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Porthouse Continues Season of Laughs with THE FOREIGNER

Posted Jun. 24, 2010

Porthouse Theatre, Northeast Ohio's premiere outdoor theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, continues its 2010 summer season with Larry Shue's hilarious farcical play The Foreigner running July 1 through 17. Shows run Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $28-$31 for Adults; $25-$31 for Seniors; $16-$17 for Students. The box office is opened weekdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 330-672-3884 or 330-929-4416. Or purchase Adult priced tickets online at

Directed by Rohn Thomas, the show features well-known local, professional actor Eric van Baars as Charlie Baker the "Foreigner." Audiences remember him as Harold Hill in last year's production of The Music Man. Eric also choreographed the first show of the Eric van Baars (left) as Charlie Baker 'the foreigner' and Tony Zanoni as the quirky Ellard Simms.Porthouse season - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - as well as teaching in the Porthouse Theatre Academy this summer. The cast also includes local and professional actors John Kolibab as Froggy LeSueur, Paula Duesing as Betty Meeks, and Robert Ellis as Owen Musser. Rounding out the cast is Darren Nash as Reverend Lee and Tammy Pawslukiewicz as Catherine Simms and Tony Zanoni as Ellard Simms.

"Directing at Porthouse Theatre is always a rewarding experience," said director Rohn Thomas, who directed The Odd Couple last season at Porthouse. "The audiences are always responsive and interactive. This makes it so rewarding for the actors, and of course the director. Anyone who hasn't seen this show should plan on it."

Porthouse Theatre, celebrating its 42nd season, offers patrons a full menu of boxed dinners to choose from local caterer Totally Cooked Catering. The full menu can be found online on their website at Orders must be received by the box office 48 hours prior to the scheduled performance. Additionally, a concessions stand on the premises offers snacks of hotdogs, pretzels, ice cream, snacks, and cold drinks. Patrons are encouraged to picnic prior to the show. The grounds open 1-1/2 hours prior to curtain. The Thornbury Picnic Pavilion is available for reservation at $2 per person on a first-come, first-serve basis. Complimentary picnic tables are available throughout the grounds as well. Porthouse is situated adjacent to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and on the sweeping hills of Blossom. The theatre is covered and seats up to 540 patrons.

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For more information contact:

Effie A. Tsengas
Director of PR/Marketing
Porthouse Theatre
330-672-8398 or