writer struggles to get his story on track and gets some unexpected help (and criticism) from his characters in "The F...
01/05/2023

A writer struggles to get his story on track and gets some unexpected help (and criticism) from his characters in "The First Draft" by Robbie Ballew. Featuring Sean Vollman, Adam C. Alderson, and Heather Culotta. You can get your tickets to this year's "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" by calling 330-836-2626 or by going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

In our third featured play, two generations find common ground through compassion, grace, and the love of Jazz in Edward...
01/04/2023

In our third featured play, two generations find common ground through compassion, grace, and the love of Jazz in Edward J. Walsh's "Goodnuff" featuring Elijah Chase (who made all these great posters as well) and James Boyd, Jr. You can get your tickets to "8x10: The Eileen Moushey Theatrefest" by calling 330-836-2626 or by going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

Next up in the "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" preview, magic and unlikely cosmic connections occur when a man tr...
01/03/2023

Next up in the "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" preview, magic and unlikely cosmic connections occur when a man tries to return an umbrella in Greg Vovos' "Umbrella Man's Magical Umbrella." Featuring Mason Shuman, Caitlyn Bradley, and Barbara Trotter. You can get your tickets by calling 330-836-2626 or by going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

In less than two weeks, we preview "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest." We will be featuring a play a day until then....
01/02/2023

In less than two weeks, we preview "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest." We will be featuring a play a day until then. First up, two very different people find common ground through music in "Gimme Shelter" by southern California-based Robert Weibezahl featuring Dan Reichert and Peggy Coyle. You can get your tickets by going to weathervaneplayhouse.com

We are beyond excited to introduce our new Education Director, Tammie McKenzie, to the Weathervane family. She's here to...
12/30/2022
Tammie McKenzie | Weathervane Playhouse

We are beyond excited to introduce our new Education Director, Tammie McKenzie, to the Weathervane family.
She's here today helping us with our Wizard's Holiday Express. Welcome to Weathervane, Tammie!
https://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/team/tammie-mckenzie

Tammie McKenzie has a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts from Grove City College. She worked at the Cincinnati Playhouse and the Pennsylvania Stage Company and became a member of the Actors' Equity Association. Her university teaching span...

Today is the birthday of our incredible Coordinator of Volunteers, Brooke Larkin.  Brooke is one of the reasons Weatherv...
12/27/2022

Today is the birthday of our incredible Coordinator of Volunteers, Brooke Larkin. Brooke is one of the reasons Weathervane is such a great place to work and volunteer. We hope you'll join us in wishing her a Happy Birthday!

Need a last minute Holiday gift?! Give the gift of a Theater Education. Still time to join us for our 5-week Winter Work...
12/22/2022

Need a last minute Holiday gift?! Give the gift of a Theater Education. Still time to join us for our 5-week Winter Workshops starting January 7th.

Register today!: https://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/ww23

Come dance with us this Winter in the MT Choreography workshop! Students will work on their dance technique, performance...
12/20/2022

Come dance with us this Winter in the MT Choreography workshop! Students will work on their dance technique, performance skills, and knowledge of different dance styles outside the traditional studio setting.

In this workshop students will work with a professional choreographer and focus on building technique while also creating a fun and unique dance number to music from some of your favorite shows.

https://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/ww23

Congratulations and job well done to the cast, crew, creative team, front of house volunteers, and our audiences who mad...
12/19/2022

Congratulations and job well done to the cast, crew, creative team, front of house volunteers, and our audiences who made "Elf the Musical" such a wonderful run. Next up, is "8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest" our annual ten-minute play festival.

Photos by Dale D**g

Calling all 5-8 year olds! Fun with Shadow Puppets explores the ancient form of storytelling, Shadow Puppetry. Students ...
12/17/2022

Calling all 5-8 year olds! Fun with Shadow Puppets explores the ancient form of storytelling, Shadow Puppetry. Students will spend five weeks learning about the history of shadow puppets to create their own unique characters and stories!

Still time to join!: https://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/ww23

We ended our Elf Pre-show events with a lobby full of kids, families, and a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus...
12/16/2022

We ended our Elf Pre-show events with a lobby full of kids, families, and a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus ❤️💚

Thank you to everyone who participated these past couple of weeks and came out to enjoy crafts, cookies, and Holiday cheer!!

Don't miss our BRAND NEW Workshop, Theatre Through the Ages! In this workshop, we’ll dive into the birth of theater to p...
12/15/2022

Don't miss our BRAND NEW Workshop, Theatre Through the Ages! In this workshop, we’ll dive into the birth of theater to present times! We’ll discuss and explore through the use of movement and acting to tell a story of a lifetime.

This workshop is open to everyone from beginner actors to actors trying to hone more of their acting skills!

Winter workshops begin January 7th and run through February 4th, 2023.

Register TODAY: https://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/ww23

We've officially wrapped up our  fundraising, and between our total for the campaign and the generous match from John an...
12/13/2022

We've officially wrapped up our fundraising, and between our total for the campaign and the generous match from John and Jill Judge, we have raised over $10,000. Thank you, to all who gave to help us to meet our match!

It's been a busy day at Weathervane, with it being Scouts Day  and having a S0LD 0UT performance of "Elf The Musical!" B...
12/10/2022

It's been a busy day at Weathervane, with it being Scouts Day and having a S0LD 0UT performance of "Elf The Musical!" BUT, most importantly, it's the birthday of our incredibly talented Resident Scenic Designer/Technical Director Richard Morris, Jr. We are so very lucky to have him in our Weathervane family. Wish this awesome person a Happy Birthday, if you get the chance!

GOOD NEWS! Due to popular demand, we added another Musical Theatre Cabaret: Winter Wonderland workshop. This will be the...
12/09/2022

GOOD NEWS! Due to popular demand, we added another Musical Theatre Cabaret: Winter Wonderland workshop. This will be the same workshop and teachers, just at a different time.

Reserve your spot today!: https://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/ww23

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Tuesday 10am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10am - 5:30pm
Friday 10am - 5:30pm

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Getting ready to film our fourth movie. This time at Canal Park.
They are now looking specifically for Hispanic men in their 30's. Apply now!
Hi there!

I'm casting for a commercial to be used on the web/social media and I found your page while researching kids' groups in the area. I thought you might be a good resource or might have kids and families who would be interested!

Would you mind sharing this message with any families you think might be interested and/or in any other facebook groups/community forums you're a part of?

I'm looking for 10 families with children ages 1-6. Families do not have to be limited to just parents and kids; can be aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews etc. We are just trying to find existing structures of people that are already spending time together due to COVID-19.

The shoot is in mid/late September and will take place in Northeast Ohio. Pay is $2000 and the time commitment is 2-5 hours. All different types of people are welcome and encouraged to submit!

Please reach out if you have any questions about this!

Here is the link for families to submit:
We need a soccer ball - for the play - Kinky Boots... anyone have one to share? Let me know if you do - Pam
The West Side Leader didn't give Memphis a very good review. The cast and crew must have stepped it up. Memphis was fantastic. Strong singing, great energy, very funny and told a wonderful story. Love Jonathan Merechant! Have seen him rock many Weathervane roles! Lead characters were very strong. Great job by all!
My husband and I saw Memphis tonight. Shout out to this AMAZING cast. It is an incredible production! If you are able to get a ticket, go see it!! 😃🎭🎟❤️
Tonight’s performance of ‘Memphis’ exceeded my expectations! If you are considering attending a performance, I encourage you to do so. It’s a strong storyline mixed with some humorous moments and a seriously talented cast! The music will make you want to dance! A well deserved standing ovation on opening night! (due to some of the language, I personally wouldn’t recommend for children)
Bravo to all cast and crew of “Memphis”!
I'm doing props for Memphis at Weathervane playhouse...the play is so good..and..it makes me want to cry.
Do NOT miss ALIAS GRACE, a riveting sorry with excellent acting. So glad I saw it yesterday!
Thank you for volunteering for the cast supper January 12. This includes Jill Forster, Clarissa Moser, Fran Korman, Nancy Mahoney (every time), Nancy Schafer and me, Wendy Cooley.
Thank you to the volunteers who gift wrapped at Barnes and Noble this holiday season. They include Bev Ricks, Helen Vari, Marta Williger, Mary Kay Finn, Mitzi Mild, Brenda Costarella, Alex Van Allen, Kevin Lambes, Harriet DeVito, Ralph Cooley (3 times) and me. We had fun and made over $300. Love you all,
Wendy Cooley
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