AFTER THE BLAST Goes Underground In Exciting New Play
October 09, 2019
Zoe Kazan's latest play, After the Blast, is set to take the Black Box Stage as part of the new Firestone Theatre season. (more...)
Cleveland Play House Production Of A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns For 11th Year
October 30, 2018
Everyone's favorite characters from Cleveland Street are back for their 11th production with Cleveland Play House (CPH) during the 2018 holiday season. A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with the story you know and love, based on the original motion picture that was filmed in Cleveland. CPH's production of A Christmas Story has quickly become an annual holiday tradition for families of all generations. Each year, these performances attract thousands of new guests to live theatre at Cleveland Play House. Previews begin November 23rd with press opening on November 30th at the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square. This production will be sponsored by Dollar Bank and Pinecrest. (more...)
Weathervane Playhouse Announce Its Exciting 2018-19 Season
August 24, 2018
In the theatre's earliest season announcement in recent memory, Weathervane Playhouse announces an exciting new season of 10 productions including such favorites as Bye Bye Birdie and Noises Off. The new season also includes the regional premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the return of the beloved holiday favorite Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, as well as The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a new adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, the heartfelt and funny Almost, Maine, the Tony - and Olivier Award-winning Dreamgirls, and our annual 8x10 TheatreFest. All shows will take place in our Founders Theater. (more...)
Photo Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE Comes to Weathervane Playhouse
August 05, 2018
Weathervane Playhouse is set to bring you a loving send-up of early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock 'n' roll, as we present the classic Bye Bye Birdie in our Founders Theater August 2 through the 19. Show times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. There are also 4 weekday matinee performances on August 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets range from $16-$20 and can be purchased by calling 330-836-2626 or by logging on to www.weathervaneplayhouse.com. (more...)
"Bye Bye Birdie"
A musical comedy
Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Directed by Susan Wallin
Musical Direction by Ron Hazelett
Choreography by Marissa Leenaarts
A Weathervane Playhouse Emerging Artist Series Production
A loving send-up of early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock ‘n’ roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted into the army, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss.
Featuring a tuneful, high-energy score — with such memorable songs as “Put on a Happy Face,” “One Last Kiss,” “One Boy,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” “Kids!” and “Rosie” — and a hilarious script, Bye Bye Birdie continues to delight audiences after nearly 60 years since its debut.