Our 52nd season is just as exciting as all the ones that have come before.

We will produce 2, full-length musicals, 1 full length play, present two Shakespeare productions, take 4 different programs to area schools and are expecting as many as 15,000 audience members over the next 12 months.

Teachers, check out our selection of student matinées throughout the year at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. These matinées are priced to include all of your students, with shows starting at just $3 per seat. Study guides are available once your class is registered.

Principals, we will be offering 3 different outreach shows this year ranging from preschool-12th grade subject matter. These shows are grant-funded through the Ohio Arts Council and available first-come, first-served.

Parents, have a child that loves to sing and dance? Send them to us and we’ll put them in a show! Participation in our Children’s Theatre productions is always free.

PAAC has something for everyone in your life who loves the arts. We can’t wait to see you this season and here’s to another wonderful 50 years!

(740) 351-3642 • PO Box 1258 • Portsmouth, Ohio 45662


Seussical the Musical

Disney’s Frozen Jr.

Performed by the Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre

Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

Thursday November 7
9:30 AM & Noon

Friday November 8

10:00 am  & 7:00 pm

Saturday November 9
7:00 PM

Sunday November 10
2:30 PM

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Romeo & Juliet

Performed by the CINCINNATI Shakespeare Company

One of the most beloved romantic tragedies in Shakespeare’s canon, Romeo and Juliet is the tale of Bard’s star - crossed lovers.

Romeo and Juliet fall instantly in love only to discover they come from feuding families. In defiance of their families, amidst the animosity of friends and in concealment from their mentors, a young couple risk everything to be together.

CSC is proud to present “Romeo and Juliet” and prove its continued relevance in the lives of young and old alike, throughout the ages.

Friday January 17
10:00 AM & 7:00 PM


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Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr.

Performed by the Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre

Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr. is a delightful adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books, brought to life! Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store. Junie's best friend Lucille has found new best friends so Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary's class, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting!

Thursday MArch 12
9:30 AM & Noon

Friday March 13

10:00 am  & 7:00 pm

Saturday March 14
7:00 PM

Sunday March 15
2:30 PM

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Performed By the Portsmouth area Children’s Theatre
Senior Co. and Alumni

For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.

Friday July 10
7:00 pm

Saturday July 11
7:00 PM

Sunday July 12
2:30 PM