Performance

2017-2018 Brochures Coming Soon!

Thanks to everyone who supported us for the 2016-2017 season. Brochures for the 2017-2018 season have been mailed. Subscribers will have until July 7 to renew. New subscribers and Single Tickets on sale July 10. Meanwhile, check out what is coming up this year. If you would like a brochure mailed to you, send us […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Different Perspectives On American History

Did you see First Person: Seeing America? What did you think? Did you gain new perspectives on the history of our country? Did you enjoy hearing about the tales of how people helped each other during the Portsmouth Flood? What worked for you? What didn’t?   Let us know…

Night and Day, Landau Is the ONE!

Did you attend that amazing concert by Landau Murphy and the legends of Motown, Leonard, Coleman and Blunt? Did you stand on line for an hour just so you could get an autograph and a picture taken with Landau? Did you have a great time? Let us know what you liked best about the concert.

Call For Suggestions

Do you have a favorite story from Portsmouth’s history? Portsmouth’s bicentennial is coming up in 2015. In preparation for the celebration, Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association and Shawnee State University are issuing a call for suggestions of an event/person from Portsmouth’s history to be included in the October 9 performance of First Person: Seeing America […]

Tonight, Tonight, What Did You Think Of West Side Story Tonight?

If you saw the performance of West Side Story tonight, what did you think? What worked for you? What didn’t work for you? This performance of West Side Story was the last in the 2013-14 Season. As you can see, we already have the next season up on the website. We hope you will join […]