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JANUARY 2018

S TA R R I N G

JANUARY 9 – 14 PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES Deborah Cox is not scheduled to perform at the Saturday, January 13 matinee or Sunday, January 14 evening performances of THE BODYGUARD.

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

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2017/2018 Season Media Sponsor

2017/2018 Encore Series Media Sponsor

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

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JANUARY SHOWTIMES 2018

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

JANUARY 19 – 21

JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 4 PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES


CALENDAR

Q-SHEET

“You Will Be Spellbound This Holiday Season with the sequel to The Phantom of The Opera!” • • • LOVE NEVER DIES: December 26 – 31 • • • T HE SPEL L BI N DI NG SEQU EL TO

THE PH A NTOM OF THE OPER A

LEFT PHOTO: Gardar Thor Cortes (“The Phantom”) and Meghan Picerno (“Christine Daaé”) star in Love Never Dies. Photo: Joan Marcus. RIGHT PHOTO: Jake Heston Miller (“Gustave”), Meghan Picerno (“Christine Daaé”) and Sean Thompson (“Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny”) star in Love Never Dies. Photo: Joan Marcus.

JANUARY

HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE HOURS: 12/23: open 10A to 5P 12/24 (Christmas Eve): CLOSED / 12/25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED 12/31 (New Year’s Eve): open 10A to 6:30P / 1/1 (New Year’s Day): CLOSED

9 - 14

The Bodyguard

PART OF THE

19 - 21 21

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™ ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

25

At The VETS: Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain at 7:30P

28

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

At The VETS: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at 7P

30 - Feb 4

On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical

PART OF THE

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.”

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.

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.

BROADWAY SERIES

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ADMINISTRATION

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At The VETS: Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at 7P

27 - 28

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.

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE

BROADWAY SERIES

SPONSORED BY:

BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

TWITTER

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).

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.

INSTAGRAM

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

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

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


CALENDAR

Q-SHEET

“You Will Be Spellbound This Holiday Season with the sequel to The Phantom of The Opera!” • • • LOVE NEVER DIES: December 26 – 31 • • • T HE SPEL L BI N DI NG SEQU EL TO

THE PH A NTOM OF THE OPER A

LEFT PHOTO: Gardar Thor Cortes (“The Phantom”) and Meghan Picerno (“Christine Daaé”) star in Love Never Dies. Photo: Joan Marcus. RIGHT PHOTO: Jake Heston Miller (“Gustave”), Meghan Picerno (“Christine Daaé”) and Sean Thompson (“Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny”) star in Love Never Dies. Photo: Joan Marcus.

JANUARY

HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE HOURS: 12/23: open 10A to 5P 12/24 (Christmas Eve): CLOSED / 12/25 (Christmas Day): CLOSED 12/31 (New Year’s Eve): open 10A to 6:30P / 1/1 (New Year’s Day): CLOSED

9 - 14

The Bodyguard

PART OF THE

19 - 21 21

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™ ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

25

At The VETS: Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After the Curtain at 7:30P

28

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

At The VETS: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at 7P

30 - Feb 4

On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical

PART OF THE

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.”

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.

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.

BROADWAY SERIES

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@ProvPACRI

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ADMINISTRATION

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At The VETS: Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway at 7P

27 - 28

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.

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE

BROADWAY SERIES

SPONSORED BY:

BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

TWITTER

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).

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.

INSTAGRAM

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

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

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


PPAC, WPRI 12, and FOX Providence thanks everyone who donated new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots this Holiday Season. As a result of your generosity, PPAC was able to give 20 large bags of toys to the organization…a huge success! PPAC Patrons are the kindest!

THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY AT PPAC IN 2018!

APRIL Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

Friday, April 6 at 7:30P Celtic Woman: Homecoming Tour

Saturday, April 14 at 7P For Gala tickets, contact Donna Santos at dsantos@ppacri.org

Tony Bennett in Concert with special guest Antonia Bennett

Joe Bonamassa

Sunday, April 8 at 3P

FEBRUARY On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical

January 30 – February 4 Downtown Showdown

Thursday, February 8 at 6:30P

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour

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

(EXTREMELY limited ticket availability for both shows!)

Shen Yun

February 10 – 11

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

Thursday, April 26 at 8P

Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30P

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ In Concert

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Saturday, April 28 at 2P & 8P

February 27 – March 4

M AY & J U LY MARCH

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

Something Rotten!

Brian Regan

Dan & Phil - Interactive Introverts

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30P

An American in Paris

March 13 – 18

Jackson Browne Jay Leno with opening act Hawkward

Thursday, March 22 at 7:30P

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30P

May 15 – 20

Friday, July 20 at 7:30P

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.)


PPAC, WPRI 12, and FOX Providence thanks everyone who donated new, unwrapped toys to Toys for Tots this Holiday Season. As a result of your generosity, PPAC was able to give 20 large bags of toys to the organization…a huge success! PPAC Patrons are the kindest!

THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY AT PPAC IN 2018!

APRIL Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience

Friday, April 6 at 7:30P Celtic Woman: Homecoming Tour

Saturday, April 14 at 7P For Gala tickets, contact Donna Santos at dsantos@ppacri.org

Tony Bennett in Concert with special guest Antonia Bennett

Joe Bonamassa

Sunday, April 8 at 3P

FEBRUARY On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical

January 30 – February 4 Downtown Showdown

Thursday, February 8 at 6:30P

Sebastian Maniscalco: Stay Hungry Tour

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

(EXTREMELY limited ticket availability for both shows!)

Shen Yun

February 10 – 11

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

Thursday, April 26 at 8P

Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30P

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ In Concert

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Saturday, April 28 at 2P & 8P

February 27 – March 4

M AY & J U LY MARCH

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

Something Rotten!

Brian Regan

Dan & Phil - Interactive Introverts

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30P

An American in Paris

March 13 – 18

Jackson Browne Jay Leno with opening act Hawkward

Thursday, March 22 at 7:30P

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30P

May 15 – 20

Friday, July 20 at 7:30P

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.)


Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron and Company in The Bodyguard. Photo by: Joan Marcus.

Designated Family Show

STA R R I N G

DEBORAH COX

January 9 – 14

January 19 – 21

Tickets: $83 - $41

Tickets: $81 - $39 // Part of the Encore Series

Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop superstar Deborah Cox* stars as Rachel Marron in THE BODYGUARD. Ms. Cox previously performed at PPAC in the National Tour of Jekyll & Hyde as Lucy in the 2013/2014 Season, and made her Broadway debut as the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical, Aida.

Fresh from a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ will astound Providence with its “hightech extravaganza” (New York Times) of “cutting-edge magic tricks” (Miami Herald).

Ms. Cox began her recording career as a background singer with Celine Dion, before securing her first recording contract with Clive Davis at Arista Records. She has recorded six award-winning and criticallyacclaimed albums. Her single “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” held the record for being the longest running #1 R&B Single for 14 consecutive weeks.

THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jawdropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. They are:

Ms. Cox has received numerous awards for her longstanding commitment to various social issues in the LGBTQ community. She was recently honoured by The Harvey Milk Foundation for her efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and was given the Liberty Bell and Proclamation in 2016 at the LBGTQ Philadelphia Pride Parade and Festival. In THE BODYGUARD, former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer (TV Star Judson Mills), is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including "So Emotional," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – "I Will Always Love You." THE BODYGUARD is based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film, and adapted by Academy Award winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris.

*Please note: Deborah Cox is not scheduled to perform at the Saturday, January 13 matinee and the Sunday, January 14 evening performances of THE BODYGUARD. This show is not recommended for children under the age of 13. PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

The Trickster, Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship, with a flair for comedic flourishes. The Inventor, Kevin James is known for innovative illusions and is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. The Deductionist, Colin Cloud is a psychic savant known as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. The Manipulator, An Ha Lim: The first place winner at Korea’s Busan International Magic Competition (2006), Italy Club Convention Manipulation (2006) and World Magic Seminar in Asia (2007), An Ha Lim was also a Golden Lion Award winner at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas (2008). The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin, is widely considered one of the most creative and skilled stunt performers in the world. Unlike the other performers in the show, Jonathan is not a magician or illusionist but he will leave the audience breathless with his death-defying stunts.

SPONSORED BY:

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

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.


Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron and Company in The Bodyguard. Photo by: Joan Marcus.

Designated Family Show

STA R R I N G

DEBORAH COX

January 9 – 14

January 19 – 21

Tickets: $83 - $41

Tickets: $81 - $39 // Part of the Encore Series

Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop superstar Deborah Cox* stars as Rachel Marron in THE BODYGUARD. Ms. Cox previously performed at PPAC in the National Tour of Jekyll & Hyde as Lucy in the 2013/2014 Season, and made her Broadway debut as the lead role in Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical, Aida.

Fresh from a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ will astound Providence with its “hightech extravaganza” (New York Times) of “cutting-edge magic tricks” (Miami Herald).

Ms. Cox began her recording career as a background singer with Celine Dion, before securing her first recording contract with Clive Davis at Arista Records. She has recorded six award-winning and criticallyacclaimed albums. Her single “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here” held the record for being the longest running #1 R&B Single for 14 consecutive weeks.

THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jawdropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. They are:

Ms. Cox has received numerous awards for her longstanding commitment to various social issues in the LGBTQ community. She was recently honoured by The Harvey Milk Foundation for her efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and was given the Liberty Bell and Proclamation in 2016 at the LBGTQ Philadelphia Pride Parade and Festival. In THE BODYGUARD, former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer (TV Star Judson Mills), is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including "So Emotional," "Run to You," "I Have Nothing," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – "I Will Always Love You." THE BODYGUARD is based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated film, and adapted by Academy Award winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris.

*Please note: Deborah Cox is not scheduled to perform at the Saturday, January 13 matinee and the Sunday, January 14 evening performances of THE BODYGUARD. This show is not recommended for children under the age of 13. PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

The Trickster, Jeff Hobson is the epitome of glamour and showmanship, with a flair for comedic flourishes. The Inventor, Kevin James is known for innovative illusions and is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. The Deductionist, Colin Cloud is a psychic savant known as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. The Manipulator, An Ha Lim: The first place winner at Korea’s Busan International Magic Competition (2006), Italy Club Convention Manipulation (2006) and World Magic Seminar in Asia (2007), An Ha Lim was also a Golden Lion Award winner at the World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas (2008). The Daredevil, Jonathan Goodwin, is widely considered one of the most creative and skilled stunt performers in the world. Unlike the other performers in the show, Jonathan is not a magician or illusionist but he will leave the audience breathless with his death-defying stunts.

SPONSORED BY:

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

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.


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

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

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.

NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY Sunday, January 21 at 7P Tickets: $55 - $35

January 30 – February 4 Tickets: $84 - $42 ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL is based on the life story of seven-time Grammy®-winning Gloria Estefan and her husband, Grammy®-winning producermusician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. The show is about two people who believed in their talent, their music, and in each other, and changed the world of pop music. ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century, 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 calls ON YOUR FEET! “infectiously fun with genuine heart!” and The New York Times says, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this fresh, flashy, and undeniably crowd-pleasing new musical.” The National Tour stars Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan, Broadway veteran Nancy Ticotin as Gloria’s mother, Gloria Fajardo, and original Broadway cast member Alma Cuervo as Gloria’s grandmother, Conseulo. Additionally, multiple Grammy® Award-winning musicians from Miami Sound Machine will be a part of the ON YOUR FEET! Orchestra! PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

NEIL BERG’S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century and features the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows.

TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND: AFTER THE CURTAIN

Thursday, January 25 at 7:30P Tickets: $79.50 - $39.50 America’s hottest dance company, Travis Wall’s SHAPING SOUND, returns to Providence with After the Curtain. SHAPING SOUND is a collaboration between diverse artists who describe themselves as “visual musicians,” meaning: their dance gives shape and form to sound. Conceived and choreographed by Travis Wall, After the Curtain tells the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Wall will be dancing in the show throughout the tour, and he will be joined by his SHAPING SOUND co-founder, Nick Lazzarini.


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

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

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.

NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY Sunday, January 21 at 7P Tickets: $55 - $35

January 30 – February 4 Tickets: $84 - $42 ON YOUR FEET! THE EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN MUSICAL is based on the life story of seven-time Grammy®-winning Gloria Estefan and her husband, Grammy®-winning producermusician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. The show is about two people who believed in their talent, their music, and in each other, and changed the world of pop music. ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter century, 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 calls ON YOUR FEET! “infectiously fun with genuine heart!” and The New York Times says, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this fresh, flashy, and undeniably crowd-pleasing new musical.” The National Tour stars Christie Prades as Gloria Estefan, Mauricio Martinez as Emilio Estefan, Broadway veteran Nancy Ticotin as Gloria’s mother, Gloria Fajardo, and original Broadway cast member Alma Cuervo as Gloria’s grandmother, Conseulo. Additionally, multiple Grammy® Award-winning musicians from Miami Sound Machine will be a part of the ON YOUR FEET! Orchestra! PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

NEIL BERG’S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY recreates the greatest moments from the finest shows of the century and features the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, CATS, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jekyll & Hyde. Neil Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows.

TRAVIS WALL’S SHAPING SOUND: AFTER THE CURTAIN

Thursday, January 25 at 7:30P Tickets: $79.50 - $39.50 America’s hottest dance company, Travis Wall’s SHAPING SOUND, returns to Providence with After the Curtain. SHAPING SOUND is a collaboration between diverse artists who describe themselves as “visual musicians,” meaning: their dance gives shape and form to sound. Conceived and choreographed by Travis Wall, After the Curtain tells the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Wall will be dancing in the show throughout the tour, and he will be joined by his SHAPING SOUND co-founder, Nick Lazzarini.


PPAC NEWS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2018 ARTS Scholarships 2018, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund donors with support from Ocean State Charities Trust, will provide 30 scholarships valued up to $500 each to qualified, talented Rhode Island students. These scholarships provide young artists with opportunities 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. Applications for ARTS Scholarships 2018 will be available on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at www.ppacri.org and in person at PPAC’s Administrative Office, which is located at 220 Weybosset Street on the 2nd Floor. The Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday, 9A to 6P. Completed applications must be submitted to Cynthia Goldsmith at PPAC, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 no later than 3P on Friday, March 2, 2018. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or call (401) 574-3105.

FAMILY NIGHT AT FINDING NEVERLAND

Coast 93.3 Afternoon Drive Host Kristin Lessard (fourth row, left) and ABC 6 News Anchor Christina Myers (fourth row, right) hosted our special pre-show Family Night at FINDING NEVERLAND event. Cast members Connor James Casey and Wyatt Cirbus (third row, left to right) spoke with Family Night guests about their experiences on the road and being a part of FINDING NEVERLAND. Photo: Corey Martineau

BOARD DIRECTORS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS HONORED AT 2017 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY On Friday, November 17, PPAC was pleased to honor and celebrate our Partners in Philanthropy, PPAC Board Members Stephen Shechtman, Esq., and Peter J. Troy, representing Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP and Cross Insurance respectively. Mr. Schechtman and Mr. Troy have been dedicated and enthusiastic supporters of PPAC for many years and were recognized for their philanthropic contributions to the Theatre. PPAC congratulates Ellen Loconto, owner of Just Ellen’s Catering & Event Planning, and Ellen Slattery, owner of Gracie’s Venture (Gracie’s / Ellie’s Bakery), on receiving philanthropic business awards on National Philanthropy Day. Just Ellen’s has catered many events at PPAC over the years. Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery are our gift card sleeve underwriting partners. Kudos for this well-deserved recognition! Photo: © Cat Laine Photography

First Row, L to R: Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response Account Executive; P.J. Prokop, Director of Marketing; James Zompa, Claudia Zompa, Director of Development; Stephanie Santos, Box Office Manager. Second Row, L to R: Norbert Mongeon, Director of Finance & Programming; PPAC Board Member Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP; PPAC Board Member Peter J. Troy, Senior Vice President - Cross Insurance; Alan Chille, General Manager.

BOOKS TO BROADWAY AT KINKY BOOTS Young adults from YouthPRIDE in Providence and the Global Learning Charter School in Fall River, MA enjoyed the opening night performance of KINKY BOOTS and a pre-show dinner, courtesy of our Books to Broadway program. Books to Broadway is underwritten by the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation. KINKY BOOTS Company Manager Matt Fruitmann visited with the students and spoke about his day-to-day experiences working on the National Tour! The students also got an up close look at the “kinky boots” themselves. Photos: Nick McNeish

YouthPRIDE

Global Learning


PPAC NEWS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2018 ARTS Scholarships 2018, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund donors with support from Ocean State Charities Trust, will provide 30 scholarships valued up to $500 each to qualified, talented Rhode Island students. These scholarships provide young artists with opportunities 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. Applications for ARTS Scholarships 2018 will be available on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at www.ppacri.org and in person at PPAC’s Administrative Office, which is located at 220 Weybosset Street on the 2nd Floor. The Administrative Office is open Monday through Friday, 9A to 6P. Completed applications must be submitted to Cynthia Goldsmith at PPAC, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 no later than 3P on Friday, March 2, 2018. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or call (401) 574-3105.

FAMILY NIGHT AT FINDING NEVERLAND

Coast 93.3 Afternoon Drive Host Kristin Lessard (fourth row, left) and ABC 6 News Anchor Christina Myers (fourth row, right) hosted our special pre-show Family Night at FINDING NEVERLAND event. Cast members Connor James Casey and Wyatt Cirbus (third row, left to right) spoke with Family Night guests about their experiences on the road and being a part of FINDING NEVERLAND. Photo: Corey Martineau

BOARD DIRECTORS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS HONORED AT 2017 NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY On Friday, November 17, PPAC was pleased to honor and celebrate our Partners in Philanthropy, PPAC Board Members Stephen Shechtman, Esq., and Peter J. Troy, representing Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP and Cross Insurance respectively. Mr. Schechtman and Mr. Troy have been dedicated and enthusiastic supporters of PPAC for many years and were recognized for their philanthropic contributions to the Theatre. PPAC congratulates Ellen Loconto, owner of Just Ellen’s Catering & Event Planning, and Ellen Slattery, owner of Gracie’s Venture (Gracie’s / Ellie’s Bakery), on receiving philanthropic business awards on National Philanthropy Day. Just Ellen’s has catered many events at PPAC over the years. Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery are our gift card sleeve underwriting partners. Kudos for this well-deserved recognition! Photo: © Cat Laine Photography

First Row, L to R: Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response Account Executive; P.J. Prokop, Director of Marketing; James Zompa, Claudia Zompa, Director of Development; Stephanie Santos, Box Office Manager. Second Row, L to R: Norbert Mongeon, Director of Finance & Programming; PPAC Board Member Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP; PPAC Board Member Peter J. Troy, Senior Vice President - Cross Insurance; Alan Chille, General Manager.

BOOKS TO BROADWAY AT KINKY BOOTS Young adults from YouthPRIDE in Providence and the Global Learning Charter School in Fall River, MA enjoyed the opening night performance of KINKY BOOTS and a pre-show dinner, courtesy of our Books to Broadway program. Books to Broadway is underwritten by the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation. KINKY BOOTS Company Manager Matt Fruitmann visited with the students and spoke about his day-to-day experiences working on the National Tour! The students also got an up close look at the “kinky boots” themselves. Photos: Nick McNeish

YouthPRIDE

Global Learning


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