Monthly Archives: February 2020

Looking for Something to Do This March?


Western Reserve Playhouse has got you

covered when it comes to entertainment!

The comedic musical “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” opens March 13th! This four-actor show is all about “The Relationship” and all the twists and turns it may take! This show runs three weekends, with our special matinee performance on March 22nd.

Did you miss our first $5 Buck Series of 2020? Worry not! Our second show of this season, “The Thanksgiving Play,” will be on Sunday, March 15h at 2pm! This R-Rated comedy shows what happens when people try to write a pageant that honors both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month.

Finally, our CaBARet Series is BACK! Join us on Thursday, March 19th at 8pm for the next installment: “Guide to Dating: Relationship Advice Said in Song!” We have brand-new songs lined up for you, with some new AND returning performers!

As we welcome Spring back, WRP also wants to welcome YOU back through our doors!

Congratulations to the Casts of our Next TWO Musicals!


Coming up first, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” will be directed by Kevin Kelly and opening March 13th! This comedic musical is full of songs about “The Relationship,” and since we’re doing the 2018 Revised Edition, that means new songs and scenes!

Western Reserve Playhouse is proud to welcome back Emily Shipley (Heathers) and Ben Arrington (Assassins) to our stage! We’d also like to welcome our newest actors, Brian O. Jackson and Rebecca Riffle Polito!

And after that comes our second musical of 2020, “Violet” directed by Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski, opening April 24th! This American Southern show stars a young woman with a facial scar, and her journey to find a preacher who can heal her.

We have a lot of returning actors for this show, including Ben Arrington, Jacob Gaspar, Tom Hill, Hannah Hilty (WRP Staff), Dennis Runkle, Rosalie Sajovie, August Scarpelli (WRP Staff), Michael Knobloch, Dayshawnda Ash, and Emily Shipley. WRP is excited to welcome its many new actors: Clara Edleman, Sarah Farris, Maggie Stahl, Nate Summers, and Karen Wood!


Congratulations to everyone above! Rehearsals have begun on “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” and it’ll open to the WRP stage soon! Stay tuned for info on “Violet,” an upcoming $5 Buck Series reading, and our next CaBARet Night!

Introducing WRP’s 2020 Youth Summer Camps!

Come one, come all!
WRP is excited to bring three new camps this summer, for all ages and interests!



Ages: 3-6 (potty trained)

Do you want to have your child learn the basics of theater while they write their own play? Our wildly successful Itty Bitty Camp is back! Have your child come and spend a week with us doing crafts, writing a show, learning a song, and being able to perform for you!



By Jennifer Lee

Ages: 6-12

Do you want to build a snowman?

You’ll love this fanciful and heartwarming stage adaptation of the celebrated animated film. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and all of your favorite characters as they embark on an epic, ice-filled journey of self-discovery, camaraderie, and the real meaning of true love. Adapted for young performers, this musical includes favorite Frozen songs such as “Love Is an Open Door,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” and “Let It Go,” as well as wonderful new songs from the Broadway production. This production of Frozen KIDS is sure to prove that “some people are worth melting for.”

By Lavinia Roberts

Ages: 13+

Have fun with some of Shakespeare’s most famous characters in this comical one act TV talent show parody!  

Our host, Puck, the mischievous fairy from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, is joined by the Fool, a classic Shakespearean side character, who adds wit and fun with his not-so-foolish interjections.

There’s all the trademark Shakespeare tragedy — plots against kings, pining for love, witch’s predictions of forlorn fates — but with comedic twists including pillow fights, rubber chicken duels, and a disco dance finale where the judges decide to award themselves the winners. With minimal sets and props, Shakespeare’s Got Talent! introduces students to another side of many of Shakespeare’s most famous characters and plays in a manner that’s quite silly, highly entertaining, and easily relatable.

Auditions for “The Seagull” Have Been Announced!

Our next play here at WRP will be Anton Chekhov’s classic drama, “The Seagull,” translated by Michael Frayn. In his famous Chekhovian style, the playwright details a family living in a luxurious country home, and the drama that spikes between one another as love and loss become prevalent.

Production Staff:


  • Director: August Scarpelli
  • Stage Manager: James Elliott
  • Lighting Design: Steven A Barton
  • Set Design: August Scarpelli
  • Costumes: Kelsey Tomlinson



Audition Dates: 

Saturday February 22nd  from 2pm-6pm 

Sunday February 23rd from 12pm-3pm


Callbacks: Sunday March 1st from 11am-3pm


Sign up here :


Rehearsals: Will begin approximately April 26th 

Performances: June 5th thru June 21st

Location: Western Reserve Playhouse 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44286

Audition Requirements:

  • Arrive at least 10 minutes before the audition time slot to fill out required information and receive an excerpt.
  • When possible, actors will be asked to stay to read scenes with other prospective actors.
  • Total audition time will not exceed 40 minutes.
  • Please bring all known conflicts to the auditions.
  • Please bring, if available, headshots and resumes. (supplied material may not be returned)
  • Prospective cast, under the age of 18, will need to have a guardian attend the audition.

What to prepare:

  • Please prepare one monologue (not exceeding 2 minutes ) that to you is Chekhovian (Either from one of Chekhov’s plays OTHER than The Seagull OR one that you think is fitting )
  • Please come with having read the play (you can find a free translation here: )


Roles are open to all ethnicities. No equity contracts at this time.


Roles Available: 

Arkadina- an actress

Konstantin – her son

Sorin – her brother (This role has been pre-cast; Robert Hawkes)

Nina – the young daughter of a wealthy landowner

Shamrayev – a retired lieutenant, Sorin’s steward 

Polina – his wife 

Masha – his daughter

Trigorin – a novelist 

Dorn – a doctor

Medvedenko  – a teacher

Yakov – a workman

A cook

A maid


If you have any questions for the director, please email 

If you are interested and have a conflict with the audition time please let us know!


Western Reserve Playhouse 

3326 Everett Rd, Bath, Ohio 44286