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OCTOBER SHOWTIMES 2016

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

2016/2017 Encore Series Media Sponsor

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

2016/2017 Season Media Sponsor

2016/2017 Broadway Series Sponsor

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

L - R: Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly

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Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda - photo by Joan Marcus

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SHOW TIMES

OCTOBER 2016

THERE IS STILL TIME TO SEE WICKED BEFORE IT FLYS AWAY!

NOW – OCTOBER 8

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

LAURA MICHELLE KELLY AND JOSE LLANA STAR IN

NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHES

OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 6!

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:


CALENDAR

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE 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.

OCTOBER Now – 8 Wicked PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

7 At The VETS: Odd Squad at 6P 10 Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer with special guest Wrabel at 7:30P

ADMINISTRATION

DIRECT RESPONSE

GROUP SALES

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

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

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

16 At The VETS: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at 7P

19 At The VETS: Giada Valenti: From Venice with Love Tour at 7:30P

28 At The VETS: Billy Gardell at 8P 29 At The VETS: FirstWorks Presents Cirque Mechanics at 7:30P

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE

30 – Nov. 6 National Tour Launch of

BE SAFE; BE SMART!

smart casual clothing

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

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

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: Heightened security

NOVEMBER Nov. 2 Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I at 7P

measures have been implemented at PPAC, including a Providence Police detail at all events. No backpacks and briefcases are allowed in the building. All purses/ bags may be inspected at the discretion of PPAC Security and/or the Officer on site.

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS

Follow us on

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www.facebook.com/ProvPACRI

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

Follow us on

INSTAGRAM @ProvPacRI

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. 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.

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


CALENDAR

Q-SHEET BOX OFFICE / ONLINE 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.

OCTOBER Now – 8 Wicked PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

7 At The VETS: Odd Squad at 6P 10 Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer with special guest Wrabel at 7:30P

ADMINISTRATION

DIRECT RESPONSE

GROUP SALES

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

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

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

16 At The VETS: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at 7P

19 At The VETS: Giada Valenti: From Venice with Love Tour at 7:30P

28 At The VETS: Billy Gardell at 8P 29 At The VETS: FirstWorks Presents Cirque Mechanics at 7:30P

RECOMMENDED ATTIRE

30 – Nov. 6 National Tour Launch of

BE SAFE; BE SMART!

smart casual clothing

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

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

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: Heightened security

NOVEMBER Nov. 2 Macy’s Family Night at THE KING AND I at 7P

measures have been implemented at PPAC, including a Providence Police detail at all events. No backpacks and briefcases are allowed in the building. All purses/ bags may be inspected at the discretion of PPAC Security and/or the Officer on site.

FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS

Follow us on

FACEBOOK at

www.facebook.com/ProvPACRI

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

Follow us on

INSTAGRAM @ProvPacRI

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. 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.

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


PLAN AHEAD FOR THE 2016/2017 SEASON! DECEMBER Left photo: The National Touring Company of WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus. Right photo: Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda and Emily Koch as Elphaba. Photo by Joan Marcus.

The Piano Guys

Thursday, December 1 at 7:30P Once

December 2 – 4

PPAC / The VETS' Holiday Sale

Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker

WICKED Lottery Announced for $25 Seats!

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

I Love the 90’s

A limited number of $25 orchestra seats are available for each performance of WICKED, cash only. Here is how you have a chance to win!

Saturday, December 3 at 9A

December 6 – 11

December 16 – 18

Friday, December 30 at 8P

Now – October 8

FEBRUARY/MARCH The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

February 7 – 12

Disney’s The Lion King

February 28 – March 19

Watch for an on-sale date announcement!

42nd Street

March 24 – 26

Thursday, April 6 at 7P

Rent Just Announced!

April 7 – 9

Sesame Street Live!

April 21 – 23

M AY / J U N E Chicago

May 2 – 7

Matilda the Musical

May 17 – 21

1

Cast Highlights from WICKED! The WICKED Tour recently welcomed Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose to the Company. Providence will be the second city that Ms. Vosk and Ms. Martin visit as part of the WICKED National Tour.

APRIL Celtic Woman

Tickets: $169 - $32 // Special student/school group pricing is available for the Thursday, October 6 matinee – call Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 for more information.

Riverdance – the 20th Anniversary World Tour

June 2 – 4

Jessica Vosk is new to the WICKED family. Before becoming Elphaba, she most recently recreated the role of Fruma Sarah in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Her other Broadway credits include Finding Neverland and The Bridges of Madison County. Kristen Martin was in the Original Broadway Company of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Her other credits include The City Club (Off-Broadway), A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Cats, A Comedy of Tenors, Footloose, and Dames at Sea.

Visit the PPAC Box Office 2 ½ hours prior to each performance, and place your name in a lottery drum.

2 Names will be drawn

thirty minutes later (2 hours prior to each performance).

3

Winners must be present (with valid photo ID) when their names are called. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

Good luck!

CONNECT WITH WICKED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

/ Wickedthemusical //

@wicked_musical //

wicked_musical // #WickedPPAC

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

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


PLAN AHEAD FOR THE 2016/2017 SEASON! DECEMBER Left photo: The National Touring Company of WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus. Right photo: Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda and Emily Koch as Elphaba. Photo by Joan Marcus.

The Piano Guys

Thursday, December 1 at 7:30P Once

December 2 – 4

PPAC / The VETS' Holiday Sale

Festival Ballet’s The Nutcracker

WICKED Lottery Announced for $25 Seats!

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

I Love the 90’s

A limited number of $25 orchestra seats are available for each performance of WICKED, cash only. Here is how you have a chance to win!

Saturday, December 3 at 9A

December 6 – 11

December 16 – 18

Friday, December 30 at 8P

Now – October 8

FEBRUARY/MARCH The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

February 7 – 12

Disney’s The Lion King

February 28 – March 19

Watch for an on-sale date announcement!

42nd Street

March 24 – 26

Thursday, April 6 at 7P

Rent Just Announced!

April 7 – 9

Sesame Street Live!

April 21 – 23

M AY / J U N E Chicago

May 2 – 7

Matilda the Musical

May 17 – 21

1

Cast Highlights from WICKED! The WICKED Tour recently welcomed Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose to the Company. Providence will be the second city that Ms. Vosk and Ms. Martin visit as part of the WICKED National Tour.

APRIL Celtic Woman

Tickets: $169 - $32 // Special student/school group pricing is available for the Thursday, October 6 matinee – call Paul Hiatt at (401) 574-3162 for more information.

Riverdance – the 20th Anniversary World Tour

June 2 – 4

Jessica Vosk is new to the WICKED family. Before becoming Elphaba, she most recently recreated the role of Fruma Sarah in the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Her other Broadway credits include Finding Neverland and The Bridges of Madison County. Kristen Martin was in the Original Broadway Company of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Her other credits include The City Club (Off-Broadway), A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, Cats, A Comedy of Tenors, Footloose, and Dames at Sea.

Visit the PPAC Box Office 2 ½ hours prior to each performance, and place your name in a lottery drum.

2 Names will be drawn

thirty minutes later (2 hours prior to each performance).

3

Winners must be present (with valid photo ID) when their names are called. There is a limit of two tickets per person.

Good luck!

CONNECT WITH WICKED ON SOCIAL MEDIA

/ Wickedthemusical //

@wicked_musical //

wicked_musical // #WickedPPAC

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

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


L - R: Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHES

October 30 – November 6 Tickets: $78 - $31 // Tickets are on sale NOW! Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will 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! Director Bartlett Sher said of the leads for THE KING AND I: “Jose was so superb on Broadway in THE KING AND I that I begged him to join us on the tour and l feel we are incredibly lucky to have him. He brings such joy and virility and strength to the King. And he is one of Broadway's great talents. “Laura Michelle has one of the best voices on Broadway matched with an extraordinary heart. Her work on Finding Neverland and Mary Poppins distinguished both of those shows with her natural grace and joy. She will be an exquisite Anna Leonowens.” 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. 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.

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

GAVIN DEGRAW & ANDY GRAMMER WITH WRABEL Monday, October 10 at 7:30P Tickets: $69.50 - $39.50 Multi-platinum and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter GAVIN DEGRAW and Billboard chart topping recording artist ANDY GRAMMER co-headline this special fall concert. The concert will also feature special guest WRABEL, who was named “An Artist You Need to Know” by The Huffington Post. GAVIN DEGRAW ANDY GRAMMER GAVIN DEGRAW is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album.

With his 2011 self-titled debut album, ANDY GRAMMER became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me," certified Platinum and Gold respectively, selling more than 1.5 million downloads combined. In just a few short years, Grammer has sold over 250,000 albums, played to sold-out venues nationwide, performed onstage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat, appeared on an array of national TV shows, and received major song placements in film and TV. 

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.


L - R: Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana

PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES SPONSORED BY:

NATIONAL TOUR LAUNCHES

October 30 – November 6 Tickets: $78 - $31 // Tickets are on sale NOW! Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will 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! Director Bartlett Sher said of the leads for THE KING AND I: “Jose was so superb on Broadway in THE KING AND I that I begged him to join us on the tour and l feel we are incredibly lucky to have him. He brings such joy and virility and strength to the King. And he is one of Broadway's great talents. “Laura Michelle has one of the best voices on Broadway matched with an extraordinary heart. Her work on Finding Neverland and Mary Poppins distinguished both of those shows with her natural grace and joy. She will be an exquisite Anna Leonowens.” 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. 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.

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

GAVIN DEGRAW & ANDY GRAMMER WITH WRABEL Monday, October 10 at 7:30P Tickets: $69.50 - $39.50 Multi-platinum and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter GAVIN DEGRAW and Billboard chart topping recording artist ANDY GRAMMER co-headline this special fall concert. The concert will also feature special guest WRABEL, who was named “An Artist You Need to Know” by The Huffington Post. GAVIN DEGRAW ANDY GRAMMER GAVIN DEGRAW is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: “I Don’t Want To Be,” “Follow Through,” and the title-track, “Chariot.” Gavin’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album.

With his 2011 self-titled debut album, ANDY GRAMMER became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me," certified Platinum and Gold respectively, selling more than 1.5 million downloads combined. In just a few short years, Grammer has sold over 250,000 albums, played to sold-out venues nationwide, performed onstage with Taylor Swift, Train, and Colbie Caillat, appeared on an array of national TV shows, and received major song placements in film and TV. 

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.


WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ODD SQUAD – LIVE!

BILLY GARDELL

Friday, October 7 at 6P

Friday, October 28 at 8P

Tickets: $50 - $25

Tickets: $57 - $27

In ODD SQUAD – LIVE!, team up with brand new agents Owen and Ophelia in this live, interactive adventure. With help from Ms. O back at headquarters, kids will put their STEM skills to the test and decode, decipher, and unravel clues to stop villains like Father Time and Lady Terrible.

COLIN MOCHRIE AND BRAD SHERWOOD

FIRSTWORKS ARTISTIC ICONS SERIES

Sunday, October 16 at 7P

CIRQUE MECHANICS: PEDAL PUNK

Tickets: $47 - $27 Known by TV audiences for their work on “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin and Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of “Whose Line”!

Saturday, October 29 at 7:30P Tickets: $78 - $18

GIADA VALENTI Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30P Tickets: $55 - $35

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.

Hailed as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil,” by Spectacle Magazine, the incredible CIRQUE MECHANICS wows with flying unicycles, floating trapeze artists, and innovative mechanical staging. Enter a world inspired by steampunk culture where cycling is the way to escape a technology-obsessed society. You’ve never seen a circus like this: a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and magnificent one-of-a-kind machines.

Photo: Zach Mahone Photography

Venetian vocalist GIADA VALENTI takes her audience on a romantic journey to Venice performing her own interpretations of American and Italian love songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s, as well as recent contemporary songs. Ms. Valenti started to sing and play piano at the age of seven and began touring professionally when she was twelve years old. She has won several prestigious awards in America and in Italy, including winnng the song contest San Remo New Talents in the World, which led her to a recording contract. Ms. Valenti has lived in New York City for the past decade, and has sung in New City Columbus Parade every year since 2005.

PPAC/The VETS Box Office Information // Call: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) //

BILLY GARDELL is best known for playing Officer Mike Biggs in the CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly.” He has also performed in Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, Bad Santa, You, Me and Dupree, and Avenging Angelo. As a standup comedian, Gardell’s subject material includes stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence, and new family life. His grounded, downto-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with audiences.

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.

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice.


WHAT’S HAPPENING AT ODD SQUAD – LIVE!

BILLY GARDELL

Friday, October 7 at 6P

Friday, October 28 at 8P

Tickets: $50 - $25

Tickets: $57 - $27

In ODD SQUAD – LIVE!, team up with brand new agents Owen and Ophelia in this live, interactive adventure. With help from Ms. O back at headquarters, kids will put their STEM skills to the test and decode, decipher, and unravel clues to stop villains like Father Time and Lady Terrible.

COLIN MOCHRIE AND BRAD SHERWOOD

FIRSTWORKS ARTISTIC ICONS SERIES

Sunday, October 16 at 7P

CIRQUE MECHANICS: PEDAL PUNK

Tickets: $47 - $27 Known by TV audiences for their work on “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin and Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of “Whose Line”!

Saturday, October 29 at 7:30P Tickets: $78 - $18

GIADA VALENTI Wednesday, October 19 at 7:30P Tickets: $55 - $35

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.

Hailed as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil,” by Spectacle Magazine, the incredible CIRQUE MECHANICS wows with flying unicycles, floating trapeze artists, and innovative mechanical staging. Enter a world inspired by steampunk culture where cycling is the way to escape a technology-obsessed society. You’ve never seen a circus like this: a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and magnificent one-of-a-kind machines.

Photo: Zach Mahone Photography

Venetian vocalist GIADA VALENTI takes her audience on a romantic journey to Venice performing her own interpretations of American and Italian love songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s, as well as recent contemporary songs. Ms. Valenti started to sing and play piano at the age of seven and began touring professionally when she was twelve years old. She has won several prestigious awards in America and in Italy, including winnng the song contest San Remo New Talents in the World, which led her to a recording contract. Ms. Valenti has lived in New York City for the past decade, and has sung in New City Columbus Parade every year since 2005.

PPAC/The VETS Box Office Information // Call: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) //

BILLY GARDELL is best known for playing Officer Mike Biggs in the CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly.” He has also performed in Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, Bad Santa, You, Me and Dupree, and Avenging Angelo. As a standup comedian, Gardell’s subject material includes stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence, and new family life. His grounded, downto-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with audiences.

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.

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice.


PPAC NEWS IN REMEMBRANCE OF GREGORY TROY The PPAC Family lost a Board Member, who was also a dear friend, on Monday, May 23, 2016, with the passing of Greg Troy. Greg was an active member of PPAC's Board of Directors since 1997 and made many contributions. Greg was passionate about helping his community. He was the past president of the East Providence Boys and Girls Club and The To Kalon Club. He also volunteered with the Darlington Girls Softball League and the Rhode Island Special Olympics.

Greg was a graduate of Raphael Academy and the University of Rhode Island. For 37 years, he was a partner at the Troy, Pires and Allen Insurance agency. He then became president of Cross Insurance of Rhode Island after selling the business in 2014. Greg was always there to help his staff and clients. Greg was an irreplaceable colleague and friend; he will be greatly missed by everyone at PPAC. Photo courtesy of Joyce Troy

“SHOW SIGNATURES” UNVEILED! While a show is at PPAC, the Theatre’s backstage is abuzz with excitement. Each visiting company or artist that comes to PPAC leaves a memento – a mural of an individual show’s artwork and company signatures – on the backstage walls. Whenever people visit the backstage, they are impressed by the range of “show signatures” that decorate these walls. We are pleased to offer our patrons a behind-the-scenes look at these pieces. Visit www.ppacri.org/about/ show-signatures to see the full gallery!

STEVEN TYLER: "OUT ON A LIMB..." IN WITH THE HUGS ROCK 'N' ROLL HALL OF FAMER VISITS PPAC Sheri Sweitzer (left) had the chance to meet Steven Tyler. Sheri is the wife of Don Sweitzer, a Director on PPAC's Board. PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton (right) also met with Steven Tyler when the rock legend performed at PPAC on September 10. Top photo courtesy of Lynn Singleton. Bottom photo courtesy of Don Sweitzer.

Blake Stadnik as Billy Lawlor and Kaitlin Lawrence as Dorothy Brock (center) and the Company of 42nd Street in “Dames.” Photo by Chris Bennion.

SPONSORSHIPS ANNOUNCED FOR ONCE AND 42ND STREET PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton is pleased to announce that Navigant Credit Union will sponsor ONCE (December 2 – 4, 2016) and Coastway Community Bank will sponsor 42ND STREET (March 24 – 26, 2017). Both productions are part of PPAC’s Encore Series.

Bristol Pomeroy, Sam Cieri, Mackenzie Lesser-Roy and Patricia Bartlett from the ONCE tour company. © Joan Marcus

Singleton said, “On behalf of myself and the staff at PPAC, we thank Navigant Credit Union and Coastway Community Bank for their consistent support of our productions. We admire and appreciate each institution’s passion for community service." Gary Furtado, President / CEO of Navigant Credit Union, said, “We are pleased to support this beautiful production of ONCE at PPAC. We appreciate the show’s message about the power of music and how it connects people to each other and creates communities.” Bill White, President / CEO of Coastway Community Bank, said, “As always, Coastway is proud to support PPAC. There is such a vibrant arts scene in Providence and we're happy to be a small part of it.” Tickets are on sale now for both ONCE and 42ND STREET at the PPAC Box Office, by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) and online at www.ppacri.org


PPAC NEWS IN REMEMBRANCE OF GREGORY TROY The PPAC Family lost a Board Member, who was also a dear friend, on Monday, May 23, 2016, with the passing of Greg Troy. Greg was an active member of PPAC's Board of Directors since 1997 and made many contributions. Greg was passionate about helping his community. He was the past president of the East Providence Boys and Girls Club and The To Kalon Club. He also volunteered with the Darlington Girls Softball League and the Rhode Island Special Olympics.

Greg was a graduate of Raphael Academy and the University of Rhode Island. For 37 years, he was a partner at the Troy, Pires and Allen Insurance agency. He then became president of Cross Insurance of Rhode Island after selling the business in 2014. Greg was always there to help his staff and clients. Greg was an irreplaceable colleague and friend; he will be greatly missed by everyone at PPAC. Photo courtesy of Joyce Troy

“SHOW SIGNATURES” UNVEILED! While a show is at PPAC, the Theatre’s backstage is abuzz with excitement. Each visiting company or artist that comes to PPAC leaves a memento – a mural of an individual show’s artwork and company signatures – on the backstage walls. Whenever people visit the backstage, they are impressed by the range of “show signatures” that decorate these walls. We are pleased to offer our patrons a behind-the-scenes look at these pieces. Visit www.ppacri.org/about/ show-signatures to see the full gallery!

STEVEN TYLER: "OUT ON A LIMB..." IN WITH THE HUGS ROCK 'N' ROLL HALL OF FAMER VISITS PPAC Sheri Sweitzer (left) had the chance to meet Steven Tyler. Sheri is the wife of Don Sweitzer, a Director on PPAC's Board. PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton (right) also met with Steven Tyler when the rock legend performed at PPAC on September 10. Top photo courtesy of Lynn Singleton. Bottom photo courtesy of Don Sweitzer.

Blake Stadnik as Billy Lawlor and Kaitlin Lawrence as Dorothy Brock (center) and the Company of 42nd Street in “Dames.” Photo by Chris Bennion.

SPONSORSHIPS ANNOUNCED FOR ONCE AND 42ND STREET PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton is pleased to announce that Navigant Credit Union will sponsor ONCE (December 2 – 4, 2016) and Coastway Community Bank will sponsor 42ND STREET (March 24 – 26, 2017). Both productions are part of PPAC’s Encore Series.

Bristol Pomeroy, Sam Cieri, Mackenzie Lesser-Roy and Patricia Bartlett from the ONCE tour company. © Joan Marcus

Singleton said, “On behalf of myself and the staff at PPAC, we thank Navigant Credit Union and Coastway Community Bank for their consistent support of our productions. We admire and appreciate each institution’s passion for community service." Gary Furtado, President / CEO of Navigant Credit Union, said, “We are pleased to support this beautiful production of ONCE at PPAC. We appreciate the show’s message about the power of music and how it connects people to each other and creates communities.” Bill White, President / CEO of Coastway Community Bank, said, “As always, Coastway is proud to support PPAC. There is such a vibrant arts scene in Providence and we're happy to be a small part of it.” Tickets are on sale now for both ONCE and 42ND STREET at the PPAC Box Office, by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) and online at www.ppacri.org


OCTOBER SHOWTIMES 2016

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

2016/2017 Encore Series Media Sponsor

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

2016/2017 Season Media Sponsor

2016/2017 Broadway Series Sponsor

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

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Amanda Jane Cooper as Glinda - photo by Joan Marcus

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