Weathervane Playhouse
Community Theatre


Book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Based on the New Line Cinema film
   written and directed by John Waters


Show Description:
It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV show...all without denting her 'do!


Staff and Cast:

Director: Marissa Leenaarts
Musical Director: John Ebner

Cast:
SARAH JANE TOY: Tracy Turnblad
PATRICK DUKEMAN: Edna Turnblad
TOM STEPHAN: Wilbur Turnblad
RYAN CIRIACO: Corny Collins
MEGHAN CORDIER: Penny Pingleton
SARAH CRAVEN: Amber Von Tussle
PEGGY COYLE: Velma Von Tussle
BRIAN HIRSCH: Link Larkin
JONATHAN MERECHANT: Seaweed J. Stubbs
SYDNEY THOMAS: Motormouth Maybelle
ALIYAH EVANS: Little Inez
BRONWYN CRAVEN: Prudy Pingleton/Gym Teacher/Ensemble Mom
SCOTT K. DAVIS: Mr. Pinky/Flasher/Police Officer
ALEXANDRA HARTENSTEIN: Prison Matron/Principal
RUSSELL B. KUNZ: Spritzer/Bum/Guard/Newscaster
JEFF BIXBY: Camera Man 
GRACIE THANASIU: Tammy
GRANT CARR: Brad
HOPE SPINNER: Brenda
ZACHARY CHARLICK: Fender
MARY ROHRER: Shelly
MATTHEW BALSIO: Sketch
KAITLYN HARRIS: Louann
JARED SPARKS: I.Q./Hot Dog Man
ANNA CLAWSON: Doreen
ROBERT RUSH: Mikey
JEANNE LUSTER: Lucy/Beatnik Chick/Swing
ELEASHA GARRETT: Judine
AMAYA MATHIS: Kamilah
JADA-LYNN PLEDGER: Shayna
ANGELINA STALLINGS: Cindy
MARISSA DAVIS: Lorraine
ALDEN MUNNERLYN: Thad
ONANIAH GARRETT: Diana
ROCKY KUNZ: Nancy/Hooker/Cue Card Holder
LARRY SIMS: Duane/Photographer
DESTINEE THOMPSON: Francine
Tickets and Press


June 8 - July 2

Showtimes:
7:30pm Thursdays
7:30pm Fridays
7:30pm Saturdays
2:30pm Sundays

Tickets:
$10-$26 Reserved Seating

(330) 836-2626
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Location:
Weathervane Playhouse
1301 Weathervane Lane
Akron, Ohio 44313



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