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Porthouse Theatre Announces 2019 Season

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 51st season during the summer of 2019 with "Man of La Mancha," "Tintypes," and "The Music Man."

Directed by Porthouse producing artistic director Terri Kent, "Man of La Mancha," opens June 14 and runs through June 29. A preview performance will take place on June 13. Written by Dale Wasserman and with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, "Man of La Mancha" is a powerful and simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking musical inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote. Featuring songs such as "Dulcinea" and "The Impossible Dream," "Man of La Mancha" follows the journey of a dying old man determined not to abandon his ideals or passion. Performances are June 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 at 8 p.m and June 16 and 23 at 2 p.m.

Directed by Porthouse executive producer Eric van Baars, "Tintypes" opens July 5 and runs through July 20. A preview performance will take place on July 4. Nominated for multiple Tony Awards, "Tintypes" is a collection of snapshots of America's last Age of Innoncence prior to World War I. Written by Gary Pearle, Mary Kyte, and Mel Marvin, "Tintypes" features patriotic and ragtime classics such as "The Yankee Doodle Boy," "Stars and Stripes Forever," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "America the Beautiful," and "You're a Grand Old Flag." Performances are July 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11,12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20 at 8pm and July 7 and 14 at 2 p.m.

Directed by producing artistic director Terri Kent, "The Music Man" opens July 26 and runs through August 11. A preview performance will take place on July 25. With book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, "The Music Man" is the funny and romantic story of fast-talking salesman Harold Hill. When Hill arrives in River City, Iowa to con the townspeople and hurry off with their money, he doesn't count on falling for the town librarian in the process. Performances are July 25, 26, 27, 30, and 31 and Aug. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 at 8pm and July 28 and Aug. 4, 10, and 11 at 2 p.m.

Subscriptions go on sale Nov. 26 by phone only at 330-672-3884.

Single and group tickets go on sale May 28, 2019. 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 porthousetheatre.com, or by phone at 330-672-3884. 

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Media Contact:

Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116, jkoneval@kent.edu