School of Theatre and Dance presents "Zorba!" in concert

Presented in partnership with The Musical Theater Project

Kent, OH – Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with The Musical Theater Project, will present a concert performance of “Zorba!” Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242.  A second performance will take Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beck Center.

For tickets to the Kent State performance, call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. The box office is open Mon. – Fri., Noon to 5 pm.  Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for Kent State University alumni, faculty and staff, $14 for seniors (60+) and non-Kent State students age 18 and under are $10.  Tickets for full-time, Kent campus undergraduates are free of charge.  Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person.  Flex pass subscriptions are also available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks, and cash.

With book by Joseph Stein, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, “Zorba!” follows carefree vagabond Zorba the Greek as he befriends young Nikos on the road to Crete. When tragedy strikes, Zorba teaches Nikos to embrace the value of life.

“Zorba!” is directed by professor and Porthouse Theatre producing artistic director Terri Kent and is music directed by The Musical Theater Project’s Nancy Maier. Assistant professor Jennifer Korecki serves as associate music director. Associate professor and Equity actor Fabio Polanco portrays Zorba. The remainder of the cast is comprised of students in Kent State’s musical theatre program.

“Zorba!” marks the second partnership between Kent State and The Musical Theater Project who collaborated on a concert production of “Babes in Arms” in Sept. 2014.


Media Contact:

Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116,

POSTED: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 3:03pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 3:19pm
Joni Koneval