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FEBRUARY SHOWTIMES 2018

2017/2018 Encore Series Media Sponsor

Queens College. Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”) and Andrew Brewer (“Gerry Goffin”). Photo by Matthew Murphy.

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

2017/2018 Season Media Sponsor

2017/2018 Broadway Series Sponsor

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

PPAC Square 220 Weybosset Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3783

PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan and Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan and Company, ON YOUR FEET! © Matthew Murphy

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40 YEARS

SHOW TIMES C E L E B R ATING

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Sebastian Maniscalco – Stay Hungry Tour FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 AT 7P & 9:30P

Extremely Limited Ticket Availability

40 YEARS

FEBRUARY 2018 40 YEARS

JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 4 PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 4


FEBRUARY

CALENDAR

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

Jan 30 – Feb 4

Phone (401) 421-ARTS (2787) Email patron_feedback@ppacri.org Fax (401) 351-7827 Regular Box Office Hours M – F, 10A – 5P; Sat, 10A – 2P and two hours prior to all curtain times 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.

On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Feb 1

At The VETS: ARRIVAL From Sweden: The Music of ABBA at 7:30P

Feb 8

Downtown Showdown at 6:30P

Feb 9

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour at 7P & 9:30P (EXTREMELY limited ticket availability to both performances)

Feb 9 – 11

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents Director’s Choice

Feb 10 – 11 Shen Yun

DIRECT RESPONSE

GROUP SALES

Phone (401) 421-2997 Email info@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-6P

Phone (401) 574-3136 Email direct@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-5P

Phone (401) 574-3162 Email phiatt@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-5P

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

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.”

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE

Feb 18

smart casual clothing

At The VETS: Chefs: The Sizzling Kitchen Showdown at 7P

Feb 22

At The VETS: FirstWorks Presents: American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook at 7:30P

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

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@ProvPACRI

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BE SAFE, BE SMART! PPAC is your only official ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC/The VETS performance. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or www.thevetsri.com PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: 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 may include pat down or scan by metal detector wands. 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.

Feb 27 – March 4

FACEBOOK at

ADMINISTRATION

INSTAGRAM

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).

LATE ARRIVALS POLICY

Please be sure to leave yourself adequate time for travel and parking so you may be in your seats before curtain time. Touring shows mandate that we hold latecomers in the lobby until an appropriate moment in the performance before seating them (sometimes as long as 20 minutes) in order to minimize disruption to other audience members.

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.). Gift card sleeve includes special complimentary offerings from Gracie's Restaurant and Ellie's Bakery, both located in downtown Providence.

The Providence Performing Arts Center is a smoke-free facility. Patrons who wish to smoke may do so outside under the marquee at scheduled intermissions. The use of E-Cigarettes is also not permitted inside the theatre.

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

www.ppacri.org (401) 421-ARTS (2787) 220 Weybosset Street, Providence

www.ppacri.org (401) 421-ARTS (2787) 220 Weybosset Street, Providence


FEBRUARY

CALENDAR

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

Jan 30 – Feb 4

Phone (401) 421-ARTS (2787) Email patron_feedback@ppacri.org Fax (401) 351-7827 Regular Box Office Hours M – F, 10A – 5P; Sat, 10A – 2P and two hours prior to all curtain times 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.

On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Feb 1

At The VETS: ARRIVAL From Sweden: The Music of ABBA at 7:30P

Feb 8

Downtown Showdown at 6:30P

Feb 9

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour at 7P & 9:30P (EXTREMELY limited ticket availability to both performances)

Feb 9 – 11

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents Director’s Choice

Feb 10 – 11 Shen Yun

DIRECT RESPONSE

GROUP SALES

Phone (401) 421-2997 Email info@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-6P

Phone (401) 574-3136 Email direct@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-5P

Phone (401) 574-3162 Email phiatt@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-5P

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

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.”

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE

Feb 18

smart casual clothing

At The VETS: Chefs: The Sizzling Kitchen Showdown at 7P

Feb 22

At The VETS: FirstWorks Presents: American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook at 7:30P

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Follow us on

Follow us on

Follow us on

www.facebook.com/ProvPACRI

@ProvPACRI

@ProvPacRI

TWITTER

BE SAFE, BE SMART! PPAC is your only official ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC/The VETS performance. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or www.thevetsri.com PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: 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 may include pat down or scan by metal detector wands. 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.

Feb 27 – March 4

FACEBOOK at

ADMINISTRATION

INSTAGRAM

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).

LATE ARRIVALS POLICY

Please be sure to leave yourself adequate time for travel and parking so you may be in your seats before curtain time. Touring shows mandate that we hold latecomers in the lobby until an appropriate moment in the performance before seating them (sometimes as long as 20 minutes) in order to minimize disruption to other audience members.

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.). Gift card sleeve includes special complimentary offerings from Gracie's Restaurant and Ellie's Bakery, both located in downtown Providence.

The Providence Performing Arts Center is a smoke-free facility. Patrons who wish to smoke may do so outside under the marquee at scheduled intermissions. The use of E-Cigarettes is also not permitted inside the theatre.

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

www.ppacri.org (401) 421-ARTS (2787) 220 Weybosset Street, Providence

www.ppacri.org (401) 421-ARTS (2787) 220 Weybosset Street, Providence


ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW Applications for ARTS Scholarships 2018, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund donors with support from Ocean State Charities Trust, are now available at http://bit.ly/2mLDyNe and in person at the PPAC Administrative Office at 220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday, 9A to 6P. The ARTS Scholarships program provides 30 scholarships valued up to $500 each to qualified, talented Rhode Island students. These scholarships give young artists the opportunity to attend local, summer arts education programs that will broaden their experiences in a chosen area of study. Applicants must be between the ages of 11 and 14 by June 1, 2018.

ARTS Scholarships 2018 applications are due by 3P on Friday, March 2. For questions or further information, contact Cynthia Goldsmith at (401) 574-3105.

SIX MONTHS OUT

APRIL Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

Friday, April 6 at 7:30P

Celtic Woman: Homecoming Tour

Sunday, April 8 at 3P

Tony Bennett in Concert with special guest Antonia Bennett

Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30P Joe Bonamassa

Thursday, April 26 at 8P

Annual Gala: Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life Featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko

Saturday, April 14 at 7P Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ - In Concert Featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

For Gala tickets, please contact Donna Santos at dsantos@ppacri.org – Gala tickets include premium seating, parking spot, and postperformance party at the Theatre.

Saturday, April 28 at 2P & 8P

M AY

MARCH

Jackson Browne

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30P

Deadline for ARTS Scholarships Applications

Friday, March 2 at 3P

Brian Regan

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30P

Something Rotten!

May 15 – 20

An American in Paris

March 13 – 18

J U LY & A U G U S T

Jay Leno with opening act Hawkward

Thursday, March 22 at 7:30P

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

Dan & Phil Interactive Introverts An American in Paris Touring Company. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Friday, July 20 at 7:30P

Yanni: 25th Anniversary of Live at the Acropolis

Saturday, August 4 at 8P

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, The Hon. Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas P. Fay, 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., 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, 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.)


ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW Applications for ARTS Scholarships 2018, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund donors with support from Ocean State Charities Trust, are now available at http://bit.ly/2mLDyNe and in person at the PPAC Administrative Office at 220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday, 9A to 6P. The ARTS Scholarships program provides 30 scholarships valued up to $500 each to qualified, talented Rhode Island students. These scholarships give young artists the opportunity to attend local, summer arts education programs that will broaden their experiences in a chosen area of study. Applicants must be between the ages of 11 and 14 by June 1, 2018.

ARTS Scholarships 2018 applications are due by 3P on Friday, March 2. For questions or further information, contact Cynthia Goldsmith at (401) 574-3105.

SIX MONTHS OUT

APRIL Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

Friday, April 6 at 7:30P

Celtic Woman: Homecoming Tour

Sunday, April 8 at 3P

Tony Bennett in Concert with special guest Antonia Bennett

Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30P Joe Bonamassa

Thursday, April 26 at 8P

Annual Gala: Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life Featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko

Saturday, April 14 at 7P Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ - In Concert Featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

For Gala tickets, please contact Donna Santos at dsantos@ppacri.org – Gala tickets include premium seating, parking spot, and postperformance party at the Theatre.

Saturday, April 28 at 2P & 8P

M AY

MARCH

Jackson Browne

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30P

Deadline for ARTS Scholarships Applications

Friday, March 2 at 3P

Brian Regan

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30P

Something Rotten!

May 15 – 20

An American in Paris

March 13 – 18

J U LY & A U G U S T

Jay Leno with opening act Hawkward

Thursday, March 22 at 7:30P

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

Dan & Phil Interactive Introverts An American in Paris Touring Company. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Friday, July 20 at 7:30P

Yanni: 25th Anniversary of Live at the Acropolis

Saturday, August 4 at 8P

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, The Hon. Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas P. Fay, 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., 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, 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.)


Four Friends. (l to r) James Clow (“Don Kirshner”), Andrew Brewer (“Gerry Goffin”), Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”), Jacob Heimer (“Barry Mann”) and Sarah Goeke (“Cynthia Weil”). Photo by Matthew Murphy..

Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, Adriel Flete and Company, ON YOUR FEET! © Matthew Murphy

PART OF THE

January 30 – February 4

BROADWAY SERIES

// Tickets: $89 - $42

ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL is based on the life story of seven-time Grammy-winning singer/ songwriter Gloria Estefan and her husband, Grammy-winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. ON YOUR FEET! is an “undeniably crowd-pleasing musical” about two people who believed in their talent, their music, each other, and became international superstars (New York Times). ON YOUR FEET! is first and foremost a story about LOVE. Emilio Estefan is Gloria Estefan’s first and only love; they have been married for almost 40 years (they will be celebrating their wedding anniversary on September 2, The very air in 2018)! Together, they have won 26 the room seems Grammy Awards and pioneered and popularized the Latin pop genre to vibrate in this in the U.S., thus paving the way for undeniably crowdfuture Latin artists to “crossover.” pleasing musical! The show follows the Estefans - New York Times as they first meet in Miami, form their band Miami Sound Machine, break down music barriers, and catapult into international fame, but it also highlights the challenges that the Estefans have faced during their partnership.

A PPAC BROADWAY SPECIAL! February 27 – March 4

// Tickets: $110 - $56

After launching its National Tour at PPAC in the fall of 2015, BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL returns to the Theatre for a special week-long engagement. Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

ON YOUR FEET! features Gloria Estefan’s most iconic songs, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want to Lose You Now,” and “1-2-3.” The Associated Press notes, “If you don’t leave the theatre humming a Gloria Estefan hit, it may be time to check your pulse!”

BEAUTIFUL won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, with its impressive array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/ Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and the title song.

Learn more: onyourfeetmusical.com

Learn more: beautifulonbroadway.com

onyourfeetthemusical //

@OnYourFeetBway

BeautifulOnBway

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


Four Friends. (l to r) James Clow (“Don Kirshner”), Andrew Brewer (“Gerry Goffin”), Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”), Jacob Heimer (“Barry Mann”) and Sarah Goeke (“Cynthia Weil”). Photo by Matthew Murphy..

Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, Adriel Flete and Company, ON YOUR FEET! © Matthew Murphy

PART OF THE

January 30 – February 4

BROADWAY SERIES

// Tickets: $89 - $42

ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL is based on the life story of seven-time Grammy-winning singer/ songwriter Gloria Estefan and her husband, Grammy-winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. ON YOUR FEET! is an “undeniably crowd-pleasing musical” about two people who believed in their talent, their music, each other, and became international superstars (New York Times). ON YOUR FEET! is first and foremost a story about LOVE. Emilio Estefan is Gloria Estefan’s first and only love; they have been married for almost 40 years (they will be celebrating their wedding anniversary on September 2, The very air in 2018)! Together, they have won 26 the room seems Grammy Awards and pioneered and popularized the Latin pop genre to vibrate in this in the U.S., thus paving the way for undeniably crowdfuture Latin artists to “crossover.” pleasing musical! The show follows the Estefans - New York Times as they first meet in Miami, form their band Miami Sound Machine, break down music barriers, and catapult into international fame, but it also highlights the challenges that the Estefans have faced during their partnership.

A PPAC BROADWAY SPECIAL! February 27 – March 4

// Tickets: $110 - $56

After launching its National Tour at PPAC in the fall of 2015, BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL returns to the Theatre for a special week-long engagement. Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice. BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

ON YOUR FEET! features Gloria Estefan’s most iconic songs, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want to Lose You Now,” and “1-2-3.” The Associated Press notes, “If you don’t leave the theatre humming a Gloria Estefan hit, it may be time to check your pulse!”

BEAUTIFUL won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, with its impressive array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/ Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and the title song.

Learn more: onyourfeetmusical.com

Learn more: beautifulonbroadway.com

onyourfeetthemusical //

@OnYourFeetBway

BeautifulOnBway

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


SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO: STAY HUNGRY TOUR

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

Friday, February 9 at 7P & 9:30P

Tickets: $150 - $42.75. A VIP Meet and Greet Package is available for $250. EXTREMELY limited ticket availability to both performances. Dubbed “one of the hottest comics” by Newsday and “one of the funniest comics working stand-up today” by Esquire, SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO’s live performance has become a critically-acclaimed event. The Los Angeles Times raves, “onstage, there’s an impatience to Maniscalco’s delivery as well, a hair-trigger exasperation with people and modern life, punctuated with baffled expressions, percussive thumps on the microphone, and wide-swung leg kicks more associated with an Olympic speed-skater than a stand-up comic.” Learn more: sebastianlive.com sebastiancomedy

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.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.

THE MUSIC OF ABBA: ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN Thursday, February 1 at 7:30P Tickets: $45 - $35 ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN is one of the world’s most popular and best-selling ABBA tribute groups. Over the past ten years, they have gone on 42 tours in the United States! ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN delivers your favorite ABBA songs, like “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Super Trouper,” with adept accuracy. ARRIVAL also performs in exact replicas of ABBA’s original stage costumes, with permission granted by ABBA’s clothing designer. ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN looks and sounds so authentic, you’ll think that you are seeing the real ABBA on stage!

SHEN YUN

February 10 – 11

// Tickets: $150 - $80

SHEN YUN’s unique artistic vision expands the theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures— the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms—classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and original orchestral works, SHEN YUN opens a portal to a civilization of profound wisdom and divine beauty. Learn more: ShenYun.com/providence

CHEFS: THE SIZZLING KITCHEN SHOWDOWN Sunday, February 18 at 7P Tickets: $75 - $25 CHEFS is a hilarious mix of handsome men and daring culinary challenges! The stakes are high…if one of our three chefs loses a challenge, he loses a shirt. CHEFS is a fully interactive experience where audience members can vote for the winner and may even have a chance to join the “boiling hot” chefs on stage for uproarious cooking demonstrations.


SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO: STAY HUNGRY TOUR

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

Friday, February 9 at 7P & 9:30P

Tickets: $150 - $42.75. A VIP Meet and Greet Package is available for $250. EXTREMELY limited ticket availability to both performances. Dubbed “one of the hottest comics” by Newsday and “one of the funniest comics working stand-up today” by Esquire, SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO’s live performance has become a critically-acclaimed event. The Los Angeles Times raves, “onstage, there’s an impatience to Maniscalco’s delivery as well, a hair-trigger exasperation with people and modern life, punctuated with baffled expressions, percussive thumps on the microphone, and wide-swung leg kicks more associated with an Olympic speed-skater than a stand-up comic.” Learn more: sebastianlive.com sebastiancomedy

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.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.

THE MUSIC OF ABBA: ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN Thursday, February 1 at 7:30P Tickets: $45 - $35 ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN is one of the world’s most popular and best-selling ABBA tribute groups. Over the past ten years, they have gone on 42 tours in the United States! ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN delivers your favorite ABBA songs, like “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Super Trouper,” with adept accuracy. ARRIVAL also performs in exact replicas of ABBA’s original stage costumes, with permission granted by ABBA’s clothing designer. ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN looks and sounds so authentic, you’ll think that you are seeing the real ABBA on stage!

SHEN YUN

February 10 – 11

// Tickets: $150 - $80

SHEN YUN’s unique artistic vision expands the theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures— the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture. This epic production immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms—classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and original orchestral works, SHEN YUN opens a portal to a civilization of profound wisdom and divine beauty. Learn more: ShenYun.com/providence

CHEFS: THE SIZZLING KITCHEN SHOWDOWN Sunday, February 18 at 7P Tickets: $75 - $25 CHEFS is a hilarious mix of handsome men and daring culinary challenges! The stakes are high…if one of our three chefs loses a challenge, he loses a shirt. CHEFS is a fully interactive experience where audience members can vote for the winner and may even have a chance to join the “boiling hot” chefs on stage for uproarious cooking demonstrations.


PPAC NEWS IN MEMORIAM:

Zeno P. Trabucchi

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Providence Performing Arts Center sadly mark the passing of longtime, dedicated Board member, Zeno Trabucchi. Zeno served on PPAC's Board from May 2003 until March 2016, but his commitment to the arts and involvement with PPAC pre-date that tenure. Zeno first became involved with PPAC when his firm, Metals Recycling LLC, sponsored the Theatre's only presentation of internationally-acclaimed dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov in spring of 1991, making that memorable performance possible. Later, as Controller for Patriot Metals, he collaborated with PPAC to sponsor several other PPAC performances. His commitment to the theatre will always be remembered. A native of Verona, Italy, Zeno was a true Renaissance man with a love of and interest in everything: art, literature, food, wine, music, theatre, dance, and more. He was at once serious yet mischievous; his warm heart and matchless wry wit made his world view unique. We extend deepest condolences to Zeno's family - his wife of 51 years, Gylean, his children Chiara, Mark, and Sarah, their spouses, and his grandchildren. Photo courtesy of The Trabucchi Family.

PATRONS TOAST TO 2018 AT PRE-SHOW SUPPER FOR LOVE NEVER DIES

Top photo: The cast and company of THE BODYGUARD. Left photo: Judson Mills (Frank Farmer, the bodyguard) and R & B superstar Deborah Cox (Rachel Marron) celebrate THE BODYGUARD’s one year anniversary and admire a cake designed by Ellie’s Bakery.

THE NATIONAL TOUR OF THE BODYGUARD CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT PPAC! The cast and company of THE BODYGUARD National Tour celebrated their one year anniversary at PPAC’s post-show cast party on Tuesday, January 9. The delicious cake was created by Ellie’s Bakery, located in downtown Providence. Congratulations to THE BODYGUARD on this exciting milestone! The PPAC Staff is thrilled we could celebrate with you. Photos: Leah Fellman

More than 100 guests celebrated the end of 2017 and toasted to 2018 at our LOVE NEVER DIES pre-show supper, catered by Just Ellen’s. Lite Rock 105’s Afternoon Host Paul Giammarco led guests in a New Year’s Eve toast. Two LOVE NEVER DIES cast members, Alyssa Giannetti (swing, u/s Christine) and Michael Gillis (Ensemble, u/s Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, The Phantom) also stopped by to greet our guests and answered questions about life on the road and the audition process for LOVE NEVER DIES. Photos: Leah Fellman

Top photo: Guests toast to 2018 with glasses of Prosecco. Right photo: Cast members Alyssa Giannetti and Michael Gillis talk about being a part of the LOVE NEVER DIES National Tour.

WPRI 12 EYEWITNESS NEWS ANCHOR ON THE PPAC STAGE WPRI 12’s Eyewitness News Anchor Danielle North was the special guest narrator at the 2017 HOLIDAY POPS Tour on Friday, December 22. North read “A Visit from St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas)” on stage with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. North also had the opportunity to meet with Lockhart backstage at intermission. Photo: P.J. Prokop


PPAC NEWS IN MEMORIAM:

Zeno P. Trabucchi

The Board of Directors and Staff of the Providence Performing Arts Center sadly mark the passing of longtime, dedicated Board member, Zeno Trabucchi. Zeno served on PPAC's Board from May 2003 until March 2016, but his commitment to the arts and involvement with PPAC pre-date that tenure. Zeno first became involved with PPAC when his firm, Metals Recycling LLC, sponsored the Theatre's only presentation of internationally-acclaimed dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov in spring of 1991, making that memorable performance possible. Later, as Controller for Patriot Metals, he collaborated with PPAC to sponsor several other PPAC performances. His commitment to the theatre will always be remembered. A native of Verona, Italy, Zeno was a true Renaissance man with a love of and interest in everything: art, literature, food, wine, music, theatre, dance, and more. He was at once serious yet mischievous; his warm heart and matchless wry wit made his world view unique. We extend deepest condolences to Zeno's family - his wife of 51 years, Gylean, his children Chiara, Mark, and Sarah, their spouses, and his grandchildren. Photo courtesy of The Trabucchi Family.

PATRONS TOAST TO 2018 AT PRE-SHOW SUPPER FOR LOVE NEVER DIES

Top photo: The cast and company of THE BODYGUARD. Left photo: Judson Mills (Frank Farmer, the bodyguard) and R & B superstar Deborah Cox (Rachel Marron) celebrate THE BODYGUARD’s one year anniversary and admire a cake designed by Ellie’s Bakery.

THE NATIONAL TOUR OF THE BODYGUARD CELEBRATES ITS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT PPAC! The cast and company of THE BODYGUARD National Tour celebrated their one year anniversary at PPAC’s post-show cast party on Tuesday, January 9. The delicious cake was created by Ellie’s Bakery, located in downtown Providence. Congratulations to THE BODYGUARD on this exciting milestone! The PPAC Staff is thrilled we could celebrate with you. Photos: Leah Fellman

More than 100 guests celebrated the end of 2017 and toasted to 2018 at our LOVE NEVER DIES pre-show supper, catered by Just Ellen’s. Lite Rock 105’s Afternoon Host Paul Giammarco led guests in a New Year’s Eve toast. Two LOVE NEVER DIES cast members, Alyssa Giannetti (swing, u/s Christine) and Michael Gillis (Ensemble, u/s Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny, The Phantom) also stopped by to greet our guests and answered questions about life on the road and the audition process for LOVE NEVER DIES. Photos: Leah Fellman

Top photo: Guests toast to 2018 with glasses of Prosecco. Right photo: Cast members Alyssa Giannetti and Michael Gillis talk about being a part of the LOVE NEVER DIES National Tour.

WPRI 12 EYEWITNESS NEWS ANCHOR ON THE PPAC STAGE WPRI 12’s Eyewitness News Anchor Danielle North was the special guest narrator at the 2017 HOLIDAY POPS Tour on Friday, December 22. North read “A Visit from St. Nicholas (‘Twas the Night Before Christmas)” on stage with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart. North also had the opportunity to meet with Lockhart backstage at intermission. Photo: P.J. Prokop


FEBRUARY SHOWTIMES 2018

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Queens College. Sarah Bockel (“Carole King”) and Andrew Brewer (“Gerry Goffin”). Photo by Matthew Murphy.

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