Monthly Archives: October 2018

Meet our cast of Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” opening November 2, 2018

Hay Fever, a hilarious farce, opens November and runs through November 17, 2018, at Western Reserve Playhouse. The eccentric Bliss family invites several guests to their country house only to expose a self-centered world that slides from reality into madcap fiction. Family melodramas and hysteria cause the visitors to band together to plot their escape, unnoticed by the feuding relatives.

Kevin Kelly directs this laugh out loud production. Whitney Miller Stage Manages, Daniel Hunsicker light designs, Kelsey Tomlinson costumes and August Scarpelli designs the set. All together is one talent packed production team.

The cast has several faces who have graced the WRP stage before and some exciting new actors including as the Bliss family, Bernadette Hisey, Zach Manthey, Vincent Sarowatz, Rachel Szeles. The players are rounded out by Susan Wagner, Danny Simpson, Linda Schneider, Eric Coulbourne and Emmy Cohen. Don’t miss the WRP 2018 Mainstage Season closing show, and enjoy the truly entertaining antics of Kelly’s strong cast and whitty directing.

TITLE: Hay Fever
WRITTEN BY: Noel Coward
DIRECTOR: Kevin Kelly
VENUE AND ADDRESS: 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44268
RUN DATES: November 2-17, 2018
TIMES OF SHOWS: Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, 2pm matinee on Sunday November 11th
TICKETS: $17 adults, $15 students
BOX OFFICE: 330-620-7314

Western Reserve Playhouse is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located at 3326 Everett Rd, Bath, Ohio 44268 and is a community theatre whose mission is to provide outstanding theatrical experiences to enrich the lives of our audiences and participants.

Final Weekend of Little Women: The Musical


Closing Weekend of “Little Women- The Musical”


The novel “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott comes alive as a captivating all-new Broadway musical adaptation, opening October 5, 2018 at Western Reserve Playhouse. This family friendly, high-energy production is directed by WRP’s Artistic Director, Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski, and choreographer, Jen Justice, with musical direction by Dave Stebbins.

“Little Women” follows four sisters—the independent, aspiring writer Jo, the romantic Meg, the pretentious Amy, and the kind-hearted Beth, all under the watchful eye of their beloved mother, Marmee, while their father is away serving in the Civil War. Each sister follows a different path but not necessarily what is expected. This coming-of-age tale is filled with drama, romance, humor, and music.
“Little Women, The Musical,” book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, soars with vibrant sweeping song and dance, featuring: Kaity Poschner (Jo), Bernadette Hisey (Marmee), Kayla Lehman (Meg), Tenley Stitzer (Amy), Abigal Lehman (Beth), Shelly Palumbo (Aunt March), Jay Sigler (Professor Bhaer), Michael Knobloch (Laurie), Steven Schuerger (Mr. Brooke), and Walt Kaminiski (Mr. Laurence). The principle characters are backed by live musicians and an ensemble of singers and dancers, including: Molly Kessler, Dorota Zarzycka, Emily Shipley, and Christina Worcester. This timeless tale about the power of family, friendship, and romance will delight the entire family.
Costume designed by Kelsey Tomlison, Set Designed Todd Plone, Light Designed Kevin Rutan, and Stage Managed by Brianna Laybourn.

“Little Women” The Musical opens with a cake reception on October 5, 2018 and runs through October 20, 2018.

Reserve your seat at or call 330-620-7314.

Little Women, The Musical
Friday, October 19 – Saturday, October 20, 2018 8pm
Western Reserve Playhouse
3326 Everett Road
Bath, Ohio 44268
Tickets: $17 adults, $15 seniors/student

The Daffodils of Sarajevo – Tickets on sale

The Daffodils of Sarajevo

An Offbeat Comedy of Irrational Romance

By Jeffery B Yamokoski

Only one show. November 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM


In this contemporary comedy, the unlikely pairing of scholarly Marie and the unremarkable Adam seems to work despite their apparent differences.   Even if family and friends cannot understand their relationship, these two characters are flawed enough to be imperfectly perfect for each other.   As they move through the early stages of their dating life, we see the farcical nature of love and attraction as Marie and Adam try to overcome the obstacles in the way of their budding relationship.


PG-13-type humor due to adult content (humor) and mild swearing.  Not recommended for young teenagers and younger.

All seats are $5.00.