"There's a place for us" at Porthouse Theatre in 2022

Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will present its 54th season during the summer of 2022 with "Little Shop of Horrors," "Godspell," and "West Side Story." 

Directed by Porthouse producing artistic director Terri Kent, "Little Shop of Horrors" opens June 17 and runs through July 2. A preview performance will take place on June 16. With book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken, "Little Shop of Horrors" takes audiences to a florist shop on Skid Row where the meek Seymour dreams of his co-worker Audrey and discovers a very strange plant with an even stranger appetite. Based on the film by Roger Corman and Charles Griffith, "Little Shop of Horrors" is the comedic sci-fi musical that has captivated audiences for decades. 

Directed by Dylan Ratell, "Godspell" opens July 8 and runs through July 23. A preview performance will take place on July 7. With book by John-Michael Tebelak, music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak,  "Godspell" is an eclectic blend of songs telling the story of Jesus' life. employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

Directed by producing artistic director Terri Kent, "West Side Story" opens July 29 and runs through August 14. A preview performance will take place on July 28. Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet is transformed into a musical set in modern day New York City. When young lovers Tony and Maria find themselves star-crossed between two warring street gangs, the struggle to survive the hate, violence, and prejudice on the streets of the city. 

Subscriptions go on sale in January 2022 by phone at 330-672-3884. 

Single and group tickets go on sale May 31, 2022. 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

POSTED: Friday, December 10, 2021 - 11:08am
UPDATED: Friday, December 10, 2021 - 11:08am
WRITTEN BY:
Joni Koneval