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2018/2019 Encore Series Media Sponsor:

CenterStage Sponsor:

The sTory of frankie Valli & The foUr seasons

PART OF THE ENCORE SERIES

May 10 – 12

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR: Maiesha McQueen, Christine Dwyer and Ephie Aardema in the National Tour of Waitress. Photo Credit Geoff Burke.

The Company of THE BAND'S VISIT, photo by Matthew Murphy

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

L to R: Eric Chambliss, Jonny Wexler, Corey Greenan, Jonathan Cable and the Company of JERSEY BOYS. Photo: Joan Marcus.

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SHOWTIMES

A publication of the Providence Performing Arts Center // May/June 2019

National Tour Launches at PPAC

JUNE 25 – 30

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES

May 28 – June 2

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES


CALENDAR

THEATRE INFORMATION TICKET INFORMATION ALERT – BUYERS BE AWARE!

SPRING WONDERS OF THE WURLITZER CONCERTS

Single tickets for our engagement of HAMILTON are not currently on sale, and an on-sale date has not yet been announced. Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org in order to be among the first to know when tickets go on sale. Once PPAC has announced the on-sale date and information for HAMILTON tickets, all purchases should be made through the PPAC Box Office. This will ensure access to the best seats at the best prices available, and will eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets.

Our Wonders of the Wurlitzer concerts are a gift to the community from PPAC. Enjoy free, lunch-time performances by local organists on our “Mighty Wurlitzer!”

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Wednesday, May 15 from noon to 1P: Peter Krasinski and a silent movie

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

MAY

Wednesday, May 1 from noon to 1P: Gary Phillips This concert will be performed in memory of Timothy Holloran, who passed away on March 16. Tim was one of the original installers of the Wurlitzer in 1982. Gary will play various selections that Tim enjoyed at this memorial concert.

5

Jersey Boys

GIFT CARDS:

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

10 – 12

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.).

14 At The VETS: Postmodern Jukebox at 7P

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents “Swan Lake”

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

18 Double Dare Live! at 7P 28 – June 2

Waitress

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

31 At The VETS: The Ultimate QUEEN Celebration

JUNE

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

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. Summer Box Office Hours begin June 10: M – Th, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days.

Straight No Chaser at 3P

10 – 12

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

Starring Marc Martel at 8P

2

Deadline for Subscription Renewals and Ten Monthly Payment Plan

2

At The VETS: Raffi at 1P & 4P

8

At The VETS: Juke Box Legends at 8P

9

Watch the Tony Awards on CBS at 8P!

two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days.

10 Summer Box Office Hours begin: M – Th, 10A – 3P and 25 – 30

The Band’s Visit - National Tour Launch!

PART OF THE

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

BROADWAY SERIES

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

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

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

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

PPAC SECURITY POLICY: • 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. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

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

/ProvPacRI

@provpacri

@provpacri

/ppacri


CALENDAR

THEATRE INFORMATION TICKET INFORMATION ALERT – BUYERS BE AWARE!

SPRING WONDERS OF THE WURLITZER CONCERTS

Single tickets for our engagement of HAMILTON are not currently on sale, and an on-sale date has not yet been announced. Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org in order to be among the first to know when tickets go on sale. Once PPAC has announced the on-sale date and information for HAMILTON tickets, all purchases should be made through the PPAC Box Office. This will ensure access to the best seats at the best prices available, and will eliminate the risk of counterfeit tickets.

Our Wonders of the Wurlitzer concerts are a gift to the community from PPAC. Enjoy free, lunch-time performances by local organists on our “Mighty Wurlitzer!”

HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Wednesday, May 15 from noon to 1P: Peter Krasinski and a silent movie

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

MAY

Wednesday, May 1 from noon to 1P: Gary Phillips This concert will be performed in memory of Timothy Holloran, who passed away on March 16. Tim was one of the original installers of the Wurlitzer in 1982. Gary will play various selections that Tim enjoyed at this memorial concert.

5

Jersey Boys

GIFT CARDS:

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

10 – 12

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.).

14 At The VETS: Postmodern Jukebox at 7P

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents “Swan Lake”

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

18 Double Dare Live! at 7P 28 – June 2

Waitress

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

31 At The VETS: The Ultimate QUEEN Celebration

JUNE

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

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. Summer Box Office Hours begin June 10: M – Th, 10A – 3P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days.

Straight No Chaser at 3P

10 – 12

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

Starring Marc Martel at 8P

2

Deadline for Subscription Renewals and Ten Monthly Payment Plan

2

At The VETS: Raffi at 1P & 4P

8

At The VETS: Juke Box Legends at 8P

9

Watch the Tony Awards on CBS at 8P!

two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days.

10 Summer Box Office Hours begin: M – Th, 10A – 3P and 25 – 30

The Band’s Visit - National Tour Launch!

PART OF THE

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

BROADWAY SERIES

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

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

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

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

PPAC SECURITY POLICY: • 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. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

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

/ProvPacRI

@provpacri

@provpacri

/ppacri


Sasson Gabay and Katrina Lenk in THE BAND’S VISIT, photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade 2018

out Check son a e S our e at r u Broch org ppacri.

“Travel the world,” right from your seat as a Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series OR as an Encore Series subscriber for the 2019/2020 Season! Subscription packages range from $166 to $699 for the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and from $39 to $243 for the Encore Series, with easy monthly payment plan options available. Renew your subscription or purchase a new subscription by June 2, and enjoy our 10 month payment plan!

TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES 1

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

Come from Away

Jesus Christ Superstar

Fiddler on the Roof

The SpongeBob Musical

Hello, Dolly!

*BankNewport Family Night: May 13

March 31 – April 5, 2020

December 3 – 8, 2019

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

February 11 – 16, 2020

Disney’s Aladdin

October 29 – November 10, 2019

May 12 – 17, 2020

Dear Evan Hansen

March 3 – 8, 2020

*BankNewport Family Night: November 6

ENCORE SERIES

May 26 – 31, 2020

2

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical December 17 – 22, 2019

Blue Man Group

*BankNewport Family Night: December 18

New subscription orders are now being accepted Call the Box Office: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran: (401) 574-3136 to learn more! 1

A Bronx Tale

February 21 – 23, 2020 March 20 – 22, 2020

Current Subscribers – your renewal deadline is Sunday, June 2, 2019. Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) to renew.

FEATURING THE SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

BROADWAY SERIES *FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

*FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

2

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

National Tour Launches at PPAC June 25 – 30 // Tickets: $86 - $41 THE BAND’S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. THE BAND’S VISIT recently won the Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album. The Broadway company of THE BAND’S VISIT has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their performance of “Answer Me” on The Today Show. Since its premiere off-Broadway in 2016 and opening on Broadway on November 9, 2017, THE BAND’S VISIT has been a critical and audience favorite. Almost every major news outlet has listed it as a “Best of the Year” production, and it has been described as “a masterpiece of small but powerful moments” (Billboard) where “worlds collide, and hearts and minds open” (Vogue). The show’s power lies in its Tony Award winning score, written by Tony Award winner and Brown University alum David Yazbek. The score features Middle Eastern music and jazz and musical theatre influences. The sensual and alluring music of THE BAND’S VISIT sets the tone for its story: to quote the book, written by Tony Award winner Itamar Moses, “once, not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel, from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.” Within ninety minutes, these two distinct, rich cultures find common ground through music and experiencing small, personal moments with each other, like sharing a meal together, going roller skating, or walking in the park. THE BAND’S VISIT ultimately shows that when people come together, despite their reservations about each other, they can arrive at a place of hope and healing. Learn more about THE BAND’S VISIT at thebandsvisitmusical.com PART OF THE

Watch THE BAND’S VISIT’s Tiny Desk Concert: youtube.com/watch?v=sWlclUJhJx8 BROADWAY SERIES

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


Sasson Gabay and Katrina Lenk in THE BAND’S VISIT, photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade 2018

out Check son a e S our e at r u Broch org ppacri.

“Travel the world,” right from your seat as a Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series OR as an Encore Series subscriber for the 2019/2020 Season! Subscription packages range from $166 to $699 for the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and from $39 to $243 for the Encore Series, with easy monthly payment plan options available. Renew your subscription or purchase a new subscription by June 2, and enjoy our 10 month payment plan!

TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES 1

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

Come from Away

Jesus Christ Superstar

Fiddler on the Roof

The SpongeBob Musical

Hello, Dolly!

*BankNewport Family Night: May 13

March 31 – April 5, 2020

December 3 – 8, 2019

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

February 11 – 16, 2020

Disney’s Aladdin

October 29 – November 10, 2019

May 12 – 17, 2020

Dear Evan Hansen

March 3 – 8, 2020

*BankNewport Family Night: November 6

ENCORE SERIES

May 26 – 31, 2020

2

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical December 17 – 22, 2019

Blue Man Group

*BankNewport Family Night: December 18

New subscription orders are now being accepted Call the Box Office: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran: (401) 574-3136 to learn more! 1

A Bronx Tale

February 21 – 23, 2020 March 20 – 22, 2020

Current Subscribers – your renewal deadline is Sunday, June 2, 2019. Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) to renew.

FEATURING THE SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

BROADWAY SERIES *FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

*FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

2

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

National Tour Launches at PPAC June 25 – 30 // Tickets: $86 - $41 THE BAND’S VISIT is the winner of 10 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. THE BAND’S VISIT recently won the Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theater Album. The Broadway company of THE BAND’S VISIT has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their performance of “Answer Me” on The Today Show. Since its premiere off-Broadway in 2016 and opening on Broadway on November 9, 2017, THE BAND’S VISIT has been a critical and audience favorite. Almost every major news outlet has listed it as a “Best of the Year” production, and it has been described as “a masterpiece of small but powerful moments” (Billboard) where “worlds collide, and hearts and minds open” (Vogue). The show’s power lies in its Tony Award winning score, written by Tony Award winner and Brown University alum David Yazbek. The score features Middle Eastern music and jazz and musical theatre influences. The sensual and alluring music of THE BAND’S VISIT sets the tone for its story: to quote the book, written by Tony Award winner Itamar Moses, “once, not long ago, a group of musicians came to Israel, from Egypt. You probably didn’t hear about it. It wasn’t very important.” Within ninety minutes, these two distinct, rich cultures find common ground through music and experiencing small, personal moments with each other, like sharing a meal together, going roller skating, or walking in the park. THE BAND’S VISIT ultimately shows that when people come together, despite their reservations about each other, they can arrive at a place of hope and healing. Learn more about THE BAND’S VISIT at thebandsvisitmusical.com PART OF THE

Watch THE BAND’S VISIT’s Tiny Desk Concert: youtube.com/watch?v=sWlclUJhJx8 BROADWAY SERIES

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


L to R: Corey Greenan, Eric Chambliss, Jonny Wexler and Jonathan Cable. Photo: Joan Marcus.

Ephie Aardema, Christine Dwyer and Maiesha McQueen in the National Tour of Waitress. Photo Credit: Geoff Burke

The sTory of frankie Valli & The foUr seasons May 10 – 12

Part of the Encore Series // Tickets: $109 - $44 The Tony, Grammy, and Oliver Award-Winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS makes its much-anticipated return to PPAC! JERSEY BOYS is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. While their harmonies were perfect on stage; off stage, it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and more! The Chicago Tribune says JERSEY BOYS is “the most exciting musical Broadway has seen in years” and the New York Posts calls it “too good to be true!” ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

May 28 – June 2

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Chicago Tribune says WAITRESS is “an empowering musical of the highest order!” and Entertainment Weekly calls it, “a little slice of heaven!” PART OF THE

Sunday, May 5 at 3P

Tickets: $69.50 - $29.50

// Tickets: $129 - $61

BROADWAY SERIES

Saturday, May 18 at 7P

Tickets: $69.50 - $25

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


L to R: Corey Greenan, Eric Chambliss, Jonny Wexler and Jonathan Cable. Photo: Joan Marcus.

Ephie Aardema, Christine Dwyer and Maiesha McQueen in the National Tour of Waitress. Photo Credit: Geoff Burke

The sTory of frankie Valli & The foUr seasons May 10 – 12

Part of the Encore Series // Tickets: $109 - $44 The Tony, Grammy, and Oliver Award-Winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS makes its much-anticipated return to PPAC! JERSEY BOYS is the behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. While their harmonies were perfect on stage; off stage, it was a very different story – a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. The show features all their hits including “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and more! The Chicago Tribune says JERSEY BOYS is “the most exciting musical Broadway has seen in years” and the New York Posts calls it “too good to be true!” ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

May 28 – June 2

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Chicago Tribune says WAITRESS is “an empowering musical of the highest order!” and Entertainment Weekly calls it, “a little slice of heaven!” PART OF THE

Sunday, May 5 at 3P

Tickets: $69.50 - $29.50

// Tickets: $129 - $61

BROADWAY SERIES

Saturday, May 18 at 7P

Tickets: $69.50 - $25

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


WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX – WELCOME TO THE TWENTIES 2.0 Tuesday, May 14 at 7P Tickets: $69 - $19

To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective POSTMODERN JUKEBOX returns to Providence with an all-new concert: the Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour.

THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION STARRING MARC MARTEL Friday, May 31 at 8P Tickets: $99 – $39

THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION STARRING MARC MARTEL is an arresting and captivating Queen tribute where some of the most iconic rock anthems of all time collide with a theatrical performance style and eye-popping production.

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

WINNERS FOR THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2019 PROGRAM ANNOUNCED Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2019 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center, are pleased to announce the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2019 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and the PPAC Annual Fund Donors. The 35 talented Rhode Island student artists, ages 11-14, will each receive a scholarship of up to $500 that will provide an opportunity for these students to attend local summer arts education programs that will expand their experiences in a chosen area of study. The ARTS Scholarships 2019 awards will be presented to the winners at PPAC on Wednesday, May 8. Congratulations to our ARTS Scholarships recipients! 2019 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENTS: Kayloni Almonte

Sophia Academy, Providence

Riley Barrio

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Mia Gomez

Migdalia Morales

Cadence Koenig

Cain Morton

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Alexis Belanger

Zachary Leone

Bailey Brennan

Avery Lough

Joseph L. McCourt Middle School, Cumberland Frank E. Thompson Middle School, Newport

Asniel Cruzeta

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence

Claire Cunningham Lincoln School, Providence

Joseph Davis

Sarah Dyer Barnes Elementary School, Johnston

Isabella D’Errico

Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School, Johnston

Tatiana DiCecco

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Cristofer Flores

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

2019 KERI ANNE O’DONNELL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Nina Lautieri Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School, Johnston Funded by the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund

Hope Highlands Middle School, Cranston Saint Philip School, Greenville

Thynashia Lovett

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Segue Institute for Learning, Central Falls John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Ashley Muchiri

Barrington Christian Academy, Barrington

Paolo Ordinola

Nathanael Greene Middle School, Providence

Wendy Panadero Dubon

Camden Lussier

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Delia Macedo

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston Francis J. Varieur Elementary School, Pawtucket

Shaily Quiroa

Saphire Rai-Hoffman

Ashley Matos

French American School, Providence

Payton Mays

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence

Alayna Medina

Saint Margaret School, Rumford

Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston Western Hills Middle School, Cranston Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School, Warwick

Bilma Morales

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence

2019 JESSIE’S DREAM SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Haylie O’Connor

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick Funded by Jessie's Dream Scholarship Fund

Fabricio Reyes Isabel Sullivan

Xyarrah Tejeda

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence

Maggrey Volcimus

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

2019 DESIREE MESOLELLA ART SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Karyssa Maynard Ponaganset High School, North Scituate Funded by Desiree Mesolella Art Scholarships


WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

POSTMODERN JUKEBOX – WELCOME TO THE TWENTIES 2.0 Tuesday, May 14 at 7P Tickets: $69 - $19

To usher in the upcoming Twenty-Twenties, famed time-twisting musical collective POSTMODERN JUKEBOX returns to Providence with an all-new concert: the Welcome to the Twenties 2.0 Tour.

THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION STARRING MARC MARTEL Friday, May 31 at 8P Tickets: $99 – $39

THE ULTIMATE QUEEN CELEBRATION STARRING MARC MARTEL is an arresting and captivating Queen tribute where some of the most iconic rock anthems of all time collide with a theatrical performance style and eye-popping production.

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

WINNERS FOR THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS 2019 PROGRAM ANNOUNCED Jo-Ann Ragosta, Chairperson of the ARTS Scholarships 2019 program, along with the members of the Community Outreach Committee of the Providence Performing Arts Center, are pleased to announce the winners of the ARTS Scholarships 2019 program, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and the PPAC Annual Fund Donors. The 35 talented Rhode Island student artists, ages 11-14, will each receive a scholarship of up to $500 that will provide an opportunity for these students to attend local summer arts education programs that will expand their experiences in a chosen area of study. The ARTS Scholarships 2019 awards will be presented to the winners at PPAC on Wednesday, May 8. Congratulations to our ARTS Scholarships recipients! 2019 ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENTS: Kayloni Almonte

Sophia Academy, Providence

Riley Barrio

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Mia Gomez

Migdalia Morales

Cadence Koenig

Cain Morton

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Alexis Belanger

Zachary Leone

Bailey Brennan

Avery Lough

Joseph L. McCourt Middle School, Cumberland Frank E. Thompson Middle School, Newport

Asniel Cruzeta

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence

Claire Cunningham Lincoln School, Providence

Joseph Davis

Sarah Dyer Barnes Elementary School, Johnston

Isabella D’Errico

Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School, Johnston

Tatiana DiCecco

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston

Cristofer Flores

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

2019 KERI ANNE O’DONNELL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Nina Lautieri Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School, Johnston Funded by the Keri Anne O’Donnell Memorial Fund

Hope Highlands Middle School, Cranston Saint Philip School, Greenville

Thynashia Lovett

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Segue Institute for Learning, Central Falls John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick

Ashley Muchiri

Barrington Christian Academy, Barrington

Paolo Ordinola

Nathanael Greene Middle School, Providence

Wendy Panadero Dubon

Camden Lussier

Esek Hopkins Middle School, Providence

Delia Macedo

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

Western Hills Middle School, Cranston Francis J. Varieur Elementary School, Pawtucket

Shaily Quiroa

Saphire Rai-Hoffman

Ashley Matos

French American School, Providence

Payton Mays

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence

Alayna Medina

Saint Margaret School, Rumford

Hugh B. Bain Middle School, Cranston Western Hills Middle School, Cranston Warwick Veterans Memorial Middle School, Warwick

Bilma Morales

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence

2019 JESSIE’S DREAM SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Haylie O’Connor

John F. Deering Middle School, West Warwick Funded by Jessie's Dream Scholarship Fund

Fabricio Reyes Isabel Sullivan

Xyarrah Tejeda

Carl G. Lauro Middle School, Providence

Maggrey Volcimus

Gov. Christopher DelSesto Middle School, Providence

2019 DESIREE MESOLELLA ART SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Karyssa Maynard Ponaganset High School, North Scituate Funded by Desiree Mesolella Art Scholarships


THEATRE NEWS PPAC ANNOUNCES “EXPERIENCE PPAC,” A NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVE FOR THE 2019/2020 SEASON At a press conference held in the Grand Lobby on March 26, Chairman of PPAC's Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., announced our brand-new state-wide education initiative, called Experience PPAC! This program will provide every 10th grader in Rhode Island with an opportunity to see a select touring Broadway performance at PPAC. This education initiative is made possible by PPAC’s Board of Directors and Staff who strongly believe in the value of arts education. Working in partnership with PPAC, bus transportation company FIRST STUDENT will provide transportation to and from these shows. Tickets to these shows and busing is paid for by PPAC. There is no charge to the students or their schools for the theatre tickets or for bus transportation. During the 2019/2020 Broadway Season, sophomores will have the chance to see Thursday morning presentations of COME FROM AWAY and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, with a third show to be announced. Photos: Core Photographic

L to R: PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, Joseph W. Walsh, First Student Area General Manager Bill Roche, and PPAC General Manager Alan Chille.

Students from West Warwick High School and students from Providence’s Central High School spoke at the press conference about the impact of seeing “PHANTOM” and what the new program means to them. First Row, L to R: Veronica Zenoweh (Central), Johnna Gallo (Warwick), Peterlyn Zenoweh (Central), Gianna Teh (Warwick), and Julianna Panagopoulos (Warwick). Second Row, L to R: Keneth Omar Rosario (Central), Trevor Johnson (Warwick), Chairman of PPAC's Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., Kamrom Aggar (Warwick), PPAC Director of Education Dana Brazil, Mary Santos (Central), Judith Arias (Central), and West Warwick High School English teacher Lisa Narcisi Stewart.

PHOTOS AT RIGHT: First photo: Chairman of PPAC's Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. introduces the Experience PPAC program. Second photo: PPAC Director of Education Dana Brazil announces the shows participating in Experience PPAC for the 2019/2020 Season. Third photo: West Warwick High School English teacher Lisa Narcisi Stewart spoke about the importance of Experience PPAC, and how learning about and attending The Phantom of The Opera positively impacted her students.

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

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

HAPPY TEN YEARS TO THE RHODE SHOW! PPAC wishes our friends at The Rhode Show a very happy ten-year anniversary! Here’s to 90 more! Photo: Caitlyn DiPompo

The Next Stop BROADWAY® program, presented by PPAC, will take place at The Vets, August 12 – 16 and will consist of classes, workshops, and rehearsals taught by Broadway professionals that are 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 cast party in the Gallery at The VETS. Paid registrations are limited to 70 participants (“cast members”), ages 10 – 17 by August 1, 2019 and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship spaces are available on a non-competitive basis for children with financial need. Registration and scholarship applications can be downloaded at ppacri.org/outreach/next-stop-broadway Photo: Core Photographic

L to R: co-hosts Michaela Johnson, Will Gilbert, and Brendan Kirby admiring the cake during The Rhode Show’s anniversary party at Skyline.


THEATRE NEWS PPAC ANNOUNCES “EXPERIENCE PPAC,” A NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVE FOR THE 2019/2020 SEASON At a press conference held in the Grand Lobby on March 26, Chairman of PPAC's Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., announced our brand-new state-wide education initiative, called Experience PPAC! This program will provide every 10th grader in Rhode Island with an opportunity to see a select touring Broadway performance at PPAC. This education initiative is made possible by PPAC’s Board of Directors and Staff who strongly believe in the value of arts education. Working in partnership with PPAC, bus transportation company FIRST STUDENT will provide transportation to and from these shows. Tickets to these shows and busing is paid for by PPAC. There is no charge to the students or their schools for the theatre tickets or for bus transportation. During the 2019/2020 Broadway Season, sophomores will have the chance to see Thursday morning presentations of COME FROM AWAY and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, with a third show to be announced. Photos: Core Photographic

L to R: PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, Joseph W. Walsh, First Student Area General Manager Bill Roche, and PPAC General Manager Alan Chille.

Students from West Warwick High School and students from Providence’s Central High School spoke at the press conference about the impact of seeing “PHANTOM” and what the new program means to them. First Row, L to R: Veronica Zenoweh (Central), Johnna Gallo (Warwick), Peterlyn Zenoweh (Central), Gianna Teh (Warwick), and Julianna Panagopoulos (Warwick). Second Row, L to R: Keneth Omar Rosario (Central), Trevor Johnson (Warwick), Chairman of PPAC's Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., Kamrom Aggar (Warwick), PPAC Director of Education Dana Brazil, Mary Santos (Central), Judith Arias (Central), and West Warwick High School English teacher Lisa Narcisi Stewart.

PHOTOS AT RIGHT: First photo: Chairman of PPAC's Board of Directors Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. introduces the Experience PPAC program. Second photo: PPAC Director of Education Dana Brazil announces the shows participating in Experience PPAC for the 2019/2020 Season. Third photo: West Warwick High School English teacher Lisa Narcisi Stewart spoke about the importance of Experience PPAC, and how learning about and attending The Phantom of The Opera positively impacted her students.

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

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

HAPPY TEN YEARS TO THE RHODE SHOW! PPAC wishes our friends at The Rhode Show a very happy ten-year anniversary! Here’s to 90 more! Photo: Caitlyn DiPompo

The Next Stop BROADWAY® program, presented by PPAC, will take place at The Vets, August 12 – 16 and will consist of classes, workshops, and rehearsals taught by Broadway professionals that are 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 cast party in the Gallery at The VETS. Paid registrations are limited to 70 participants (“cast members”), ages 10 – 17 by August 1, 2019 and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarship spaces are available on a non-competitive basis for children with financial need. Registration and scholarship applications can be downloaded at ppacri.org/outreach/next-stop-broadway Photo: Core Photographic

L to R: co-hosts Michaela Johnson, Will Gilbert, and Brendan Kirby admiring the cake during The Rhode Show’s anniversary party at Skyline.


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PART OF THE ENCORE SERIES

May 10 – 12

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR: Maiesha McQueen, Christine Dwyer and Ephie Aardema in the National Tour of Waitress. Photo Credit Geoff Burke.

The Company of THE BAND'S VISIT, photo by Matthew Murphy

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

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L to R: Eric Chambliss, Jonny Wexler, Corey Greenan, Jonathan Cable and the Company of JERSEY BOYS. Photo: Joan Marcus.

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