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

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OCTOBER 2017

Ray LaMontagne: Just Passing Through Saturday, October 21 at 8P

THE

BROADWAY SERIES OPENS WITH

NOVEMBER 7 – 12

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour Saturday, October 28 at 8P


OCTOBER

CALENDAR

Q-SHEET

6

At The VETS: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! at 2P & 6P

BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

Motown Legends: The Temptations & The Four Tops at 7:30P

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.

14

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

13

Free Style Rush Concert at 7P

15

At The VETS: The Chick Corea / Steve Gadd Band at 7P FirstWorks Artistic Icon Series

17

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

At The VETS: Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise! At 6P

21

Ray LaMontagne: Just Passing Through at 8P

22

The Price is Right Live! at 4P

27 – 29

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents The Widow’s Broom

28

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour at 8P

INDULGE YOUR LOVE OF BROADWAY AND BECOME A SUBSCRIBER! Our 2017/2018 Broadway Season features seven brand new productions in our Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the returns of KINKY BOOTS and THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ in our Encore Series. Becoming a PPAC Subscriber features a host of benefits and perks, including the chance to purchase one ticket to BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and receive another ticket FREE, courtesy of PPAC. See our 2017/2018 Season Planner for more information on our “Beautiful” offer.

To learn more, call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran in Direct Response at (401) 574-3136.

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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.”

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. 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.

INSTAGRAM

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

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

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


OCTOBER

CALENDAR

Q-SHEET

6

At The VETS: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! at 2P & 6P

BOX OFFICE / ONLINE

Motown Legends: The Temptations & The Four Tops at 7:30P

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.

14

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

13

Free Style Rush Concert at 7P

15

At The VETS: The Chick Corea / Steve Gadd Band at 7P FirstWorks Artistic Icon Series

17

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC

At The VETS: Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise! At 6P

21

Ray LaMontagne: Just Passing Through at 8P

22

The Price is Right Live! at 4P

27 – 29

At The VETS: Festival Ballet Providence Presents The Widow’s Broom

28

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour at 8P

INDULGE YOUR LOVE OF BROADWAY AND BECOME A SUBSCRIBER! Our 2017/2018 Broadway Season features seven brand new productions in our Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the returns of KINKY BOOTS and THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ in our Encore Series. Becoming a PPAC Subscriber features a host of benefits and perks, including the chance to purchase one ticket to BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and receive another ticket FREE, courtesy of PPAC. See our 2017/2018 Season Planner for more information on our “Beautiful” offer.

To learn more, call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran in Direct Response at (401) 574-3136.

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RECOMMENDED ATTIRE smart casual clothing

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

DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE!

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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.”

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. 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.

INSTAGRAM

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

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

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


PLAN AHEAD FOR THE 2017/2018 SEASON! NOVEMBER Cirque Dreams Holidaze

November 7 – 12

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

(National Tour Launch) November 18 – 19

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through

Family Night at Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Sunday, November 19 at 5P

Friday, November 17 at 8P

Finding Neverland

November 28 – December 3

Family Night at Finding Neverland

Wednesday, November 29 at 7P

The Bodyguard

Starring Deborah Cox♥ January 9 – 14

This show is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Deborah Cox will not perform at the Saturday Matinee & Sunday Evening performances of THE BODYGUARD.

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™

January 19 – 21

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

January 27 – 28

DECEMBER

On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical

PPAC’s / The VETS’ Annual Holiday Sale Save 25% off regularly-priced tickets for most shows at PPAC and The VETS. More details to be announced!

Shen Yun

Festival Ballet Providence Presents The Nutcracker

December 15 – 17

Love Never Dies

2017 Holiday Pops Tour: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, Conductor Friday, December 22 at 8P

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

February 10 - 11

Photos courtesy of LOVE NEVER DIES.

December 8 – 10

February 27 – March 4

NEW Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series Subscribers can purchase one ticket for BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and receive another BEAUTIFUL ticket FREE*, courtesy of PPAC. *Offer is valid for new Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series subscriptions only and for seats originally priced at $76 and below for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening performances. This offer is provided courtesy of PPAC. All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Premium and Golden Circle tickets are excluded from the offer and other restrictions may apply. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Previous purchases are excluded from this promotional offer.

An American in Paris

March 13 – 18

January 30 – February 4

Saturday, December 2

Kinky Boots

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Carnegie Hall. Julia Knitel (“Carole King”). Photo by Joan Marcus.

Fun Home

JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH

Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera December 26 – 31

Jay Leno with opening act Hawkward

Thursday, March 22 at 7:30P

M AY Something Rotten!

May 15 – 20

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., 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)


PLAN AHEAD FOR THE 2017/2018 SEASON! NOVEMBER Cirque Dreams Holidaze

November 7 – 12

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

(National Tour Launch) November 18 – 19

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing Through

Family Night at Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Sunday, November 19 at 5P

Friday, November 17 at 8P

Finding Neverland

November 28 – December 3

Family Night at Finding Neverland

Wednesday, November 29 at 7P

The Bodyguard

Starring Deborah Cox♥ January 9 – 14

This show is not recommended for children under the age of 13. Deborah Cox will not perform at the Saturday Matinee & Sunday Evening performances of THE BODYGUARD.

The Illusionists – Live from Broadway™

January 19 – 21

PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

January 27 – 28

DECEMBER

On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Musical

PPAC’s / The VETS’ Annual Holiday Sale Save 25% off regularly-priced tickets for most shows at PPAC and The VETS. More details to be announced!

Shen Yun

Festival Ballet Providence Presents The Nutcracker

December 15 – 17

Love Never Dies

2017 Holiday Pops Tour: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

Keith Lockhart, Conductor Friday, December 22 at 8P

BOARD of

DIRECTORS

February 10 - 11

Photos courtesy of LOVE NEVER DIES.

December 8 – 10

February 27 – March 4

NEW Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series Subscribers can purchase one ticket for BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and receive another BEAUTIFUL ticket FREE*, courtesy of PPAC. *Offer is valid for new Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series subscriptions only and for seats originally priced at $76 and below for the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening performances. This offer is provided courtesy of PPAC. All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Premium and Golden Circle tickets are excluded from the offer and other restrictions may apply. May not be combined with any other offer or promotion. Previous purchases are excluded from this promotional offer.

An American in Paris

March 13 – 18

January 30 – February 4

Saturday, December 2

Kinky Boots

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Carnegie Hall. Julia Knitel (“Carole King”). Photo by Joan Marcus.

Fun Home

JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH

Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera December 26 – 31

Jay Leno with opening act Hawkward

Thursday, March 22 at 7:30P

M AY Something Rotten!

May 15 – 20

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., 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)


OCTOBER CONCERTS

RAY LAMONTAGNE: JUST PASSING THROUGH Saturday, October 21 at 8P Tickets: $79.50 - $39.50 RAY LAMONTAGNE returns to PPAC after eight years as part of his intimate Just Passing Through acoustic tour. LaMontagne will be joined by John Stirratt from Wilco on acoustic bass and the duo will be playing songs spanning his vast body of work. LaMontagne has released six studio albums, five of which have reached Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard’s Digital Albums chart. Additionally, his 2010 album God Willing & the Creek Don’t Rise won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of the Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow.”

Hearing Ray LaMontagne perform live is a poignant and magical experience. - Consequence of Sound

STRAIGHT NO CHASER: THE SPEAKEASY TOUR Saturday, October 28 at 8P Tickets: $69.50 - $29.50 If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up images of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses, then you are not thinking of STRAIGHT NO CHASER. The ninemember a cappella group has reinvented the vocal art form and brought it to mainstream audiences through their impressive, unadulterated voices and sense of humor. STRAIGHT NO CHASER opens their fall concert tour at PPAC in support of their brand new album “SIX PACK: VOLUME 3,” which features contemporary pop hits and rock classics.

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject

THE CHICK COREA / STEVE GADD BAND Sunday, October 15 at 7P Tickets: $68 - $35 One of the greatest living jazz pianists, artistic icon CHICK COREA has 22 Grammy wins—the most of any jazz artist, ever! Collaborators since the 1970s, Chick and drummer Steve Gadd’s musical partnership is the stuff of legend—but the music is always new. It’s a coup to bring these venerated maestros to Rhode Island. Catch them live with a powerhouse lineup on the brink of their new album release this fall!

Part of FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The VETS

WHA HAPPEN

All ticket prices include fee and are subject to Please visit www.thevets Enhance your experienc Encore Lounge access – c 421-ARTS (2787) o


OCTOBER CONCERTS

RAY LAMONTAGNE: JUST PASSING THROUGH Saturday, October 21 at 8P Tickets: $79.50 - $39.50 RAY LAMONTAGNE returns to PPAC after eight years as part of his intimate Just Passing Through acoustic tour. LaMontagne will be joined by John Stirratt from Wilco on acoustic bass and the duo will be playing songs spanning his vast body of work. LaMontagne has released six studio albums, five of which have reached Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart and Billboard’s Digital Albums chart. Additionally, his 2010 album God Willing & the Creek Don’t Rise won the Grammy for Best Folk Album and was nominated in the coveted Song of the Year category for “Beg Steal or Borrow.”

Hearing Ray LaMontagne perform live is a poignant and magical experience. - Consequence of Sound

STRAIGHT NO CHASER: THE SPEAKEASY TOUR Saturday, October 28 at 8P Tickets: $69.50 - $29.50 If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up images of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses, then you are not thinking of STRAIGHT NO CHASER. The ninemember a cappella group has reinvented the vocal art form and brought it to mainstream audiences through their impressive, unadulterated voices and sense of humor. STRAIGHT NO CHASER opens their fall concert tour at PPAC in support of their brand new album “SIX PACK: VOLUME 3,” which features contemporary pop hits and rock classics.

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject

THE CHICK COREA / STEVE GADD BAND Sunday, October 15 at 7P Tickets: $68 - $35 One of the greatest living jazz pianists, artistic icon CHICK COREA has 22 Grammy wins—the most of any jazz artist, ever! Collaborators since the 1970s, Chick and drummer Steve Gadd’s musical partnership is the stuff of legend—but the music is always new. It’s a coup to bring these venerated maestros to Rhode Island. Catch them live with a powerhouse lineup on the brink of their new album release this fall!

Part of FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The VETS

WHA HAPPEN

All ticket prices include fee and are subject to Please visit www.thevets Enhance your experienc Encore Lounge access – c 421-ARTS (2787) o


SAVE THE DATES!

The National Tour Company of FUN HOME. Photo: Joan Marcus.

NOVEMBER SHOW SPOTLIGHT

FAMILY NIGHTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017/2018 SEASON! PPAC is pleased to present two Family Nights at the Theatre this November. Family Night at CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is Sunday, November 19 at 5P and FAMILY NIGHT at FINDING NEVERLAND is Wednesday, November 29 at 7P. Family Night is made possible through the support of media sponsors ABC 6 and Coast 93.3.

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 funhomemusical.com PART OF THE

Our Family Night presentations are a wonderful way for family and friends to experience live theatre. With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child/teenager up to age 18. 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 firstcome, first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases. Standard service fees apply. The National Tour of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE launches at PPAC November 18 – 19. FINDING NEVERLAND runs November 28 – December 3 and is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

BROADWAY SERIES

to change without notice. Please visit www.ppacri.org for current prices.

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e a $3 per ticket facility change without notice. sri.com for current prices. ce at The VETS with VIP call the Box Office at (401) or purchase online.

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! KING FOR A DAY Friday, October 6 at 2P & 6P Tickets: $37.50 - $25. $75 VIP Tickets are available, and include a Meet & Greet. Join DANIEL TIGER as he dons his iconic red sweater and hops aboard the Trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where he learns what it takes to be King. "Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood" airs daily on PBS KIDS and continues the legacy of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” "Daniel Tiger" tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity, and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life!


SAVE THE DATES!

The National Tour Company of FUN HOME. Photo: Joan Marcus.

NOVEMBER SHOW SPOTLIGHT

FAMILY NIGHTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017/2018 SEASON! PPAC is pleased to present two Family Nights at the Theatre this November. Family Night at CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is Sunday, November 19 at 5P and FAMILY NIGHT at FINDING NEVERLAND is Wednesday, November 29 at 7P. Family Night is made possible through the support of media sponsors ABC 6 and Coast 93.3.

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 funhomemusical.com PART OF THE

Our Family Night presentations are a wonderful way for family and friends to experience live theatre. With the purchase of a regularly-priced ticket, guests will receive a complimentary ticket of equal value for a child/teenager up to age 18. 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 firstcome, first-served basis. The Family Night offer is NOT available for previous ticket purchases. Standard service fees apply. The National Tour of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE launches at PPAC November 18 – 19. FINDING NEVERLAND runs November 28 – December 3 and is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

BROADWAY SERIES

to change without notice. Please visit www.ppacri.org for current prices.

AT'S NING AT

e a $3 per ticket facility change without notice. sri.com for current prices. ce at The VETS with VIP call the Box Office at (401) or purchase online.

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! KING FOR A DAY Friday, October 6 at 2P & 6P Tickets: $37.50 - $25. $75 VIP Tickets are available, and include a Meet & Greet. Join DANIEL TIGER as he dons his iconic red sweater and hops aboard the Trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, where he learns what it takes to be King. "Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood" airs daily on PBS KIDS and continues the legacy of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” "Daniel Tiger" tells its engaging stories about the life of a preschooler using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity, and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life!


PPAC NEWS MARCUM LLP SPONSORS CENTERSTAGE PROGRAM BOOK AND HOLIDAY POPS

MEET THE TALENTED CAST OF NEXT STOP BROADWAY® 2017

PPAC is pleased to welcome and thank Marcum LLP as the new CenterStage program book sponsor this Season, and as one of our 2017 Holiday Pops sponsors, along with media sponsors WPRI 12 and The Providence Journal. Anthony Scillia, Marcum LLP’s Regional Managing Partner of New England, said, “PPAC is a world-class theatre that makes significant cultural contributions to the city of Providence. They have been a joy to work with. We are proud to be supporting PPAC’s self-produced program book and the beloved Holiday Pops concert this Season.” Contact Sharon Corcoran at (401) 574-3136 to learn more about show insert advertising for the 2017/2018 Season or about full Season advertising for 2018/2019. The 2017 Holiday Pops Concert, with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Keith Lockhart, conductor, returns to the Theatre on December 22 at 8P. Tickets are on sale now and start at $58; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

Next Stop BROADWAY® premiered at PPAC August 14 - 18. The participants (”cast members”) participated in a week-long performing arts program consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. The cast members learned songs and choreography from two hit shows from the “Golden Age of Broadway” and created their own presentations based on other hit musicals. In addition to dance and vocal training, the program included a mid-week “edu-tainment” segment, highlighted with film clips of Broadway shows. The week culminated with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends on Friday, August 18 followed by a cast party in PPAC’s Grand Lobby. Visit ppacri.org/outreach/next-stop-broadway to see more photos from “Opening Night.” Photo by: Core Photographic

SPONSORSHIP SPOTLIGHT FOR ENCORE SERIES SHOWS Series Media Sponsor:

“EVERYBODY SAY YEAH”! NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION SPONSORS KINKY BOOTS

COASTWAY COMMUNITY BANK SPONSORS THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™

Smithfield-based Navigant Credit Union is the sponsor of 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, KINKY BOOTS. The “dazzling” (Daily News) musical returns to PPAC December 8 – 10.

Coastway Community Bank is the sponsor of the third show in our 2017/2018 Encore Series, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™. This “brain-bendingly spectacular” 1 magic show returns to PPAC January 19 – 21.

“Over the past seven years, Navigant Credit Union and PPAC have developed a strong community partnership,” said Gary E. Furtado, President and CEO of Navigant Credit Union. “We are happy to continue our support of PPAC through our sponsorship of the entertaining musical KINKY BOOTS.”

Bill White, President and CEO of Coastway Community Bank, said, “We are pleased to be the sponsor of THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ at the magical Providence Performing Arts Center. As a local Rhode Island-based business, Coastway is committed to giving back to Rhode Island communities; we are happy to support this landmark performing arts establishment through this sponsorship. ”

Tickets for KINKY BOOTS are $81 - $39; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current pricing.

Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ are $81 - $39; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current pricing. 1

The Financial Times

Designated Family Show


PPAC NEWS MARCUM LLP SPONSORS CENTERSTAGE PROGRAM BOOK AND HOLIDAY POPS

MEET THE TALENTED CAST OF NEXT STOP BROADWAY® 2017

PPAC is pleased to welcome and thank Marcum LLP as the new CenterStage program book sponsor this Season, and as one of our 2017 Holiday Pops sponsors, along with media sponsors WPRI 12 and The Providence Journal. Anthony Scillia, Marcum LLP’s Regional Managing Partner of New England, said, “PPAC is a world-class theatre that makes significant cultural contributions to the city of Providence. They have been a joy to work with. We are proud to be supporting PPAC’s self-produced program book and the beloved Holiday Pops concert this Season.” Contact Sharon Corcoran at (401) 574-3136 to learn more about show insert advertising for the 2017/2018 Season or about full Season advertising for 2018/2019. The 2017 Holiday Pops Concert, with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Keith Lockhart, conductor, returns to the Theatre on December 22 at 8P. Tickets are on sale now and start at $58; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.

Next Stop BROADWAY® premiered at PPAC August 14 - 18. The participants (”cast members”) participated in a week-long performing arts program consisting of classes, workshops, and rehearsals focused on classic Broadway shows. The cast members learned songs and choreography from two hit shows from the “Golden Age of Broadway” and created their own presentations based on other hit musicals. In addition to dance and vocal training, the program included a mid-week “edu-tainment” segment, highlighted with film clips of Broadway shows. The week culminated with an “Opening Night” performance for family and friends on Friday, August 18 followed by a cast party in PPAC’s Grand Lobby. Visit ppacri.org/outreach/next-stop-broadway to see more photos from “Opening Night.” Photo by: Core Photographic

SPONSORSHIP SPOTLIGHT FOR ENCORE SERIES SHOWS Series Media Sponsor:

“EVERYBODY SAY YEAH”! NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION SPONSORS KINKY BOOTS

COASTWAY COMMUNITY BANK SPONSORS THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™

Smithfield-based Navigant Credit Union is the sponsor of 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, KINKY BOOTS. The “dazzling” (Daily News) musical returns to PPAC December 8 – 10.

Coastway Community Bank is the sponsor of the third show in our 2017/2018 Encore Series, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™. This “brain-bendingly spectacular” 1 magic show returns to PPAC January 19 – 21.

“Over the past seven years, Navigant Credit Union and PPAC have developed a strong community partnership,” said Gary E. Furtado, President and CEO of Navigant Credit Union. “We are happy to continue our support of PPAC through our sponsorship of the entertaining musical KINKY BOOTS.”

Bill White, President and CEO of Coastway Community Bank, said, “We are pleased to be the sponsor of THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ at the magical Providence Performing Arts Center. As a local Rhode Island-based business, Coastway is committed to giving back to Rhode Island communities; we are happy to support this landmark performing arts establishment through this sponsorship. ”

Tickets for KINKY BOOTS are $81 - $39; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current pricing.

Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ are $81 - $39; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current pricing. 1

The Financial Times

Designated Family Show


2017/2018 Encore Series Media Sponsor

The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

2017/2018 Season Media Sponsor

2017/2018 Broadway Series Sponsor

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

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