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"Disney's Newsies" makes regional debut at Porthouse Theatre

Porthouse to stage regional premiere of "Disney's Newsies"

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will close its 49th season with a production of "Disney's Newsies."

Directed by producing artistic director Terri Kent, “Newsies” opens July 28 and runs through August 13. A preview performance will take place on July 27. Adapted from the Disney film of the same name, “Newsies” is the exhilarating tale of newsboy Jack Kelly who dreams of a better life far from selling newspapers on the streets of turn-of-the-century New York City. When publishing giants Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise prices and endanger the newsboys’ livelihoods, Jack and his band of newsies find a cause to fight for. Nominated for 8 Tony Awards, “Newsies” has music by Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Tony Award Winner Harvey Fierstein. Performances are July 27, 28, 29 and Aug. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 at 8pm and July 30 and Aug. 6, 12, and 13 at 2 p.m.

Subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 330-672-3884. Single and group tickets go on sale May 30, 2017. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Porthouse Box Office, located in the Roe Green Center lobby of Kent State’s Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242, online at, or by phone at 330-672-3884. 

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Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116,

POSTED: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 11:03am
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:58am
Joni Koneval