Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University's outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, continues its 46th season with Starmites opening on July 4.

Performances run through July 19. A preview performance will take place on July 3.

Directed by Michael McIntosh, "Starmites" follows teenager Eleanor as she escapes into the world of her beloved comic books and discovers that the stories she loves may not just be stories after all. Critically acclaimed and nominated for six Tony Awards when it debuted on Broadway in 1989, "Starmites" was written by Barry Keating and Stuart Ross. Performances are July 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 at 8 p.m.; and July 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.

The production stars Actors Equity Association member Colleen Longshaw as Diva/Eleanor's Mother. The cast is comprised of Porthouse Theatre's Young Professional Company: Lucy Anders, Jessica Nicole Benson, Mackenzie Duan, Grace Falasco, Miriam Henkel-Moellmann, Daniel Lindenberger, Elliott Litherland, Darian Lunsford, Dylan Ratell, and Christopher D. Tuck.

For subscriptions and tickets, call 330-672-3884, purchase online at www.porthousetheatre.com or in person at the Porthouse Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive, Kent, OH 44242. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.