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A Season So Special, It Can Only Be Called EPIC Nonprofit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 904 Providence, RI

NOW is the Time to Become a PPAC Subscriber! See inside for more details.

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SHOW TIMES a publication of the Providence Performing Arts Center

MAY/JUNE/JULY 2018 C E L E B R ATING

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JACKSON BROWNE WITH SPECIAL GUEST VONDA SHEPHARD

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30P

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30P

Family Night Media Sponsors

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

HARRY CONNICK JR. –

2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Encore Series Media Sponsor 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Season Media Sponsor

2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Broadway Series Sponsor

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

PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

JUST ADDED! TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 27! A NEW ORLEANS TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Thursday, June 21 at 7:30P

MAY/JUNE/JULY SHOWTIMES 2018

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

SATURDAY, MAY 12 AT 7:30P

Friday, July 20 at 7:30P


TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES 1 MISS SAIGON

ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

September 21 – 30, 2018 National Tour Launches at PPAC!

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL May 28 – June 2, 2019

February 5 – 10, 2019

ANASTASIA

Family Night at ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is Wed., February 6 at 7P.* 3

November 27 – December 2, 2018 Family Night at ANASTASIA is Wed., November 28 at 7P.* 3

THE BAND’S VISIT Spring 2019

HAMILTON July 23 – August 11, 2019

SCHOOL OF ROCK February 26 – March 3, 2019

CATS January 22 – 27, 2019

Family Night at SCHOOL OF ROCK is Wednesday, February 27 at 7P.* 3

National Tour Launches at PPAC!

ENCORE SERIES 2

Demand for subscriptions is exceeding expectations! ACT NOW to become a part of our EPIC Season! Those who renew their subscription or purchase a new subscription by TUESDAY, MAY 29 will have the added benefit of choosing a ten-month payment plan!

FEATURING THE

JERSEY BOYS May 10 – 12, 2019

April 23 – 28, 2019

March 21 – 31, 2019

BROADWAY SPECIAL STOMP April 12 – 13, 2019 PROVID

ENCE P ERFORM

FEATURING

THE

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

Check out our Season Brochure at ppacri.org

ING AR TS CEN TER BROADWA Y SERIES

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

The ONLY way to guarantee your seats to HAMILTON is by subscribing to our eight-show Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. HAMILTON is not part of our three-show Encore Series.

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THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

BROADWAY SERIES

FOR SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS:

FOR NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS:

Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Hours: M – F, 10A – 5P, Sat, 10A – 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on show days. The Box Office will be closed for the Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28. Summer Box Office Hours begin Tuesday, May 29. They are M – Th, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show dates.

Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response: (401) 574-3136 Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P and Sat, 10A - 2P.

REMINDER: Your subscription renewal deadline is Tuesday, May 29.

*With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, receive one complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger. Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. Golden Circle seating is excluded and standard service fees apply. Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office window at 220 Weybosset Street to order; Family Night tickets are not available online.

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

2 ENCORE

SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

3 FAMILY

NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

PHOTO CREDITS: Alistair Brammer as Chris and Eva Noblezada as Kim in MISS SAIGON. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Christy Altomare in ANASTASIA on Broadway, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2017; Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger in CATS on Broadway. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Ben Crawford, Emma Pfaeffle, Kathy Fitzgerald, F. Michael Haynie, Alan H. Green, Christian Borle, Trista Dollison, John Rubin in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2017; Rob Colletti and Phoenix Schuman in the SCHOOL OF ROCK Tour. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the National Tour of WAITRESS. Photo by Joan Marcus; The cast of THE BAND’S VISIT. Photo by Matthew Murphy; HAMILTON Chicago Company. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2016.

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, 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.)


TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES 1 MISS SAIGON

ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

September 21 – 30, 2018 National Tour Launches at PPAC!

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL May 28 – June 2, 2019

February 5 – 10, 2019

ANASTASIA

Family Night at ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is Wed., February 6 at 7P.* 3

November 27 – December 2, 2018 Family Night at ANASTASIA is Wed., November 28 at 7P.* 3

THE BAND’S VISIT Spring 2019

HAMILTON July 23 – August 11, 2019

SCHOOL OF ROCK February 26 – March 3, 2019

CATS January 22 – 27, 2019

Family Night at SCHOOL OF ROCK is Wednesday, February 27 at 7P.* 3

National Tour Launches at PPAC!

ENCORE SERIES 2

Demand for subscriptions is exceeding expectations! ACT NOW to become a part of our EPIC Season! Those who renew their subscription or purchase a new subscription by TUESDAY, MAY 29 will have the added benefit of choosing a ten-month payment plan!

FEATURING THE

JERSEY BOYS May 10 – 12, 2019

April 23 – 28, 2019

March 21 – 31, 2019

BROADWAY SPECIAL STOMP April 12 – 13, 2019 PROVID

ENCE P ERFORM

FEATURING

THE

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

Check out our Season Brochure at ppacri.org

ING AR TS CEN TER BROADWA Y SERIES

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

The ONLY way to guarantee your seats to HAMILTON is by subscribing to our eight-show Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. HAMILTON is not part of our three-show Encore Series.

1

THE BOOK OF MORMON

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

BROADWAY SERIES

FOR SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS:

FOR NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS:

Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Hours: M – F, 10A – 5P, Sat, 10A – 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on show days. The Box Office will be closed for the Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28. Summer Box Office Hours begin Tuesday, May 29. They are M – Th, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show dates.

Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response: (401) 574-3136 Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P and Sat, 10A - 2P.

REMINDER: Your subscription renewal deadline is Tuesday, May 29.

*With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, receive one complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger. Tickets are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. Golden Circle seating is excluded and standard service fees apply. Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office window at 220 Weybosset Street to order; Family Night tickets are not available online.

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

2 ENCORE

SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

3 FAMILY

NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

PHOTO CREDITS: Alistair Brammer as Chris and Eva Noblezada as Kim in MISS SAIGON. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Christy Altomare in ANASTASIA on Broadway, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2017; Tyler Hanes as Rum Tum Tugger in CATS on Broadway. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Ben Crawford, Emma Pfaeffle, Kathy Fitzgerald, F. Michael Haynie, Alan H. Green, Christian Borle, Trista Dollison, John Rubin in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2017; Rob Colletti and Phoenix Schuman in the SCHOOL OF ROCK Tour. Photo by Matthew Murphy; Charity Angel Dawson, Desi Oakley and Lenne Klingaman in the National Tour of WAITRESS. Photo by Joan Marcus; The cast of THE BAND’S VISIT. Photo by Matthew Murphy; HAMILTON Chicago Company. Photo by Joan Marcus, 2016.

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, 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.)


MAY

CALENDAR

Q-SHEET

WONDERS OF THE WURLITZER MAY CONCERT SERIES

BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

ADMINISTRATION

2 Patrick Aiken 23 Gary Phillips 30 Peter Krasinski with Charlie Chaplin's

3

silent film "The Kid" These concerts are FREE and are the Theatre’s gift to the community. All performances run from noon to 1P. Made possible by the PPAC Annual Fund

Phone (401) 421-ARTS (2787) Email patron_feedback@ppacri.org Fax (401) 351-7827 The Box Office will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28. Summer Box Office Hours begin Tuesday, May 29. They are M - Th, 10A - 3P and two hours before curtain time(s) on show dates. Regular Box Office Hours resume Tuesday, September 4. They 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 courtesy of Peter Krasinski

ARTS Scholarships Awards Ceremony at 4:30P

The ARTS Scholarship program is sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust, with support from Ocean State Charities Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors.

6 At The VETS: Michael McDonald at 7P 9 Jackson Browne plus Special Guest Vonda Shepard at 7:30P 10 Brian Regan at 7:30P 10 At The VETS: Menopause the Musical at 7:30P 12 At The VETS: Island Moving Company Presents

“Creative Continuum” at 7:30P

12 William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at 7:30P 15 – 20 Something Rotten! 29 Box Office and Administration Summer Hours Begin PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Box Office: M – Th, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show dates. Administration: M – F, 9A – 5P

JUNE

29 Subscription Renewals and 10 Month Payment Plan Deadlines 20 At The VETS: Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off World Tour at 7:30P 21 Harry Connick Jr. - A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration at 7:30P

JULY

18 At The VETS: Miranda Sings Live….No Offense with

Special Guest Colleen Ballinger at 7:30P

20 Dan & Phil 2018 World Tour

– Interactive Introverts at 7:30P

26 Rhode Island Monthly's Best of® Rhode Island Party at 6:30P Watch for a Single Ticket On Sale Date for MISS SAIGON! National Tour Launches at PPAC September 21 – 30!

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

Phone (401) 421-2997 Email info@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-6P Summer Hours begin Tuesday, May 29: M - F, 9A - 5P

DIRECT RESPONSE

Phone (401) 574-3136 Email direct@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

smart casual clothing

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. 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).

GROUP SALES

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

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: Sara Beatrice, Tandem Designworks // Printer: The Allied Group

/ProvPacRI

@provpacri

@provpacri

/ppacri


MAY

CALENDAR

Q-SHEET

WONDERS OF THE WURLITZER MAY CONCERT SERIES

BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

ADMINISTRATION

2 Patrick Aiken 23 Gary Phillips 30 Peter Krasinski with Charlie Chaplin's

3

silent film "The Kid" These concerts are FREE and are the Theatre’s gift to the community. All performances run from noon to 1P. Made possible by the PPAC Annual Fund

Phone (401) 421-ARTS (2787) Email patron_feedback@ppacri.org Fax (401) 351-7827 The Box Office will be closed for Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26 - Monday, May 28. Summer Box Office Hours begin Tuesday, May 29. They are M - Th, 10A - 3P and two hours before curtain time(s) on show dates. Regular Box Office Hours resume Tuesday, September 4. They 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 courtesy of Peter Krasinski

ARTS Scholarships Awards Ceremony at 4:30P

The ARTS Scholarship program is sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust, with support from Ocean State Charities Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors.

6 At The VETS: Michael McDonald at 7P 9 Jackson Browne plus Special Guest Vonda Shepard at 7:30P 10 Brian Regan at 7:30P 10 At The VETS: Menopause the Musical at 7:30P 12 At The VETS: Island Moving Company Presents

“Creative Continuum” at 7:30P

12 William Shatner and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan at 7:30P 15 – 20 Something Rotten! 29 Box Office and Administration Summer Hours Begin PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Box Office: M – Th, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on show dates. Administration: M – F, 9A – 5P

JUNE

29 Subscription Renewals and 10 Month Payment Plan Deadlines 20 At The VETS: Kathy Griffin: Laugh Your Head Off World Tour at 7:30P 21 Harry Connick Jr. - A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration at 7:30P

JULY

18 At The VETS: Miranda Sings Live….No Offense with

Special Guest Colleen Ballinger at 7:30P

20 Dan & Phil 2018 World Tour

– Interactive Introverts at 7:30P

26 Rhode Island Monthly's Best of® Rhode Island Party at 6:30P Watch for a Single Ticket On Sale Date for MISS SAIGON! National Tour Launches at PPAC September 21 – 30!

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

Phone (401) 421-2997 Email info@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-6P Summer Hours begin Tuesday, May 29: M - F, 9A - 5P

DIRECT RESPONSE

Phone (401) 574-3136 Email direct@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

smart casual clothing

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. 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).

GROUP SALES

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

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: Sara Beatrice, Tandem Designworks // Printer: The Allied Group

/ProvPacRI

@provpacri

@provpacri

/ppacri


Pictured Rob McClure and the cast of the Something Rotten! National Tour. © Joan Marcus, 2016

Enjoy Concerts, Comedy, And More This Spring and Summer!

JACKSON BROWNE PLUS SPECIAL GUEST VONDA SHEPARD Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30P PART OF THE

May 15 – 20

BROADWAY SERIES

Tickets: $116 - $50; $250 VIP Tickets are available.

BRIAN REGAN

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30P Tickets: $55 - $35

// Tickets: $88 - $41

Starring Rob McClure, Adam Pascal, and Josh Grisetti! SOMETHING ROTTEN! is the “fresh, irreverent, and hysterical”1 musical comedy that follows playwrights and brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom as they set out to write their very first musical and best their more popular contemporary, playwright Will Shakespeare. The show’s humor has been tested, vetted, and carefully calibrated so that theatergoers can have a good time whether they know a lot or only a little about Shakespeare and/ or musical theater. “It doesn’t matter how much you know,” director/ choreographer Casey Nicholaw confirms. “My nieces and nephews say it’s their favorite show that I’ve done and they don’t know any of the references.”

WILLIAM SHATNER AND STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN

Saturday, May 12 at 7:30P Tickets: $69.50 - $29.50; Limited $150 VIP Tickets are available

Associated Press

1

SUMMER SHOWS AT

KATHY GRIFFIN: LAUGH YOUR HEAD OFF WORLD TOUR

Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30P

JUST ADDED! TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 27!

HARRY CONNICK JR. –

A NEW ORLEANS TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Thursday, June 21 at 7:30P Tickets: $129.50 - $39.50

Tickets: $69.50 - $39.50

MIRANDA SINGS LIVE… NO OFFENSE WITH SPECIAL GUEST COLLEEN BALLINGER Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30P

Tickets: $39.50; $83 VIP Tickets are available.

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.

DAN & PHIL WORLD TOUR 2018 – INTERACTIVE INTROVERTS Friday, July 20 at 7:30P Tickets: $98 - $33; $152 VIP tickets are available.

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.


Pictured Rob McClure and the cast of the Something Rotten! National Tour. © Joan Marcus, 2016

Enjoy Concerts, Comedy, And More This Spring and Summer!

JACKSON BROWNE PLUS SPECIAL GUEST VONDA SHEPARD Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30P PART OF THE

May 15 – 20

BROADWAY SERIES

Tickets: $116 - $50; $250 VIP Tickets are available.

BRIAN REGAN

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30P Tickets: $55 - $35

// Tickets: $88 - $41

Starring Rob McClure, Adam Pascal, and Josh Grisetti! SOMETHING ROTTEN! is the “fresh, irreverent, and hysterical”1 musical comedy that follows playwrights and brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom as they set out to write their very first musical and best their more popular contemporary, playwright Will Shakespeare. The show’s humor has been tested, vetted, and carefully calibrated so that theatergoers can have a good time whether they know a lot or only a little about Shakespeare and/ or musical theater. “It doesn’t matter how much you know,” director/ choreographer Casey Nicholaw confirms. “My nieces and nephews say it’s their favorite show that I’ve done and they don’t know any of the references.”

WILLIAM SHATNER AND STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN

Saturday, May 12 at 7:30P Tickets: $69.50 - $29.50; Limited $150 VIP Tickets are available

Associated Press

1

SUMMER SHOWS AT

KATHY GRIFFIN: LAUGH YOUR HEAD OFF WORLD TOUR

Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30P

JUST ADDED! TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 27!

HARRY CONNICK JR. –

A NEW ORLEANS TRICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Thursday, June 21 at 7:30P Tickets: $129.50 - $39.50

Tickets: $69.50 - $39.50

MIRANDA SINGS LIVE… NO OFFENSE WITH SPECIAL GUEST COLLEEN BALLINGER Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30P

Tickets: $39.50; $83 VIP Tickets are available.

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.

DAN & PHIL WORLD TOUR 2018 – INTERACTIVE INTROVERTS Friday, July 20 at 7:30P Tickets: $98 - $33; $152 VIP tickets are available.

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.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2018 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 STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT, along with THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS and JEFF BABKO, performed to a packed house during our 2018 Annual Gala performance. The comedy legends’ show was a mix of stand-up, music, video clips, and interviewstyle conversations. Andy Smith from The Providence Journal said, “Forgettable or not, this was a sharp and funny show. Because Martin and Short are sharp and funny guys.” The PPAC Gala is an annual fundraiser for the Theatre’s ongoing restoration projects, ensuring that our historic building remains world-class for years to come. The post-show Gala reception opened with a brief speaking program, with remarks from PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza.

L to R: Steve Martin, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, and Martin Short.

Those holding Gala tickets attended a post-performance party in the PPAC Grand Lobby. The party featured beverages and samples from gourmet food stations, courtesy of our restaurant vendors: The Capital Grille, Constantino’s Venda Ravioli, Cozy Caterers, Fire Works Catering, Hemenway’s, Just Ellen’s, Inc., Kleos, Local Hero Deli & Catering, Parkside Rotisserie & Bar, Pranzi Catering & Events, and Rosalina. Thank you to all of our restaurant partners! PPAC thanks our Gala title sponsors: The Providence Journal and the Taco/White Family Foundation, and our Premiere, Gold Leaf, Silver, Bronze, and Benefactor Sponsors for supporting this memorable event!

L to R: Tony DeFusco, President/CEO of Rhode Island Hospitality Association Dale Venturini, and PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton.

To access the complete photo gallery from the Gala, please visit www.ppacri.org/support/ppac-gala

L to R: Taco/White Family Foundation Executive Administrative Assistant Vorn Bonilla and Joe Gomes, Kiana Bonilla and James Sonevong.

Photos: Core Photography First Row, L to R: PPAC Operations Manager Nick Beradinelli, PPAC General Manager Alan Chille, Jonathan Taylor, and PPAC Concessions Manager Matthew Pawlik. Second Row, L to R: Jonathan Clark, Miguel Youngs, and Ollie Huth.

Above, "The Three Amigos," L to R: Rod Azadan, Jay Wilson, and Joe Arner.

Below, L to R: PPAC Assistant House Manager Bob Armour and PPAC House Manager Bruce Ingham.

L to R: Emma Schechtman and PPAC Board Director Stephen Schechtman, Esq.

L to R: Karen O'Donnell and Frank O'Donnell

Above, L to R: Jayne Donegan, Glenn Warfield, and Textron Community Affairs Manager Karen Warfield. Above, L to R: Mark Nugent and Jeanne Nugent, PPAC Board Director Tom Fay and Colette Fay, Colleen Sousa, Kim McDermott and Chris McDermott.


HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2018 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 STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT, along with THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS and JEFF BABKO, performed to a packed house during our 2018 Annual Gala performance. The comedy legends’ show was a mix of stand-up, music, video clips, and interviewstyle conversations. Andy Smith from The Providence Journal said, “Forgettable or not, this was a sharp and funny show. Because Martin and Short are sharp and funny guys.” The PPAC Gala is an annual fundraiser for the Theatre’s ongoing restoration projects, ensuring that our historic building remains world-class for years to come. The post-show Gala reception opened with a brief speaking program, with remarks from PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza.

L to R: Steve Martin, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, and Martin Short.

Those holding Gala tickets attended a post-performance party in the PPAC Grand Lobby. The party featured beverages and samples from gourmet food stations, courtesy of our restaurant vendors: The Capital Grille, Constantino’s Venda Ravioli, Cozy Caterers, Fire Works Catering, Hemenway’s, Just Ellen’s, Inc., Kleos, Local Hero Deli & Catering, Parkside Rotisserie & Bar, Pranzi Catering & Events, and Rosalina. Thank you to all of our restaurant partners! PPAC thanks our Gala title sponsors: The Providence Journal and the Taco/White Family Foundation, and our Premiere, Gold Leaf, Silver, Bronze, and Benefactor Sponsors for supporting this memorable event!

L to R: Tony DeFusco, President/CEO of Rhode Island Hospitality Association Dale Venturini, and PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton.

To access the complete photo gallery from the Gala, please visit www.ppacri.org/support/ppac-gala

L to R: Taco/White Family Foundation Executive Administrative Assistant Vorn Bonilla and Joe Gomes, Kiana Bonilla and James Sonevong.

Photos: Core Photography First Row, L to R: PPAC Operations Manager Nick Beradinelli, PPAC General Manager Alan Chille, Jonathan Taylor, and PPAC Concessions Manager Matthew Pawlik. Second Row, L to R: Jonathan Clark, Miguel Youngs, and Ollie Huth.

Above, "The Three Amigos," L to R: Rod Azadan, Jay Wilson, and Joe Arner.

Below, L to R: PPAC Assistant House Manager Bob Armour and PPAC House Manager Bruce Ingham.

L to R: Emma Schechtman and PPAC Board Director Stephen Schechtman, Esq.

L to R: Karen O'Donnell and Frank O'Donnell

Above, L to R: Jayne Donegan, Glenn Warfield, and Textron Community Affairs Manager Karen Warfield. Above, L to R: Mark Nugent and Jeanne Nugent, PPAC Board Director Tom Fay and Colette Fay, Colleen Sousa, Kim McDermott and Chris McDermott.


PPAC NEWS WINNERS OF 2018 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM* ANNOUNCED Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the 2018 ARTS Scholarships program, along with members of PPAC’s Community Outreach Committee, recently announced the winners of the 2018 ARTS Scholarships program. This year’s program will award scholarships to 34 talented Rhode Island students, aged 11 – 14, each of whom will receive a scholarship of up to $500 to attend a local summer arts education program of their choice. The ARTS Scholarships 2018 awards will be presented to the winners during a ceremony for recipients and invited guests at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:30 – 6P. PPAC Board of Directors Chairman Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. will present the ARTS Scholarships 2018 awards. 2018 ARTS Scholarships Recipients:

Joshua Kline

Iris Baird

Kaelyn Kohanski

St. Philip School, Greenville

Edward R. Martin Middle School, East Providence

Sophia Academy, Providence

Mariama Bandabaila

Homeschooled, North Kingstown

Vanessa Linden

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Jarilyn Lizana

Brianna Callahan

Christina LoPresti

Warwick Veterans Junior High School, Warwick

Betzaida Deleon Ruiz

Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Liam DeRosa

St. Paul School, Cranston

Isabella Errante

Archie R. Cole Middle School, East Greenwich

Catherine Galipeau

St. Pius V School, Providence

Joanly Gomez

Paul Cuffee Middle School, Providence

Sherlyn Gomez

Sophia Academy, Providence

Kayliana Hamilton

Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet, Woonsocket

Destiny Horan

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Maria Ixchop

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Sophia Academy, Providence St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport

Maya Madison

Winman Junior High School, Warwick

Olivia McNichols

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, Cumberland

Mia Merlino

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Amy Morales

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Lilly Mottram –

Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School, Coventry

Shirley Panadero Dubon

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Naomi Parker

M. Virginia Cunningham Elementary School, Pawtucket

Madison Perreault

Nitaya Phothisen

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Kelly Picozzi

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Abigail Salas

Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School, Johnston

Stynece Sanchez

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Mariana Saquic

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Jasmine Stevens St. Mary Academy – Bay View, Riverside

2018 Keri Anne O’Donnell Scholarship Recipient: Alexandra Cowart

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston Funded by the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund

2018 Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Recipient: Neisa Barbosa

St. Mary Academy – Bay View, Riverside Funded by Jessie's Dream Scholarship Fund

Sophia Academy, Providence

Alice Kinney

Sophia Academy, Providence * Sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust, with support from Ocean State Charities Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors.

DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE THEATRE? SIGN UP FOR NEXT STOP BROADWAY®* AUGUST 6 - 10!

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Next Stop Broadway® is a week-long program for children aged 10-17 interested in the performing arts. The program is taught by an experienced staff of Broadway professionals and consists of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. Participants (“cast members”) learn songs and choreography from two hit shows from the “Golden Age of Broadway” and create their own presentations based on shows in PPAC’s 2018/2019 Season. In addition to dance and vocal training, the program includes a mid-week “edu-tainment” segment, highlighted with film clips of Broadway shows. The week culminates with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends on Friday afternoon followed by a cast party in PPAC’s Grand Lobby. Next Stop Broadway® provides a fun, non-competitive environment in which to discover new talents and make friends with common interests! Openings in the 2018 cast are filling fast – for more information and to register, please contact Cynthia Goldsmith at cgoldsmith@ppacri.org or 401-574-3105. A limited number of scholarships are available for interested applicants. Photo: Corey Martineau * Sponsored in part by the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation and PPAC Annual Fund Donors.

PPAC AND THE VETS STAFF GIVE BACK Staff members from PPAC and The VETS volunteered at the American Lung Association (ALA)’s annual Fight for Air Climb in late March. Participants climbed 348 steps, or 22 flights of stairs, at the Omni Hotel, raising $200,000 for the ALA. Photo courtesy of Linda Haddock

Front Row, L to R: Human Resources Coordinator Linda Haddock, Receptionist / Lost & Found Recovery Inez Bush, Controller Judy Ferreira. Second Row, L to R: The VETS General Manager Dan Schwartz, Accountant Heather M. Bizon, and Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt.


PPAC NEWS WINNERS OF 2018 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM* ANNOUNCED Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the 2018 ARTS Scholarships program, along with members of PPAC’s Community Outreach Committee, recently announced the winners of the 2018 ARTS Scholarships program. This year’s program will award scholarships to 34 talented Rhode Island students, aged 11 – 14, each of whom will receive a scholarship of up to $500 to attend a local summer arts education program of their choice. The ARTS Scholarships 2018 awards will be presented to the winners during a ceremony for recipients and invited guests at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Thursday, May 3, 2018 from 4:30 – 6P. PPAC Board of Directors Chairman Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. will present the ARTS Scholarships 2018 awards. 2018 ARTS Scholarships Recipients:

Joshua Kline

Iris Baird

Kaelyn Kohanski

St. Philip School, Greenville

Edward R. Martin Middle School, East Providence

Sophia Academy, Providence

Mariama Bandabaila

Homeschooled, North Kingstown

Vanessa Linden

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Jarilyn Lizana

Brianna Callahan

Christina LoPresti

Warwick Veterans Junior High School, Warwick

Betzaida Deleon Ruiz

Carl G. Lauro Elementary School, Providence

Liam DeRosa

St. Paul School, Cranston

Isabella Errante

Archie R. Cole Middle School, East Greenwich

Catherine Galipeau

St. Pius V School, Providence

Joanly Gomez

Paul Cuffee Middle School, Providence

Sherlyn Gomez

Sophia Academy, Providence

Kayliana Hamilton

Woonsocket Middle School at Hamlet, Woonsocket

Destiny Horan

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Maria Ixchop

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Sophia Academy, Providence St. Michael’s Country Day School, Newport

Maya Madison

Winman Junior High School, Warwick

Olivia McNichols

Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, Cumberland

Mia Merlino

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Amy Morales

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Lilly Mottram –

Alan Shawn Feinstein Middle School, Coventry

Shirley Panadero Dubon

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Naomi Parker

M. Virginia Cunningham Elementary School, Pawtucket

Madison Perreault

Nitaya Phothisen

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Kelly Picozzi

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Abigail Salas

Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School, Johnston

Stynece Sanchez

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Mariana Saquic

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Jasmine Stevens St. Mary Academy – Bay View, Riverside

2018 Keri Anne O’Donnell Scholarship Recipient: Alexandra Cowart

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston Funded by the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund

2018 Jessie’s Dream Scholarship Recipient: Neisa Barbosa

St. Mary Academy – Bay View, Riverside Funded by Jessie's Dream Scholarship Fund

Sophia Academy, Providence

Alice Kinney

Sophia Academy, Providence * Sponsored by Textron Charitable Trust, with support from Ocean State Charities Trust and PPAC Annual Fund Donors.

DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE THEATRE? SIGN UP FOR NEXT STOP BROADWAY®* AUGUST 6 - 10!

PPAC PRESENTS

Next Stop

Broadway ®

Next Stop Broadway® is a week-long program for children aged 10-17 interested in the performing arts. The program is taught by an experienced staff of Broadway professionals and consists of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. Participants (“cast members”) learn songs and choreography from two hit shows from the “Golden Age of Broadway” and create their own presentations based on shows in PPAC’s 2018/2019 Season. In addition to dance and vocal training, the program includes a mid-week “edu-tainment” segment, highlighted with film clips of Broadway shows. The week culminates with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends on Friday afternoon followed by a cast party in PPAC’s Grand Lobby. Next Stop Broadway® provides a fun, non-competitive environment in which to discover new talents and make friends with common interests! Openings in the 2018 cast are filling fast – for more information and to register, please contact Cynthia Goldsmith at cgoldsmith@ppacri.org or 401-574-3105. A limited number of scholarships are available for interested applicants. Photo: Corey Martineau * Sponsored in part by the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation and PPAC Annual Fund Donors.

PPAC AND THE VETS STAFF GIVE BACK Staff members from PPAC and The VETS volunteered at the American Lung Association (ALA)’s annual Fight for Air Climb in late March. Participants climbed 348 steps, or 22 flights of stairs, at the Omni Hotel, raising $200,000 for the ALA. Photo courtesy of Linda Haddock

Front Row, L to R: Human Resources Coordinator Linda Haddock, Receptionist / Lost & Found Recovery Inez Bush, Controller Judy Ferreira. Second Row, L to R: The VETS General Manager Dan Schwartz, Accountant Heather M. Bizon, and Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt.


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