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Kate Shindle as 'Alison' in Fun Home. Photo: Joan Marcus.

NOVEMBER 7 – 12 PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

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

NOVEMBER SHOWTIMES 2017

PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 AT 8P

NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 3

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE NOVEMBER 18 – 19

Family Night: November 19 at 5P

Family Night: November 29 at 7P PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Christine Dwyer as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland. Credit: Jeremy Daniel

PPAC Square 220 Weybosset Street Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3783

GARRISON KEILLOR: JUST PASSING THROUGH


NOVEMBER

CALENDAR 1

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

Wonders of the Wurlitzer concert with Gary Phillips at noon

FREE to the public – all are welcome!

7 – 12

Fun Home*

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

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

*Due to adult themes, this show is recommended for children aged 13+.

ADMINISTRATION

DIRECT RESPONSE

GROUP SALES

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Phone (401) 421-2997 Email info@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-6P

Phone (401) 574-3136 Email direct@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-5P

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

At the VETS: Brit Floyd – Immersion 2017 World Tour at 7:30P

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At The VETS: An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at 7:30P

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DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

At The VETS: Gene Simmons Band at 7P

14 At The VETS: Brain Candy Live! with Adam Savage & Michael Stevens at 7:30P 17

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through at 8P

18 – 19

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

National Tour Launches at PPAC

19

Designated Family Show

Family Night at Cirque Dreams Holidaze at 5P

Finding Neverland

PART OF THE

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official ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC/The VETS performance. For more information, please visit www.ppacri.org or www.thevetsri.com

At The VETS: The Olate Dogs at 3P

28 – Dec 3

BROADWAY SERIES

PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: PPAC requests that all guests arrive as early as possible and bring minimal personal belongings to the Theatre. Guests entering PPAC are subject to search at the discretion of management, which may include pat down or scan by metal detector wands. All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit comfortably under a guest’s seat. Laptops, briefcases, suitcases, and outside food and beverages are not allowed in the building. Any items confiscated will not be returned. PPAC does not provide an area to check bags, coats, or any personal belongings. Please note that a Providence Police detail is on site at all PPAC events. PPAC management reserves the right to change their security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without advance notice.

Designated Family Show

Family Night at Finding Neverland at 7P

MEDIA SPONSORS:

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At The VETS: Gobsmacked! at 7P

30

At The VETS: Paula Poundstone at 7:30P

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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.”

TWITTER

INSTAGRAM

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

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).

LATE ARRIVALS POLICY

Please be sure to leave yourself adequate time for travel and parking so you may be in your seats before curtain time. Touring shows mandate that we hold latecomers in the lobby until an appropriate moment in the performance before seating them (sometimes as long as 20 minutes) in order to minimize disruption to other audience members.

GIFT CARDS are available in any denomination when purchasing by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or at the Box Office window. Only specific denominations are offered online at ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.). Gift card sleeve includes special complimentary offerings from Gracie's Restaurant and Ellie's Bakery, both located in downtown Providence.

The Providence Performing Arts Center is a smoke-free facility. Patrons who wish to smoke may do so outside under the marquee at scheduled intermissions. The use of E-Cigarettes is also not permitted inside the theatre.

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

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


NOVEMBER

CALENDAR 1

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

Wonders of the Wurlitzer concert with Gary Phillips at noon

FREE to the public – all are welcome!

7 – 12

Fun Home*

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

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

*Due to adult themes, this show is recommended for children aged 13+.

ADMINISTRATION

DIRECT RESPONSE

GROUP SALES

8

Phone (401) 421-2997 Email info@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-6P

Phone (401) 574-3136 Email direct@ppacri.org Fax (401) 421-5767 Hours M-F, 9A-5P

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

At the VETS: Brit Floyd – Immersion 2017 World Tour at 7:30P

9

At The VETS: An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at 7:30P

12

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

At The VETS: Gene Simmons Band at 7P

14

At The VETS: Brain Candy Live! with Adam Savage & Michael Stevens at 7:30P

17

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through at 8P

18 – 19

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

National Tour Launches at PPAC

19

Designated Family Show

Family Night at Cirque Dreams Holidaze at 5P

At The VETS: The Olate Dogs at 3P

28 – Dec 3

Finding Neverland

PART OF THE

29

BROADWAY SERIES

arrive as early as possible and bring minimal personal belongings to the Theatre. Guests entering PPAC are subject to search at the discretion of management, which may include pat down or scan by metal detector wands. All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit comfortably under a guest’s seat. Laptops, briefcases, suitcases, and outside food and beverages are not allowed in the building. Any items confiscated will not be returned. PPAC does not provide an area to check bags, coats, or any personal belongings. Please note that a Providence Police detail is on site at all PPAC events. PPAC management reserves the right to change their security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without advance notice.

MEDIA SPONSORS:

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At The VETS: Gobsmacked! at 7P

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At The VETS: Paula Poundstone at 7:30P

Follow us on

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www.facebook.com/ProvPACRI

@ProvPACRI

@ProvPacRI

TWITTER

smart casual clothing

PATRON SAFETY NOTICE: PPAC requests that all guests

Designated Family Show

Family Night at Finding Neverland at 7P

FACEBOOK at

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE 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

MEDIA SPONSORS:

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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.”

INSTAGRAM

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

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).

LATE ARRIVALS POLICY

Please be sure to leave yourself adequate time for travel and parking so you may be in your seats before curtain time. Touring shows mandate that we hold latecomers in the lobby until an appropriate moment in the performance before seating them (sometimes as long as 20 minutes) in order to minimize disruption to other audience members.

GIFT CARDS are available in any

denomination when purchasing by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or at the Box Office window. Only specific denominations are offered online at ppacri.org (i.e. $25, $50, $75, etc.). Gift card sleeve includes special complimentary offerings from Gracie's Restaurant and Ellie's Bakery, both located in downtown Providence.

The Providence Performing Arts Center is a smoke-free facility. Patrons who wish to smoke may do so outside under the marquee at scheduled intermissions. The use of E-Cigarettes is also not permitted inside the theatre.

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

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


PARTICIPATING PPAC SHOWS

iday Sale l o H PPAC & The VETS

TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES1 Love Never Dies The spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera December 26 – 31

ENCORE SERIES2 Kinky Boots3 December 8 – 10

Friday and Sunday evening, and Saturday matinee performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

Tuesday – Friday, and Sunday evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™4 January 19 – 21

The Bodyguard* Starring Deborah Cox**♥ January 9 – 14

All evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

ALL performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

BROADWAY SPECIAL Beautiful – The Carole King Musical February 27 – March 4

On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical January 30 – February 4

Tuesday – Thursday evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

ALL performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

CONTEMPORARY SPECIALS Festival Ballet Providence Presents “The Nutcracker” December 15 – 17

An American in Paris March 13 – 18

Tuesday – Friday, and Sunday evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

Save 25%+ on selected seating and performances for most upcoming shows at PPAC’s/The VETS’ Annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 2!

Something Rotten! May 15 – 20

Discounted prices are in effect online at www.ppacri.org and www.thevetsri.com from 12:01A to 11:59P on Saturday, December 2 – please enter the code SOLSTICE to access the discount for PPAC Shows and the code WREATH to access the discount for shows at The VETS.

2017 Holiday Pops Tour: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, Conductor5 Friday, December 22 at 8P

Tuesday – Friday, and Sunday evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale. *This show is recommended for children aged 13+.

Limited quantity available

Jay Leno with opening act Hawkward Thursday, March 22 at 7:30P

**Deborah Cox will not perform at the Saturday Matinee & Sunday Evening performances of THE BODYGUARD.

Limited quantity available

PARTICIPATING VETS’ SHOWS A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan Wednesday, December 20 at 7:30P

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 2 ONLY.

ALL performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

Salute to Vienna: New Year's Concert Saturday, December 30 at 2P Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway Sunday, January 21 at 7P

ARRIVAL from Sweden: The Music of ABBA Thursday, February 1 at 7:30P Chefs: A Sizzling Kitchen Showdown Sunday, February 18 at 7P FirstWorks Presents American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook Thursday, February 22 at 7:30P Red Hot Chilli Pipers Sunday, March 18 at 7P

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After The Curtain Thursday, January 25 at 7:30P

Festival Ballet Providence Presents "Little Mermaid" April 27 - 29

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Sunday, January 28 at 7P

ALL performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

1

Holiday Sale seating is available for selections locations on a show-by-show basis. VIP and Golden Circle seating are excluded from the 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. +

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

2 ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

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SPONSORED BY:

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SPONSORED BY:

SPONSORED BY:

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


PARTICIPATING PPAC SHOWS

iday Sale l o H PPAC & The VETS

TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES1 Love Never Dies The spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera December 26 – 31

ENCORE SERIES2 Kinky Boots3 December 8 – 10

Friday and Sunday evening, and Saturday matinee performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

Tuesday – Friday, and Sunday evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™4 January 19 – 21

The Bodyguard* Starring Deborah Cox**♥ January 9 – 14

All evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

ALL performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

BROADWAY SPECIAL Beautiful – The Carole King Musical February 27 – March 4

On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical January 30 – February 4

Tuesday – Thursday evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

ALL performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

CONTEMPORARY SPECIALS Festival Ballet Providence Presents “The Nutcracker” December 15 – 17

An American in Paris March 13 – 18

Tuesday – Friday, and Sunday evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

Save 25%+ on selected seating and performances for most upcoming shows at PPAC’s/The VETS’ Annual Holiday Sale on Saturday, December 2!

Something Rotten! May 15 – 20

Discounted prices are in effect online at www.ppacri.org and www.thevetsri.com from 12:01A to 11:59P on Saturday, December 2 – please enter the code SOLSTICE to access the discount for PPAC Shows and the code WREATH to access the discount for shows at The VETS.

2017 Holiday Pops Tour: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, Conductor5 Friday, December 22 at 8P

Tuesday – Friday, and Sunday evening performances are included in the Holiday Sale. *This show is recommended for children aged 13+.

Limited quantity available

Jay Leno with opening act Hawkward Thursday, March 22 at 7:30P

**Deborah Cox will not perform at the Saturday Matinee & Sunday Evening performances of THE BODYGUARD.

Limited quantity available

PARTICIPATING VETS’ SHOWS A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan Wednesday, December 20 at 7:30P

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 2 ONLY.

ALL performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

Salute to Vienna: New Year's Concert Saturday, December 30 at 2P Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway Sunday, January 21 at 7P

ARRIVAL from Sweden: The Music of ABBA Thursday, February 1 at 7:30P Chefs: A Sizzling Kitchen Showdown Sunday, February 18 at 7P FirstWorks Presents American Rhapsody: The Gershwin Songbook Thursday, February 22 at 7:30P Red Hot Chilli Pipers Sunday, March 18 at 7P

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound: After The Curtain Thursday, January 25 at 7:30P

Festival Ballet Providence Presents "Little Mermaid" April 27 - 29

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Sunday, January 28 at 7P

ALL performances are included in the Holiday Sale.

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

1

Holiday Sale seating is available for selections locations on a show-by-show basis. VIP and Golden Circle seating are excluded from the 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. +

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR:

2 ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR:

3

SPONSORED BY:

4

SPONSORED BY:

SPONSORED BY:

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


BROADWAY SERIES SHOWS IN NOVEMBER

November 7 – 12

/ Tickets: $80 - $38

Due to adult themes, FUN HOME is recommended for children aged 13+. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Huffington Post called FUN HOME a “landmark production that will forever change what is possible in musical theatre.” FUN HOME is an original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. The production has been called groundbreaking for its portrayal of the eccentric Bechdel family and for featuring a lesbian character in a leading role. FUN HOME is also the first Broadway show, written solely by women, to win the Tony Award for Best Musical and the first female team to win the Tony for Best Score. To learn more about FUN HOME, visit www.funhomemusical.com Carly Gold as 'Small Alison,' Robert Petkoff as 'Bruce' and Kate Shindle as ‘Alison’ in Fun Home. Photo by: Joan Marcus.

November 28 – December 3

/ Tickets: $84 - $42

FINDING NEVERLAND is based on the Academy Awardwinning motion picture and the play The Man Who Was Peter Designated Pan by Allan Knee, and follows J.M. Barrie’s friendship with Family Show the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie’s make-believe adventures with the five spirited Llewelyn Davies A must-see you’ll boys inspired him to write the iconic play and novel Peter Pan, or The Boy remember for Wouldn’t Grow Up.

years to come!

In an interview with the Sioux City Journal, Billy Harrigan Tighe, who plays J.M. Barrie, said, “This show has been a firm reminder that we all got into the business because we loved to play make believe. It’s about fun. It’s about discovering who you are and remembering that kid who saw their first show and thought, ‘Wow, that looks like fun!’” - Vogue

TOYS FOR TOTS AT F AND CIRQUE DRE

Celebrate the season of giving season by bringing a new, unw In partnership with WPRI 12 will be collecting toys at all NEVERLAND and CIRQU

The Cast of Finding Neverland. Photo by: Jeremy Daniel.

Our Family Night at FINDING NEVERLAND on Wednesday, November 29 at 7P will be a perfect opportunity for families to experience the magic of Neverland. With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, children aged 18 and under will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value to the performance. 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. Family Night tickets are available in select locations; Golden Circle seating is excluded. Tickets for Family Night are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases. Standard service fees apply. FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS: Family Night at FINDING NEVERLAND is sponsored by media partners ABC 6 and Coast 93.3.

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.


BROADWAY SERIES SHOWS IN NOVEMBER

November 7 – 12

/ Tickets: $80 - $38

Due to adult themes, FUN HOME is recommended for children aged 13+. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME is the winner of five 2015 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Huffington Post called FUN HOME a “landmark production that will forever change what is possible in musical theatre.” FUN HOME is an original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. The production has been called groundbreaking for its portrayal of the eccentric Bechdel family and for featuring a lesbian character in a leading role. FUN HOME is also the first Broadway show, written solely by women, to win the Tony Award for Best Musical and the first female team to win the Tony for Best Score. To learn more about FUN HOME, visit www.funhomemusical.com Carly Gold as 'Small Alison,' Robert Petkoff as 'Bruce' and Kate Shindle as ‘Alison’ in Fun Home. Photo by: Joan Marcus.

November 28 – December 3

/ Tickets: $84 - $42

FINDING NEVERLAND is based on the Academy Awardwinning motion picture and the play The Man Who Was Peter Designated Pan by Allan Knee, and follows J.M. Barrie’s friendship with Family Show the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie’s make-believe adventures with the five spirited Llewelyn Davies A must-see you’ll boys inspired him to write the iconic play and novel Peter Pan, or The Boy remember for Wouldn’t Grow Up.

years to come!

In an interview with the Sioux City Journal, Billy Harrigan Tighe, who plays J.M. Barrie, said, “This show has been a firm reminder that we all got into the business because we loved to play make believe. It’s about fun. It’s about discovering who you are and remembering that kid who saw their first show and thought, ‘Wow, that looks like fun!’” - Vogue

TOYS FOR TOTS AT F AND CIRQUE DRE

Celebrate the season of giving season by bringing a new, unw In partnership with WPRI 12 will be collecting toys at all NEVERLAND and CIRQU

The Cast of Finding Neverland. Photo by: Jeremy Daniel.

Our Family Night at FINDING NEVERLAND on Wednesday, November 29 at 7P will be a perfect opportunity for families to experience the magic of Neverland. With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, children aged 18 and under will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value to the performance. 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. Family Night tickets are available in select locations; Golden Circle seating is excluded. Tickets for Family Night are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases. Standard service fees apply. FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS: Family Night at FINDING NEVERLAND is sponsored by media partners ABC 6 and Coast 93.3.

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.


CONTEMPORARY SHOWS IN NOVEMBER GARRISON KEILLOR: JUST PASSING THROUGH Friday, November 17 at 8P Tickets: $55 - $35 Garrison Keillor returns to PPAC, where he will regale audience members with his signature blend of humor, charisma, and wisdom as he shares how he became one of America’s greatest storytellers. Sharing his passion for everything from creativity and literacy to the great journey of life, Keillor entertains with a sage yet wry perspective, inspiring with kernels of wisdom audiences carry long after he has left the stage. Keillor is host emeritus of “A Prairie Home Companion,” after helming the program for 40 years. He continues to bring stories and poetry to life on public radio’s “The Writer’s Almanac.”

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November 18 – 19 Tickets: $68 - $28 The National Tour of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE launches at PPAC with its 10th Anniversary National Tour for 3 unforgettable performances. This criticallyacclaimed holiday stage extravaganza is a Broadway Musical, new cirque adventure, and family show wrapped into one vibrant Technicolor present. Broadway Director Neil Goldberg has reimagined the anniversary stage spectacle of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE which the New York Daily News described as “a delicious confection of charm, sparkle, and talent by the sleigh load.” It’s “the perfect holiday gift and show everyone will enjoy,” raved BroadwayWorld of the sold-out performances that “dazzled…at The Kennedy Center,” according to the Designated Washington Post. Family Show

Family Night at CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is Sunday, November 19 at 5P and is sponsored by media partners ABC 6 and Coast 93.3. With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 and under. 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. Family Night tickets for CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE are available in select locations; Golden Circle seating is excluded. Tickets for Family Night are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases. Standard service fees apply. 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.


CONTEMPORARY SHOWS IN NOVEMBER GARRISON KEILLOR: JUST PASSING THROUGH Friday, November 17 at 8P Tickets: $55 - $35 Garrison Keillor returns to PPAC, where he will regale audience members with his signature blend of humor, charisma, and wisdom as he shares how he became one of America’s greatest storytellers. Sharing his passion for everything from creativity and literacy to the great journey of life, Keillor entertains with a sage yet wry perspective, inspiring with kernels of wisdom audiences carry long after he has left the stage. Keillor is host emeritus of “A Prairie Home Companion,” after helming the program for 40 years. He continues to bring stories and poetry to life on public radio’s “The Writer’s Almanac.”

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November 18 – 19 Tickets: $68 - $28 The National Tour of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE launches at PPAC with its 10th Anniversary National Tour for 3 unforgettable performances. This criticallyacclaimed holiday stage extravaganza is a Broadway Musical, new cirque adventure, and family show wrapped into one vibrant Technicolor present. Broadway Director Neil Goldberg has reimagined the anniversary stage spectacle of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE which the New York Daily News described as “a delicious confection of charm, sparkle, and talent by the sleigh load.” It’s “the perfect holiday gift and show everyone will enjoy,” raved BroadwayWorld of the sold-out performances that “dazzled…at The Kennedy Center,” according to the Designated Washington Post. Family Show

Family Night at CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is Sunday, November 19 at 5P and is sponsored by media partners ABC 6 and Coast 93.3. With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child aged 18 and under. 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. Family Night tickets for CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE are available in select locations; Golden Circle seating is excluded. Tickets for Family Night are limited and are available on a first-come; first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases. Standard service fees apply. 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.


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All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.thevetsri.com for current prices. Enhance your experience at The VETS with VIP Encore Lounge access – call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or purchase online.

BRAIN CANDY LIVE!

Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30P Tickets: $68 - $38. VIP Meet & Greet Tickets are available for $150 per person. Adam Savage, editorin-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of MythBusters, and Michael Stevens, creator of the YouTube Channel “Vsauce,” have teamed up to bring the joys of laughter, learning, and exploration through their crazy toys, incredible tools, and mind-blowing demonstrations to venues across the country. Imagine if Walt Disney, Willy Wonka, and Albert Einstein got together for two hours in a theatre, and then you’ll start to get an idea of how much fun you’ll have at BRAIN CANDY LIVE!

GOBSMACKED! THE A CAPPELLA MUSICAL

Tuesday, November 28 at 7P Tickets: $52 - $32 GOBSMACKED! features the reigning World Team Champion beatboxer BallZee and an international cast of a cappella vocalists; together, they create a “mesmerizing” blend of beatboxing and harmonies (EdFest Magazine). This show pushes the envelope on what the voice can do, delivering a slick, musically accomplished, high energy spectacular with not a single musical instrument to be seen!

Our new 2017/2018 greeters! First row, L to R: Noelle Salisbuty, Reagan Nedder, Sadi Caccia, Lily Cox, Malina O'Brien. Second Row, L to R: Brenna McCaffrey, Nicole Spirito, Samantha Mastrati, Valearie Kane. Third Row, L to R: Josephine Manning, Andrew Crowthers. Photo: Paul Hiatt

GREETINGS FROM PPAC! PPAC's volunteer greeter program is open to high school students aged 15 to 18, and is a great way for teens to experience the theatre world and give back to their community. Greeters welcome theatregoers pre-show and answer questions. For more information, contact Betty Benedetti at (401) 574-3119.

PPAC PARTNERS WITH iHEARTRADIO ON PPAC MOBILE APP PPAC is pleased to announce a new partnership with iHeartRadio in support of their Mobile App, which was released over the summer. The PPAC Mobile app delivers an enhanced experience for PPAC fans that they can access any time or anywhere. The new app makes buying tickets, viewing exclusive content, accessing venue services and information, and more available in one location. Visit the App Store® or Google Play to download the app (for free) today!

Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google, Inc.


PPAC NEWS WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit www.thevetsri.com for current prices. Enhance your experience at The VETS with VIP Encore Lounge access – call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or purchase online.

BRAIN CANDY LIVE!

Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30P Tickets: $68 - $38. VIP Meet & Greet Tickets are available for $150 per person. Adam Savage, editorin-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of MythBusters, and Michael Stevens, creator of the YouTube Channel “Vsauce,” have teamed up to bring the joys of laughter, learning, and exploration through their crazy toys, incredible tools, and mind-blowing demonstrations to venues across the country. Imagine if Walt Disney, Willy Wonka, and Albert Einstein got together for two hours in a theatre, and then you’ll start to get an idea of how much fun you’ll have at BRAIN CANDY LIVE!

GOBSMACKED! THE A CAPPELLA MUSICAL

Tuesday, November 28 at 7P Tickets: $52 - $32 GOBSMACKED! features the reigning World Team Champion beatboxer BallZee and an international cast of a cappella vocalists; together, they create a “mesmerizing” blend of beatboxing and harmonies (EdFest Magazine). This show pushes the envelope on what the voice can do, delivering a slick, musically accomplished, high energy spectacular with not a single musical instrument to be seen!

Our new 2017/2018 greeters! First row, L to R: Noelle Salisbuty, Reagan Nedder, Sadi Caccia, Lily Cox, Malina O'Brien. Second Row, L to R: Brenna McCaffrey, Nicole Spirito, Samantha Mastrati, Valearie Kane. Third Row, L to R: Josephine Manning, Andrew Crowthers. Photo: Paul Hiatt

GREETINGS FROM PPAC! PPAC's volunteer greeter program is open to high school students aged 15 to 18, and is a great way for teens to experience the theatre world and give back to their community. Greeters welcome theatregoers pre-show and answer questions. For more information, contact Betty Benedetti at (401) 574-3119.

PPAC PARTNERS WITH iHEARTRADIO ON PPAC MOBILE APP PPAC is pleased to announce a new partnership with iHeartRadio in support of their Mobile App, which was released over the summer. The PPAC Mobile app delivers an enhanced experience for PPAC fans that they can access any time or anywhere. The new app makes buying tickets, viewing exclusive content, accessing venue services and information, and more available in one location. Visit the App Store® or Google Play to download the app (for free) today!

Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google, Inc.


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