Weathervane Playhouse does 'Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash'

by April Helms Special Products Editor Published:

Fans of Frank Sinatra looking to get into the holiday spirit can consider Weathervane Playhouse's offering, "Christmas My Way: A Sinatra Holiday Bash," which opened Dec. 5.

The show, a musical revue of Ol' Blue Eyes (mostly) Christmas-related hits, is directed by Jacqi Loewy and is performed by a four-member ensemble: Chanda Porter of Cuyahoga Falls, Kim Thomas of Stow, Jay Sigler and Daniel Colaner.

"It's been a lot of fun," said Loewy. "I love these four performers."

Thomas said this was her first stage show.

"I've always enjoyed singing," Thomas said. "I don't dance much so this was a good fit for me. It was a great opportunity for me, now that the children are older."

Musical director John Ebner said he remembered seeing Frank Sinatra in concert, along with Ella Fitzgerald and the Count Basie Orchestra, at E.J. Thomas Hall sometime in the 1970s.

"We were in the back, in the Flying Balcony, the nosebleed section," Ebner said. "But to see all of them there together was wonderful."

Ticket and show information

"Christmas My Way" runs through Dec. 21. Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m., plus one 10 a.m. performance on Dec. 18. Tickets are $25 each, with $21 tickets for seniors available at Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday performances. Tickets for children (ages 17 or younger) and college students are $7.50 each at all performances. Additional discounts for groups of 10 or larger are also available.

The Weathervane Playhouse box office is open Mondays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and is also open beginning one hour before each performance. For tickets, visit or call the box office at 330-836-2626 during box office hours or visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.com.

Also on stage

Weathervane also is staging its annual production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice through Dec. 22. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children ages 17 and younger. Call the theater or visit the website for show times and dates.

Next on stage

The theater will start the new year with "Uncle Vanya" by Anton Chekhov and adapted by David Mamet, which will run Jan. 9 through 25 in Weathervane's Dietz Theatre.

Weathervane's next mainstage show will be "Race" by David Mamet, which will run Jan. 30 to Feb. 16.

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