College of Arts News
Kent State’s Porthouse Theatre Presents Sensational Chicago!Posted Jun. 13, 2011
Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, is preparing for a razzle-dazzle 2011 season. The professional theatre, celebrating its 43rd year, opens the season with the Broadway sensation Chicago, with book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. It is based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins.
The show will be directed by Porthouse Theatre’s Artistic Director Terri Kent. Kent is a professor of theatre at Kent State and also serves as director of the musical theatre program for the university’s School of Theatre and Dance. Chicago will run June 16 - 18, June 21 - 25, June 28 - 30 and July 1 and 2 at 8 p.m.; and June 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.
The second production of the season is The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon, which runs July 7- 9, July 12 - 16 and July 19 - 23 at 8 p.m.; and July 10 and July 17 at 2 p.m. The Porthouse Theatre season closes with the iconic musical Hello, Dolly! Performances are July 28 - 30, Aug. 2 - 6 and Aug. 9 - 14 at 8 p.m.; and July 31, Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.
Subscriptions and single tickets are currently on sale. Prices for Tuesday through Friday evening performances are $60 for adults and $51 for seniors; Saturday nights are $66 for adults and seniors; and Sunday matinees are $57 for adults and $51 for seniors. Gift subscriptions are also available. Special rates are available for students and groups of 20 or more.
Single ticket prices range from $25 - $33 for adults and seniors and $17 - $20 for students. The box office is located in the Music and Speech Center on the corner of Main Street and Horning Road on the Kent Campus. For more information, call 330-672-3884 or visit www.porthousetheatre.com.