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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, gives us the opportunity to enjoy every minute of the beautiful summer nights!

The premier summer theatre in the area, Porthouse Theatre offers audiences the finest in professional summer theatre. The outdoor, covered, pavilion theatre is located next to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, just a few miles from interstates I-80, I-77, I-271, I-76 and Route 8. The beautiful setting is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic dinner before the show.


June 11-27, 2015
A Little Night Music
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, the production transports the audience to 1900 Sweden where a tangled web of romantic affairs surround actress Desiree Armfeldt


July 9-25, 2015
With music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, Violet is a journey of self-discovery as the title character seeks out an Evangelical minister to transform her disfigured face


July 30 - August 16, 2016
With book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman Hairspray tells of the pleasantly plump Tracy Turnblad's quest to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.

For tickets, call the box office (opens May 26th) at 330-672-2497, or 800-304-2363. Free parking for everyone.


WKSU Arts & Culture Partners

 Kent State University Museum Displays Garments “Inside Out” for New Exhibit
Kent State University
At Kent State University Fashion Museum
Thursday, March 12th - Sunday, February 14th

A new exhibition of historic and couture clothing at the Kent State University Museum will focus on the hidden interiors and construction of garment.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 – Sunday, February 14, 2016. 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, (330)672-0300

 Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
At Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Friday, March 13th - Thursday, December 31st

Presented in collaboration with the Herb Ritts Foundation, the exhibit includes 30 never-before-seen photographs, original video footage, contact sheets with Ritts’ red-pencil markings, new video interviews and other well-known portraits from the revolutionary photographer and filmmaker's collection.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - Thursday, December 31, 2015, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, (216) 781-7625

 In Grand Style
Western Reserve Historical Society
Monday, March 23rd - Monday, November 30th

In Grand Style, the newest exhibit at the WRHS History Center, features historic garments and accessories that provide a window into the world of privileged Cleveland.

Ends, November 30, 2015, Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, (216) 721-5722

 The World's Largest Dinosaurs
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Saturday, June 6th - Sunday, January 3rd

For 140 million years, humongous plant-eating sauropod dinosaurs ruled the planet as the largest animals to walk on land in the Earth's history. Welcome these awesome giants to Cleveland, and discover how they ate, moved and interacted with their environment in a new exhibition.

June 6, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, 216-231-4600

  Charles Beneke: Specter
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, August 1st - Sunday, January 3rd

This installation by Charles Beneke offers lush surface decoration as well as a stark reminder of our penchant for excess and its impact. Printed surfaces will accumulate as a figurative parallel to the human-made accumulation of carbon and greenhouse gas. Visitors to Specter are being asked to exchange a behavior that harms the earth for a take-away print that reminds them of their promise.

Aug. 1, 2015 - Jan. 2, 2016, Akron Art Museum, Akron, (330) 376-9185

 A Gift to Cherish
National First Ladies' Library
At National First Ladies' Library Education and Research Center
Thursday, September 17th - Friday, February 26th

Tokens of gratitude preserve memories of special events in our lives. No one knows this as well as the President and First Lady. A Gift to Cherish is an exhibit of unique gifts First Ladies have given to personal friends, staff members, acquaintances, and admirers.

Sept. 17, 2015 - Feb. 26, 2016, National First Ladies' Library, Canton, (330) 452-0876

 Canton Symphony presents 'Transformations'
Canton Symphony Orchestra
At Umstattd Performing Arts Hall
Wednesday, October 21st - Saturday, April 23rd

Hidden in each of tonight's pieces is a story of transformation - a change of heart, grief turned to hope, lives linked through generations, and music refreshing itself. Assoiciate Conductor Rachel L. Waddell, CSO Director of Chorus Britt Cooper and the Canton Symphony Chorus take us through this journey.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, Canton, (330) 452-2094

 Coach House Theatre presents 'Blithe Spirit'
Coach House Theatre
Thursday, November 19th - Sunday, December 13th

In this Noel Coward classic, a seance conducted by an eccentric local medium brings back the mischievous spirit of a man's late wife, much to the displeasure of his current wife.

Nov. 19 - Dec. 13, 2015, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m., Coach House Theatre, Akron, 330-434-7741

 NEO Geo at the Akron Art Museum
Akron Art Museum
Saturday, November 21st - Sunday, April 24th

Geometric abstraction pares visual art down to pure shapes, lines and colors, yet infinite possibilities lie within those boundaries. NEO Geo features recent work by artists in the surrounding region who explore the potential of geometric abstraction. Media represented include painting, printmaking, drawing, installation, sculpture, fiber and photography.

Nov 21, 2015 - Apr 24, 2016, Akron Art Musuem, One South High, Akron, Ohio 44308, 330-376-9185

 Weathervane Playhouse presents 'A Christmas Carol: The Musical'
Weathervane Community Playhouse
Tuesday, November 24th - Sunday, December 20th

Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling musical adaptation. Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island) breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale.

Nov. 24 - Dec. 20, 2015 Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, 330-836-2626

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Member Benefits

As a way of saying “thanks” to WKSU members, many Northeast Ohio cultural organizations offer special benefits for cinema, museums, music, theatre and dance and more that include 2-for-1 performance tickets and other discounts.

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