West Side Story

Rescheduled for Summer 2021


Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Grifith and Harold S. Prince
By Arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

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, they struggle to survive the hate, violence, and prejudice on the streets of the city.

WEST SIDE STORY is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Performance Dates and Times

Date to be announced for Summer of 2021

Subscriptions and Tickets


Options for Already Purchased 2020 Subscriptions

Convert Your Subscription to a Donation to Porthouse

If you would like to convert your full subscription amount to a gift to Porthouse Theatre, please email the box office at porthouse@kent.edu. You will still have your seat preferences for next season. 

Ticket Exchange for the 2021 season

If you would like to exchange your tickets for the 2021 season (this keeps all existing seats and changes you made this season) please email the box office at porthouse@kent.edu

Receive a Full Refund

If you would like to receive a full refund for your 2020 subscription, please call the box office at 330-672-3884 and leave a voicemail. We will get back with you as soon as possible to process your refund.


Due to COVID-19, Porthouse Theatre's 2020 Season is cancelled. Subscription sales and the annual renewal process will resume in the Fall of 2020 for the 2021 Season. 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. 

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Single Tickets

Due to COVID-19. Porthouse Theatre's 2020 Season is cancelled. Single tickets for the 2021 Season will go on sale in May of 2021 and will be available 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.

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