Category Archives: Performances

This Sunday is our next $5 Bucks Series Staged Reading

We continue our 2019 $5 Buck Play Reading Series with
Written by Joe Gilford
Directed by Jeffrey Lyn Hall


On the verge of TV stardom, comic Mickey Dobbs meets actress and activist Natalie Meltzer, and their romance blossoms—as does the risk that they’ll be blacklisted for their political activities. In the face of the House Un-American Activities Committee, tasked with exposing communist subversion in New York’s entertainment world, Mickey and Natalie endure the absurd and tragic process that victimized entertainers and turned friends and colleagues against each other. For some, the blacklist will mean a decade without work. For others, it will spell the end of their careers. And those who willingly testify—naming others to the committee—will be branded as “finks.”

Mickey – Brian Diehl – Natalie – Holly Ann Facer- Walters- Tom Stephan – Bobby –  James Alexander Rankin
Fred – Alex J. Nine – Ensemble – John Peters, Jeffrey Lyn Hall, Jim Fippin

“Finks” by Joe Gilford Sunday,  May 19, 2019 at 2PM. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased online at or at the door.

  • Rating PG-13 Contains Adult Themes and Language

“The Bridges of Madison County” by Jason Robert Brown opens Friday, March 1, 2019


Western Reserve Playhouse is thrilled to announce our second show of the 2019 Season

“The Bridges of Madison County”  by Jason Robert Brown


Newcomer director, Sarah Coon, brings to life this acclaimed musical based on the best-selling novel, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY which was developed by the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning creative team of Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade, Songs for a New World) and Marsha Norman.

A sweeping romance about the roads we travel, the doors we open and the bridges we dare to cross, this 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Score and Orchestrations captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland and the yearning entangled in the eternal question “What if…?”

This story of an Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It’s an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more. A musical that you don’t want to  miss and an Akron Area premiere.

Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski as Francesca and Robert Albercht as Robert Photo Credit: Chris Douglas

The star studded cast filled with some of WRP’s favorites, Artistic Director Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski as Francesca (Tomorrow Morning), Bernadette Hisey as Marge (Hay Fever and Little Women), Kaity Poschner as Caroline (Little Women), Kim Sullivan as Marian/Chiara (Dogfight), and newcomers, Rob Albrecht as Robert, Kevin Michael Myers as Bud, Cameron Zona as Michael, and Rich Stimac as Charlie.


Rob Albrecht as Robert Photo Credit: Chris Douglas

  • Directed – Sarah Coon
  • Musical Direction – Bryan Bird & Dave Stebbins
  • Stage Managed – Tiffany Bird
  • Light Design – Kevin Rutan
  • Costume Design – Luke Scattergood
  • Set Design – Patrick Ciamacco
  • Scenic Painting – Noah Hrbek
  • Props – Sue Snyder
  • Set Construction – James Gremba

RUN DATES: March 1-16, 2019
TIMES OF SHOWS: Friday & Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday March 10, 2019 at 2PM
TICKETS: $17 for Adults and $15 for Students/Seniors
BOX OFFICE: 330-620-7314

Our 2019 Season

SEASON TICKETS GO ON SALE OCTOBER 5, 2018!  WE only have a limited amount so you don’t want to wait to be apart of something amazing!