Tuesday, July 28, 2015


July 30 to August 16, 2015
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Bob Abelman

Porthouse’s ‘Hairspray’ offers a slightly dented ‘do.    

To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN article here.

Roy Berko

Director Terri Kent pulled out all the stops, added tons of shticks and gimmicks, has a rocking band, creative and well performed choreography, and a focused cast, which  resulted in a wonderful, “this you must see” theatrical experience.  
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Kerry Clawson

The underdog in all of us will love the musical 'Hairspray,' the subversive musical comedy that satirizes the ignorance of both lookism and racism, all presented in a bubblegum package.
The larger-than-life show, now playing at Porthouse Theatre, has a lot to like with its ever-idealistic heroine Tracy (the likable Katey Sheehan), some excellent comedic actors and a spirited young ensemble.

To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.

Mark Horning

As with all Porthouse productions, Hairspray is a delightful musical outing that combines picnicking on the green (or in one of the pavilions) with excellent Broadway musical performances.  It is a wonderful social experience that will enhance the lives of everyone in the family.  Kudos to Porthouse for the phone call and e-mail warning of the sold out Tim McGraw concert at Blossom Music Center on opening night with encouragement to plan for an early arrival.  Through this effort the show was able to start on time to a packed house.

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.