Discover the Unique Appeal of Western Reserve Playhouse (WRP) in Bath, Ohio

Searching for enriching things to do in Bath or Akron? Look no further than Western Reserve Playhouse (WRP), a beacon of Akron’s musical theatre scene. From the moment you step into our historic theatre, you’re part of the WRP family.

  1. Nurturing Talent: WRP is a hub for creativity and talent in greater Akron’s theatre scene. We’re committed to fostering an enriching environment for both seasoned and emerging artists.
  2. The Power of Theatre: Theatre is a powerful medium for expressing creativity and emotions. Our youth shows and classes make theatre accessible to students, teaching them the importance teamwork through acting, dancing, and singing.
  3. Building Community: At WRP, we value the concept of ‘community’ as family. Every production is a collaborative effort, bringing together actors, board operators, volunteers, and patrons. We strive to create a family-like atmosphere where everyone feels welcome, making WRP a unique place to visit in Bath and Akron.
  4. Supporting Local: As a proud local business in Bath, Ohio, we’re committed to supporting our community. We partner with local sponsors and advertisers, promoting their businesses in our programs, on our website, and in our lobby.
  5. Become Part of the Process: WRP is always recruiting new volunteers of all kinds! If you’d like to work behind-the-scenes, we often hold work sessions for new productions or renovations at The Barn, and you’re always welcome to join! Or, if you’d like to see a show for free, volunteer to help usher or run our concessions counter!


Help our mission directly

  • WRP Gift Cards, in denominations for $5 – $100. That gift for someone who has everything. You can buy them online by clicking here.
  • WRP Season Pass – This ticket can be for every WRP show, or you can pick and choose. Great value and great support. You can buy them online by clicking here.
  • WRP Store – how about a T-shirt or a sweatshirt, or a mug with the WRP logo? You can visit the store here.
  • Advertise with WRP – Fill out this contact form and we’ll be in touch to create your ad.
  • Donate to WRP – consider a donation to WRP to keep the magic alive. Any donation from $25 and up. Visit our donation page by clicking here.

Did you know a donation to WRP is tax-deductible? Western Reserve Playhouse is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and every donated dollar expands our entertainment value.

Foundations and Corporate Sponsors

Major Supporters


Akron Community Fund

Summit County Cares Act

LEGENDS ($5,000 – $19,999)

Bath Community Fund

Brian and Adrean Stulak

The Akron Community Fund

The PEGS Foundation

BENEFACTORS ($1,000 – $4,999)

Bath Volunteers for Service

David and Jill Klainer*

Ohio Arts Council

Partner for Theaters

In Memoriam of Joyce Sainto*

State of Ohio Cares Act – Liquor

STARS ($500 – $999)


The Atwood Family

Jim Gremba

Ernie & Bernedatte Hisey

Kevin Kelly

Sam & Deb Laferty

Dia & Jordan Ray*

Dennis Runkle & Kathleen Sanow

August Scarpelli*

Sue Snyder*

Darwin Steele

Sarah Steiner

The Lubrizol Foundation

Jeff & Dawn Yamokoski*

Val Young

ANGELS ($250 – $499)

Allstate Insurance Company

Bryan Bird

Marie Covington

Susan & Michael Delahanty

Angela Donajkowski

John and Joanne Rohrer

Mark & Cathy Schikowski

Gary & Betsy Sniadak

Dorthy and Milton Snyder

Craig Webb

Shirley Workman

Richard & Nancy Yamokoski

RISING STARS ($100 – $249)

Vince Balunas

Darlene Banfield

Jacob Bremekamp

Syd and Dean Davis

Edleman Family

Jason Edleman

Jim Fippin

Jacob Gaspar

Greg Gnau

Megan Harbath

Anne Heckerman

The Heckroth Family

Justin Herman*

Donald Hogue

Daniel Hunsicker

Sharon Keeler

Victoria Kirgesner

Craig and Susan Lanham

Karen D. Larry-Moyer

Nancy & Ron Miller

Mark Moore

PNC Banking

Rebecca Polito

Laurie Russell

Mary M. Ryan

Paul Schweigert

Jack Standford

Nancy Stanforth

Keith Stevens*

Jack & Margaret Stitt

Kelsey Tomlinson

Emily Updegraff

Sean Vollman

Justine Winger*

Karen Wood

Dorota Zarzycka


Kellie Abbott

Benjamin Arrington

Omallah Bechter

Deb Butler

Patrick Clement

Karen Currans

JW Damon

Christina Drybola

William and Shani Ferry

Patrick Hanlon

Tom Hill

Katherine Holtz

Brian Innenberg

Tim & Pat Jolly

Joe Kirgersner

Brianna Laybourn

Martha Lester

Eva Miller

Faith Orley

Kathy Pekarcik

Joanne Polachek

Allison Punwani

James Rankin

Zar and Vivian Reader III

Jeanette Riffle

Dave & Christine Williams

We also want to thank everyone who donated to ANY Facebook non-profit donation or GivingNow event. If you would like to have your name on this list, please reach out to:

Dawn Sniadak-Yamokoski at Again, thank you!

(Updated 11/03/2020)