Porthouse Theatre Announces 2016 Season

48th Season features "Sister Act," "Ring of Fire," and "Footloose"

It's time to raise your voice and raise the roof for Porthouse Theatre's 2016 Season!


JUNE 16 - JULY 2
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Book by Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner
Additional Book Material by Douglas Carter Beane

Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture "Sister Act" written by Joseph Howard

Sister Act is based on the 1992 motion picture starring Whoopi Goldberg. When nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she ends up in protective custody in a place she never imagined: a convent. Posing as a nun, Deloris's disco style agravates Mother Superior but injects new life and energy into the church and community.

SISTER ACT is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. Phone: 212-541-4684. Fax: 212-397-4684. www.MTIshows.com


July 7 - 23
Created by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Conceived by William Meade
Adapted from the Broadway Production by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Jason Edwards
Orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby
Additional Arrangements by David Abbinanti
Ring of Fire was originally produced on Broadway by William Meade, CTM Productions, Bob Cuillo, GFour Productions, and James B. Freydberg


The music of legend Johnny Cash comes to life on stage in Ring of Fire as a small ensemble of performers weave a story out of some of America's best known songs.

"Ring of Fire" is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, Ny 10018. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com


July 28 - August 14
Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the Original Screenplay by Dean Pitchford
Music by Tom Snow
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford

Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins, and Jim Steinman


Based on the hit movie starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose is an exhilarating musical that will leave audiences on their feet. When high school student Ren moves from Chicago to a rural town, he isn't prepared for some of the town's strict rules, such as a ban on dancing. Teaming up with the local reverend's daughter, Ren sets out to prove that dancing isn't dangerous but just a fun part of life. 

FOOTLOOSE is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com



Subscriptions for Porthouse's 2016 season are now on sale! If you are interested in becoming a Porthouse Theatre subscriber, please call the Porthouse Box Office at 330-672-3884 or review the benefits of becoming a subscriber at the link below. 


Single Tickets

Single tickets for Porthouse's 2015 season go on sale on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 11 am. 

Single tickets can be purchased beginning on that date by calling the Porthouse Box Office at 330-672-3884, online at the link below, or by visiting the Box Office in person in the lobby of Kent State University's Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance located in the Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.


POSTED: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:41pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 2:39pm
Joni Koneval