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CENTERSTAGE 2019/2020 PROGRAM BOOK OF THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN Welcome to the Providence Performing Arts Center's 2019/2020 Season! We have all heard the old adage: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” For decades, your continued patronage and support of PPAC has created memorable experiences. This Season, I am honored to announce that PPAC is expanding our Community Outreach and Engagement with three new programs. Experience PPAC is a new state-wide initiative that creates the opportunity for every 10th grade student in Rhode Island to see a select touring Broadway performance at no cost including transportation to and from the Theatre. PPAC is debuting Sensory-Friendly Performances to create a guest experience that is welcoming, judgment-free and inclusive of patrons with a wide range of sensory, learning, and physical differences. The first sensory-friendly show on Sunday, November 24 at 3P is free to the public: THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR. The second is a special Saturday morning show on December 21 of DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL. We want to thank The Autism Project and TDF for their partnerships and advisement on these sensory-friendly performances. Lastly, Disney Musicals in Schools selected PPAC to partner with them to build sustainable theatre programs over the course of several years in under-resourced Providence public elementary schools. With the support of our loyal patrons, donors, underwriters, and sponsors, PPAC continues to offer a wide variety of other Community Outreach and Engagement initiatives to individuals who would otherwise be unable to experience the magic of live theatre. Our spring and fall Wurlitzer Concerts are free to the public; these Concerts are made possible thanks to the support of our Annual Fund donors. The Bank of America Arts Showcase brings elementary and middle school students to PPAC to attend live performances of dance, music or theatre during regular school hours at no cost and including transportation. This creates a lasting educational experience that goes beyond the walls of a classroom. Next Stop Broadway® is a week-long theatre arts program connecting Broadway professionals with students ages 10-17 who are interested in the performing arts. In partnership with The Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation, ten scholarships were granted to children to pursue and develop their artistic talents. FIRSTFED also sponsors From Books to Broadway, a partnership between PPAC and Rhode Island schools designed to expose students to the magic of Broadway performances with a chance to “meet and greet” cast members. PPAC hosted over 500 Rhode Island service members and their families to see a variety of shows through our Seats for Service Members program and our Big Dreams Begin With Broadway program hosted “bigs” (mentors) and “littles” (children) from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island. We would like to thank Textron for 19 years of continuous support of our ARTS Scholarships Program, which awarded 32 scholarships this year to talented, young Rhode Island students. To date, over 600 scholarships have been awarded, making it possible for them to attend summer arts programs. Your attendance and support is vital to PPAC and our community. I look forward to sharing with you another outstanding season at PPAC!

Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. Chairman, Board of Directors

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ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE:

Call: (401) 421-2997, ext. 0 • Email: info@ppacri.org • Hours: M – F, 9A – 6P Summer Hours: M – F, 9A – 5P

BOX OFFICE:

Call: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) • ppacri.org • Hours: M – F, 10A – 5P; Sat, 10A – 2P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days. Holiday and summer hours may vary, please call in advance for this information. The PPAC Box Office is your ONLY OFFICIAL ticketing source for tickets to a PPAC show. The only secure way to buy tickets to a PPAC production is via the Box Office window, online, and by phone. Purchasing from unauthorized sources may put you at risk for receiving counterfeit tickets.

HOUSE AND ACCESSIBILITY SECURITY POLICY: • Walk-through metal detectors are now used at all performances. Please plan to arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to curtain time. • Firearms, weapons, laptops, briefcases, or suitcases are not allowed in the Theatre. • All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit comfortably under a theatre seat. • Outside food and beverages are not permitted. • There is no secure storage area and confiscated items cannot be returned. • Providence Police details are on site at all PPAC events. PPAC Management reserves the right to change the security policy or implement any security measures required for any performance without prior notice.

LATE COMERS: Please allow for adequate time for travel and parking so you may be in your seat before curtain time. Touring shows mandate that we hold latecomers in the Lobby until an appropriate moment in the performance before seating (sometimes up to 20 minutes) in order to minimize interruptions. HOUSE MANAGERS are stationed at the House Manager’s Desk on the Orchestra Level in the Grand Lobby. If any problem should arise during the performance, please ask an Usher to see one of the House Managers; someone will assist you promptly. EMERGENCY INFORMATION: The Theatre emergency number is (401) 421-2997. Before coming to the Theatre, please inform someone of your exact seat location, so you may be located in the event of an emergency. CONTINUED ON PAGE 7

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ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES/ELEVATOR/ RESTROOMS: The Arcade, Grand Lobby, and Orchestra Level are fully accessible from the Weybosset Street entrance. An elevator is located on the first floor across from the Grand Lobby and adjacent to the Lobby Lounge. The elevator provides access to the Mezzanine, and First and Second Dress Balconies. Please notify the Box Office in advance of any physical limitations that may restrict seating assignments. First floor restrooms, payphone, and water fountain are fully accessible; restrooms off of the walkway behind First Dress Circle are also fully accessible. Ushers are available to assist patrons. Please ask for additional assistance at the House Manager’s Desk in the Grand Lobby. SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES were created to foster a more welcoming and relaxed environment for our guests with sensory needs. Special thanks goes to The Autism Project and TDF for working with us in training our House Staff for our sensory-friendly programming. Please call the Box Office to arrange tickets to a sensory-friendly performance. ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis in the Grand Lobby (across from the entrance of Aisle 5). A driver’s license or credit card will be requested as a security deposit. HEARING/VISUALLY IMPAIRED SERVICES: We are pleased to offer ASL Interpretation, Open Caption, and Visual Description at our performances. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) for more information. GALA PRO: This service provides accessibility and translation for live shows; PPAC enables access to it for those touring shows using this functionality. Download the GALAPRO APP; visit www.galapro.com for more information.

CAMERAS & OTHER RECORDING DEVICES are not allowed in the Theatre. Taking photos or recordings of a live performance is strictly prohibited. CELL PHONES: Please turn off your cell phone for the duration of the performance. CONCESSIONS are available in the Arcade, the Grand Lobby, and on the Mezzanine Level; patrons may bring concessions into the Theatre. Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the Theatre. ATM: An ATM is in the Arcade adjacent to the Box Office window. SMOKING: PPAC is a smoke-free facility. Smoking of any sort is not permitted in the Theatre. Patrons may smoke outside under the Marquee at scheduled intermissions. LOST AND FOUND: Patrons who lose personal belongings while attending a performance may direct all inquiries and claims with the PPAC Administrative Office at (401) 421-2997, ext. 0, Monday through Friday, 9A to 5P.

TICKETING INFORMATION SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION: Call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran in Direct Response at (401) 574-3136 to learn more about becoming a subscriber to our Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and/or Encore Series. Subscribers enjoy many special benefits, including pre-sale opportunities and more; inquire about payment plans. INDIVIDUAL TICKETS are available for purchase by phone, at the Box Office window in the Theatre’s Arcade, or online at ppacri.org – all major credit cards and cash are accepted. Personal checks are accepted up to ten business days prior to the performance. Additional service charges are applied for orders placed by phone or online. Certain fees and restrictions may CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

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apply. All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. GROUP SALES & SHOW SHUTTLE: Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounted rates to most Broadway and Family Shows! Make plans with your friends, family, co-workers, or classmates for a fun night out and call Paul Hiatt at phiatt@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3162 to order tickets. You can also visit the Group Sales page at ppacri.org/grouptickets. Ask about booking receptions for your group and about Show Shuttle, which combines dinner, a show, and trolley ride to and from PPAC. STUDENT/SENIOR RUSH TICKETS: Rush ticket availability is announced via our social media the day of the performance. You may also call the Box Office to inquire about Rush. Rush tickets are available at the Box Office window two hours prior to curtain time and are 50% off the regular price. Rush sales are cash only and are limited to two tickets per person. A valid photo ID is required. Tickets are subject to availability in limited locations.

CHILDREN’S POLICY: To ensure that all may enjoy the show, children under the age of six are not permitted to attend PPAC performances except for designated Family Shows. Please call the Box Office to see which shows are appropriate for younger children. All persons, regardless of age, are required to have a ticket. Designated Family Show

GIFT CARDS can be purchased in any denomination when ordering 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.). BROADWAY BUNCH is a group of solo Tuesday night Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series subscribers who meet for a pre-show dinner on their subscription night at Providence restaurants. This is a great way to make new friends, enjoy local cuisine, and experience the Best of Broadway. If you are a current Tuesday night subscriber and would like to join the Broadway Bunch, contact Betty Benedetti at bbenedetti@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3119.

Please be considerate of other audience members and the performers: refrain from talking, singing, or eating loud snacks during the performance. The performers give their all to make each performance special – please remain in your seats until after the cast bows. We encourage you to share your enthusiasm!

Enjoy the show! COVER PHOTO CREDITS: Ben Levi Ross as 'Evan Hansen,' Aaron Lazar as 'Larry Murphy,' Christiane Noll as 'Cynthia Murphy' and Maggie McKenna as 'Zoe Murphy' in the First North American Tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 2018; A scene from BLUE MAN GROUP, Credit: Lindsey Best; HELLO, DOLLY! National Tour Company 2018, Julieta Cervantes; Yehezkel Lazarov in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Photo: Joan Marcus; A scene from Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade 2019; The 2016 Touring Company of Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical; Young Calogero and Sonny - A BRONX TALE - photo by Joan Marcus; Photo from THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. Photo Jeremy Daniel 2019; The First North American Tour Cast of COME FROM AWAY, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018; ALADDIN North American Tour. Arabian Nights Women. Photo by Deen van Meer. ©Disney; A scene from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Photo Credit: Evan Zimmerman, MurphyMade.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. – Chairman Mark T. Ryan, Esq. – First Vice Chairman Thomas A. Tanury – Second Vice Chairman Ellen Barnes – Secretary Lowell W. Kinch – Treasurer Richard L. Bready Gabriella DiGiacinto Caprio Darren Corrente, Esq. Jason M. DaPonte Richard E. DiChiaro Alison Eichler The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)* Thomas P. Fay David A. Fontaine David L. Fried, MD Gary E. Furtado Ari Gabinet The Honorable James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio)*

Cynthia Laughlin Barbara S. Lavine E. Robert Lupone Paul A. MacDonald Robin L. Main, Esq. Donna S. Mesolella Rick Metters Terrence P. Moran George H. Nee Gary M. Penfield Lawrence E. Purtill Jo-Ann Ragosta The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo (Ex-Officio)

The Honorable Jack Reed (Ex-Officio)* David Salit Stephen Shechtman, Esq. Robert Stoico Peter J. Troy Robert Vincent Susan Weiner John Hazen White, Jr. William A. White Patrick Wholey William K. Wray

*DIRECTOR REPRESENTATIVES Theresa M. Agonia (The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza) Seth Klaiman (The Honorable James R. Langevin) Raymond Simone (The Honorable Jack Reed) Benjamin White (John Hazen White, Jr.) THIS LISTING IS CURRENT AS OF OUR FALL 2019 PRINTING.

The Providence Performing Arts Center (“PPAC”) is a Rhode Island non-business corporation organized by the following: Citizens Bank, Fleet National Bank of Rhode Island, Old Stone Bank, Outlet Company, Providence Journal Company, Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank, and Textron, Inc. The affairs of PPAC are administered by a Board of Directors, and representatives of the founders who, together with the Governor of Rhode Island and the Mayor of Providence, presently serve as members of the Board. None of the founders has an ownership in any of the assets of PPAC. In 1978 PPAC was purchased and continues to hold title to the Providence Performing Arts Center theatre, which PPAC maintains as a center for the performing arts. Under PPAC’s articles of association, no part of the earnings of the corporation may be paid to its members, the Board of Directors, the officers or any other private persons. If the existence of PPAC should terminate for any reason, its net assets would be distributed exclusively to one or more charitable or educational institutions accorded tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code.

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Buckle up and prepare for take-off; this Season, you will discover the wonderful “world of Broadway!” The shows in our Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and Encore Series all take place in unique locations, allowing you to “travel” the world, all from the comfort of your theatre seat! We would like to thank Broadway Series title sponsor, Taco/The White Family Foundation, for their enduring support of our productions. We also wish to thank BankNewport for sponsoring our Family Night performances, HarborOne for their sponsorship of BLUE MAN GROUP, and Navigant Credit Union for their sponsorship of A BRONX TALE. A special thanks goes to our Broadway Season media sponsor WPRI CBS 12, our Encore Series media sponsor Cox Media, and our BankNewport Family Night media sponsors ABC 6 and Coast 93.3 for their continuing partnerships. Our sponsors help us bring the “Best of Broadway” to Providence, and we are grateful for their support. Our 2019/2020 Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series features eight fantastic productions that will satisfy your wanderlust, including the National Tour launch of Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. You will experience “Agrabah” (Disney’s ALADDIN), Gander, Newfoundland (COME FROM AWAY), Russia (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), Jerusalem (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR), Yonkers, New York (HELLO, DOLLY!), “Bikini Bottom” (THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL), and “Anywhere, USA” (DEAR EVAN HANSEN) throughout this Season. We will venture to the merry land of Whoville for the first show in our Encore Series, the holiday classic DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL. A BRONX TALE, based on Chazz Palminteri’s critically-acclaimed play and beloved film, takes you to the Bronx in the 1960s. The high-energy and colorful BLUE MAN GROUP also returns by popular demand. We are also looking forward to hosting several contemporary concerts during the 2019/2020 Season: Ray LaMontagne, Indigo Girls with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Il Divo: Holiday and Hits, Bob Dylan & His Band, the return of the beloved Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra with conductor Keith Lockhart for their Holiday Pops concert, and more! Sign up for our e-mail list at ppacri.org/email to receive the latest news on upcoming events throughout the Season. Thank you for including PPAC in your "travel" plans this year - enjoy the journey! Warm Regards,

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MESSAGE FROM OUR SPONSOR Dear PPAC Friends and Patrons, On behalf of the Taco/The White Family Foundation, we are pleased to continue supporting the Providence Performing Arts Center, which we have done for the past eleven years. We are so happy to be an integral part of PPAC’s 2019/2020 Season as the sponsor of their Broadway Series. At the the Taco/The White Family Foundation, we have always been committed to giving back to the community, and the shows that comprise the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series mean so much to the community. We are looking forward to the shows in the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. From Liz and me, our sons John and Ben, and all the employees at Taco Comfort Solutions: enjoy the Season! John Hazen White, Jr. and Liz White. Photo by George Lavoie.

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ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF J.L. “LYNN” SINGLETON President

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORS ALAN J. CHILLE General Manager

NORBERT H. MONGEON, JR.

P.J. PROKOP

Director of Finance & Programming

DONNA L. SANTOS

Director of Marketing

CHRISTOPHER J. MYERS

CYNTHIA A. GOLDSMITH

Director of Information Systems

CLAUDIA ZOMPA

Director of Ticketing

Director of Special Projects/ Assistant to the President

AMANDA BONAFINE

Director of Development

DANA BRAZIL

Director of Concerts

Director of Outreach and Engagement

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT DANIELLE BLUE

INEZ M. BUSH

Office Manager

ANTHONY MYLERS

Receptionist/Lost & Found Recovery

ELIZABETH RAINONE

Assistant Director of Information Systems

BETSY RINALDI

Administrative Assistant to the General Manager

Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

MARKETING ELIZABETH BENEDETTI Senior Marketing Assistant

SHARON CORCORAN

PAUL HIATT

Direct Response/CenterStage Sales & Customer Service

Group Sales Representative

NICK McNEISH

ZOOEY ARNOLD-CONNER

CAITLYN DIPOMPO

Marketing Projects Specialist

Digital Media Specialist

Digital Media Assistant

PROGRAMMING JANICE ANDERSON Theatrical Buyer

KATHRYN DeAMARAL Concert Buyer

OLIVIA SLEDZIK

Programming Assistant

BOX OFFICE STEPHANIE SANTOS

TARA EDWARDS

Box Office Manager

RICHARD DEFILIPPO Box Office Supervisor

Box Office Supervisor/ The VETS Box Office Manager

KELLY PRUDENT

Box Office Supervisor

SARAH McDONALD Box Office Supervisor

FINANCE & HUMAN RESOURCES JUDY FERREIRA

KEITH J. LABRECQUE

Controller

HEATHER M. BIZON Accountant

Senior Accountant

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OPERATIONS NICK BERARDINELLI

BETSY MENDERS

JONATHAN TAYLOR

MIGUEL YOUNGS

Operations Manager

Assistant Operations Manager

Events Manager

Events Assistant

MATTHEW PAWLIK Concessions Manager

OLLIE HUTH

Assistant Concessions Manager

HOUSE DAVID LUONGO

Director of Security

BRUCE INGHAM House Manager

BOB ARMOUR

Assistant House Manager

STEPHANIE M. PAUL

President’s Club Liaison

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Technical Director House Properties

House Carpenter

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CENTERSTAGE staff

CenterStage is the Season Program Book produced by the Providence Performing Arts Center. PROJECT MANAGER/EDITOR: P.J. Prokop CONTENT MANAGER: Caitlyn DiPompo

ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVE: Sharon Corcoran

GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Lindsay Letourneau, Tandem Designworks, Inc. PRINTER: RR Donnelley For information on show insert advertising in CenterStage 2019/2020 or for information about season advertising for 2020/2021, contact Sharon Corcoran at (401) 574-3136. For information on marketing sponsorships or other advertising opportunities, contact P.J. Prokop at (401) 574-3103.

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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING JIMMY BUFFETT'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE September 29 – October 5, 2019 National Tour Launches at PPAC

“It will knock your flip-flops off!” - Entertainment Weekly PART OF THE

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR

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October 29 – November 10, 2019

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COME FROM AWAY December 3 – 8, 2019

“This story touched the world and celebrates the best that we can be.” – Tom Brokaw, NBC PART OF THE

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR

BROADWAY SERIES

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL Designated Family Show

December 17 – 22, 2019 BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, December 18 at 7P Sensory-Friendly Performance: Saturday, December 21 at 11A

“An extraordinary performance! 100 times better than any bedtime story.” – The New York Times PART OF THE ENCORE SERIES

ENCORE SERIES MEDIA SPONSOR FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF February 11 – 16, 2020

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SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR

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“Terrific…a love letter to the wise guys and tough street kids from the old neighborhood.” – Variety PART OF THE ENCORE SERIES

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HELLO, DOLLY! March 3 – 8, 2020 Winner of four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical

“A must-see event. A musical comedy dream.” – Rolling Stone PART OF THE

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR

BROADWAY SERIES

BLUE MAN GROUP

Designated Family Show

March 20 – 22, 2020

“A hugely entertaining show!” – The Charlotte Observer

33 Great Years & Counting

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR March 31 – April 5, 2020

“A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical.” – The Guardian PART OF THE

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THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL May 12 – 17, 2020 BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, May 13 at 7P

Designated Family Show

Winner of the 2018 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical

“Brilliant!” – The New York Times

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BROADWAY SERIES FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS

DEAR EVAN HANSEN May 26 – 31, 2020 Winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album

“One of the most remarkable shows in musical theatre history.” – The Washington Post PART OF THE

SEASON MEDIA SPONSOR

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SUPPORT THE 2020 ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN Do you want to see your name in this program book next year and earn other valuable benefits? For more information about our Community Outreach and Engagement and Annual Fund donor levels and benefits, visit ppacri.org/support/donate or contact the Development Office at donors@ppacri.org or (401) 421-2997. The Providence Performing Arts Center dedicates 100% of its proceeds from the Annual Fund Campaign towards our Community Outreach and Engagement. This program allows PPAC to create, produce, and present programs and activities that make the Theatre accessible to a wider range of people, especially young audiences and artists. Our free or low-cost tickets to these events are often the one opportunity many people will have to experience the joy of theatre. It is only with the help of our donors that we are able to offer these valuable theatre experiences to the entire community: PPAC PRESENTS

Next Stop

Broadway ÂŽ Lead Sponsor: The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Lead Sponsor: The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

These NEW programs are funded by the PPAC Endowment, Annual Gala, and the Annual Fund:

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SensoryFriendly P e r fo r m a n c e s In Partnership with


2019 ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT Each year, the Providence Performing Arts Center is faced with the challenge of raising enough funds to offset the cost of producing and presenting the valuable programs we offer as part of our Community Outreach and Engagement. The Annual Fund is the vehicle that makes that possible. Annual Fund proceeds also help fund the development of new programs that specifically serve the needs of artists and audiences of demographic, ethnic, cultural, social, and professional diversity. A special THANK YOU goes to our Community Outreach and Engagement underwriters who have made significant Annual Fund contributions designated to one or more specific outreach initiatives.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT UNDERWRITERS Bank of America Raymond J. & Brenda Bolster Dimeo Construction Company Disney Musicals in Schools Thomas & Colette Fay HarborOne Bank Johnson & Wales University

Macy’s Marcum LLP MetLife Auto & Home National Grid Navigant Credit Union New England Laborers' Tri-Funds Regency Plaza Apartments

Rhode Island Commodores The Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation Taco/The White Family Foundation TD Charitable Foundation Textron Charitable Trust

PPAC also wishes to acknowledge the following organizations who generously matched their employees’ donations to our Annual Fund:

MATCHING GIFTS Bank of America

Liberty Mutual

Markel Corporation

Providence Performing Arts Center recognizes and sincerely thanks the following who generously donated to the Theatre’s 2019 Annual Fund for Community Outreach: CHAIRMAN ($5,000+)

Stephen & Susan Burlone Frank & Beverly Cardoza Collette Travel Dr. Peter T. & Sandra Evangelista Mr. Ari Gabinet & Dr. Christina Paxson David & Ellen Galkin/Paula & Bruce Wasser, On behalf of the Ira S. and Anna Galkin Charitable Trust Mrs. Jocelin Hamblett Lowell & Karen Kinch Cindy Laughlin Diane & Mark Marini Maron Construction Co., Inc. National Chain Company Eve Procaccianti Peter & Alison Roache Stephen J. Shechtman, Esq. Maggie & Jack Skenyon Souto Family Peter & Mary Troy Ginette & Joe Walsh PRODUCER ($3,500 - $4,999) Susan Weiner Emeline Whealton Ellen Barnes Mr. & Mrs. John Hazen White, Jr. Rhonda Berchuck & Kat Katrouzos William A. White BETA Group, Inc. Bill & Nancy Wray Kathy & Ted Ashton Bank of America Disney Musicals in Schools Jill & Larry Goldstein Suzanna & John Laramee Barbara & Jerry Lavine Macy’s Marcum LLP MetLife Auto & Home Mr. & Mrs. Terrence P. Moran National Grid Navigant Credit Union New England Laborers' Tri-Funds Rhode Island Commodores The Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation TD Charitable Foundation Textron Charitable Trust Karen Wadleigh & William Manseau Wadleigh Family Fund

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DIRECTOR ($1,500 - $3,499)

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THEATRE HISTORY It was a momentous day when the Loew’s Theatre Building, now known as the Providence Performing Arts Center, opened on October 6, 1928. The Theatre, designed by architectural firm Rapp & Rapp, has always been a visual marvel, and has astounded visitors with its beauty and grandeur. For more than nine decades, the Loew’s Theatre Building has not only survived, but ultimately flourished, while undergoing various name changes, storm damage, and ongoing architectural restoration. After its opening in 1928, the Loew’s Theatre Building enjoyed several decades of success as a premiere movie palace. However, the venue began experiencing financial hardships and declining attendance with the rise of television’s popularity in the early 1950s. The Theatre also suffered damage from the New England Hurricane of 1938 and Hurricane Carol in 1954. The resulting damage from Hurricane Carol led to the removal of the Theatre’s original Morton pipe organ.

“I remember coming here as a young person and thinking I was walking into a fairyland. {…} I would like my little grandson to bring his grandchildren here. This will be here long after I am gone…” 1

In 1972, the theatre changed its name to the Palace Concert Theatre, where it mainly presented rock concerts, as opposed to screening films. During this time period, the theatre continued to fall into disrepair and to lose revenue. In 1976, through the efforts of - Mrs. B.A. (Sylvia) Dario, one Mrs. B.A. (Sylvia) Dario, the Theatre re-opened of the many champions of the Loew’s Theatre Building. as the Ocean State Theatre, where it returned to screening films. On opening night, the staff screened Neil Simon's Murder by Death, and even invited Robert Reilly, an attendee from the opening day of the Loew’s Theatre Building to attend the performance as a guest of honor. Reilly told The Providence Journal-Bulletin, “I am glad we have some idealists in this town who would save a theat[re] like this.” 2 The Ocean State Theatre continued to screen films, but with limited success. The building’s owner, B.A. Dario, considered demolishing the historic Theatre. Local community figures, including then Governor J. Joseph Garrahy, then Chairman of PPAC’s Board of Trustees Bruce Sundlun (Governor of Rhode Island, 1991 – 1995), then Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci, Jr., and Mrs. Dario, fought valiantly to save the building.

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They began to discuss transforming the Ocean State Theatre into a center for the arts to preserve the Theatre and to also help renew the downtown Providence area. In 1977, the Loew’s Theatre Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in 1978, the Theatre was purchased and saved by seven founding members: Citizens Bank, Fleet National Bank of Rhode Island, Old Stone Bank, Outlet Company, Providence Journal Company, Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank, and Textron, Inc. The Ocean State Theatre became a nonprofit private corporation and was called the Ocean State Performing Arts Center. In 1982, the Ocean State Performing Arts Center changed its name to the Providence Performing Arts Center, as a way of honoring the City’s commitment to saving the venue. For the past 37 years, as the Providence Performing Arts Center, the Theatre has evolved and thrived due to the efforts of past and current board members and administrative staff, making it one of the most successful, not-for-profit theatres in the United States. Significant projects include a full-scale stage house expansion in 1995 and an historically accurate restoration of the Grand Lobby, Arcade, and House. These improvements allowed the Theatre to present largescale touring productions like THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MISS SAIGON, WICKED, and Disney’s THE LION KING in Providence. Since 2008, the Providence Performing Arts Center has launched nineteen National Tours, including Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE this Season. Three National Tours will open at PPAC during the 2020/2021 Season: AIN’T TOO PROUD – The Life and Times of The Temptations in July 2020, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL in October 2020, and THE PROM in February 2021. These National Tour launches have contributed to making the Providence Performing Arts Center a well-respected, world-class cultural institution located in the heart of Providence. Additionally, as a destination for National Tours, PPAC is an important contributor to Providence’s economic and cultural growth.

Photo: Core Photographic

A spectacular fireworks display in downtown Providence was part of the Theatre’s 90th anniversary celebration in October 2018. The EPIC anniversary season included a fantastic season of shows ranging from the tour launch of MISS SAIGON in September through the incomparable HAMILTON in the summer of 2019.

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“Can This Theater Be Saved?”, The Providence Journal-Bulletin, April 17, 1977, M7

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“It Was Almost a Replay of that 1928 Morning,” The Providence Journal-Bulletin, June 24, 1976, B1

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As a President’s Club Member, you will have access to the best VIP seats for PPAC performances and enjoy first class amenities to enhance your entertainment experience. Benefits include: • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages

• Private VIP restrooms • Complimentary (alcoholic beverages will be coat check charged to a pre-determined subscription for Taco/White • Complimentary credit card) Family Foundation Broadway light snacks Series and Encore Series only) • VIP ticket concierge service • Invitations to special • VIP Lounge access • Private VIP entrance events at PPAC to the Theatre For more information about the President’s Club, please contact Claudia Zompa, Director of Development, at czompa@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3122. 2019/2020 President's Club Members: Anonymous (9) Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Abbott Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Aceto Adler Pollock & Sheehan Jim & Pat Allan Linda A. Anderson Ms. Carolyn A. Andreozzi & Mr. Robert A. Durand Adam & Robin Antonik Daniel Arcuri & Anthony Romano Ted & Kathy Ashton Timothy & Mora Babineau Carol Ann Baker Bank of America Sudhir & Tej Bansal Ellen Barnes BayCoast Bank Dr. Peter & Silvia Baziotis Gregory & Sharon Beaune William & Lois Bendokas Christine Benoit & Bruce Gouin Peter & Kelly Benoit Rhonda Berchuck & Kat Katrouzos Michelle Bergin Steven & Eliza Beringhause BETA Group, Inc. Big Blue Bug Solutions Karyn & Keith Bilezerian Dr. Robert Binek & Ms. Teri Ohs Joyce Blackburn Al & Michele Blanchette Rebecca Bliss & Don Hasseltine Elizabeth & Richard Bloom Raymond J. & Brenda Bolster Phillip Bolster Georgia L. Bonaminio Kristin Boulais Jennifer Bramley Mark & Sherry Brice Broadway Experience Nicholas & Rod Brusini Michael & Nadine Bruzzi Stephen & Susan Burlone Daniel & Cindy Butts

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCE PPAC “Experience PPAC� is our brand-new, state-wide education initiative that will provide every high school sophomore in Rhode Island with the chance to see a select Broadway performance at PPAC. For the 2019/2020 Season, tenth graders will attend Thursday morning presentations of COME FROM AWAY (Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 11A), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10A), and THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL (Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 10A). These three shows are part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. Experience PPAC is funded by the PPAC Endowment, Annual Gala, and the Annual Fund. Working in partnership with PPAC, bus transportation company FIRST STUDENT will provide transportation to and from these shows. Tickets to these shows and busing are paid for by PPAC. There is no charge to the students or their schools for the theatre tickets or for bus transportation. For more information on Experience PPAC, please contact Dana Brazil, Director of Outreach and Engagement, at dbrazil@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3132.

Disney Musicals in Schools builds sustainable theatre programs in under resourced public elementary schools. By providing free performance materials and free professional development to participating teachers. In April of 2019, Disney Theatrical Group selected the Providence Performing Arts Center as its regional partner for its premiere education initiative Disney Musicals in Schools (DMIS). A two-year $120,000 grant from Disney Citizenship will enable PPAC to offer this program in selected Providence Public Elementary Schools. Each year, 5 new schools are selected and provided with free performance materials and in-school support from a team of professional PPAC teaching artists to produce a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical at their school. Over 17 weeks, teachers learn how to produce, direct, choreograph and music direct their first school show. Over the course of a semester, professional PPAC teaching artists guide school teachers through the process of mounting a musical with student performers. The program culminates with a Student Share Event on our Broadway stage in which each school performs one number from their musical for an audience of students, teachers, family, and community. CONTINUED ON PAGE 50

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Please join us this Season for these sensory-friendly performances (listed below) with modifications which allow audience members to enjoy theatre in a more relaxed setting – all are welcome! These modifications include: lower sound and light levels with no strobe or blinking lights, standing and movement spaces available in the theatre during the show, and a designated quiet area in the Lobby with skilled staff members from The Autism Project. PPAC extends special thanks to The Autism Project and TDF for their advice and support of our new sensory-friendly programming. THE ACROBATS OF CIRQUE-TACULAR

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SEATS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS In the spring of 2008, PPAC initiated a pilot Seats for Service Members program to provide preferred orchestra seats to members of Rhode Island’s National Guard and their families for all of the performances in our Broadway Series and Encore Series. Now in its eleventh season, we only hope that the Seats for Service Members program will continue to let the thousands of men and women, who unselfishly dedicate themselves to protecting our country, know how much we greatly appreciate their outstanding sacrifices and courageous efforts. If you are interested in sponsoring this program, please contact Claudia Zompa, Director of Development, at czompa@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3122. Photo: Core Photographic

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT The BANK OF AMERICA ARTS SHOWCASE allows Rhode Island elementary and middle school students to attend live performances of dance, music, or theatre at PPAC for FREE during the school day. All performances begin at 9:40A and run for approximately one hour. Teachers who are interested in having their students attend an Arts Showcase performance should email requests for registration materials to cgoldsmith@ppacri.org

OCTOBER 17, 2019 // KALEIDOSCOPE THEATRE

B.U.L.L.Y. – Level 1 (Better Understanding by Listening and Learning about You) Performed by young actors 12 years of age and up, this production focuses attention on the dangers of aggressive behavior that many children face every day in both public and private school systems and offers viable solutions and options on how to handle these situations effectively. This performance is geared specifically toward elementary school students.

JANUARY 30, 2020 // RHODE ISLAND BLACK STORYTELLERS // NEW!

A Celebration of Black Storytelling African and Afro-Latino drummers and storytellers will share tales from Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas with visual imagery to enhance and support the stories. This program of stories and music celebrating the oral art and traditions of Black people of African descent will have relevance for the middle school curriculum.

FEBRUARY 27, 2020 // ANDY KELLY’S JAZZ AMBASSADORS

The History of Jazz Founded in 2004 by Andrew Kelly, the Jazz Ambassadors have traveled throughout the northeast and internationally to present jazz education programs. Produced for an elementary and middle school audience, students will learn about the great composers and performers of jazz as well as the instruments used to create this unique American music. Incorporating many recognizable musical numbers, the musicians will show how jazz music surrounds us daily, even though we may not realize it!

MARCH 12, 2020 // SHAKESPEARE TO HIPHOP // NEW!

The Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy An excellent introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare, this literary concert will include multi-media presentations, a live band, and period costumes. Middle school students will be engaged and inspired by original songs in a variety of American music styles providing information about Shakespeare’s life and his influence on our culture.

APRIL 9, 2020 // SALT MARSH OPERA // NEW!

Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) Specifically produced for elementary school students in grades 3 to 6, this abridged version of Rossini’s opera will be a fully-staged, fully-costumed production with props, theatrical lighting, and supertitles in English. Pre-performance in-school workshops with a Salt Marsh Opera singer will be scheduled for students registered to attend to help them to connect to the operatic performance. PPAC is pleased to announce that busing expenses to and from Arts Showcase performances will be reimbursed to schools in attendance during the 2019/2020 Series!

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Hailed as a state-of-the-art venue with magnificent interior design and excellent acoustics, THE VETS has presented a wide range of performers including Chris Botti, Renée Fleming, Wynton Marsalis, Savion Glover, and Amy Schumer. The VETS is home to these resident visual and performing arts companies: FirstWorks, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Festival Ballet Providence, the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and the Art League of Rhode Island.

VENUE INFORMATION 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903 (401) 421-ARTS (2787) • thevetsri.com Photo: Ben Jacobsen

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ANNUAL FUND CONTINUED FROM PAGE 55

Rosemary Heffernan Everett W. Herrick John Holmander Robert & Carol Hoole Donald & JeJe Interrante Dogan & Sue Iovieno-Sunar Stan & Joan Jarzombek Melvin & Karen Jolly Patricia A. Kaczorowski Catherine Kando Joann Keeler Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Kilguss, Jr. Dr. D. Patricia Koch Richard & Rosemary Koehler Robyn K. L. Ladouceur Jim Langevin Dennis & Kathy Latimore David & Cathleen Laverty Marvin & Rhonda Lax Marc & Susan Legault Eleanor Leighton Molly MacLaughlin Merrill Magner Janet Mancini Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Massaro Vincent P. Matarese Keith & Nancy Maxwell Andy & Sue McGuirk Scott & Gail McLeod Lori & Michael Merolla Mrs. Joan R. Midwood Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Moniz Kathleen & John W. Montalbano Charles Morgan Robert Morgan Dr. & Mrs. R.V. Morgera Carolin Murchie Brian & Michelle Murtha Patricia DelPadre Myers Mr. & Mrs. Hal Nelson Kimberly Nelson Joyce Neves Kelly Nevins Bob & Linda Newman Jack & Linda Newman Cathy & Larry Norstrom Mark Obrien Manuel Oliveira George M. Packard Erin K. Perron Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pickett, Jr. Stanley & Joanne Pickford Elizabeth Pietruska Krystle K. Poirer Patricia A. Pryor Marie C. Quinn Janafe Quirk Jo-Ann Ragosta Mary Lou Riker Joseph Roche Barbara L. Rose CONTINUED ON PAGE 63

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MORE WORLD CLASS SERVICE FROM PPAC! Anyone can form a group! You may already be part of a group who would love to attend shows at PPAC. Groups of 10 or more‌ - often have the opportunity to reserve tickets BEFORE they go on sale to the general public. - can get the best discounts (up to 50% on some shows). - may take advantage of a convenient payment schedule. - get personalized service. For group requests, please contact Paul Hiatt at phiatt@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3162.

Reserve your room! Available for any occasion for which tickets have been reserved. - 3 breakout rooms to fit any party from 30 - 150. - Full beverage and catering service available. - Automatic screens and microphones available in every room. For more information or to reserve rooms, please contact Betsy Menders at bmenders@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3117.

Ask about the PPAC Show Shuttle Dinner and Show Packages!

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ANNUAL FUND CONTINUED FROM PAGE 59

Catherine J. Rose Tom & Peggy Rossi Ray & Merry Rugg Danielle Salisbury Tom & Louise Scalavino Anne L. Schifino Ellen & Barry Shepard Mario Silva Bert Silverberg Catherine P. Simone Mary F. Smith Malcolm & Nicki Sockut Penny Sparfven M. Spiegel Mr. & Mrs. Stephen H. Stoner William H. Strand Leo & Susan Sullivan Katherine & Terrence Sullivan Irene M. Supinski Judy Teitelman Laura Thiele Bill & Ellen Troberman Ronald & Adrienne Trottier Jennifer Vander Pyl Mr. Jack Vatcher Frank L. Veto, Esq. Victoria & Michael Vona Dylan Vowels Marjorie Waite Nancy Walsh Jeani Warish Thomas & Constance White Timmee Whitmore Maria & Walter Wilk Chantelle Withee Michael M. Woody & Joanne Speroni-Woody Joyce Yeremian

MEMORIAL GIFTS

Christopher J. Almon, In memory of Peter & Mary Almon Maribeth Calabro, In memory of Kendra O’Leary Espeut Janet Comalli, In memory of Richard Kuehl Julianne Ip & Christopher Shaw, In memory of Larry Shaw Cindy Laughlin, In memory of Betty Laughlin Gregory Mallane, In memory of James L. Seavor J.R. & Lyn Pagliarini, In memory of Florence M. Pagliarini Sister & Brothers, In memory of "Buzz" Greenhalgh Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Wilkie, In memory of Sylvia Dario James & Claudia Zompa, In memory of John J. Antony Although PPAC has made every effort to correctly list and recognize all of our Annual Fund donors, we apologize for any inadvertent errors or omissions in our 2019 donor list.

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