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NOVEMBER 2016

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2016/2017 Encore Series Media Sponsor 2016/2017 Season Media Sponsor

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

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NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHES AT PPAC

OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 6! PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

Celebrate Halloween with THE KING AND I on Sunday, October 30! Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I is Wednesday, November 2! OCTOBER 30 PERFORMANCE MEDIA SPONSOR

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS


NOVEMBER

CALENDAR

Q-SHEET

Oct 30

Pre-Show Costume Parade at THE KING AND I at 12:15P; please arrive by noon Kids are encouraged to dress up and participate in a costume parade, starting in the Lobby.

MEDIA SPONSOR

Oct 30 – Nov 6

National Tour Launch of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I

phone (401) 421-2997 email info@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-6P

Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I at 7P FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS

5

Tickets go on sale for Disney’s The Lion King at 10A

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! DECEMBER

27 1

At The VETS: Jackie Evancho Live in Concert at 7P

The Piano Guys at 7:30P

2–4 3

Once

SPONSORED BY

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR

3–4

At The VETS: Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

At The VETS: Norah Jones: Day Breaks World Tour at 8P

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At The VETS: WGBH Presents A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan at 7:30P Festival Ballet Providence’s “The Nutcracker”

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BE SAFE; BE SMART! PPAC is your only official ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC/The VETS performance. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or www.thevetsri.com

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 for purchase in any denomination at the PPAC Box Office and online. Gift Card sleeves include special pre- and post-show offerings from Gracie’s Restaurant, located at 194 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903.

PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: Guests entering PPAC

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

16 – 18

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.”

smart casual clothing

Online sales begin at 12:01A; window and phone sales begin at 9A

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phone (401) 574-3136 email direct@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-5P

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE

PPAC’s / The VETS’ Holiday Sale

6 – 11

DIRECT RESPONSE

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

At The VETS: WBFF Fitness & Fashion Weekend at 10A & 6P

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

ADMINISTRATION

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

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BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

are subject to search at the discretion of management, which may include pat down or scan by metal detector wands. NO laptops, briefcases, or suitcases are allowed in the venue. PPAC does not provide storage or holding for confiscated or prohibited items. Outside food and drink are also NOT allowed in the building. Please note that a Providence Police detail is on site at all PPAC events. PPAC management reserves the right to change this 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. Upon request, sign-interpretation will be scheduled for Saturday 2P Broadway Series shows; call the Box Office for more details.

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.

Follow us on

INSTAGRAM @ProvPacRI

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

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

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


NOVEMBER

CALENDAR

Q-SHEET

Oct 30

Pre-Show Costume Parade at THE KING AND I at 12:15P; please arrive by noon Kids are encouraged to dress up and participate in a costume parade, starting in the Lobby.

MEDIA SPONSOR

Oct 30 – Nov 6

National Tour Launch of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I

phone (401) 421-2997 email info@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-6P

Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I at 7P FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS

5

Tickets go on sale for Disney’s The Lion King at 10A

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! DECEMBER

27 1

At The VETS: Jackie Evancho Live in Concert at 7P

The Piano Guys at 7:30P

2–4 3

Once

SPONSORED BY

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR

3–4

At The VETS: Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

At The VETS: Norah Jones: Day Breaks World Tour at 8P

14

At The VETS: WGBH Presents A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan at 7:30P Festival Ballet Providence’s “The Nutcracker”

Follow us on

FACEBOOK at

www.facebook.com/ProvPACRI

Follow us on TWITTER at www.twitter.com/ProvPACRI

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

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 for purchase in any denomination at the PPAC Box Office and online. Gift Card sleeves include special pre- and post-show offerings from Gracie’s Restaurant, located at 194 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903.

PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: Guests entering PPAC

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

16 – 18

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.”

smart casual clothing

Online sales begin at 12:01A; window and phone sales begin at 9A

8

phone (401) 574-3136 email direct@ppacri.org fax (401) 421-5767 hours M-F, 9A-5P

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE

PPAC’s / The VETS’ Holiday Sale

6 – 11

DIRECT RESPONSE

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

At The VETS: WBFF Fitness & Fashion Weekend at 10A & 6P

18

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

ADMINISTRATION

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

2

BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

are subject to search at the discretion of management, which may include pat down or scan by metal detector wands. NO laptops, briefcases, or suitcases are allowed in the venue. PPAC does not provide storage or holding for confiscated or prohibited items. Outside food and drink are also NOT allowed in the building. Please note that a Providence Police detail is on site at all PPAC events. PPAC management reserves the right to change this 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. Upon request, sign-interpretation will be scheduled for Saturday 2P Broadway Series shows; call the Box Office for more details.

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.

Follow us on

INSTAGRAM @ProvPacRI

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

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

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


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR

PPAC’S / THE VETS’ HOLIDAY SALE! SAVE 25%* ON SELECTED SEATING AND PERFORMANCES FOR MOST UPCOMING SHOWS AT PPAC’S/THE VETS’ ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3! The Holiday Sale discount is available in person at the Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence) and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) from 9A to 8P on Saturday, December 3 ONLY. Discounted prices are in effect online at www.ppacri.org and www.thevetsri.com from 12:01A to 11:59P on Saturday, December 3 – please enter the code MITTENS to access the discount for PPAC Shows and the code ICESKATES to access the discount for shows at The VETS.

PLAN AHEAD FOR THE 2016/2017 SEASON! J A N U A RY / F E B R U A RY / M A R C H John Cleese and the Holy Grail

February 7 – 12

Saturday, January 14 at 7:30P

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time National Tour Opening A Hit!

Disney’s The Lion King

SHOWS AT PPAC TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES1 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder December 6 – 11 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time February 7 – 12 Disney’s The Lion King+ February 28 – March 19 Chicago May 2 – 7 Matilda the Musical May 17 – 21 (Sat. & Sun. matinees excluded) ENCORE SERIES Once2 December 2 – 4 (Sat. matinee excluded) 42nd Street3 March 24 – 26 Riverdance - the 20th Anniversary World Tour June 2 - 4 BROADWAY SPECIAL Rent April 7 - 9 BROADWAY SERIES SPONSOR:

1

CONTEMPORARY Festival Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” December 16 – 18

SHOWS AT THE VETS A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30P A Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert Sunday, January 1 at 2P Vocalosity Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30P FirstWorks Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company Friday, February 3 at 8P Festival Ballet Providence’s Romeo & Juliet February 10 -12 FirstWorks Presents Rennie Harris Puremovement Friday, February 24 at 8P Aaron Tveit Tuesday, February 28 Kathy Griffin Sunday, April 9 at 7P Festival Ballet Providence’s Cinderella May 12 – 14 ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

SPONSORED BY:

2

February 28 – March 19

“THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, based on Mark Haddon’s novel… grabs the audience’s attention in the first few minutes and never lets go. Humorous and achingly sad…” – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

42nd Street

March 24 – 26

APRIL Celtic Woman

Thursday, April 6 at 7P Rent

April 7 – 9

Tickets on sale now!

Sesame Street Live!

April 21 – 23

Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen

Saturday, April 29 at 8P

M AY / J U N E Chicago

May 2 – 7

Matilda the Musical

May 17 – 21

Riverdance – the 20th Anniversary World Tour

June 2 – 4

SPONSORED BY:

3

*Holiday Sale seating is available for selected locations on a show-by-show basis. Golden Circle Seating and VIP seating are excluded from the offer. Saturday evening performances are also excluded. Discounted seating is subject to availability and no other offers may be combined with the Holiday Sale discount. There are no refunds or adjustments on prior purchases. + Please Note: The Holiday Sale discount will ONLY be available for the Tuesday – Thursday performances in the first two weeks of LION KING (2/28 – 3/2, and 3/7 – 3/9).

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 DiGiacino Caprio, Darren Corrente, Esq., Jason M. DaPonte, Guillaume de Ramel, Richard E. DiChiaro, The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio), Thomas P. Fay, Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, Janet Hasson, Jay Howell, The Honorable James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio), Cynthia Laughlin, Barbara S. Lavine, E. Robert Lupone, Paul A. MacDonald, Robin L. Main, Esq., Lori Merolla, Terrence P. Moran, George H. Nee, The Honorable Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., Marc Paulhus, Gary M. Penfield, Lawrence E. Purtill, Jo-Ann Ragosta, The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Honorable Jack Reed (Ex-Officio), Thomas J. Rossi, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Donald R. Sweitzer, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr., William A. White, William K. Wray Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia, Seth Klaiman, Raymond D. Simone


MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR

PPAC’S / THE VETS’ HOLIDAY SALE! SAVE 25%* ON SELECTED SEATING AND PERFORMANCES FOR MOST UPCOMING SHOWS AT PPAC’S/THE VETS’ ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3! The Holiday Sale discount is available in person at the Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence) and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) from 9A to 8P on Saturday, December 3 ONLY. Discounted prices are in effect online at www.ppacri.org and www.thevetsri.com from 12:01A to 11:59P on Saturday, December 3 – please enter the code MITTENS to access the discount for PPAC Shows and the code ICESKATES to access the discount for shows at The VETS.

PLAN AHEAD FOR THE 2016/2017 SEASON! J A N U A RY / F E B R U A RY / M A R C H John Cleese and the Holy Grail

February 7 – 12

Saturday, January 14 at 7:30P

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time National Tour Opening A Hit!

Disney’s The Lion King

SHOWS AT PPAC TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES1 A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder December 6 – 11 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time February 7 – 12 Disney’s The Lion King+ February 28 – March 19 Chicago May 2 – 7 Matilda the Musical May 17 – 21 (Sat. & Sun. matinees excluded) ENCORE SERIES Once2 December 2 – 4 (Sat. matinee excluded) 42nd Street3 March 24 – 26 Riverdance - the 20th Anniversary World Tour June 2 - 4 BROADWAY SPECIAL Rent April 7 - 9 BROADWAY SERIES SPONSOR:

1

CONTEMPORARY Festival Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” December 16 – 18

SHOWS AT THE VETS A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30P A Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert Sunday, January 1 at 2P Vocalosity Wednesday, January 25 at 7:30P FirstWorks Presents Paul Taylor Dance Company Friday, February 3 at 8P Festival Ballet Providence’s Romeo & Juliet February 10 -12 FirstWorks Presents Rennie Harris Puremovement Friday, February 24 at 8P Aaron Tveit Tuesday, February 28 Kathy Griffin Sunday, April 9 at 7P Festival Ballet Providence’s Cinderella May 12 – 14 ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

SPONSORED BY:

2

February 28 – March 19

“THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, based on Mark Haddon’s novel… grabs the audience’s attention in the first few minutes and never lets go. Humorous and achingly sad…” – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

42nd Street

March 24 – 26

APRIL Celtic Woman

Thursday, April 6 at 7P Rent

April 7 – 9

Tickets on sale now!

Sesame Street Live!

April 21 – 23

Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen

Saturday, April 29 at 8P

M AY / J U N E Chicago

May 2 – 7

Matilda the Musical

May 17 – 21

Riverdance – the 20th Anniversary World Tour

June 2 – 4

SPONSORED BY:

3

*Holiday Sale seating is available for selected locations on a show-by-show basis. Golden Circle Seating and VIP seating are excluded from the offer. Saturday evening performances are also excluded. Discounted seating is subject to availability and no other offers may be combined with the Holiday Sale discount. There are no refunds or adjustments on prior purchases. + Please Note: The Holiday Sale discount will ONLY be available for the Tuesday – Thursday performances in the first two weeks of LION KING (2/28 – 3/2, and 3/7 – 3/9).

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 DiGiacino Caprio, Darren Corrente, Esq., Jason M. DaPonte, Guillaume de Ramel, Richard E. DiChiaro, The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio), Thomas P. Fay, Gary E. Furtado, Ari Gabinet, Janet Hasson, Jay Howell, The Honorable James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio), Cynthia Laughlin, Barbara S. Lavine, E. Robert Lupone, Paul A. MacDonald, Robin L. Main, Esq., Lori Merolla, Terrence P. Moran, George H. Nee, The Honorable Joseph R. Paolino, Jr., Marc Paulhus, Gary M. Penfield, Lawrence E. Purtill, Jo-Ann Ragosta, The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio), The Honorable Jack Reed (Ex-Officio), Thomas J. Rossi, David Salit, Stephen Shechtman, Esq., Robert Stoico, Donald R. Sweitzer, Susan Weiner, John Hazen White, Jr., William A. White, William K. Wray Director Representatives: Theresa M. Agonia, Seth Klaiman, Raymond D. Simone


NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHES AT PPAC!

October 30 – November 6 Tickets: $88 - $31 Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) lead the National Tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I. The National Tour launches at PPAC October 30 – November 6. Laura Michelle Kelly won the Olivier Award for her portrayal of the title role in the London production of Disney's Mary Poppins. Kelly just recently completed a year and a half run playing Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland, starring opposite Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer after originating the role at the American Repertory Theater (2015 Elliott Award Nominee). Her other Broadway credits include reprising her role in Mary Poppins and the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Jose Llana returns to the role of "The King of Siam" after two starring engagements in the Lincoln Center revival of THE KING AND I. He made his American Songbook debut in the spring of 2015, which led to the release of his second solo CD. He earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal as Marcos in David Byrne & Fat Boy Slim's Here Lies Love at The Public Theater (dir. Alex Timbers) and most recently played Duke Orsino for The Public Theater's Public Works musical adaptation of Twelfth Night (dir. Kwame Kwei-Armah) at The Delacorte.

L - R: Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly

THE KING AND I, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical. Hailed as “first-rate, sumptuous” (The New York Times) and "too beautiful to miss" (New York Magazine), the production played 538 performances on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," "I Have Dreamed," and "Something Wonderful." Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Come at noon on Sunday, October 30 to participate in a costume parade!

Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I is Wednesday, November 2 at 7P!

Kids attending the 1P performance of THE KING AND I are encouraged to dress up and participate in a costume parade, starting in the Lobby, plan to arrive by noon. The Media Sponsor for the Sunday performance of THE KING AND I is The Providence Journal.

Kids, wear your Halloween costumes to Macy's Family Night! With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger. Please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence for more information and to order. Family Night tickets are not available online and are subject to availability. FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS

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.


NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHES AT PPAC!

October 30 – November 6 Tickets: $88 - $31 Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) lead the National Tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I. The National Tour launches at PPAC October 30 – November 6. Laura Michelle Kelly won the Olivier Award for her portrayal of the title role in the London production of Disney's Mary Poppins. Kelly just recently completed a year and a half run playing Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland, starring opposite Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer after originating the role at the American Repertory Theater (2015 Elliott Award Nominee). Her other Broadway credits include reprising her role in Mary Poppins and the 2004 revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Jose Llana returns to the role of "The King of Siam" after two starring engagements in the Lincoln Center revival of THE KING AND I. He made his American Songbook debut in the spring of 2015, which led to the release of his second solo CD. He earned a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal as Marcos in David Byrne & Fat Boy Slim's Here Lies Love at The Public Theater (dir. Alex Timbers) and most recently played Duke Orsino for The Public Theater's Public Works musical adaptation of Twelfth Night (dir. Kwame Kwei-Armah) at The Delacorte.

L - R: Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly

THE KING AND I, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical. Hailed as “first-rate, sumptuous” (The New York Times) and "too beautiful to miss" (New York Magazine), the production played 538 performances on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as "Getting To Know You," "Hello Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance," "I Have Dreamed," and "Something Wonderful." Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Come at noon on Sunday, October 30 to participate in a costume parade!

Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I is Wednesday, November 2 at 7P!

Kids attending the 1P performance of THE KING AND I are encouraged to dress up and participate in a costume parade, starting in the Lobby, plan to arrive by noon. The Media Sponsor for the Sunday performance of THE KING AND I is The Providence Journal.

Kids, wear your Halloween costumes to Macy's Family Night! With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 or younger. Please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or visit the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence for more information and to order. Family Night tickets are not available online and are subject to availability. FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS

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.


PROVIDENCE “JUST CAN’T WAIT” TO SEE THE LION KING!

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT

Tickets for Disney’s THE LION KING will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Disney’s THE LION KING triumphantly returns to PPAC for a limited three-week engagement, February 28 – March 19. Tickets are $20 $150; please note that all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

JACKIE EVANCHO LIVE IN CONCERT

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

Sunday, November 27 at 7P

EARLY DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS THE PIANO GUYS Thursday, December 1 at 7:30P Tickets: $169 - $39

ONCE December 2 – 4 Tickets: $78 - $36 Part of the Encore Series SPONSORED BY

Tickets: $59 - $39 When she was ten years old, JACKIE EVANCHO astonished viewers and the judges of America’s Got Talent with her angelic soprano voice. She won runner-up in the contest and launched her music career. Since her public debut, Miss Evancho has established herself as a legitimate force within the classical crossover genre. She has released five albums, three of which have entered the Billboard Classical Charts at #1. In the fall of 2015, she sang for Pope Francis at the Festival of Families during his U.S. visit. At the age of 16, Miss Evancho has “found a brand-new sound…and is taking a step outside the classical world,” (Billboard) showcased in her song “APOCALYPSE.” She continues to tour, along with continuing her education.

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

The ONCE tour company © Joan Marcus.

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER December 6 – 11 Tickets: $83 - $36 PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

National Touring Company. (L-R) Kristen Beth Williams as Sibella Hallward, Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro and Adrienne Eller as Phoebe D'Ysquith in a scene from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder." Photo credit: Joan Marcus.

PPAC/The VETS Box Office Information // Call: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) // Online: www.thevetsri.com // In person: PPAC/The VETS Box Office, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 // Please note: All tickets include a $3 per ticket facility fee. The VETS on-site Box Office (1 Avenue of the Arts) will ONLY be open on performance days; hours vary, please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) in advance for times. Directions to The VETS // From points north: Take 95S to

Memorial Blvd/Downtown exit 22A. Turn left onto Francis St N. Turn left onto Hayes St. Slight right onto Francis St, then turn left onto Avenue of the Arts. // From points south: Take 95N to the State Offices exit 23 towards Rt 44. Stay in the middle lane of the exit to continue straight through traffic light on to State St. At the next light, turn right on to Smith St (Rt 44). The Rhode Island State Capitol building will now be on your left. At the next light, turn left on to Francis St. The VETS and the Avenue of the Arts Plaza will be on your right at the Renaissance Hotel.


PROVIDENCE “JUST CAN’T WAIT” TO SEE THE LION KING!

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT

Tickets for Disney’s THE LION KING will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10A at the PPAC Box Office, online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Disney’s THE LION KING triumphantly returns to PPAC for a limited three-week engagement, February 28 – March 19. Tickets are $20 $150; please note that all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

JACKIE EVANCHO LIVE IN CONCERT

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

Sunday, November 27 at 7P

EARLY DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS THE PIANO GUYS Thursday, December 1 at 7:30P Tickets: $169 - $39

ONCE December 2 – 4 Tickets: $78 - $36 Part of the Encore Series SPONSORED BY

Tickets: $59 - $39 When she was ten years old, JACKIE EVANCHO astonished viewers and the judges of America’s Got Talent with her angelic soprano voice. She won runner-up in the contest and launched her music career. Since her public debut, Miss Evancho has established herself as a legitimate force within the classical crossover genre. She has released five albums, three of which have entered the Billboard Classical Charts at #1. In the fall of 2015, she sang for Pope Francis at the Festival of Families during his U.S. visit. At the age of 16, Miss Evancho has “found a brand-new sound…and is taking a step outside the classical world,” (Billboard) showcased in her song “APOCALYPSE.” She continues to tour, along with continuing her education.

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

The ONCE tour company © Joan Marcus.

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER December 6 – 11 Tickets: $83 - $36 PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

National Touring Company. (L-R) Kristen Beth Williams as Sibella Hallward, Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro and Adrienne Eller as Phoebe D'Ysquith in a scene from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder." Photo credit: Joan Marcus.

PPAC/The VETS Box Office Information // Call: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) // Online: www.thevetsri.com // In person: PPAC/The VETS Box Office, 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 // Please note: All tickets include a $3 per ticket facility fee. The VETS on-site Box Office (1 Avenue of the Arts) will ONLY be open on performance days; hours vary, please call (401) 421-ARTS (2787) in advance for times. Directions to The VETS // From points north: Take 95S to

Memorial Blvd/Downtown exit 22A. Turn left onto Francis St N. Turn left onto Hayes St. Slight right onto Francis St, then turn left onto Avenue of the Arts. // From points south: Take 95N to the State Offices exit 23 towards Rt 44. Stay in the middle lane of the exit to continue straight through traffic light on to State St. At the next light, turn right on to Smith St (Rt 44). The Rhode Island State Capitol building will now be on your left. At the next light, turn left on to Francis St. The VETS and the Avenue of the Arts Plaza will be on your right at the Renaissance Hotel.


PPAC NEWS

IN REMEMBRANCE OF JIM SEAVOR On August 26, 2016, the PPAC Family lost a dear friend – James L. (“Jim”) Seavor. Jim had a fortyyear career in print and broadcast news, and was an arts writer for The Providence Journal. Jim was always up to do fun things related to theatre - when Cats visited PPAC, Jim was transformed into a “Jellicle Cat” and when Peter Pan was at the Theatre, Jim “flew” with Cathy Rigby for Providence Journal features. Jim had a great passion for theatre and the arts. Even after his official retirement from The Providence Journal, Jim wrote for Options Magazine and other publications about the Rhode Island arts scene. He was a long-time Tuesday night subscriber to our Broadway Series, and he and his husband, Gregory Mallane, were always a delight to see and chat with at our media table and post-show cast parties. We will miss his kind and witty nature at the “press table.”

IN REMEMBRANCE OF MARK WEINER On July 26, 2016, the PPAC Family was saddened to hear about the loss of Mark Weiner. Mark's wife, Susan, is a Director of PPAC's Board. Mark was a prominent figure in and a major fundraiser for the Democratic Party. He began his career working on Jimmy Carter’s 1976 Presidential Campaign and he spent the next four decades working to help Democratic candidates get elected. Mark was a former state Democratic Party chairman, and was also committed to helping others in Rhode Island. His company, Financial Innovations, has been the official campaign merchandise distributor for the Democratic National Convention since 1980. The company also provides branded merchandise for individual candidates. Photo Courtesy of Susan Weiner

Photo: George T. Marshall

WELCOME GREETERS! OUR NEW GREETERS FOR THE 2016/2017 SEASON ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING AND GREETING YOU AT AN UPCOMING SHOW! PPAC’s Greeter Program is for high school students, ages 15 – 18, and is an excellent way for teens to be involved in Theatre. For more information about the program, please contact Betty Benedetti at (401) 574-3119. Front Row, L - R: Mary Kate Donnelly, Victoria Cesario, Angelique Dina, Rebecca Barry, Liza Obel-Omia, Libby Tisler, Natalie Tisler, Kaitlyn Pfefferle, Riley Nedder, and Aria Penta. Back Row, L - R: Zachary Obel-Omia, Robert Knight, and Cameron Cayer. Photo: Paul Hiatt


PPAC NEWS

IN REMEMBRANCE OF JIM SEAVOR On August 26, 2016, the PPAC Family lost a dear friend – James L. (“Jim”) Seavor. Jim had a fortyyear career in print and broadcast news, and was an arts writer for The Providence Journal. Jim was always up to do fun things related to theatre - when Cats visited PPAC, Jim was transformed into a “Jellicle Cat” and when Peter Pan was at the Theatre, Jim “flew” with Cathy Rigby for Providence Journal features. Jim had a great passion for theatre and the arts. Even after his official retirement from The Providence Journal, Jim wrote for Options Magazine and other publications about the Rhode Island arts scene. He was a long-time Tuesday night subscriber to our Broadway Series, and he and his husband, Gregory Mallane, were always a delight to see and chat with at our media table and post-show cast parties. We will miss his kind and witty nature at the “press table.”

IN REMEMBRANCE OF MARK WEINER On July 26, 2016, the PPAC Family was saddened to hear about the loss of Mark Weiner. Mark's wife, Susan, is a Director of PPAC's Board. Mark was a prominent figure in and a major fundraiser for the Democratic Party. He began his career working on Jimmy Carter’s 1976 Presidential Campaign and he spent the next four decades working to help Democratic candidates get elected. Mark was a former state Democratic Party chairman, and was also committed to helping others in Rhode Island. His company, Financial Innovations, has been the official campaign merchandise distributor for the Democratic National Convention since 1980. The company also provides branded merchandise for individual candidates. Photo Courtesy of Susan Weiner

Photo: George T. Marshall

WELCOME GREETERS! OUR NEW GREETERS FOR THE 2016/2017 SEASON ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING AND GREETING YOU AT AN UPCOMING SHOW! PPAC’s Greeter Program is for high school students, ages 15 – 18, and is an excellent way for teens to be involved in Theatre. For more information about the program, please contact Betty Benedetti at (401) 574-3119. Front Row, L - R: Mary Kate Donnelly, Victoria Cesario, Angelique Dina, Rebecca Barry, Liza Obel-Omia, Libby Tisler, Natalie Tisler, Kaitlyn Pfefferle, Riley Nedder, and Aria Penta. Back Row, L - R: Zachary Obel-Omia, Robert Knight, and Cameron Cayer. Photo: Paul Hiatt


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