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Since 1968, Porthouse Theatre has entertained scores of Northeast Ohio audiences and provided training opportunities for countless developing theatre artists. Every summer, more than 20,000 guests enjoy the Porthouse experience, picnicking with friends and family before enjoying a professional production in our comfortable 500 seat covered outdoor theatre.

2019 Season

Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

June 13 - 29, 2019

Porthouse presents the powerful and simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking musical inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote. Featuring songs such as "Dulcinea" and "The Impossible Dream," "Man of La Mancha" follows the journey of a dying old man determined not to abandon his ideals or passion.



July 4 - 20, 2019

Nominated for multiple Tony Awards, "Tintypes" is a collection of snapshots of America's last Age of Innoncence prior to World War I. Written by Gary Pearle, Mary Kyte, and Mel Marvin, "Tintypes" features patriotic and ragtime classics such as "The Yankee Doodle Boy," "Stars and Stripes Forever," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "America the Beautiful," and "You're a Grand Old Flag." 

Meredith Willson's The Music Man

Meredith Willson's The Music Man

July 25 - August 11, 2019

"The Music Man" is the funny and romantic story of fast-talking salesman Harold Hill. When Hill arrives in River City, Iowa to con the townspeople and hurry off with their money, he doesn't count on falling for the town librarian in the process.

Work for Porthouse

Porthouse production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma


Porthouse Theatre will hold auditions for its 2019 Season January 28-29, 2019 at Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance. 

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Spend your summer at Porthouse! Every year, Porthouse Theatre welcomes dozens of professional and student designers, technicians, and staff, who along with actors and musicians, comprise the Porthouse Theatre company. Porthouse Theatre is hiring for the summer of 2019 and has positions open in company management, stage management, costumes and wardrobe, scenic construction and art, electrics and lighting, sound, box office, and facilities and concessions.