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FEBRUARY SHOWTIMES 2019

2018/2019 Encore Series Media Sponsor:

CenterStage Sponsor:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

Featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday, February 16 at 2P & 8P Matt Christine Photography

School of Rock Tour. Photo by Evan Zimmerman-MurphyMade

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

Family Night Media Sponsors

Family Night Sponsor:

2018/2019 Season Media Sponsor:

2018/2019 Broadway Series Sponsor:

The Providence Performing Arts Center would like to thank the following sponsors:

PPAC Square Loew's Theatre Building 220 Weybosset Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3783

PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Henry Boshart as Charlie Bucket and Noah Weisberg as Willy Wonka. Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Photo by Joan Marcus

Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 904 Providence, RI

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Share Your Love of the Arts All Month Long!

SHOWTIMES

A publication of the Providence Performing Arts Center // February 2019

BankNewport Family Night is February 6 at 7P – see inside for details!

February 5 – 10 PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

February 26 – March 3 BankNewport Family Night is February 27 at 7P – see inside for details! PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles

Wednesday, February 20 at 7P

John Mellencamp “The John Mellencamp Show”

Friday, February 22 at 8P


FEBRUARY

CALENDAR 2–3

TICKET INFORMATION ALERT – BUYERS BE AWARE!

Shen Yun

5 – 10 6

THEATRE INFORMATION

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1

BankNewport Family Night at Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 7P 1, 2

9 – 10

At The VETS: Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

16 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™

in Concert at 2P & 8P Featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

at the Warwick Mall noon to 2P

Learn more in our School of Rock story!

At The VETS: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt at 7P School of Rock 1

FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

2

At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 Regular Box Office Hours are: M - F, 10A - 5P; Sat, 10A - 2P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show dates. Please call to check on-site hours for The VETS Box Office. Visit ppacri.org or thevetsri.com for additional information and to order tickets.

Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response • For subscription and advertising sales (401) 574-3136 • Direct Response Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • scorcoran@ppacri.org Paul Hiatt, Group Sales • Available for groups of 15+ (401) 574-3162 • Group Sales Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • phiatt@ppacri.org

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

28 At The VETS: Tap Dogs at 7:30P

FEATURING THE

By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787)

Administration (401) 421-2997 • Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P • info@ppacri.org

27 BankNewport Family Night at School of Rock at 7P 1, 2

1

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online.

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

22 John Mellencamp – “The John Mellencamp Show” at 8P

26 – March 3

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Gift cards are available in any denomination when purchasing by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or at the Box Office window. Only specific denominations are offered online at ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.).

20 RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles at 7P

24

Once PPAC has announced the on-sale date for HAMILTON, please visit the PPAC Box Office, call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit ppacri.org for more information. This will ensure access to the best seats at the best prices available and will eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets.

GIFT CARDS:

20 School of Rock Attleboro Appearance

Single tickets for our engagement of HAMILTON are not currently on sale, and an on sale date has not yet been announced. Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org in order to be among the first to know when tickets go on sale.

From points north: take 95S to the Atwells Ave exit 21. Go straight through 4 traffic lights and turn left at the 5th traffic light onto Broad St, which becomes Weybosset St. From points south (take 95N to Point St exit 20) and from points east (take 195W to Point St exit 1A): proceed straight at the traffic light at end of exit onto E Franklin St. At Broad St, turn right at the light (Broad St becomes Weybosset St). PPAC will be on the right side of Weybosset. From Worcester/Western Massachusetts: Take 90E to exit 10A (Worcester/Providence, Route 146/20), which will lead to Route 146S (Providence). Take Route 146S and merge onto 95S in Providence. Then, follow directions for “from points north.”

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

PPAC requests that all guests arrive as early as possible and bring minimal personal belongings to the Theatre. Guests entering PPAC are subject to search at the discretion of management, which will include pat down or scan by metal detector. All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit comfortably under a guest’s seat. Laptops, briefcases, suitcases, and outside food and beverages are not allowed in the building. Any items confiscated will not be returned. PPAC does not provide an area to check bags, coats, or any personal belongings. Please note that a Providence Police detail is on site at all PPAC events. PPAC management reserves the right to change their security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without advance notice.

BROADWAY SERIES

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

2

Accessibility Services are available through the House Manager’s desk in the Grand Lobby and through the Box Office. Services include assistive listening devices and wheelchair accessible seating. Sign Interpretation, open caption, and/or visual description services are available. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

SHOWTIMES IS A PUBLICATION OF THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER // Editor: P.J. Prokop Content Manager: Caitlyn DiPompo // Design: Lindsay Letourneau, Tandem Designworks // Printer: The Allied Group

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

/ProvPacRI

@provpacri

@provpacri

/ppacri


FEBRUARY

CALENDAR 2–3

TICKET INFORMATION ALERT – BUYERS BE AWARE!

Shen Yun

5 – 10 6

THEATRE INFORMATION

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 1

BankNewport Family Night at Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at 7P 1, 2

9 – 10

At The VETS: Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue

16 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™

in Concert at 2P & 8P Featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

at the Warwick Mall noon to 2P

Learn more in our School of Rock story!

At The VETS: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt at 7P School of Rock 1

FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

2

At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 Regular Box Office Hours are: M - F, 10A - 5P; Sat, 10A - 2P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show dates. Please call to check on-site hours for The VETS Box Office. Visit ppacri.org or thevetsri.com for additional information and to order tickets.

Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response • For subscription and advertising sales (401) 574-3136 • Direct Response Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • scorcoran@ppacri.org Paul Hiatt, Group Sales • Available for groups of 15+ (401) 574-3162 • Group Sales Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • phiatt@ppacri.org

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

28 At The VETS: Tap Dogs at 7:30P

FEATURING THE

By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787)

Administration (401) 421-2997 • Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P • info@ppacri.org

27 BankNewport Family Night at School of Rock at 7P 1, 2

1

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online.

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

22 John Mellencamp – “The John Mellencamp Show” at 8P

26 – March 3

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Gift cards are available in any denomination when purchasing by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or at the Box Office window. Only specific denominations are offered online at ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.).

20 RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles at 7P

24

Once PPAC has announced the on-sale date for HAMILTON, please visit the PPAC Box Office, call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit ppacri.org for more information. This will ensure access to the best seats at the best prices available and will eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets.

GIFT CARDS:

20 School of Rock Attleboro Appearance

Single tickets for our engagement of HAMILTON are not currently on sale, and an on sale date has not yet been announced. Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org in order to be among the first to know when tickets go on sale.

From points north: take 95S to the Atwells Ave exit 21. Go straight through 4 traffic lights and turn left at the 5th traffic light onto Broad St, which becomes Weybosset St. From points south (take 95N to Point St exit 20) and from points east (take 195W to Point St exit 1A): proceed straight at the traffic light at end of exit onto E Franklin St. At Broad St, turn right at the light (Broad St becomes Weybosset St). PPAC will be on the right side of Weybosset. From Worcester/Western Massachusetts: Take 90E to exit 10A (Worcester/Providence, Route 146/20), which will lead to Route 146S (Providence). Take Route 146S and merge onto 95S in Providence. Then, follow directions for “from points north.”

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

PPAC requests that all guests arrive as early as possible and bring minimal personal belongings to the Theatre. Guests entering PPAC are subject to search at the discretion of management, which will include pat down or scan by metal detector. All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit comfortably under a guest’s seat. Laptops, briefcases, suitcases, and outside food and beverages are not allowed in the building. Any items confiscated will not be returned. PPAC does not provide an area to check bags, coats, or any personal belongings. Please note that a Providence Police detail is on site at all PPAC events. PPAC management reserves the right to change their security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without advance notice.

BROADWAY SERIES

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

2

Accessibility Services are available through the House Manager’s desk in the Grand Lobby and through the Box Office. Services include assistive listening devices and wheelchair accessible seating. Sign Interpretation, open caption, and/or visual description services are available. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

SHOWTIMES IS A PUBLICATION OF THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER // Editor: P.J. Prokop Content Manager: Caitlyn DiPompo // Design: Lindsay Letourneau, Tandem Designworks // Printer: The Allied Group

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

/ProvPacRI

@provpacri

@provpacri

/ppacri


SIX MONTHS OUT

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

MARCH

CALLING YOUNG ARTISTS – APPLY NOW TO THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2019 PROGRAM!

ARTS Scholarships 2019 Applications Due

Deadline: Friday, March 1 by 3P

Friday, March 1 by 3P

The Phantom of the Opera 1

March 21 – 31

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert Featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, March 9 at 2P & 8P

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares - photo Matthew Murphy

APRIL Celtic Woman – Ancient Land

Tuesday, April 2 at 7P

FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series: Complexions Contemporary Ballet – From Bach to Bowie

Chicago: Live in Concert

April 12 – 13

The Book of Mormon 1

April 23 – 28

M AY / J U N E Jersey Boys 1,2

May 10 – 12

Waitress The Musical 3

May 28 – June 2 ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

1

2

SPONSORED BY:

The ARTS Scholarships 2019 program provides talented, young artists with the opportunity to attend local, summer arts education programs that will broaden their experiences in a chosen artistic discipline. To qualify, students must be aged 11 - 14 by June 1, 2019 and reside in and attend school in Rhode Island.    Applications are available at ppacri.org/outreach/arts-scholarship or in person at PPAC’s Administrative Office. Please send completed applications to Cynthia Goldsmith at 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 no later than Friday, March 1 at 3P. For more information, please call Cynthia at (401) 574-3105.

Friday, April 19 at 7:30P

Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30P

Stomp

Sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust and the PPAC Annual Fund Donors

J ULY / A UG The Band’s Visit 3

National Tour Launches in Providence June 25 – 30

3

FEATURING THE

Hamilton 3

July 23 – August 11

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

PPAC PRESENTS NEXT STOP BROADWAY® AT THE VETS August 12 - 16

Sponsored in part by The Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation and PPAC Annual Fund Donors

The Next Stop BROADWAY® program, presented by PPAC, will take place at The Vets, August 12 – 16 and will consist of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. The week culminates with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends in the afternoon on August 16, followed by a party for all in the Gallery at The Vets. Paid registrations are limited to 70 participants (“cast members”), ages 10 – 17 by August 1, 2019 and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship spaces are available on a non-competitive basis for children with financial need. Registration and scholarship applications can be downloaded at ppacri.org/outreach/next-stop-broadway

BROADWAY SERIES

On-sale dates for THE BAND’S VISIT and HAMILTON will be announced at a later time.

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. – Chairman; Mark T. Ryan, Esq. – First Vice Chairman; Thomas A. Tanury – Second Vice Chairman; Ellen Barnes – Secretary; Lowell W. Kinch – Treasurer Richard L. Bready, Gabriella DiGiacinto Caprio, Darren Corrente, Esq., Jason M. DaPonte, Richard E. DiChiaro, Alison Eichler, The Hon. Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas P. Fay, David L. Fried, M.D., Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, Janet Hasson, The Hon. James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio)*, Cynthia Laughlin, Barbara S. Lavine, E. Robert Lupone, Paul A. MacDonald, Robin L. Main, Esq., Donna S. Mesolella, Rick Metters, Terrence P. Moran, George H. Nee, Gary M. Penfield, Lawrence E. Purtill, Jo-Ann Ragosta, The Hon. Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Hon. Jack Reed (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas J. Rossi, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Donald R. Sweitzer, Peter J. Troy, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr.*, William A. White, Patrick Wholey, William K. Wray *Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia (The Hon. Jorge O. Elorza), Seth Klaiman (The Hon. James R. Langevin), Raymond Simone (The Hon. Jack Reed), Benjamin White (for John Hazen White, Jr.)


SIX MONTHS OUT

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

MARCH

CALLING YOUNG ARTISTS – APPLY NOW TO THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2019 PROGRAM!

ARTS Scholarships 2019 Applications Due

Deadline: Friday, March 1 by 3P

Friday, March 1 by 3P

The Phantom of the Opera 1

March 21 – 31

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert Featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, March 9 at 2P & 8P

Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares - photo Matthew Murphy

APRIL Celtic Woman – Ancient Land

Tuesday, April 2 at 7P

FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series: Complexions Contemporary Ballet – From Bach to Bowie

Chicago: Live in Concert

April 12 – 13

The Book of Mormon 1

April 23 – 28

M AY / J U N E Jersey Boys 1,2

May 10 – 12

Waitress The Musical 3

May 28 – June 2 ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

1

2

SPONSORED BY:

The ARTS Scholarships 2019 program provides talented, young artists with the opportunity to attend local, summer arts education programs that will broaden their experiences in a chosen artistic discipline. To qualify, students must be aged 11 - 14 by June 1, 2019 and reside in and attend school in Rhode Island.    Applications are available at ppacri.org/outreach/arts-scholarship or in person at PPAC’s Administrative Office. Please send completed applications to Cynthia Goldsmith at 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 no later than Friday, March 1 at 3P. For more information, please call Cynthia at (401) 574-3105.

Friday, April 19 at 7:30P

Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30P

Stomp

Sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust and the PPAC Annual Fund Donors

J ULY / A UG The Band’s Visit 3

National Tour Launches in Providence June 25 – 30

3

FEATURING THE

Hamilton 3

July 23 – August 11

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

PPAC PRESENTS NEXT STOP BROADWAY® AT THE VETS August 12 - 16

Sponsored in part by The Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation and PPAC Annual Fund Donors

The Next Stop BROADWAY® program, presented by PPAC, will take place at The Vets, August 12 – 16 and will consist of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. The week culminates with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends in the afternoon on August 16, followed by a party for all in the Gallery at The Vets. Paid registrations are limited to 70 participants (“cast members”), ages 10 – 17 by August 1, 2019 and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship spaces are available on a non-competitive basis for children with financial need. Registration and scholarship applications can be downloaded at ppacri.org/outreach/next-stop-broadway

BROADWAY SERIES

On-sale dates for THE BAND’S VISIT and HAMILTON will be announced at a later time.

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. – Chairman; Mark T. Ryan, Esq. – First Vice Chairman; Thomas A. Tanury – Second Vice Chairman; Ellen Barnes – Secretary; Lowell W. Kinch – Treasurer Richard L. Bready, Gabriella DiGiacinto Caprio, Darren Corrente, Esq., Jason M. DaPonte, Richard E. DiChiaro, Alison Eichler, The Hon. Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas P. Fay, David L. Fried, M.D., Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, Janet Hasson, The Hon. James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio)*, Cynthia Laughlin, Barbara S. Lavine, E. Robert Lupone, Paul A. MacDonald, Robin L. Main, Esq., Donna S. Mesolella, Rick Metters, Terrence P. Moran, George H. Nee, Gary M. Penfield, Lawrence E. Purtill, Jo-Ann Ragosta, The Hon. Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Hon. Jack Reed (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas J. Rossi, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Donald R. Sweitzer, Peter J. Troy, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr.*, William A. White, Patrick Wholey, William K. Wray *Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia (The Hon. Jorge O. Elorza), Seth Klaiman (The Hon. James R. Langevin), Raymond Simone (The Hon. Jack Reed), Benjamin White (for John Hazen White, Jr.)


BROADWAY SERIES

The cast of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Photo by Joan Marcus

PART OF THE

Come see *School of Rock Attleboro at the Warwick Mall February 20 from noon to 2P! You are invited to experience an “instrument petting zoo” and enjoy a concert by *School of Rock North Attleboro! This FREE and FUN event will take place in the Center Mall (past the food court). *Performers are not from the SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour cast.

Designated Family Show

Designated Family Show

Tickets: $99 - $46

Based on the classic children’s novel, Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, who is opening his marvelous—and mysterious—factory…to a lucky few. That includes kind and selfless Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to be sweetened with color and confection. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joy ride through a world of pure imagination! David Samuel, who plays Mr. Beauregarde in the National Tour, graduated from the Brown University / Trinity Rep M.F.A. program in 2017. Samuel told The Philadelphia Sun that he hopes that audience members will see - through Charlie - “that love, compassion, and caring for others, and seeing the possibilities in the world can be rewarded and carried forward.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer calls CHARLIE a “laugh-packed, visually fantastical celebration of courage and the power of imagination,” and the Buffalo News says that CHARLIE “delivers eye candy for all ages!” *BankNewport Family Night at Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Wednesday, February 6 at 7P

*Our BankNewport Family Night performances are an incredible way for family and friends to experience the “Best of Broadway!” Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office window to learn more about our special buy one; get one free pricing for BankNewport Family Nights. Family Night tickets are not available online; availability is limited and seats are in selected locations on a first-come; first-served basis. Golden Circle seating is excluded from the Family Night offer. FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

School of Rock Tour. Photo by Evan Zimmerman-MurphyMade

February 5 – 10

February 26 – March 3

// Tickets: $99 - $46

Based on the hit film, SCHOOL OF ROCK follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. This “crowd-pleasing, upbeat musical” features new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever live kids rock band (Associated Press)! The cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK includes sixteen kids, ages 9 through 12; twelve of them perform on stage for every performance and four are swings. Most of them can play multiple instruments, and they play extremely well. “You know, they really can play,” says composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. “It's extraordinary for their age, just how great they are and how together they play. I mean, you would you close your eyes and you say, ‘Oh gosh, this is a band that's played together for years.’ You wouldn't really think that it’s 10 and 11-year olds!” *BankNewport Family Night at SCHOOL OF ROCK is Wednesday, February 27 at 7P

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.


BROADWAY SERIES

The cast of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Photo by Joan Marcus

PART OF THE

Come see *School of Rock Attleboro at the Warwick Mall February 20 from noon to 2P! You are invited to experience an “instrument petting zoo” and enjoy a concert by *School of Rock North Attleboro! This FREE and FUN event will take place in the Center Mall (past the food court). *Performers are not from the SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour cast.

Designated Family Show

Designated Family Show

Tickets: $99 - $46

Based on the classic children’s novel, Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY tells the story of Willy Wonka, who is opening his marvelous—and mysterious—factory…to a lucky few. That includes kind and selfless Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to be sweetened with color and confection. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joy ride through a world of pure imagination! David Samuel, who plays Mr. Beauregarde in the National Tour, graduated from the Brown University / Trinity Rep M.F.A. program in 2017. Samuel told The Philadelphia Sun that he hopes that audience members will see - through Charlie - “that love, compassion, and caring for others, and seeing the possibilities in the world can be rewarded and carried forward.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer calls CHARLIE a “laugh-packed, visually fantastical celebration of courage and the power of imagination,” and the Buffalo News says that CHARLIE “delivers eye candy for all ages!” *BankNewport Family Night at Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is Wednesday, February 6 at 7P

*Our BankNewport Family Night performances are an incredible way for family and friends to experience the “Best of Broadway!” Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office window to learn more about our special buy one; get one free pricing for BankNewport Family Nights. Family Night tickets are not available online; availability is limited and seats are in selected locations on a first-come; first-served basis. Golden Circle seating is excluded from the Family Night offer. FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

School of Rock Tour. Photo by Evan Zimmerman-MurphyMade

February 5 – 10

February 26 – March 3

// Tickets: $99 - $46

Based on the hit film, SCHOOL OF ROCK follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star who turns a class of straight-A students into grade-A rockers. This “crowd-pleasing, upbeat musical” features new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever live kids rock band (Associated Press)! The cast of SCHOOL OF ROCK includes sixteen kids, ages 9 through 12; twelve of them perform on stage for every performance and four are swings. Most of them can play multiple instruments, and they play extremely well. “You know, they really can play,” says composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. “It's extraordinary for their age, just how great they are and how together they play. I mean, you would you close your eyes and you say, ‘Oh gosh, this is a band that's played together for years.’ You wouldn't really think that it’s 10 and 11-year olds!” *BankNewport Family Night at SCHOOL OF ROCK is Wednesday, February 27 at 7P

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.


SHEN YUN

February 2 – 3

// Tickets: $150 - $80

SHEN YUN returns to PPAC with a brand-new production. Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance. See ethnic dances, dazzling costumes, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. And let the orchestra’s exquisite melodies, the singers’ soaring voices, and the dynamic animated backdrops uplift your spirit and transport you to another world. It’s five thousand years of civilization— reborn.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS™ IN CONCERT FEATURING THE RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Designated Family Show

Saturday, February 16 at 2P & 8P Tickets: $128 - $58

The Harry Potter Film Series returns with HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS™ IN CONCERT, the second film in the Series. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will perform John Williams’ Grammy nominated score, live, while the film is screened in high definition.

Designated Family Show

JOHN MELLENCAMP – “THE JOHN MELLENCAMP SHOW” © Richard Lovrich

Friday, February 22 at 8P

RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES Wednesday, February 20 at 7P Tickets: $72 - $32

In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN brings the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press). 

// Tickets: $129.50 - $42.50

JOHN MELLENCAMP’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highlyrespected singer/songwriters in the music industry. His 24th album, Other People’s Stuff, recently topped Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart, a first in his career. Mellencamp is a member of the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, and a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.


SHEN YUN

February 2 – 3

// Tickets: $150 - $80

SHEN YUN returns to PPAC with a brand-new production. Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance. See ethnic dances, dazzling costumes, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. And let the orchestra’s exquisite melodies, the singers’ soaring voices, and the dynamic animated backdrops uplift your spirit and transport you to another world. It’s five thousand years of civilization— reborn.

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS™ IN CONCERT FEATURING THE RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Designated Family Show

Saturday, February 16 at 2P & 8P Tickets: $128 - $58

The Harry Potter Film Series returns with HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS™ IN CONCERT, the second film in the Series. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will perform John Williams’ Grammy nominated score, live, while the film is screened in high definition.

Designated Family Show

JOHN MELLENCAMP – “THE JOHN MELLENCAMP SHOW” © Richard Lovrich

Friday, February 22 at 8P

RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES Wednesday, February 20 at 7P Tickets: $72 - $32

In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN brings the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press). 

// Tickets: $129.50 - $42.50

JOHN MELLENCAMP’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highlyrespected singer/songwriters in the music industry. His 24th album, Other People’s Stuff, recently topped Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart, a first in his career. Mellencamp is a member of the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, and a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.


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THEATRE NEWS PPAC WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT Sunday, February 24 at 7P Tickets: $69.50 – $30.50

LYLE LOVETT has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. JOHN HIATT’s music is rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by a soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics. Together, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are two of the world’s most captivating and compelling musicians.

TAP DOGS

Thursday, February 28 at 7:30P

Tickets: $62 - $42 Part theatre, part dance, part rock concert, and part construction site, TAP DOGS is crammed with high-energy dance, theatrical performance, and music performed by the cast and live musicians in this unstoppable spectacular. Whether in water, upside-down, or jumping through scaffolding, the Tap Dogs have been performing to the beat of their own drum for over 20 years.

All ticket prices include a $4 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit thevetsri.com for current prices. Enhance your experience at The VETS with VIP Encore Lounge access – call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or purchase online.

Dana Brazil is PPAC’s new Director of Education. Dana comes to PPAC from the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, FL, where she served as Senior Director of Education since 2013. Dana received The Broadway League’s Outstanding Achievement in Education and Engagement Award in 2015 and also received an honorable mention for the 2016 Education Tony Award for her work in education and outreach. We are pleased to welcome Dana to PPAC and to Rhode Island!

IN REMEMBRANCE… Elizabeth “Betty” (Conte) Laughlin We fondly remember Elizabeth “Betty” (Conte) Laughlin, who passed away in December 2018. Betty was an avid supporter of the Loew’s Theatre Building and of PPAC, and often attended productions and Galas with her daughter, current Board Director Cynthia “Cindy” Laughlin. Betty was also an enthusiastic participant in the PPAC/The VETS PRIDE Parade contingent over the last few years. Betty possessed an incomparable zest for life, and she will be greatly missed.

Stephen M. Parisi We were saddened to learn that a longtime friend and colleague of the Theatre, Steve Parisi, passed away unexpectedly on New Year’s Day. Steve was the President of his family business, Brunca Waterproofing Corporation of Providence. Alan Chille, PPAC General Manager, said, "We have known Steve Parisi and Brunca Waterproofing since 1985. Steve's company initially did a stone restoration project on the façade of the Theatre. Over the years, Steve and Brunca continued to work with us on building restoration projects and became supporters of the Theatre. We have always appreciated his support, and will miss him very much."


WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

THEATRE NEWS PPAC WELCOMES NEW DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

AN ACOUSTIC EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND JOHN HIATT Sunday, February 24 at 7P Tickets: $69.50 – $30.50

LYLE LOVETT has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums over three decades. JOHN HIATT’s music is rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by a soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics. Together, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are two of the world’s most captivating and compelling musicians.

TAP DOGS

Thursday, February 28 at 7:30P

Tickets: $62 - $42 Part theatre, part dance, part rock concert, and part construction site, TAP DOGS is crammed with high-energy dance, theatrical performance, and music performed by the cast and live musicians in this unstoppable spectacular. Whether in water, upside-down, or jumping through scaffolding, the Tap Dogs have been performing to the beat of their own drum for over 20 years.

All ticket prices include a $4 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit thevetsri.com for current prices. Enhance your experience at The VETS with VIP Encore Lounge access – call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or purchase online.

Dana Brazil is PPAC’s new Director of Education. Dana comes to PPAC from the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, FL, where she served as Senior Director of Education since 2013. Dana received The Broadway League’s Outstanding Achievement in Education and Engagement Award in 2015 and also received an honorable mention for the 2016 Education Tony Award for her work in education and outreach. We are pleased to welcome Dana to PPAC and to Rhode Island!

IN REMEMBRANCE… Elizabeth “Betty” (Conte) Laughlin We fondly remember Elizabeth “Betty” (Conte) Laughlin, who passed away in December 2018. Betty was an avid supporter of the Loew’s Theatre Building and of PPAC, and often attended productions and Galas with her daughter, current Board Director Cynthia “Cindy” Laughlin. Betty was also an enthusiastic participant in the PPAC/The VETS PRIDE Parade contingent over the last few years. Betty possessed an incomparable zest for life, and she will be greatly missed.

Stephen M. Parisi We were saddened to learn that a longtime friend and colleague of the Theatre, Steve Parisi, passed away unexpectedly on New Year’s Day. Steve was the President of his family business, Brunca Waterproofing Corporation of Providence. Alan Chille, PPAC General Manager, said, "We have known Steve Parisi and Brunca Waterproofing since 1985. Steve's company initially did a stone restoration project on the façade of the Theatre. Over the years, Steve and Brunca continued to work with us on building restoration projects and became supporters of the Theatre. We have always appreciated his support, and will miss him very much."


FEBRUARY SHOWTIMES 2019

2018/2019 Encore Series Media Sponsor:

CenterStage Sponsor:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

Featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday, February 16 at 2P & 8P Matt Christine Photography

School of Rock Tour. Photo by Evan Zimmerman-MurphyMade

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

Family Night Media Sponsors

Family Night Sponsor:

2018/2019 Season Media Sponsor:

2018/2019 Broadway Series Sponsor:

The Providence Performing Arts Center would like to thank the following sponsors:

PPAC Square Loew's Theatre Building 220 Weybosset Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3783

PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Henry Boshart as Charlie Bucket and Noah Weisberg as Willy Wonka. Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Photo by Joan Marcus

Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 904 Providence, RI

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Share Your Love of the Arts All Month Long!

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BankNewport Family Night is February 6 at 7P – see inside for details!

February 5 – 10 PART OF THE

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February 26 – March 3 BankNewport Family Night is February 27 at 7P – see inside for details! PART OF THE

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RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles

Wednesday, February 20 at 7P

John Mellencamp “The John Mellencamp Show”

Friday, February 22 at 8P

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