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2017-2018 Tickets On Sale Soon

With such a great selection of events for 2017-2018, it is natural to be excited about buying tickets. Subscribers will receive season brochures in late May/Early June. They will have until July 7 to renew their seats. Starting July 10, new subscribers and single ticket buyers can start purchasing tickets. If you would like additional […]

Students Chat With Pianist Alpin Hong

On April 24, third graders from Bloom-Vernon schools visited to have a chat about music with pianist Alpin Hong. While he was in town to perform a concert. Later that day, students from SSU’s BFA Musical Theatre program also had an opportunity to discuss careers in the arts with Alpin. Check out the pictures from […]

Listening Tour

Everyone is invited to join a conversation with their neighbors about creative expression in the Portsmouth community on February 7 Even if don’t think of yourself as creative or as the type that would participate in an arts event, we want you there. Three partnering organizations: Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association, Southern Ohio Museum of […]

Listening Tour

Everyone is invited to join a conversation with their neighbors about creative expression in the Portsmouth community on January 31 Even if don’t think of yourself as creative or as the type that would participate in an arts event, we want you there. Three partnering organizations: Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association, Southern Ohio Museum of […]

Coming Up In The 2016-2017 Season

The Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association (SOPAA) and Shawnee State University (SSU) are pleased to announce their 2016-17 season. This season will mark the 21st year that their partnership that has brought exciting and intriguing performances to southern Ohio. Season brochures will be mailed in late May. New subscriptions and single tickets purchases will start […]

Give The Gift of Art

There is no replacing the experience of a live performance. Whether it is the classic romance of a Cinderella Broadway musical, Bluegrass by a Grand Master fiddle champion, a charismatic trio of tenors from Texas or a masterful pianist, there is something anyone would love to see in their stockings this Christmas.  Check out the […]

Celebrating 20 Years!

The 2015-2016 Season marks the 20th anniversary of SOPAA’s partnership with Shawnee State University. Prior to the performance of Under the Streetlamp on September 17, hundreds of people joined us for a dessert reception to celebrate this anniversary. We hope you will join us in celebrating and remembering all the fantastic experiences of the last […]

Peter and the Starcatcher -Cancelled

Due to scheduling difficulties, the producers of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER have cancelled their performance on April 27, 2015. In its place, we are pleased to announce that we have arranged to present MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL on April 20, 2015. Letters have gone out to all those who have already purchased tickets explaining this situation […]

Coming Up In The 2015-2016 Season

The Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association (SOPAA) and Shawnee State University (SSU) are pleased to announce their 2015-16 season. This season will mark the twentieth year that their partnership has brought exciting and intriguing performances to southern Ohio. Follow the performances link to the left to explore the different shows we will be offering in […]

Did You Get In Touch With Your Inner Elf?

Have you ever wanted to run away to the North Pole like Buddy? Do you still want to? Tell us what you thought of the performance of Elf on November 13. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays