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2019/2020 Encore Series Media Sponsor:

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

Family Night Media Sponsors:

Family Night Sponsor:

2019/2020 Season Media Sponsor:

2019/2020 Broadway Series Sponsor:

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

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

PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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A publication of the Providence Performing Arts Center // November 2019

SHOWTIMES

OCTOBER 29 – NOVEMBER 10 PART OF THE

NOVEMBER SHOWTIMES 2019 Il Divo – A Holiday Song Celebration Tuesday, November 19 at 8P BROADWAY SERIES

2019 Holiday Pops Tour: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Keith Lockhart, Conductor Saturday, November 30 at 8P


CALENDAR NOVEMBER

In partnership with WPRI 12 and Toys for Tots, PPAC will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children living in Rhode Island. Please bring your donation to any performance of Disney’s ALADDIN, IL DIVO – A HOLIDAY SONG CELEBRATION, THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR, and the 2019 HOLIDAY POPS TOUR: BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA in November. We will also collect toys during all performances of COME FROM AWAY December 3 to 8, and at our Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 7.

Oct 29 – Nov 10

Disney’s Aladdin

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

1

At The VETS: Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries at 8P

6

BankNewport Family Night at Disney's Aladdin at 7P

with Adam Ben-David on piano

Inquire at the Box Office about this special pricing offer!

FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

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FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

At The VETS: Todrick: Haus Party Tour at 7:30P At The VETS: John Crist: Immature Thoughts Tour at 8P

19 Il Divo – A Holiday Song Celebration at 8P

19 At The VETS: Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA at 7:30P 20 Bob Dylan and His Band at 8P

20 At The VETS: A Drag Queen Christmas at 8P 23 COME FROM AWAY Blanket and

Clothing Drive from 10A to 2P

24 The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular at 3P {FREE!}

Sensory-friendly performance, open to all families!

30 2019 Holiday Pops Tour:

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at 8P

Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org/email to receive the news on added shows, pre-sale offers, and more!

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

THEATRE INFORMATION HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online. By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 Regular Box Office Hours are: Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to all curtain time(s) on performance days. 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. PPAC is your only OFFICIAL ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC show. The only secure way to buy tickets to a PPAC production is via the Box Office window, online, and by phone. Purchasing from unauthorized sources may put you at risk for receiving counterfeit tickets.

GIFT CARDS: Gift cards are available in any denomination when purchasing by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or at the Box Office window. Only specific denominations are offered online at ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.).

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

Administration (401) 421-2997 • Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P • info@ppacri.org 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 10+ (401) 574-3162 • Group Sales Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • phiatt@ppacri.org

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

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

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

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

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

Accessibility Services are available through the House Manager’s desk in the Grand Lobby and through the Box Office. Services include assistive listening devices and wheelchair accessible seating. We are pleased to offer ASL Interpretation, Open Caption and Visual Description at our performances. PPAC enables access for Gala Pro Service when it is offered by touring shows. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) for more information.

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 NOVEMBER

In partnership with WPRI 12 and Toys for Tots, PPAC will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children living in Rhode Island. Please bring your donation to any performance of Disney’s ALADDIN, IL DIVO – A HOLIDAY SONG CELEBRATION, THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR, and the 2019 HOLIDAY POPS TOUR: BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA in November. We will also collect toys during all performances of COME FROM AWAY December 3 to 8, and at our Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 7.

Oct 29 – Nov 10

Disney’s Aladdin

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

1

At The VETS: Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries at 8P

6

BankNewport Family Night at Disney's Aladdin at 7P

with Adam Ben-David on piano

Inquire at the Box Office about this special pricing offer!

FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

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FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

At The VETS: Todrick: Haus Party Tour at 7:30P At The VETS: John Crist: Immature Thoughts Tour at 8P

19 Il Divo – A Holiday Song Celebration at 8P

19 At The VETS: Arrival from Sweden: The Music of ABBA at 7:30P 20 Bob Dylan and His Band at 8P

20 At The VETS: A Drag Queen Christmas at 8P 23 COME FROM AWAY Blanket and

Clothing Drive from 10A to 2P

24 The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular at 3P {FREE!}

Sensory-friendly performance, open to all families!

30 2019 Holiday Pops Tour:

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra at 8P

Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org/email to receive the news on added shows, pre-sale offers, and more!

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

THEATRE INFORMATION HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online. By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903 Regular Box Office Hours are: Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to all curtain time(s) on performance days. 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. PPAC is your only OFFICIAL ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC show. The only secure way to buy tickets to a PPAC production is via the Box Office window, online, and by phone. Purchasing from unauthorized sources may put you at risk for receiving counterfeit tickets.

GIFT CARDS: Gift cards are available in any denomination when purchasing by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or at the Box Office window. Only specific denominations are offered online at ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.).

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

Administration (401) 421-2997 • Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P • info@ppacri.org 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 10+ (401) 574-3162 • Group Sales Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • phiatt@ppacri.org

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

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

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

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

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

Accessibility Services are available through the House Manager’s desk in the Grand Lobby and through the Box Office. Services include assistive listening devices and wheelchair accessible seating. We are pleased to offer ASL Interpretation, Open Caption and Visual Description at our performances. PPAC enables access for Gala Pro Service when it is offered by touring shows. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) for more information.

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


SIX MONTHS OUT DECEMBER

The Holiday Sale for PPAC and The VETS is Saturday, December 7! *Save 25% on selected seating and performances for many upcoming shows at PPAC’s / The VETS’ Annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 7.

PPAC’s/The VETS’ Holiday Sale

The First North American Tour Cast of COME FROM AWAY, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Saturday, December 7

Come from Away*

December 3 - 8

Shen Yun

The Holiday Sale discount is available in person at the PPAC Box Office and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) from 9A to 8P on Saturday, December 7 ONLY.

Please visit ppacri.org for a list of participating shows!

December 13 – 15

BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, December 18 at 7P Sensory-Friendly Performance: Saturday, December 21 at 11A

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra*

Saturday, February 8 at 2P & 8P

Fiddler on the Roof

February 11 – 16 A Bronx Tale

February 21 – 23

M A R C H / A P R I L / M AY The Bachelor: Live on Stage

Blue Man Group

Jesus Christ Superstar

Celtic Woman Celebration: The 15th Anniversary Tour

FirstWorks Presents “Diavolo: Architecture in Motion”*

March 3 – 8

Thursday, March 26 at 7P

Saturday, March 28 at 7:30P

The SpongeBob Musical

May 12 – 17

March 31 – April 5

Friday, April 24 at 7:30P

Dear Evan Hansen*

Stephen Christopher Anthony as 'Evan Hansen' and the North American touring company of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2019

Hello, Dolly!

March 20 – 22 *Holiday Sale seating is available for selected locations on a show-by-show basis. VIP and Golden Circle seating are excluded from the Holiday Sale offer. 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.

December 17- 22

JANUARY / FEBRUARY January 18 – 19

Discounted prices are in effect online at ppacri.org and thevetsri.com from 12:01A to 11:59 on Saturday, December 7. Please enter the code GARLAND to apply the discount for PPAC shows and the code PARTRIDGE to apply the discount for VETS shows.

Festival Ballet Providence Presents “The Nutcracker”

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical*

May 26 – 31

*Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office, online at ppacri.org, and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787)

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

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


SIX MONTHS OUT DECEMBER

The Holiday Sale for PPAC and The VETS is Saturday, December 7! *Save 25% on selected seating and performances for many upcoming shows at PPAC’s / The VETS’ Annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 7.

PPAC’s/The VETS’ Holiday Sale

The First North American Tour Cast of COME FROM AWAY, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Saturday, December 7

Come from Away*

December 3 - 8

Shen Yun

The Holiday Sale discount is available in person at the PPAC Box Office and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) from 9A to 8P on Saturday, December 7 ONLY.

Please visit ppacri.org for a list of participating shows!

December 13 – 15

BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, December 18 at 7P Sensory-Friendly Performance: Saturday, December 21 at 11A

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra*

Saturday, February 8 at 2P & 8P

Fiddler on the Roof

February 11 – 16 A Bronx Tale

February 21 – 23

M A R C H / A P R I L / M AY The Bachelor: Live on Stage

Blue Man Group

Jesus Christ Superstar

Celtic Woman Celebration: The 15th Anniversary Tour

FirstWorks Presents “Diavolo: Architecture in Motion”*

March 3 – 8

Thursday, March 26 at 7P

Saturday, March 28 at 7:30P

The SpongeBob Musical

May 12 – 17

March 31 – April 5

Friday, April 24 at 7:30P

Dear Evan Hansen*

Stephen Christopher Anthony as 'Evan Hansen' and the North American touring company of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2019

Hello, Dolly!

March 20 – 22 *Holiday Sale seating is available for selected locations on a show-by-show basis. VIP and Golden Circle seating are excluded from the Holiday Sale offer. 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.

December 17- 22

JANUARY / FEBRUARY January 18 – 19

Discounted prices are in effect online at ppacri.org and thevetsri.com from 12:01A to 11:59 on Saturday, December 7. Please enter the code GARLAND to apply the discount for PPAC shows and the code PARTRIDGE to apply the discount for VETS shows.

Festival Ballet Providence Presents “The Nutcracker”

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical*

May 26 – 31

*Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office, online at ppacri.org, and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787)

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

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


©Disney

Friend Like Me 1. Aladdin North American Tour. Photo by Deen van Meer

October 29 – November 10

Tickets: $150 - $30; ALADDIN VIP Packages are available for $140 and $150 at selected performances; these packages include prime seating and two exclusive merchandise items. PART OF THE

Disney’s ALADDIN is the hit musical adapted from the animated 1992 Disney film and from folktales in “One Thousand and One Nights.” Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy, and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer called ALADDIN “a visual feast fit for a Sultan” and Terry Byrne from The Boston Globe said, “With the help of Bob Crowley’s vivid sets, Natasha Katz’s dynamic lighting, and Gregg Barnes’s seemingly endless collection of colorfully patterned, sequined, and layered costumes, eye-popping barely begins to describe the look of the show.” @Aladdin // #AladdinTour Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any performance of Disney's ALADDIN!

BankNewport Family Night at ALADDIN is Wednesday, November 6 at 7P!

Patrons who purchase a regularly priced ticket to the Wednesday, November 6 performance of ALADDIN will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child/teenager up to age 18. Family Night tickets are available at the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence or by phone at (401) 421-2787 only. Family Night tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis in selected locations. Golden Circle seating is excluded, and standard service fees apply. FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

SENSORY-FRIENDLY SHOWS – OPEN TO ALL! FREE!

Sunday, November 24 at 3P Acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists will showcase their talents during this FREE show that is perfect for the entire family!

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this performance!

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

In Partnership with

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

Philip Huffman as The Grinch and the 2016 Touring Company of Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical

THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR

BROADWAY SERIES

Sensory-Friendly Performance on: Saturday, December 21 at 11A Performances run December 17 - 22 Tickets: $80 - $35 Featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers that there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this holiday classic that is “a total delight for both kids and adults” (The Record).

PART OF THE ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

For more information and to access social narratives on these performances, please visit ppacri.org/sensoryfriendly

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


©Disney

Friend Like Me 1. Aladdin North American Tour. Photo by Deen van Meer

October 29 – November 10

Tickets: $150 - $30; ALADDIN VIP Packages are available for $140 and $150 at selected performances; these packages include prime seating and two exclusive merchandise items. PART OF THE

Disney’s ALADDIN is the hit musical adapted from the animated 1992 Disney film and from folktales in “One Thousand and One Nights.” Aladdin’s journey sweeps audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy, and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award-winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer called ALADDIN “a visual feast fit for a Sultan” and Terry Byrne from The Boston Globe said, “With the help of Bob Crowley’s vivid sets, Natasha Katz’s dynamic lighting, and Gregg Barnes’s seemingly endless collection of colorfully patterned, sequined, and layered costumes, eye-popping barely begins to describe the look of the show.” @Aladdin // #AladdinTour Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any performance of Disney's ALADDIN!

BankNewport Family Night at ALADDIN is Wednesday, November 6 at 7P!

Patrons who purchase a regularly priced ticket to the Wednesday, November 6 performance of ALADDIN will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child/teenager up to age 18. Family Night tickets are available at the Box Office at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence or by phone at (401) 421-2787 only. Family Night tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis in selected locations. Golden Circle seating is excluded, and standard service fees apply. FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

SENSORY-FRIENDLY SHOWS – OPEN TO ALL! FREE!

Sunday, November 24 at 3P Acrobats, aerialists, and circus specialty artists will showcase their talents during this FREE show that is perfect for the entire family!

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this performance!

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

In Partnership with

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

Philip Huffman as The Grinch and the 2016 Touring Company of Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical

THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR

BROADWAY SERIES

Sensory-Friendly Performance on: Saturday, December 21 at 11A Performances run December 17 - 22 Tickets: $80 - $35 Featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers that there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this holiday classic that is “a total delight for both kids and adults” (The Record).

PART OF THE ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

For more information and to access social narratives on these performances, please visit ppacri.org/sensoryfriendly

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


NOVEMBER CONCERTS AT PPAC IL DIVO – A HOLIDAY SONG CELEBRATION

Tuesday, November 19 at 8P

Standard prices: $250 - $45; VIP Packages are available starting at $253. The classical crossover group IL DIVO will provide a heart-warming start to the holiday season with their Holiday Song Celebration concert. The quartet, which features three tenors and one baritone, will perform selections from their RIAA certified platinum compilation The Christmas Collection. VIP Packages include premium seating and access to a photo op with the group, a pre-show bar, and exclusive merchandise.

Wednesday, November 20 at 8P Tickets: $129.50 - $54.50

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this performance!

2019 HOLIDAY POPS TOUR: BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA Keith Lockhart, Conductor

Saturday, November 30 at 8P Tickets: $130 - $58

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart will usher in the holiday season with their beloved HOLIDAY POPS concert during the Thanksgiving weekend. The Boston Pops and Mr. Lockhart will be joined by the Metropolitan Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Graham. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this performance!

SPONSORED BY

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

ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA

Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30P Tickets: $45 - $35 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.

ARRIVAL from Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden and is one of the world’s most popular ABBA tribute groups. Since 1995, the band has toured in close to 55 countries and has appeared in several TV and radio shows all over the world. Since 2007, ARRIVAL from Sweden has toured the United States 42 times!


NOVEMBER CONCERTS AT PPAC IL DIVO – A HOLIDAY SONG CELEBRATION

Tuesday, November 19 at 8P

Standard prices: $250 - $45; VIP Packages are available starting at $253. The classical crossover group IL DIVO will provide a heart-warming start to the holiday season with their Holiday Song Celebration concert. The quartet, which features three tenors and one baritone, will perform selections from their RIAA certified platinum compilation The Christmas Collection. VIP Packages include premium seating and access to a photo op with the group, a pre-show bar, and exclusive merchandise.

Wednesday, November 20 at 8P Tickets: $129.50 - $54.50

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this performance!

2019 HOLIDAY POPS TOUR: BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA Keith Lockhart, Conductor

Saturday, November 30 at 8P Tickets: $130 - $58

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart will usher in the holiday season with their beloved HOLIDAY POPS concert during the Thanksgiving weekend. The Boston Pops and Mr. Lockhart will be joined by the Metropolitan Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Lisa Graham. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to this performance!

SPONSORED BY

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

ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA

Tuesday, November 19 at 7:30P Tickets: $45 - $35 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.

ARRIVAL from Sweden was founded by Vicky Zetterberg in 1995 in Gothenburg, Sweden and is one of the world’s most popular ABBA tribute groups. Since 1995, the band has toured in close to 55 countries and has appeared in several TV and radio shows all over the world. Since 2007, ARRIVAL from Sweden has toured the United States 42 times!


THEATRE NEWS The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018

December 3 - 8

PPAC’S 2019/2020 GREETER PROGRAM BEGINS! The Providence Performing Arts Center welcomes a new group of high school Greeters shown here at their orientation session with program manager Betty Benedetti (front row, far right)! The Greeters welcome and assist patrons at the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series shows throughout the Season. Photo: Paul Hiatt

Tickets: $98 - $43

COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Stephen Christopher Anthony and the North American Company of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018

Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed world premiere engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the "Best Theater of 2015" lists in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, and Times of San Diego. Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show "An affecting, stirring, and unpretentious new musical. Christopher Ashley's production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil," and Bob Verini of Variety raved, "Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit."

DEAR EVAN HANSEN TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! May 26 – 31, 2020 Winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” DEAR EVAN HANSEN has broken all box office records since its opening at the Music Box Theatre in 2016, and has resonated with audiences and critics alike, including New York Times critic Jesse Green, who, in his May 2019 re-review of the show, declared it “more and more ingenious with each viewing. It is more hopeful than ever.” PART OF THE

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SAVE THE DATE! COME FROM AWAY Clothing and Blanket Drive, to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, on November 23! In honor of COME FROM AWAY's messages of kindness and community, PPAC will be hosting a clothing and blanket drive at the Theatre to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island. Please bring new or gently used clothing and blankets to the Theatre on Saturday, November 23, from 10A to 2P. Anyone who donates during this time frame will receive a Table Talk pie (just in time for Thanksgiving!) and a special discount offer to see COME FROM AWAY.


THEATRE NEWS The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018

December 3 - 8

PPAC’S 2019/2020 GREETER PROGRAM BEGINS! The Providence Performing Arts Center welcomes a new group of high school Greeters shown here at their orientation session with program manager Betty Benedetti (front row, far right)! The Greeters welcome and assist patrons at the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series shows throughout the Season. Photo: Paul Hiatt

Tickets: $98 - $43

COME FROM AWAY tells the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.

Stephen Christopher Anthony and the North American Company of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018

Following sold-out, record-breaking, critically-acclaimed world premiere engagements at La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle Repertory Theatre, COME FROM AWAY landed on the "Best Theater of 2015" lists in the Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, San Diego Union Tribune, and Times of San Diego. Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times called the show "An affecting, stirring, and unpretentious new musical. Christopher Ashley's production lets the simple goodness of ordinary people outshine sensational evil," and Bob Verini of Variety raved, "Superb! Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein have forged a moving, thoroughly entertaining tribute to international amity and the indomitable human spirit."

DEAR EVAN HANSEN TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! May 26 – 31, 2020 Winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” DEAR EVAN HANSEN has broken all box office records since its opening at the Music Box Theatre in 2016, and has resonated with audiences and critics alike, including New York Times critic Jesse Green, who, in his May 2019 re-review of the show, declared it “more and more ingenious with each viewing. It is more hopeful than ever.” PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

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BROADWAY SERIES

SAVE THE DATE! COME FROM AWAY Clothing and Blanket Drive, to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, on November 23! In honor of COME FROM AWAY's messages of kindness and community, PPAC will be hosting a clothing and blanket drive at the Theatre to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island. Please bring new or gently used clothing and blankets to the Theatre on Saturday, November 23, from 10A to 2P. Anyone who donates during this time frame will receive a Table Talk pie (just in time for Thanksgiving!) and a special discount offer to see COME FROM AWAY.


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NOVEMBER SHOWTIMES 2019 Il Divo – A Holiday Song Celebration Tuesday, November 19 at 8P BROADWAY SERIES

2019 Holiday Pops Tour: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Keith Lockhart, Conductor Saturday, November 30 at 8P

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