Porthouse Theatre

47th season features productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray” Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 47th season with productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet” and “Hairspray.” Directed by Sean...

Hairspray promotional photo You won't be able to stop the beat at Porthouse this July when "Hairspray" dances across the stage. Directed by producing artistic director Terri Kent, “Hairspray” opens July 31 and runs through August 16. A preview performance will take place on July 30. This family-friendly musical will have audiences dancing in their seats. “Hairspray”...

Violet Porthouse Theatre will present "Violet" July 9-25. Directed by Steven C. Anderson, “Violet” opens July 10 and runs through July 25. A preview performance will take place on July 9. A musical of transformation, “Violet” chronicles a young disfigured woman’s journey of self-discovery as she seeks the healing touch of an evangelical...

A Little Night Music promotional photo featuring Terri Kent. Porthouse Theatre's 2015 season will open with Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music." Directed by Sean Morrissey, “A Little Night Music” opens June 12 and runs through June 27. A preview performance will take place on June 11. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, “A Little Night Music” explores the...

A Little Night Music promotional photo featuring Terri Kent. Alumnus Dylan Ratell, a 2014 graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre, has joined the national Equity tour of Chicago The Musical  in the role of Mary Sunshine. Ratell previously portrayed Mary Sunshine in Porthouse Theatre's 2011 production of Chicago. The tour stars John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn and will perform across the United States and in...

Porthuse Capital Campaign Porthouse Theatre has launched a $1 million capital campaign that will provide a number of significant improvements including a new box office, expanded bathrooms and customer service area, a new roof for the theatre, and a new parking lot. Thanks to a generous donation of $250,000 from the Gregory Hackett Family Foundation, the capaign will...

Eric van Baars as Fagin in 2014 Kent, OH – The Cleveland Critics Circle recently honored Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, with several awards for accomplishments during the 2014 season. The Cleveland Critics Circle Awards recognize outstanding Cleveland area productions, performers, directors and...

Members of the "My Fair Lady" cast in S.Q. Campbell Kent, OH – BroadwayWorld Cleveland has recognized Porthouse Theatre with multiple nominations for productions that took place in the summer of 2014. Nominations for the awards are submitted by BroadwayWorld readers and verified by the BroadwayWorld Cleveland editorial team. Porthouse Theatre received the following nine nominations: Porthouse...

A scene from 2014 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will celebrate its 47th season with productions of “A Little Night Music,” “Violet,” and “Hairspray.” Directed by Sean Morrissey, “A Little Night Music” opens June 12 and runs through June 27. A...

Minnie Quay Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s professional outdoor summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, is proud to present a special staged reading of a new musical, Minnie Quay. Performances will take place on Thurs. and Fri., Aug. 7 and 8 at 3 p.m. Based on a popular American folk legend, this...