A note from Western Reserve Playhouse

A Message from Western Reserve Playhouse and our Executive Artistic Director, 

Valued patrons, students, parents, production teams and members of the community:

As you are all aware, over the last several weeks, the Coronavirus and its spread in the US as well as the State of Ohio has created a great deal of concern amongst our community and have required unprecedented actions. Yesterday, Governor Mike DeWine issued an order to postpone or cancel mass gatherings of a 100 or more until further notice.  Although “the barn” is only 95 seats, we are aware that we are an intimate space with seating that is extremely close and therefore a risk, even with all of the precautions we have taken. The Western Reserve Playhouse takes the health and safety of our patrons, students, production teams, volunteers and employees very seriously and are immediately following this order. 

We greatly appreciate the leadership that our federal, state and local agencies have provided to ensure transparency and awareness as well as the guidance we have received from local community agencies. 

The following changes are in effect immediately:


  • The current production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change!” that opens this evening March, 13, 2020 and runs till March 28, 2020 has been postponed until later this spring.  We are working on new dates.
  • Our $5 Bucks Series – “The Thanksgiving Play” that was to go on March 15, 2020 has been postponed to a later date, which has yet to be determined.
  • Our CaBARet Series production, “A Guide to Dating Cabaret” that was going to be performed on March 19, 2020 had been postponed to a later date, which has yet to be determined.
  • All theater workshops and classes have been postponed and e-mails will be going out to students soon with schedule revisions.


As we are working on rescheduling all of these performances, future events and classes, we ask for your patience and understanding, as this will take some time.

All ticket holders for these events will be contacted directly by email regarding the status of their event.  

For performances that cannot be rescheduled, patrons will be contacted regarding their preferred refund method. Refunds can be issued to the original payment method or a Western Reserve Playhouse gift card.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this has caused. Please know that this was not an easy decision and that we value your patronage and appreciates your support as we continue to navigate through this unprecedented time.

Please check out our website at www.thewrp.org, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.


Dawn Sniadak- Yamokoski

Executive Artistic Director 

Western Reserve Playhouse