Costumes and Props Sale!!!

We are opening our doors to a great costume and prop sale!  Come and see what we will have! Cash, credit and checks accepted!    Hope to see you there!

The Night Before Christmas read by Award Winning Actor Tom Stephan

Western Reserve Playhouse is pleased to welcome celebrated local performer Tom Stephan to our stage! Tom will be spending an evening sharing cookies & cocoa with the children, while reading them the classic Christmas poem, “The Night Before Christmas”!

The event will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 7PM & should last about an hour.

Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted!

 

Storytime with our Holiday Princess

 

Calling all Princess and Knights! Come and celebrate the holidays with our Holiday Princess! You and your child can enjoy stories, craft and cookies and coco and a photo with our Holiday Princess.

December 16, 2017 from 1-2:30PM

The event is free, but donations would be appreciated! .

The World Premiere of “Matt’s First (Real) Thanksgiving”

Western Reserve Playhouse is pleased to present the world premiere of Matt’s First (Real) Thanksgiving by award-winning & internationally produced local playwright, Brandi Eaton, which will run ONE NIGHT ONLY December 15 at 8PM.

Matt’s was originally done as a 10-minute play during the theatre’s Half-Dozen show in August. It was such a big hit, that Ms. Eaton developed it into a full-length script. Matt’s tells the story of Matt, who brings home his younger boyfriend, Jason, on Thanksgiving to meet his family for the first time. Unfortunately, Matt’s family doesn’t know that he’s gay. Add to that a drunken aunt, a wise-cracking grandma & an unwanted ex-boyfriend & you’ve got an hilarious holiday!

The performance will be a staged reading of the script & a talkback session with the playwright & cast will follow.

The cast features a who’s who of talented local performers: Theatre luminaries Tom Stephan & Harriet DeVeto, OCTA & Chanticleer award winner Meg Hopp, BroadwayWorld Cleveland Award nominees Rose Gabriele, Adrienne Jones, Nicholas Peters & Mason Shuman & Co-Artistic Director (& multiple award winner) Brian Westerley as Matt.

Show Time: 8:00 PM on Friday, December 15th. Open Seating.

Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted!

 

“Heavy Lies the Crown” Staged Reading on December 10!

Western Reserve Playhouse is pleased to present a staged reading of Heavy Lies the Crown which will run for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY December 10 at 2PM.

Heavy Lies the Crown is the lively history of the life & death of the kings & queens of England told through tales, poems, letters & dialogue. It gives audiences insight into stories of the succession of royalty & how it shaped our world. At times, the monarchs own words are used to describe their lives.

The cast features theatre luminaries Tom Stephan & Harriet DeVeto, as well as Co-Artistic Director Brian Westerley.

Show Time: 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 10th.

Admission: $10 for everyone

To reserve tickets, please visit our website: www.westernreserveplayhouse.org

The venue is located at 3326 Everett Rd., Bath, OH.

Come and help build our Yonkers Set! November 18, 2017 from 9AM-12PM

Minecraft Acting Class Offering

 
 Ever wanted to learn the basics of acting? Do you enjoy art?  So you love Minecraft?
Well, Western Reserve Playhouse Young Artist’s Theater wants to take you to your own world using the power of theater arts.  Your child will create a Minecraft themed costume head. Plus be taught the basics of acting.  This is a quick and fun way to see if acting and art is for your child.
Ages 5-10
Class Size is limited so sign up today!
Class fee is $65.00.
Instructor is Artistic Director, Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski

Teen Shakespeare Monologue Class Offered

WRP just announced it is offering the Classics – a Shakespeare Monologue class just for teens!

FOR THE FIRST WEEK, STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO MEMORIZE A 1 TO 2 MINUTE SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE. IT IS NOT IMPORTANT THAT THE CHARACTER BE THE SAME AGE OR GENDER AS THE STUDENT.

Shakespeare’s plays offer actors some of the richest roles in theatre, with characters that explore every facet of the human experience. This course introduces the skills an actor needs to tackle the unique demand of this richly rewarding, classical material. Students will delve into Shakespeare’s texts through script analysis, exploration of language, vocal work, monologues, and scene study. This class is an excellent way to prepare for auditions, college auditions and strengthen the core of acting.  Taught by our Artistic Director, Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski. There is a limited class size to best help each student.

The cost is $60 per student.  Classes run Saturdays November 25- December 16, 2017 from 8-9AM

Meet Our Lighting Design Teacher T.L Codella

  Welcome T.L Codella WRP is thrilled to have you!!!

T.L. Codella is a professional lighting designer with more than 20 years of experience. She obtained a BA in Theatre and Dance from Wittenberg University and an MFA in Theatrical Lighting Design from University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music where the created an award winning design for the premier of the new original Babes in Arms, which is now archived in the Lincoln Center Library of Performing Arts.   Ms. Codella has worked in Arizona, Connecticut, South Carolina, and Ohio.   Most recently, her work has been seen at Hudson Players (Thumbs, Mary Poppins, On the Twentieth Century, A Few Good Men), Aurora Community Theatre (Grease, Annie), and, of course, Western Reserve Playhouse (Scotland Road). In addition to her work in traditional theatre, Ms. Codella enjoys lighting dance and opera.

Her class is limited to only 10 students so sign up today!

 

 

Introduction to Lighting Design for the Stage

This Introduction to Lighting Design Class is designed to give people with all levels of interest an understanding of the craft and art of lighting design.   Topics covered will include the language of lighting, functions and properties of lighting, the parts of the lighting system, instruments 101, color mixing, and the lighting process (from script to design to hang to cueing).

The class will also include a practical section for directors, actors, technicians, and designers.    Included in this section will be such topics as “Finding your Light: how to make yourself look better on stage;” “Lighting Design, more important than you know:  why involving a lighting designer early in the process is critical;” “Getting your needs met: how to talk to a lighting designer;” “Lighting, the forgotten and underutilized design element: how to make your voice heard in production meetings and through the tech process.”

There will be hands on elements to this class.  Recommended items to bring include an 8” adjustable wrench (Crescent wrench), long pants, long sleeves or work gloves, and closed toe shoes (required).   Wrenches and some gloves will be available for anyone that does not have his or her own.

Four consecutive Sunday afternoons. 8 full hours of en-LIGHT-enment!

November 19th thru December 10th.