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2011/2012

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Community TO THE

BRINGING THEATER TO LIFE

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A Message from the Chairman & President

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

J. L. “Lynn” Singleton, President

At PPAC, Bringing Theater to Life is what we do best. For more than 83 years, this Theatre has remained a cultural and artistic gem for Providence and the State. And today it thrives by breathing life, vibrancy, and economic gain into the region, honoring the cultural tapestry of our state, and inspiring generations of people to learn, express, and become. Our biennial Report is created to keep us connected to you and all who support the Theatre, by informing you of our achievements and progress. It is a way for you to understand our mission and how it is upheld, and is a celebration of PPAC’s strong commitment to the community. Some of the recent highlights of our work include: • Hosting the very first Rhode Island appearance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular® starring the world-famous Rockettes® and donating an entire performance to military service members and their families • Achieving a year-over-year increase in Annual Fund donors, raising over $350,000 each year to fully support our Community Outreach Programs

• Maintaining a strong subscriber base and single ticket sales, welcoming nearly 400,000 people into the Theatre each year, and producing more than $26 million in spending for the local community – amidst a difficult economic climate • Increasing PPAC’s accessibility by joining the social media network where people can now get the latest Theatre news from Facebook and Twitter Thanks to a committed Board of Trustees, effective staff, devoted volunteers, strong performance schedules, and dedicated donors, PPAC continues to successfully uphold its mission and become a stronger facet of the community. We will highlight PPAC’s ongoing success with community outreach, fundraising, and restoration efforts in future issues of the biennial Report to the Community. And, until then, you can find the latest Theatre news and information on our website, or by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Sincerely,

Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. Chairman of the Board

J. L. “Lynn” Singleton President

Joseph W. Walsh and J.L. “Lynn” Singleton photos by Shane Photography

• Completing significant renovation projects such as adding 38 additional ladies’ restrooms and installing new ADA compliant bronze doors to the entrance of the Theatre


Photo by: Shane Photography

The PPAC Mission is Three-Fold serve

“WE HAVE HAD MANY WONDERFUL OPPOR-

• to the entertainment needs of the State’s various populations by presenting the widest possible variety of high quality arts and cultural events

TUNITIES THROUGH

• to

PROGRAMS…THANKS

preserve the historic integrity and beauty of the building • to maintain fiscal responsibility

Community Outreach Programs

THE PPAC OUTREACH TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE.” - Evelyn S.

Every dollar donated to PPAC’s Annual Fund is used to support the Theatre’s Community Outreach Initiative. Each year, this initiative Brings Theater to Life for thousands of audience members and emerging artists by making available low or no-cost programming: • Seats for Service Members • Arts Scholarships (lead sponsor - Textron, Inc.) • The Bank of America Arts Showcase • From Books to Broadway (lead sponsor - Robert F. Stoico/ FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation) • Camp Broadway (lead sponsor - Robert F. Stoico/ FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation) • Wonders of the Wurlitzer PPAC is a non-profit organization with an ongoing commitment to give back to and demonstrate arts leadership in the community by:

presenting community programs • providing resources to local non-profits • engaging in community collaborations •

Camp Broadway students listen intently as they receive valuable training at this intensive week-long day camp in August. Photo by: Shane Photography


MISSION: SERVING

community outreach brings theater to life

Seats for Service Members In the spring of 2008, PPAC initiated a pilot program with the RI National Guard to provide free preferred seating to Rhode Island service members and their families for the Theatre’s Broadway, Family, and Contemporary shows. Presently, over 5,000 Rhode Island residents unselfishly dedicate themselves to protecting our country. PPAC created this program to give military families the opportunity to experience live theater first-hand, and to let them know how much their community greatly appreciates their outstanding sacrifices and courageous efforts.

If you are interested in sponsoring this program, please contact Adriane Schoen, Executive Assistant for Development, at aschoen@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3122.

Above: Following a special Veteran’s Day performance of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular® starring the world-famous Rockettes®: (L to R) PPAC President J. L. “Lynn” Singleton; Senior Vice President, Touring, MSGE, Phil Ernst; Senator Jack Reed; and Major General Robert T. Bray with two of the world-famous Rockettes. Photo by: Corey Martineau Below: Members of the RI National Guard (back row) at PPAC prior to the performance of West Side Story, with representatives from program sponsor, RI Commodores: (on couch, L to R) Karen & Colin Kane and David & Jean DePetrillo. Photo by: Corey Martineau

During the 2010/11 season, PPAC, along with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular® Starring the Rockettes®, donated an ENTIRE performance to military families on Veteran’s Day 2010. With a total of 2,500 free tickets, this event made 2010/11 the most successful season for the Seats for Service Members program to date.

2009/2010

2010/2011

RAISED: $35,500

RAISED: $42,000

PROGRAM UNDERWRITERS:

PROGRAM UNDERWRITERS:

Gold Sponsors ($5,000) National Grid Navigant Credit Union New England Laborers’ Labor Management Cooperation Trust Nortek, Inc. The Rhode Island Commodores

Gold Sponsors ($5,000) Coastway Community Bank National Grid Navigant Credit Union Nortek, Inc. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems The Rhode Island Commodores

Silver Sponsors ($2,500) McLaughlin & Moran, Inc. MetLife Auto & Home TACO/The White Family Foundation

Silver Sponsors ($2,500) Thomas & Colette Fay McLaughlin & Moran, Inc. MetLife Auto & Home New England Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund New England Laborers’ Labor Management Cooperation Trust TACO/The White Family Foundation

Bronze Sponsors ($1,000) Fidelity Investments Johnson & Wales University

Bronze Sponsors ($1,000) Johnson & Wales University

2011/2012 RAISED: $50,000 PROGRAM UNDERWRITERS: Gold Sponsors ($5,000) Coastway Community Bank National Grid Navigant Credit Union Nortek, Inc. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems The Rhode Island Commodores TD Bank

Silver Sponsors ($2,500) Bank of America Thomas & Colette Fay MetLife Auto & Home New England Laborers’ Labor Management Cooperation Trust New England Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund Nordstrom TACO/The White Family Foundation Bronze Sponsors ($1,000) Johnson & Wales University


M I S S ION: SERVING

community outreach brings theater to life

2011 ARTS Scholatships recipients. Photo by: Shane Photography

Students from Woonsocket High School in Woonsocket, RI had the opportunity to attend a performance of Next to Normal. Photo by: Caitlyn DiPompo

ARTS Scholarships Lead Sponsor - TEXTRON, Inc.

Started in 1996, ARTS Scholarships have provided financial assistance to qualified, talented RI students who wish to attend local, summer arts education programs that further develop their abilities in a chosen area of study. Annually, 25 scholarships are awarded to students aged 11 – 14. As of April 2011, the program granted $200,000 in scholarships to over 375 youngsters, affording each recipient a summer vacation filled with artistic exploration, challenge, and achievement. Additionally, through this program, PPAC supports fellow non-profit arts organizations by paying the tuition for worthy students ($12,500 annually) to attend outstanding programs taught by professionals who are leaders in their field.

In 2011, Ocean State Charities Trust presented PPAC with the Edward Ricci Award in recognition of the outstanding community service represented by the ARTS Scholarship Program.

Visit us online to see the complete list of our most recent Arts Scholarships recipients.

From Books to Broadway Lead Sponsor - The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

From Books to Broadway is designed to expose middle and high school students to Broadway shows through attendance at a show combined with a cast member “meet and greet.” The program brings Broadway show information into the schools in a way that emphasizes the show’s educational aspects, as well as information about production values, costumes, and other production topics. Visiting cast members discuss their education, experience, and how they entered touring theatricals; in some cases, the cast members may even demonstrate some of their skills. PPAC has received positive feedback from schools and teachers for this program. In fact, one of the teachers participating in the program received the “League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. Arts Educator Apple Award” - national recognition for her participation in the program.

2009/2010 PERFORMANCES: Wicked Beauty & the Beast Xanadu

2010/2011 PERFORMANCES: Radio City Christmas Spectacular® Starring the Rockettes® West Side Story Next to Normal


MISSION: SERVING

community outreach brings theater to life

Bank of America Arts Showcase Each year, the Bank of America Arts Showcase enables approximately 10,000 middle-school students (ages 11 – 14) to come to PPAC during school hours to experience for FREE the joy and creativity of live theater. Performed on the PPAC stage by local professional performing arts groups, the Showcase is designed to entertain, educate, and inspire student audiences in new ways.

Above: Nationally acclaimed children’s motivational educator Rob The Drummer excites the audience with his performance “Be the Best You Can Be.” Photo by: Caitlyn DiPompo Below: Atwater-Donnelly bring culture to life with their performance of “Traditional American Folk Music and Dance.” Smithfield siblings Ruby May (age 17), Evelyn (age 15), and Samuel (age 13) Miler performed with Atwater-Donnelly during the final Bank of America ARTS Showcase for the 2010/2011 season. Ruby May and Evelyn won ARTS Scholarships in 2007 and Samuel won an ARTS Scholarship in 2010. Photo by: Caitlyn DiPompo

“IT WAS OUTSTANDING

Since the program’s inception in 1998, more than 100,000 RI middle school students have attended and enjoyed free live performances at PPAC. Helping to make this possible was “The Big Yellow School Bus” program, funded by Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. This program provided round-trip transportation for students attending the Bank of America Arts Showcase. Also benefitting from this program are local artists from around New England who are given the unique professional opportunity to perform theater, music, or dance before a large student audience on the PPAC stage, making it a true community program.

2009/2010

2010/2011

SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE

Kaleidoscope Theatre “B.U.L.L.Y. (Better Understanding by Listening and Learning about You)”

Marvelous Marvin “How the Body Works”

AND EXTREMELY

All Children’s Theatre “The End of the World Café”

ENTERTAINING.

Underground Railway Theatre “How Do You Spell Hope?”

I WAS WATCHING IN AWE THE WHOLE TIME.” - Edward E.

Upcoming 2011/2012 Schedule The Tsetse Gallery “A Performance of the Arts to Stop Bullying” Dixieland Pops “History & Evolution of Jazz” Mixed Magic Theatre “Shakespeare in the Spirit” Fusionworks “Head and Heart: Making the Right Decisions” Keith Michael Johnson “Bubbleology”

Pendragon “Music in the Celtic Tradition” Island Moving Co. “Field Trip”

SCHOOLS IN ATTENDANCE Calcutt Middle School Brownell Family School Martin Middle School Northern RI Collaborative Riverside Middle School Pawtucket School Dept Transition Program Shea High School St Andrews SW Bridgham MS Webster Ave Wolf School Woonsocket MS

Rob The Drummer “Be the Best You Can Be” Everett Dance Theatre “Marriage of Art and Science” Aubrey Atwater And Elwood Donnelly “Traditional American Folk Music & Dance”

SCHOOLS IN ATTENDANCE Aldrich JR High Alan Shawn Feinstein MS of Coventry Brownell Family School Beacon Charter School Bridgham Middle School Ferri Middle School George N Hunt Campus School Hoxsie Elementary NAFI Alternatives School Narragansett Pier Middle School Nathanel Greene MS Northern RI Pawtucket School Dept. Transition Prog. Ponaganset Middle School Robertson School Samuel Slater JR San Miguel School Shea High School Slater Jr High Smithfield Transition Program St. Andrew’s School St. Paul School Tiverton Middle School Wolf School


M I S S ION: SERVING

community outreach brings theater to life

2009 Camp Broadway participants. Photo by: Shane Photography

2010 Camp Broadway participants. Photo by: Shane Photography

Camp Broadway

Lead Sponsor - The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

The authentic world of Broadway comes to PPAC through this one-of-a-kind program lead by a 9-member staff of New York theater professionals. Each year at Camp Broadway, 100 children ages 10-17 experience the magic of putting on a show in a professional, interactive environment. Held each August at PPAC, the fun, intensive day camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of a Broadway production, through classes and workshops in singing, dancing, and theater arts, a behind the scenes look at PPAC, lunch with professional artists, Camp Broadway t-shirts, and a Family Finale performance – all in only five short days! Thanks to a generous grant from The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation, PPAC offers ten (10) Camp Broadway scholarships, which enable financially needy children who have an interest in the performing arts to attend the Camp. Previous years’ scholarship winners have responded enthusiastically with positive letters, thanking PPAC for providing them with the opportunity to participate in this top-quality program.

Photo by: Shane Photography

If you are interested in this program, please contact Cynthia Goldsmith, Executive Assistant/Community Outreach Coordinator, at cgoldsmith@ppacri.org or (401) 574-3105.

Wonders of the Wurlitzer

The Theatre’s 1927 Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ is one of only three of its kind left in the country. And, PPAC’s organ remains the only fully-functioning Wurlitzer in that group. To highlight this rare treasure, the Wurlitzer free concert series was presented for the first time in the Spring of 1988. Since then, it has remained a regular part if the Theatre’s annual show schedule and has developed its own loyal, enthusiastic following. Concerts are held from noon – 1:00 p.m. in the spring and fall. All performances are free and open to the public. People of all ages come to listen, sing, and reminisce to the music performed by local organists. Silent movies, singalongs, vocalists, and other local performers add variety to the performances. Each year, Wonders of the Wurlitzer brings musical memories and appreciation to more than 4,000 people.


M I S S ION: PRESERVE

annual gala brings theater to life

A scene from Jersey Boys. Photo by: Joan Marcus

A scene from Radio City Christmas Spectacular® Starring The Rockettes®.

Annual Gala Each season, hundreds of people turn out for PPAC’s Gala to benefit the Theatre’s Restoration Fund. And, 2010 was no exception as excitement peaked over two fabulous, sold-out shows– JERSEY BOYS and RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR® STARRING THE ROCKETTES®. Each show’s Gala brought together over 500 supporters from within our community for an elegant evening of entertainment and spectacular food prepared by Rhode Island’s top restaurants. Combined, the Galas raised over $425,000 for recent Theatre repairs and upgrades.

2009/10 Gala

2010/11 Gala PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER’S

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Annual Gala

Featuring

SHOW: Jersey Boys DATE: May 22, 2010 RAISED: $215,000 CO-CHAIRS:

Lowell Kinch and William A. White

SHOW: Radio City

Christmas Spectacular

DATE: November 20, 2010 RAISED: $200,000 CO-CHAIRS: David Salit,

Lori Merola, and Thomas Fay

Mrs. B.A. (Sylvia) Dario is presented the PPAC Founders Award by Chairman of the Board Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. Photo by: Shane Photography

Founders Award The Providence Performing Arts Center Founders Award was created by the Board of Trustees to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the preservation and development of the Theatre. In November 2010, PPAC honored Mrs. B.A. (Sylvia) Dario for her tremendous role in saving the Theatre from demolition in the 1970s, and for her steadfast effort in keeping PPAC alive. Without her dedicated participation over the years, Rhode Island would have lost a beautiful piece of its history. Instead, today, the Theatre stands as a flourishing, worldclass performing arts center and a treasured landmark in our community.


M I S S ION: PRESERVE

annual gala brings theater to life

Theatre Restoration PPAC’s restoration efforts are ongoing. The Theatre is a historically significant landmark of this area and, in recent years, it has become a catalyst of the downtown Providence renaissance. For a complete list of renovations to date, visit www.ppacri.org.

2009 »» Replaced deteriorating original 1928 front doors with brass/ bronzed ADA compliant doors »» Restored the outer kiosk on the front of the Theatre

2010 »» Installed 38 additional ladies’ restrooms on the Mezzanine Level of the Theatre (doubling the amount available to female patrons) »» Replaced Theatre sound system with Line Array’s technology »» Recessed concession stands into the wall in main lobby to create more floor space improving overall safety »» Installed credit card machines at all concession stands allowing for quicker service »» Renovated Box Office furniture and equipment to improve customer service and reconfigured layout to accommodate concession stand renovation

2011 »» Installed new dynamic LCD screens to showcase upcoming performances and events, highlight community outreach programs, and acknowledge the Theatre’s many donors »» Create a designated patron drop-off lane in front of the Theatre as part of the larger downtown circulator project (Fall 2011)

PPAC’s new brass doors, which replaced the original, deteriorating doors in 2009.

Annual Gala History 1978

1979

1980

ETHEL MERMAN

DIONNE WARWICK

ANDY WILLIAMS

1981

1982

1983

SANDLER & YOUNG

SERGIO FRANCHI

BEN VEREEN

1984

1985

1987

TONY BENNETT

MARVIN HAMLISCH

CATS

1988

1989

1991

LIZA MINNELLI

LES MISERABLES

STARLIGHT EXPRESS

1992

1993

1994

MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBER

JULIO IGLESIAS

WILL ROGERS FOLLIES

1995

1997

1998

PHANTOM MASKED BALL

MISS SAIGON

RIVERDANCE

2000

2000

2002

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

IRISH TENORS

AIDA

2003

2004

2005

HAIRSPRAY

THE PRODUCERS

THE LION KING

2007

2008

2008

WICKED

LIZA MINNELLI

DOLLY PARTON

2010

2010

2012

JERSEY BOYS

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

MARY POPPINS February 18 at 7:30P


M I S S ION:MAINTAIN

arts leadership brings theater to life

A scene from MOMIX:Botanica. Photo by: Don Perdue

RI Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo by: Ray Larson, Larson Productions

Festival Ballet & PPAC’s Swan Lake, Spring 2012. Photo by: Thomas Nola-Rion

Connecting The Community PPAC believes Bringing Theater to Life means being a strong Arts leader who actively connects with, supports, and promotes the broader interest of the community. The Theatre achieves that by:

“OUR BEST TO YOU

executing a wide-range of low or no- cost programs to the community • providing serviceable resources to local non-profits • collaborating  and partnering with other local arts organizations

FOR ALL OF THE

PPAC has acted as a resource for the following local non-profits:

MAKE PROVIDENCE

• Downtown Improvement District

SHINE.” - JoAnn W.

• Providence Sound Session – For six years, this annual summer arts festival, organized by the Providence Black Repertory Company, held its culmination performance on PPAC’s stage. • RI Film Festival • Chance to Dance – For 24 years this local dance program for children in grades 4-6 has been presenting its annual recital from the PPAC stage.  PPAC offers a reduced rental rate and, recently, contributes a $5000 annual donation to help offset the costs of the production. PPAC has collaborated with the following local organizations to present valuable artistic events: • RI Philharmonic/PPAC Pops Series – Since 2005, PPAC and the RI Philharmonic have co-presented performances that include: Anne Murray, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, Peter Paul and Mary, Jim Brickman Christmas, Bernadette Peters, The Von Trapp Family Christmas, and Art Garfunkel among others. • FirstWorks – Since 2007, PPAC and FirstWorks have co-presented performances that include: Pilobolus, East Village Opera Company, Momix, Cirque Mechanic, and The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo Yo Ma. • Festival Ballet – PPAC is the home of the Festival Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. In May 2012, the Theatre and the Festival Ballet will co-present the Ballet’s new production of Swan Lake.

EXTRA WORK YOU HAVE DONE TO


M I S S ION:MAINTAIN

arts leadership brings theater to life

Volunteer Greeter Program Now in its fifteenth season, PPAC’s Volunteer Greeter Program offers an exciting opportunity for high school students to volunteer their time at the Theatre. Greeters welcome patrons to Broadway performances, answer questions, and assist PPAC’s Marketing Department in implementing surveys and other promotions. Adult Greeter Coordinators, who also volunteer their time, oversee the greeters on performance night. This program provides a great opportunity for students to develop their conversation skills, increase their confidence levels, and experience live Broadway musicals!

Above: The 2009 PPAC Volunteer Greeter Staff. Photo by: Shane Photography Below: The 2010 PPAC Volunteer Greeter Staff. Photo by: Caitlyn DiPompo

IN MEMORIUM

Volunteer Usher Program The PPAC volunteer usher staff is among the most dedicated group of people you’ll ever come in contact with…and if you’ve attended a performance at PPAC, you have been in contact with at least one of the 300 members of that group!

In 2010 we sadly lost 4 long-time ushers: Betty Vagshenian, age 89 – 30 year usher Jeanette Carcieri, age 88 – 12 year usher Etta Sylvester, age 91 – 25 year usher Arnold Kortick, age 69 – 25 year usher

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU FOR OVER 30 YEARS OF SERVICE! Peter Foss – 31 year usher Arlene Goldstein – 31 year usher

Volunteer Ushers help Bring Theater to Life. Seating, directing, and assisting upward of 3,200 patrons so they can comfortably and safely enjoy the performance is no easy task. They dedicate thousands of hours each season to ensure things run smoothly at every performance. Ushers are students, members of the community, and local business people. Many are senior citizens who have been performing this civic act continuously for more than 15 years. 27 of those people rise to the top as they have more than 25 years of continuous service to the Theatre. 14 were recognized for 10-20 years of service, and two others celebrated 31 years of service this year! In their service to the Theatre, they have become a family. They forge relationships outside the Theatre, they mourn the loss of usher friends when one leaves, and celebrate happy milestones together. In 2011, PPAC said goodbye to House Manager Richard Coffey who retired after working at PPAC for 24 years.

Above: (From L to R) Assistant House Manager Bob Armour, House Manager Bruce Ingham, General Manager Alan Chille, and Retiring House Manager Richard Coffey. Photo by: Caitlyn DiPompo Below: (From L to R) Aisle Captains Pat Lynch, Arlene Goldstein, Paul Sher; House Manager Bruce Ingham; Aisle Captain Barbara Sher, Florence Gifford (rear), GM Alan Chille, Event Manager Betsy Menders, Assistant House Manager Bob Armour, Retiring House Manager Richard Coffey, Aisle Captains John Jacobson, Robin Alcott, Sandi Pavlow, Linda Bogosian, Donna Azzarone, Mike Ellis, Norm Wolf. Photo by: Caitlyn DiPompo


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Board of Trustees

Administrative Staff

OFFICERS

J. L. “Lynn” Singleton, President

Joseph W. Walsh, Esq., Chairman Mark T. Ryan, Esq., First Vice Chairman Thomas A. Tanury, Second Vice Chairman Ellen Barnes, Secretary J. Joseph Kruse, Treasurer Richard L. Bready John D. Butler Gabriella DiGiacinto Caprio The Hon. Lincoln D. Chafee (Ex-Officio) Scott C. Connolly Darren Corrente, Esq. Richard E. DiChiaro Thomas P. Fay Robert G. Flanders, Jr., Esq. The Hon. Gordon D. Fox, Esq. Gary E. Furtado Jay Howell Lowell W. Kinch The Hon. James R. Langevin (Ex-Officio) Cynthia Laughlin Barbara S. Lavine Paul A. MacDonald Lori Merola William D. Moore Terrence P. Moran George H. Nee The Hon. Joseph R. Paolino, Jr. Gary M. Penfield Jo-Ann Ragosta The Hon. Jack Reed (Ex-Officio) Thomas J. Rossi David Salit Stephen Shechtman, Esq. James Skeffington, Esq. Robert F. Stoico Donald R. Sweitzer The Hon. Angel Taveras (Ex-Officio) Zeno Trabucchi Gregory Troy Susan Weiner Stanley Weiss John Hazen White, Jr. William A. White William K. Wray

TRUSTEE REPRESENTATIVES

Suzanne Augenstein (The Hon. James R. Langevin) Steven Costantino (The Hon. Lincoln D. Chafee) John R. Pagliarini (The Hon. Angel Taveras) Raymond D. Simone (The Hon. Jack Reed)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORS

Alan J. Chille, General Manager Norbert H. Mongeon, Jr., Director of Finance & Programming P.J. Prokop, Director of Marketing Donna L. Santos, Director of Ticketing Kelly Milukas, Director of Concerts Christopher J. Myers, Director of Information Systems

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Rosemary A. Sienko-Koehler, Administrative Office Manager Cynthia A. Goldsmith, Executive Assistant/Community Outreach Coordinator Adriane Schoen, Executive Assistant for Development Lisa Crowell, Development Assistant Liz Roche, Administrative Assistant to the General Manager Inez M. Bush, Receptionist Amanda Bonafine, Booking Associate Merrill D’Arezzo, Programming Assistant

MARKETING

Elizabeth Benedetti, Senior Marketing Assistant Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response A.E. Paul Hiatt, Group Sales Representative Caitlyn DiPompo, Marketing Projects Coordinator Matthew Pacific, New Media Coordinator

BOX OFFICE

Stephanie Santos, Box Office Manager Annette Chaunt, Box Office Supervisor Tara Edwards, Box Office Supervisor Stacy Zmijewski, Box Office Supervisor Richard DeFilippo, Box Office Supervisor

FINANCE & HUMAN RESOURCES Judy Ferreira, Controller Keith J. Labrecque, Senior Accountant Heather M. Bizon, Accountant Linda Haddock, Human Resource Coordinator Samantha Robitaille, Payroll Clerk Doreen K. Caruso, Accounts Payable Clerk

OPERATIONS/HOUSE

Nick Berardinelli, Operations Manager Betsy Menders, Events Manager Matthew Pawlik, Concessions Manager David Luongo, Director of Security Bruce Ingham, House Manager Bob Armour, Assistant House Manager Stephanie M. Paul, President’s Club Liaison

BACKSTAGE

Bill Brackett, Technical Director Bill Brackett, III, House Carpenter Anthony Ciaramello, Jr., House Electrician Brian Gilletly, House Sound Engineer Pat Ryan, Business Agent – I.A.T.S.E. Peter Vecchio, House Propman

Brochure Design by Falcone Communications & Design; Cover photos by Shane Photography; PPAC Marquee photo by Rick Koconis

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PPAC's Report To The Community 2011