Event Category: SOPAA

2017-2018 Series Brochures are Coming!

June 16, 2017 – July 7, 2017

Thanks to everyone who supported us for the 2016-2017 season.

Brochures will be in the mail soon. 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.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

October 17, 2017


It is the return of the ever popular Glenn Miller Orchestra considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time for its unique jazz sound

The Sound Of Music

February 12, 2018

The Hills of Appalachia Are Alive....

With The Sound of Music!!

A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming. This Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning musical brings us the story of Maria and the von Trapp Family.

Ohio State University Marching Band

November 2, 2017

TBDBITL is coming to the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

If you have ever seen The Ohio State University Marching Band enter the Horseshoe in Columbus, you know the excitement and emotion that the crowd of 105,000 plus feels when the drums start down the Ramp Entrance.

Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers

September 14, 2017

For over 50 years, The Gatlin Brothers have entertained audiences from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy Awards to the top of the country charts.

The Barefoot Movement Holiday Show

The Barefoot Movement present their holiday celebration performance.

Complete with all of the classic seasonal favorites wrapped in a Christmas package, you'll hear acoustic renditions of everything from Chuck Berry's RUN RUN RUDOLPH to Perry Como's IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS and emotional takes on the more tender songs of the season like O HOLY NIGHT and HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING.

Dirty Dancing

January 24, 2018

DIRTY DANCING is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing.

Listening Tour

February 7, 2017

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.