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E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

198 Hill Street, Akron, OH, USA
Seats (approximate)
2271

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description

E. J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, built by The University of Akron and a group of dedicated community leaders is an outstanding performing arts complex and cultural center. Since its first season in 1973, the Hall has exceeded expectations and grown in stature as a cultural and community center for northern Ohio. Located on the corner of University Avenue and Hill Street on The University of Akron's campus in downtown Akron, Thomas Hall annually hosts more than 400,000 people of all ages who visit the Hall for a variety of programs, activities and performances ranging from the University Forum Speaker Series, celebrations and community fundraising events to a popular Broadway Series and special attractions. 

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Jersey Boys
May 01, 2018 - May 02, 2018
Music by Bob Gaudio; Book by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice; Lyrics by Bob Crewe
Musical Original
Chicago
May 09, 2017 - May 10, 2017
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
The Illusionists
Nov 19, 2014 - Nov 20, 2014
Music by Evan Jolly
Special Original Magic
Hello, Dolly!
Jan 09, 2014 - Jan 10, 2014
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Million Dollar Quartet
Oct 22, 2013 - Oct 23, 2013
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Ain't Misbehavin'
Dec 02, 2008 - Dec 04, 2008
Musical Revival Revue
Movin Out
May 02, 2006 - May 07, 2006
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Original Dance
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 2005
Oct 27, 2005 - Oct 30, 2005
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Hairspray
Sep 19, 2005 - Sep 25, 2005
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Chicago
Mar 04, 2005 - Mar 06, 2005
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Feb 08, 2005 - Feb 13, 2005
New Music by Jeanine Tesori; Book by Dick Scanlan, Richard Morris; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Musical Original Comedy
42nd Street
Jan 20, 2005 - Jan 25, 2004
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Revival Comedy
Jesus Christ Superstar
Nov 19, 2004 - Nov 21, 2004
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Aida
Apr 14, 2003 - Apr 20, 2003
Musical Original Drama
Musical Original Drama
Ragtime - 1999
May 14, 2001 - May 17, 2001
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original Drama
Beauty & the Beast - Second National
Mar 05, 2001 - Mar 11, 2001
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Chicago
Oct 26, 1999 - Oct 27, 1999
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Revival ComedyFarce
Cats - Fourth National
Mar 03, 1998 - Mar 05, 1998
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Mar 01, 1994 - Mar 03, 1994
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Jan 28, 1992 - Jan 30, 1992
Musical Original
M. Butterfly
Dec 05, 1991 - Dec 05, 1991
Written by David Henry Hwang
Play Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
May 23, 1989 - May 25, 1989
Musical Original
42nd Street
Oct 22, 1985 - Oct 23, 1985
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
gigi
Apr 04, 1985 - Apr 04, 1985
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Little Shop of Horrors
Jun 12, 1984 - Jun 17, 1984
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Musical Original Comedy Puppets
They're Playing Our Song
Jul 13, 1982 - Jul 18, 1982
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Musical Original Comedy Romantic Comedy
They're Playing Our Song
Oct 29, 1981 - Oct 29, 1981
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Neil Simon; Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Musical Original Comedy Romantic Comedy
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Mar 31, 1981 - Apr 01, 1981
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
Aint Misbehavin
Feb 07, 1981 - Feb 07, 1981
Musical Original Revue
Deathtrap
Apr 11, 1980 - Apr 11, 1980
Written by Ira Levin
Play Original Mystery Thriller Comedy
Same Time, Next Year
Feb 08, 1978 - Feb 08, 1978
Written by Bernard Slade
Play Original Comedy
My Fair Lady
Oct 27, 1977 - Oct 27, 1977
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Bubbling Brown Sugar
Sep 08, 1977 - Sep 10, 1977
Book by Loften Mitchell
Musical Original Revue
Equus
Nov 12, 1976 - Nov 12, 1976
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama
A Little Night Music
Oct 13, 1976 - Oct 13, 1976
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Romantic Comedy