Category Archives: Performances

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!

Our First CaBARet Night is TOMORROW!

Please join us for a night of


This night of antagonist-themed songs and acts will last about an hour and a half, including a ten minute intermission. Our stage is excited to welcome back so much WRP talent from shows such as Assassins, Heathers, Bridges of Madison County, Dogfight, and more! Not only that, but our very own Executive Artistic Director, Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski, and CaBARet Coordinator, Patrick Hanlon, will be representing the WRP staff onstage!

Western Reserve Playhouse can’t be more ecstatic to bring this new, recurring event to our community. We’d love to see everyone there! And don’t forget, this performance will complement the themes of “Blithe Spirit,” returning this weekend, so it won’t be a night to forget!

Show begins at 8pm, January 30th. Tickets are $15 for General Admission. Bar will be open continuously all night.

Questions? Feel free to contact our CaBARet Coordinator, Patrick Hanlon, at

“Blithe Spirit” Opens TOMORROW!

Make sure you get your tickets for this hauntingly funny show! From the director of Tartuffe, August Scarpelli, this show is sure to liven up your cold January weekends!

This farce is arguably Noel Coward’s most recognized work, and the show seeps as much in comedic timing as it does in the “otherworld.” First produced in 1941, this much-revived classic “improbable farce” from the playwright of Private Lives and Hay Fever offers up fussy, cantankerous Charles Condomine.

After his first wife, Elvira, died, Charles married Ruth, and they appear to live a pleasant, if uneventful and conventional, life. Charles is writing a book about spiritualism, and invites Madame Arcati, a medium, to join them and their friends, the Bradmans, for a séance, so that he can acquire the suitable “local color” an author needs. As (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Ruth, and the dead Elvira, haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.




Western Reserve Playhouse is excited to welcome some returning actors to our stage, as well as some new talent. You may recognize these actors: Jim Fippin (Tartuffe), Shani Ferry (Lost in Yonkers), Victoria Kirgesner (Happy Hollandaise!), Kaitlyn Poschner (Little Women), Zach Manthey (Anne of Green Gables), and Mia Radabaugh (Virginia Woolf). WRP welcomes our newest actor, Valerie Young!