Porthouse's 2016 Season Opens with "Sister Act"

Production will have audiences raising their voices

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will open its 48th season with the regional premiere of “Sister Act.”

Directed by Porthouse executive producer Eric van Baars, “Sister Act” opens June 17 and runs through July 2. A preview performance will take place on June 16. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner, “Sister Act” is based on the hit 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’ disco style aggravates Mother Superior and injects new hope and energy into the church and community. Performances are June 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, July 1 and 2 at 8 p.m and June 19 and 26 at 2 p.m.

Subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 330-672-3884. Single tickets and group tickets can be purchased beginning May 31, 2016 by phone at 330-672-3884, in person at the Porthouse Box Office, or online at www.porthousetheatre.com. The Porthouse Box Office is located in the Roe Green Center lobby of Kent State’s Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242 and is open beginning May 31, 2016 Mon.-Fri. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Subscriptions for the Gold Center section range in price from $66 to $93. Subscriptions for the Left and Right Center sections range in price from $60-$84 for adults, $63-$84 for seniors and $42-$63 for students and children.

Available beginning May 31, single tickets range in price from $22-$40 for adults and $20-$34 for students and children. Special rates for groups of 20 or more are also available.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

For more information about Porthouse Theatre, visit www.porthousetheatre.com



If you are interested in becoming a Porthouse Theatre subscriber, please call the Porthouse Box Office at 330-672-3884 after November 1, 2015 or review the benefits of becoming a subscriber at the link below. Current Porthouse Theatre subscribers will receive renewal packets in mid-November.


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: Monday, April 04, 2016 12:18 PM
Updated: Saturday, March 25, 2023 10:53 PM
Joni Koneval