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JULY/AUGUST SHOWTIMES 2019

2018/2019 Encore Series Media Sponsor:

CenterStage Sponsor:

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

PPAC’S ANNUAL GALA ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 FEATURES A PERFORMANCE OF HAMILTON AT 7P, FOLLOWED BY A POST-SHOW RECEPTION. Company - HAMILTON National Tour - (c) Joan Marcus

SHOWTIMES

A publication of the Providence Performing Arts Center // July/August 2019

JULY 23 – AUGUST 11, 2019

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES


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December 17 – 22, 2019

*BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Sensory-Friendly Performance available Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11A

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A Bronx Tale

February 21 – 23, 2020

Blue Man Group March 20 – 22, 2020

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PHOTO CREDITS: A scene from THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. Photo Jeremy Daniel 2019; The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo: Matthew Murphy, 2018; A scene from BLUE MAN GROUP; Ben Levi Ross as 'Evan Hansen,' Aaron Lazar as 'Larry Murphy,' Christiane Noll as 'Cynthia Murphy' and Maggie McKenna as 'Zoe Murphy' in the First North American Tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Photo: Matthew Murphy, 2018; Michael James Scott as Genie in ALADDIN. Photo by Matthew Murphy. © Disney; A scene from Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade 2019; Lissa deGuzman (Jasmine) and Clinton Greenspan (Aladdin). ALADDIN North American Tour. Photo: Deen van Meer. © Disney. 1

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*FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

*FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

BROADWAY SERIES

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 Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas P. Fay, David Fontaine, David L. Fried, MD, Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, The Honorable 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 Honorable Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Honorable Jack Reed (Ex-Officio)*, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Peter J. Troy, Robert Vincent, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr., William A. White, Patrick Wholey, William K. Wray *Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia (The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza), Seth Klaiman (The Honorable James R. Langevin), Raymond Simone (The Honorable Jack Reed), Benjamin White (John Hazen White, Jr.)


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Hello, Dolly!

March 3 – 8, 2020

THE

BRONX NEW YORK

National Tour Launches at PPAC! September 29 – October 5, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar

Disney’s Aladdin

The SpongeBob Musical

October 29 – November 10, 2019 *BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Come from Away IKINI3 – 8, 2019 BDecember onM the Roof OTICTOO BFiddler CEAN

Our four-month payment plan option is M available until September 1, and our month ALE ERUStwo J payment plan option is available at any time!

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March 31 – April 5, 2020 May 12 – 17, 2020

*BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Dear Evan Hansen May 26 – 31, 2020

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Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical out Check ason our Se re at Brochu rg o ppacri.

December 17 – 22, 2019

*BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Sensory-Friendly Performance available Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11A

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A Bronx Tale

February 21 – 23, 2020

Blue Man Group March 20 – 22, 2020

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WHOVILLE

PHOTO CREDITS: A scene from THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. Photo Jeremy Daniel 2019; The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY. Photo: Matthew Murphy, 2018; A scene from BLUE MAN GROUP; Ben Levi Ross as 'Evan Hansen,' Aaron Lazar as 'Larry Murphy,' Christiane Noll as 'Cynthia Murphy' and Maggie McKenna as 'Zoe Murphy' in the First North American Tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Photo: Matthew Murphy, 2018; Michael James Scott as Genie in ALADDIN. Photo by Matthew Murphy. © Disney; A scene from Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade 2019; Lissa deGuzman (Jasmine) and Clinton Greenspan (Aladdin). ALADDIN North American Tour. Photo: Deen van Meer. © Disney. 1

FEATURING THE SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

2

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

*FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

*FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

BROADWAY SERIES

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 Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas P. Fay, David Fontaine, David L. Fried, MD, Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, The Honorable 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 Honorable Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Honorable Jack Reed (Ex-Officio)*, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Peter J. Troy, Robert Vincent, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr., William A. White, Patrick Wholey, William K. Wray *Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia (The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza), Seth Klaiman (The Honorable James R. Langevin), Raymond Simone (The Honorable Jack Reed), Benjamin White (John Hazen White, Jr.)


JULY / AUGUST

CALENDAR

THEATRE INFORMATION TICKET INFORMATION ALERT – BUYERS BE AWARE!

July 23 – August 11

Tickets are now on sale for HAMILTON! PPAC is the only authorized source for HAMILTON tickets. If you purchase tickets from any source other than the PPAC Box Office or ppacri.org, we cannot guarantee their legitimacy.

Hamilton PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

July 25

At The VETS: RI Monthly's Best of RI® Party at 6P

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

August 1

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online. By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787)

Deadline for Next Stop Broadway® registration

At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903

The Next Stop BROADWAY® program, presented by PPAC, 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.

Summer Box Office Hours are now in effect: M - Th, 10A - 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show dates. 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. Photo: Core Photographic

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

August 3

2019 Annual Gala, featuring a performance of HAMILTON at 7P For GALA tickets, please contact dsantos@ppacri.org

August 12 – 16

SEPTEMBER

At the VETS: Next Stop Broadway®

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

1

Deadline for Four Month Subscription Payment Plan

3

Regular Box Office and Administrative Hours Resume

11 The Piano Guys at 7:30P

Their Only New England Appearance!

29 – October 5

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville National Tour Launches at PPAC! PART OF THE

GIFT CARDS: 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.).

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

Administration (401) 421-2997 • Summer Hours (6/3/19 – 9/2/19): 9A – 5P • info@ppacri.org Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P 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

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

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.”

• Walk-through metal detectors are now used at all performances. Please plan to arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to curtain time.

• Firearms, weapons, laptops, briefcases, and suitcases are not allowed in the Theatre. • All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit under a theatre seat.

• Outside food and beverages are not permitted. • There is no secure storage area and confiscated items cannot be returned. • Providence Police details are on site at all PPAC events. • PPAC Management reserves the right to change the security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without prior notice.

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. Sensory-friendly performances are also available. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

BROADWAY SERIES

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


JULY / AUGUST

CALENDAR

THEATRE INFORMATION TICKET INFORMATION ALERT – BUYERS BE AWARE!

July 23 – August 11

Tickets are now on sale for HAMILTON! PPAC is the only authorized source for HAMILTON tickets. If you purchase tickets from any source other than the PPAC Box Office or ppacri.org, we cannot guarantee their legitimacy.

Hamilton PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

July 25

At The VETS: RI Monthly's Best of RI® Party at 6P

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

August 1

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online. By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787)

Deadline for Next Stop Broadway® registration

At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903

The Next Stop BROADWAY® program, presented by PPAC, 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.

Summer Box Office Hours are now in effect: M - Th, 10A - 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show dates. 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. Photo: Core Photographic

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

August 3

2019 Annual Gala, featuring a performance of HAMILTON at 7P For GALA tickets, please contact dsantos@ppacri.org

August 12 – 16

SEPTEMBER

At the VETS: Next Stop Broadway®

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

1

Deadline for Four Month Subscription Payment Plan

3

Regular Box Office and Administrative Hours Resume

11 The Piano Guys at 7:30P

Their Only New England Appearance!

29 – October 5

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville National Tour Launches at PPAC! PART OF THE

GIFT CARDS: 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.).

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

Administration (401) 421-2997 • Summer Hours (6/3/19 – 9/2/19): 9A – 5P • info@ppacri.org Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P 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

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

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.”

• Walk-through metal detectors are now used at all performances. Please plan to arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to curtain time.

• Firearms, weapons, laptops, briefcases, and suitcases are not allowed in the Theatre. • All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit under a theatre seat.

• Outside food and beverages are not permitted. • There is no secure storage area and confiscated items cannot be returned. • Providence Police details are on site at all PPAC events. • PPAC Management reserves the right to change the security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without prior notice.

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. Sensory-friendly performances are also available. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

BROADWAY SERIES

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


S C E N E S F R O M O U R H A M I LT O N O N

Director of Concerts Amanda Bonafine hands out ticket ordering forms to patrons. And they’re off! Patrons who lined up between 6A and 7:30A received random numbered wrist bands.

Director of Development Claudia Zompa

Technical Director Amanda Motta (left) and House Carpenter Bill Brackett, III (right) assist Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt (center) with spinning the wheel for our randomized lottery.

L to R: Box Office Representatives Amy Batista, Seiana Barbato, Javaughn Henry, Box Office Supervisor Kelly Prudent, and Box Office Representative Marissa Curley.

Patrons wait for their numbers to be drawn to get in line to purchase tickets.

L to R: The VETS Office Manager Doreen Vitale and Box Office Representative Katherine Tompkins Photos: Core Photographic

July 23 – August 11

As of this printing date, tickets to HAMILTON are available in limited quantities. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-2787 (ARTS) or visit ppacri.org for more information. HAMILTON is the season finalé of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series for the 2018/2019 Season. HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

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


S C E N E S F R O M O U R H A M I LT O N O N

Director of Concerts Amanda Bonafine hands out ticket ordering forms to patrons. And they’re off! Patrons who lined up between 6A and 7:30A received random numbered wrist bands.

Director of Development Claudia Zompa

Technical Director Amanda Motta (left) and House Carpenter Bill Brackett, III (right) assist Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt (center) with spinning the wheel for our randomized lottery.

L to R: Box Office Representatives Amy Batista, Seiana Barbato, Javaughn Henry, Box Office Supervisor Kelly Prudent, and Box Office Representative Marissa Curley.

Patrons wait for their numbers to be drawn to get in line to purchase tickets.

L to R: The VETS Office Manager Doreen Vitale and Box Office Representative Katherine Tompkins Photos: Core Photographic

July 23 – August 11

As of this printing date, tickets to HAMILTON are available in limited quantities. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-2787 (ARTS) or visit ppacri.org for more information. HAMILTON is the season finalé of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series for the 2018/2019 Season. HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

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


N - S A L E D AY !

Patrons buying tickets to HAMILTON.

THEATRE NEWS

Jumping for joy! They scored tickets to HAMILTON! Our wonderful Security Team!

2019 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS CEREMONY

L to R: Bobby Rose and PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton

2019 ANNUAL GALA:

HAMILTON Saturday, August 3 at 7P

PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton is pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual Gala will include a performance of HAMILTON on Saturday, August 3, followed by a post-show reception. Gala tickets include prime seating to the Saturday, August 3 evening performance of HAMILTON, exclusive access to the post-show reception, and parking. Contributons to the Annual Gala benefit the Theatre’s Community Outreach Initiative, including its newest program, Experience PPAC. Gala tickets are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. Please email PPAC’s Director of Ticketing Donna Santos at dsantos@ppacri.org to order tickets to the Gala.

Thirty-five talented young Rhode Island artists received ARTS Scholarships Awards during a special ceremony at the Theatre on Wednesday, May 8. PPAC’s ARTS Scholarships program, which is sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust with support from our Annual Fund donors, provides students with the opportunity to attend summer arts educational programs of their choice that helps broaden their experience in a chosen artistic area of study. Each student artist was highlighted in a video profile that was edited and produced by WPRI CBS 12, our Broadway Season media sponsor. The ceremony was emceed by Board Chairman Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., with additional welcoming remarks from Board Director and Chairperson of the Community Outreach Committee Jo-Ann Ragosta and Marketing Director P.J. Prokop. We were pleased to have three special guests speak at the ceremony: Community Affairs Manager at Textron Karen Warfield, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, and Brett Cook, a 2001 ARTS Scholarship Recipient and the creator of our ARTS Scholarships Logo. Three scholarships in loving memory were awarded to young performers who are passionate about the arts, demonstrate great potential, and have applied for an ARTS Scholarship; one from the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund, one from the Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Fund, and one from the Desiree Mesolella Art Scholarships. Special thanks to Director of Special Projects Cynthia Goldsmith who manages this event and to WPRI CBS 12 for making the ARTS Scholarships video possible. Congratulations to all of our ARTS Scholarships recipients! Photo: Core Photographic


N - S A L E D AY !

Patrons buying tickets to HAMILTON.

THEATRE NEWS

Jumping for joy! They scored tickets to HAMILTON! Our wonderful Security Team!

2019 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS CEREMONY

L to R: Bobby Rose and PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton

2019 ANNUAL GALA:

HAMILTON Saturday, August 3 at 7P

PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton is pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual Gala will include a performance of HAMILTON on Saturday, August 3, followed by a post-show reception. Gala tickets include prime seating to the Saturday, August 3 evening performance of HAMILTON, exclusive access to the post-show reception, and parking. Contributons to the Annual Gala benefit the Theatre’s Community Outreach Initiative, including its newest program, Experience PPAC. Gala tickets are tax-deductible to the extent provided by the law. Please email PPAC’s Director of Ticketing Donna Santos at dsantos@ppacri.org to order tickets to the Gala.

Thirty-five talented young Rhode Island artists received ARTS Scholarships Awards during a special ceremony at the Theatre on Wednesday, May 8. PPAC’s ARTS Scholarships program, which is sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust with support from our Annual Fund donors, provides students with the opportunity to attend summer arts educational programs of their choice that helps broaden their experience in a chosen artistic area of study. Each student artist was highlighted in a video profile that was edited and produced by WPRI CBS 12, our Broadway Season media sponsor. The ceremony was emceed by Board Chairman Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., with additional welcoming remarks from Board Director and Chairperson of the Community Outreach Committee Jo-Ann Ragosta and Marketing Director P.J. Prokop. We were pleased to have three special guests speak at the ceremony: Community Affairs Manager at Textron Karen Warfield, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, and Brett Cook, a 2001 ARTS Scholarship Recipient and the creator of our ARTS Scholarships Logo. Three scholarships in loving memory were awarded to young performers who are passionate about the arts, demonstrate great potential, and have applied for an ARTS Scholarship; one from the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund, one from the Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Fund, and one from the Desiree Mesolella Art Scholarships. Special thanks to Director of Special Projects Cynthia Goldsmith who manages this event and to WPRI CBS 12 for making the ARTS Scholarships video possible. Congratulations to all of our ARTS Scholarships recipients! Photo: Core Photographic


CELEBRATING OUR VOLUNTEER USHER STAFF! The Theatre hosted its annual “end of the Season” summer cookout on the stage for our volunteer usher staff. During the 2018/2019 Season, 220 volunteer ushers ushered 136 events, for a total of 32,000 volunteer hours! House Manager Bruce Ingham said, “PPAC could not exist as it does without our amazing usher staff!” Photo: Caitlyn DiPompo

PPAC congratulates nine ushers who are celebrating 30 years of volunteer service at the Theatre! Thank you for your dedication and passion for the performing arts! From L to R: House Manager Bruce Ingham, Bobbi Faye, Barbara Rose, Mary Lou and Richard DiMase, Joyce Kiff, and Pat Lynch. Not pictured: Ken Beggs and Meg Camara.

PPAC OFFERS SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES FOR THE 2019/2020 SEASON!

PPAC will work in partnership with The Autism Project on our sensoryfriendly programming. The Autism Project will provide sensitivity training to front of house staff and will also have trained staff on hand during sensory-friendly performance to support guests. Philip Huffman as The Grinch and the 2016 Touring Company of Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical

Saturday, December 21 at 11A

• THE PROM - February 2021 Exact performance dates and casting information will be announced at a later time. Visit ppacri.org for the latest news!

• Standing and movement spaces are available in the theatre throughout the show’s duration.

There will also be a sensory-friendly performance of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL on Saturday, December 21 at 11A. A single ticket on sale date is TBA for HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!; however, if you are interested in attending the sensory-friendly performance, please contact the Box Office at (401) 421-2787 (ARTS).

Sunday, November 24 at 3P

• PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical - October 2020

• Lower sound and light levels; all strobe and blinking lights are removed from the production.

We are pleased to offer sensory-friendly performances during our upcoming Season. THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR on Sunday, November 24 at 3P is a FREE performance for all to enjoy! Individuals who are interested in attending this free sensory-friendly performance are invited to sign-up by filling out a Google Form here: http://bit.ly/2HCchGK

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL

• AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Life and Times of The Temptations - July 2020

At a sensory-friendly performance, modifications include:

In Partnership with the Autism Project

THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR

THREE NATIONAL TOURS WILL OPEN AT PPAC IN THE 2020/2021 BROADWAY SEASON!

• Designated quiet area with skilled staff from The Autism Project will be available in the Lobby. “The Autism Project is looking forward to partnering with the Providence Performing Arts Center to create a sensory-friendly environment that supports our families in the community,” said Joanne Quinn, Executive Director of The Autism Project. “The Arts are an important part of our life experience and we are excited to see PPAC working to make sure their venue and shows are welcoming to all.”

PPAC AND THE VETS IN THE RHODE ISLAND PRIDE PARADE Approximately 100 people marched in the PPAC/The VETS group for the RI PRIDE Illuminated Night Parade. Our theme this year was "STONEWALL: 50 Years Towards Freedom." We had a great time in the Parade, celebrating PRIDE! Photo: Linda Bogosian


CELEBRATING OUR VOLUNTEER USHER STAFF! The Theatre hosted its annual “end of the Season” summer cookout on the stage for our volunteer usher staff. During the 2018/2019 Season, 220 volunteer ushers ushered 136 events, for a total of 32,000 volunteer hours! House Manager Bruce Ingham said, “PPAC could not exist as it does without our amazing usher staff!” Photo: Caitlyn DiPompo

PPAC congratulates nine ushers who are celebrating 30 years of volunteer service at the Theatre! Thank you for your dedication and passion for the performing arts! From L to R: House Manager Bruce Ingham, Bobbi Faye, Barbara Rose, Mary Lou and Richard DiMase, Joyce Kiff, and Pat Lynch. Not pictured: Ken Beggs and Meg Camara.

PPAC OFFERS SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES FOR THE 2019/2020 SEASON!

PPAC will work in partnership with The Autism Project on our sensoryfriendly programming. The Autism Project will provide sensitivity training to front of house staff and will also have trained staff on hand during sensory-friendly performance to support guests. Philip Huffman as The Grinch and the 2016 Touring Company of Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical

Saturday, December 21 at 11A

• THE PROM - February 2021 Exact performance dates and casting information will be announced at a later time. Visit ppacri.org for the latest news!

• Standing and movement spaces are available in the theatre throughout the show’s duration.

There will also be a sensory-friendly performance of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL on Saturday, December 21 at 11A. A single ticket on sale date is TBA for HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!; however, if you are interested in attending the sensory-friendly performance, please contact the Box Office at (401) 421-2787 (ARTS).

Sunday, November 24 at 3P

• PRETTY WOMAN: The Musical - October 2020

• Lower sound and light levels; all strobe and blinking lights are removed from the production.

We are pleased to offer sensory-friendly performances during our upcoming Season. THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR on Sunday, November 24 at 3P is a FREE performance for all to enjoy! Individuals who are interested in attending this free sensory-friendly performance are invited to sign-up by filling out a Google Form here: http://bit.ly/2HCchGK

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL

• AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Life and Times of The Temptations - July 2020

At a sensory-friendly performance, modifications include:

In Partnership with the Autism Project

THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR

THREE NATIONAL TOURS WILL OPEN AT PPAC IN THE 2020/2021 BROADWAY SEASON!

• Designated quiet area with skilled staff from The Autism Project will be available in the Lobby. “The Autism Project is looking forward to partnering with the Providence Performing Arts Center to create a sensory-friendly environment that supports our families in the community,” said Joanne Quinn, Executive Director of The Autism Project. “The Arts are an important part of our life experience and we are excited to see PPAC working to make sure their venue and shows are welcoming to all.”

PPAC AND THE VETS IN THE RHODE ISLAND PRIDE PARADE Approximately 100 people marched in the PPAC/The VETS group for the RI PRIDE Illuminated Night Parade. Our theme this year was "STONEWALL: 50 Years Towards Freedom." We had a great time in the Parade, celebrating PRIDE! Photo: Linda Bogosian


JULY/AUGUST SHOWTIMES 2019

2018/2019 Encore Series Media Sponsor:

CenterStage Sponsor:

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

PPAC’S ANNUAL GALA ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 FEATURES A PERFORMANCE OF HAMILTON AT 7P, FOLLOWED BY A POST-SHOW RECEPTION. Company - HAMILTON National Tour - (c) Joan Marcus

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