Porthouse Theatre
Professional Equity House Theatre

Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written & directed by John Waters

Show Description:
It is 1962, and one girl’s dream to be a star will not be ignored. Despite warnings from family and friends that she will be ridiculed for her size, Tracy Turnblad proves that her heart and talent are larger than her weight, her hair, or any naysayers. Along her way to fame, she and her dancing friends, Penny, Link, Motormouth Maybelle, Seaweed and Little Inez, turn an entire town and it’s thinking on its head. Fame can come and go, some is earned; some comes through who you know. What you do with it defines you. Standing up and embracing who you are can be the most powerful “fame” of all, regardless of size, color, or age. Based on a true event in Baltimore history, a popular television dance show, The Corny Collins Show, becomes a leader in moving forward the cause of racial integration. Just as larger girls see a role model in Tracy, the appearance of black dancers on television helps to inspire acceptance, the courage to stand up as a community, romance, and hope for a better tomorrow. Dance is the common language that brings everyone together, because in the end, You Can’t Stop the Beat. Now, Run and Tell That!

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July 30 - August 16

8pm Tuesdays
8pm Wednesdays
8pm Thursdays
8pm Fridays
8pm Saturdays
2pm Sundays

$35-$40 Reserved Seating

(330) 672-3884
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Porthouse Theatre
Blossom Music Center
1145 W Steels Corners Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

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