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SEPTEMBER SHOWTIMES 2019

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SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 5 National Tour Launches at PPAC! PART OF THE BROADWAY SERIES


SEPTEMBER

CALENDAR

THEATRE INFORMATION HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

3 Regular Box Office and

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online.

Administrative Hours Resume

By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903

7 At The VETS: Peppa Pig Live!

Summer Box Office Hours are in effect until September 2: Monday – Thursday, 10A to 3P and two hours prior to all curtain time(s) on performance days.

Peppa Pig’s Adventure at 4P

9 Single tickets go on sale for Disney’s Aladdin* at 10A 11 The Piano Guys at 7:30P 14 At The VETS: FirstWorks presents

“Taylor Mac – A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)” at 8P

16 Single tickets go on sale for Come from Away* at 10A 19 At The VETS: Alan Parsons Live Project at 7:30P 22 At The VETS: Kevin James at 7:30P 29 – October 5

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville* National Tour Launches at PPAC!

*PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org/email to receive the news on added shows, pre-sale offers, and more!

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

Regular Box Office Hours are: Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to all curtain time(s) on performance days. 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.

GIFT CARDS: 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.).

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Administration (401) 421-2997 • Summer Hours (6/3/19 – 9/2/19): 9A – 5P • info@ppacri.org Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response • For subscription and advertising sales (401) 574-3136 • Direct Response Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • scorcoran@ppacri.org Paul Hiatt, Group Sales • Available for groups of 15+ (401) 574-3162 • Group Sales Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • phiatt@ppacri.org

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

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.”

• 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, and suitcases are not allowed in the Theatre. • All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit 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.

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. Sensory-friendly performances are also available. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

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

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SEPTEMBER

CALENDAR

THEATRE INFORMATION HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:

3 Regular Box Office and

Online: ppacri.org • Tickets are available anytime online.

Administrative Hours Resume

By Phone: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) At the Box Office: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903

7 At The VETS: Peppa Pig Live!

Summer Box Office Hours are in effect until September 2: Monday – Thursday, 10A to 3P and two hours prior to all curtain time(s) on performance days.

Peppa Pig’s Adventure at 4P

9 Single tickets go on sale for Disney’s Aladdin* at 10A 11 The Piano Guys at 7:30P 14 At The VETS: FirstWorks presents

“Taylor Mac – A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Abridged)” at 8P

16 Single tickets go on sale for Come from Away* at 10A 19 At The VETS: Alan Parsons Live Project at 7:30P 22 At The VETS: Kevin James at 7:30P 29 – October 5

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville* National Tour Launches at PPAC!

*PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

Sign up for our email list at ppacri.org/email to receive the news on added shows, pre-sale offers, and more!

ppacri.org

(401) 421-ARTS (2787)

220 Weybosset Street, Providence

Regular Box Office Hours are: Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to all curtain time(s) on performance days. 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.

GIFT CARDS: 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.).

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS: Administration (401) 421-2997 • Summer Hours (6/3/19 – 9/2/19): 9A – 5P • info@ppacri.org Regular Hours: M - F, 9A - 6P Sharon Corcoran, Direct Response • For subscription and advertising sales (401) 574-3136 • Direct Response Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • scorcoran@ppacri.org Paul Hiatt, Group Sales • Available for groups of 15+ (401) 574-3162 • Group Sales Hours: M - F, 9A - 5P • phiatt@ppacri.org

DIRECTIONS TO PPAC:

PPAC SECURITY POLICY:

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.”

• 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, and suitcases are not allowed in the Theatre. • All bags are subject to search; bags that pass inspection must fit 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.

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. Sensory-friendly performances are also available. For details, please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

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

/ProvPacRI

@provpacri

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Hello, Dolly!

March 3 – 8, 2020

National Tour Launches at PPAC! September 29 – October 5, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar

Disney’s Aladdin

The SpongeBob Musical

March 31 – April 5, 2020

October 29 – November 10, 2019

May 12 – 17, 2020

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Disney’s Aladdin1

Come from Away1

October 29 – November 10, 2019

December 3 – 8, 2019

Tickets are already on sale for the following shows in our 2019/2020 Season: Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville1

September 29 – October 5, 2019

Indigo Girls with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:30P

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LaMontagne with special guest Kacy & Clayton Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:30P

Il Divo – A Holiday Song Celebration

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FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3P – This show is FREE for the entire family! Sensory-Friendly Performance

In Partnership with

2019 Holiday Pops Tour: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Keith Lockhart, conductor Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8P

Sponsored by

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical December 17 – 22, 2019

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Joseph W. Walsh, Esq. – Chairman; Mark T. Ryan, Esq. – First Vice Chairman; Thomas A. Tanury – Second Vice Chairman; Ellen Barnes – Secretary; Lowell W. Kinch – Treasurer Richard L. Bready, Gabriella DiGiacinto Caprio, Darren Corrente, Esq., Jason M. DaPonte, Richard E. DiChiaro, Alison Eichler, The Honorable Jorge O. Elorza (Ex-Officio)*, Thomas P. Fay, David 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.)


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THE “Travel the world,” right from your seat as a Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series OR as an WHOThere Encore Series subscriber for the 2019/2020 Season! K VILLE is YOR NEW still time to subscribe! Call the Box Office: (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran: (401) 574-3136 to learn more about subscribing.

BRONX

GAnDEr NEwfOunDlAnD

TACO/WHITE FAMILY FOUNDATION BROADWAY SERIES1 Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

Hello, Dolly!

March 3 – 8, 2020

National Tour Launches at PPAC! September 29 – October 5, 2019

Jesus Christ Superstar

Disney’s Aladdin

The SpongeBob Musical

March 31 – April 5, 2020

October 29 – November 10, 2019

May 12 – 17, 2020

BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, November 6, 20193

BankNewport Family Night: Wednesday, May 13, 20203

IKINI3 – 8, 2019 BDecember TTO Fiddler onM the Roof BO IC OCEAN Come from Away

Dear Evan Hansen May 26 – 31, 2020

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ENCORE SERIES

2

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical December 17 – 22, 2019

BankNewport Family Night: LE VIL A Wednesday, December 18, 20193 IT R A G R MA Sensory-Friendly Performance available Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 11A

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A Bronx Tale

February 21 – 23, 2020

Blue Man Group5 March 20 – 22, 2020

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BOARD of

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PHOTO CREDITS: The First North American Tour Company of COME FROM AWAY, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2018; Scene from ALADDIN. Arabian Nights Men. Photo by Deen van Meer. ©Disney.

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SINGLE TICKETS

Single tickets go on sale for DISNEY’S ALADDIN on Monday, September 9, 2019 and for COME FROM AWAY on Monday, September 16, 2019. AsTHaE subscriber, you can order additional tickets to see these shows before their public on sale dates. Please call the Box Office at 401-421-2787 to order. NEW YORK

BRONX

Disney’s Aladdin1

Come from Away1

October 29 – November 10, 2019

December 3 – 8, 2019

Tickets are already on sale for the following shows in our 2019/2020 Season: Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville1

September 29 – October 5, 2019

Indigo Girls with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:30P

YONKER S N YRay C

LaMontagne with special guest Kacy & Clayton Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:30P

Il Divo – A Holiday Song Celebration

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 8P

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FAMILY NIGHT SPONSOR:

The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3P – This show is FREE for the entire family! Sensory-Friendly Performance

In Partnership with

2019 Holiday Pops Tour: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Keith Lockhart, conductor Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8P

Sponsored by

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical December 17 – 22, 2019

3 FAMILY NIGHT MEDIA SPONSORS:

4

SPONSORED BY:

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SPONSORED BY:

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 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.)


A scene from Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade 2019

THE PIANO GUYS Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30P

National Tour Launches at PPAC!

Tickets: $79.50 - $39.50 THE PIANO GUYS return to PPAC by popular demand! At the concert, the “guys” will be joined on stage by students from the RI Philharmonic Music School and by pipers from the RI Highlanders.

It’s Island Time! Jimmy Buffett arrives at PPAC to speak with media about ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Photo: P.J. Prokop

September 29 – October 5 Tickets: $83 - $38

Don’t pack up your flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts yet – it is still island time at PPAC when Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE opens its National Tour at the end of the month! This musical comedy features both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more.

THE PIANO GUYS are known for their clever reinterpretations of classical and contemporary songs, seamlessly blending Adele and Mozart, Bruno Mars and Bach, and more into beautiful and distinctive compositions.

@BuffettMusical // #E2MPVD

@thepianoguys

L to R: PPAC General Manager Alan J. Chille and PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton presented Buffett with a framed picture taken of him performing at Rhode Island College in 1978. Singleton and Chille presented Buffett’s concert at the College. Photo: Zooey Arnold-Conner

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT

Thursday, September 19 at 7:30P Tickets: $79.50 – $39.50

Alan Parsons is best known for his time with The Alan Parsons Project and its string of hit albums like I Robot (1977) and Eye in the Sky (1982).The Grammy-award winning musician and producer was also involved in the production of The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Let it Be, and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

KEVIN JAMES

Sunday, September 22 at 7:30P Tickets: $72.50 - $42.50

An evening of stand-up comedy with the actor-comedian and star of The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, Hitch, Pixels, Grown-ups, and more.

All ticket prices include a $4 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit thevetsri.com for current prices. Enhance your experience at The VETS with VIP Encore Lounge access – call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or purchase online.


A scene from Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Photo by Matthew Murphy, MurphyMade 2019

THE PIANO GUYS Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30P

National Tour Launches at PPAC!

Tickets: $79.50 - $39.50 THE PIANO GUYS return to PPAC by popular demand! At the concert, the “guys” will be joined on stage by students from the RI Philharmonic Music School and by pipers from the RI Highlanders.

It’s Island Time! Jimmy Buffett arrives at PPAC to speak with media about ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Photo: P.J. Prokop

September 29 – October 5 Tickets: $83 - $38

Don’t pack up your flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts yet – it is still island time at PPAC when Jimmy Buffett’s ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE opens its National Tour at the end of the month! This musical comedy features both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more.

THE PIANO GUYS are known for their clever reinterpretations of classical and contemporary songs, seamlessly blending Adele and Mozart, Bruno Mars and Bach, and more into beautiful and distinctive compositions.

@BuffettMusical // #E2MPVD

@thepianoguys

L to R: PPAC General Manager Alan J. Chille and PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton presented Buffett with a framed picture taken of him performing at Rhode Island College in 1978. Singleton and Chille presented Buffett’s concert at the College. Photo: Zooey Arnold-Conner

PART OF THE

BROADWAY SERIES

All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Please visit ppacri.org for current prices.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT

ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT

Thursday, September 19 at 7:30P Tickets: $79.50 – $39.50

Alan Parsons is best known for his time with The Alan Parsons Project and its string of hit albums like I Robot (1977) and Eye in the Sky (1982).The Grammy-award winning musician and producer was also involved in the production of The Beatles’ Abbey Road and Let it Be, and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

KEVIN JAMES

Sunday, September 22 at 7:30P Tickets: $72.50 - $42.50

An evening of stand-up comedy with the actor-comedian and star of The King of Queens, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper, Hitch, Pixels, Grown-ups, and more.

All ticket prices include a $4 per ticket facility fee and are subject to change without notice. Please visit thevetsri.com for current prices. Enhance your experience at The VETS with VIP Encore Lounge access – call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or purchase online.


Richard Koehler and PPAC Office Manager Rosemary Sienko-Koehler.

PPAC Director of Finance & Programming Norbert H. Mongeon, Jr., and his daughter, Sofia Mongeon.

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IT WAS PPAC Director Rick Metters (Fidelity Investments) and PPAC Board Chairman Joseph W. Walsh, Esq.

L to R: Executive Chairman/CEO of Taco Comfort Solutions John Hazen White, Jr., PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, and Doug James.

On August 3, 2019, PPAC celebrated the conclusion of its 90th anniversary Season, outside underneath a big white tent (see photo below right) near the Theatre. PPAC J. L. “Lynn” Singleton, and Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza gave brief remarks at Restaurant Sponsors (listed below) and music by Bob Saraceno Trio were enjoyed b PPAC’s Outreach and Engagement programs.

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For more information on PPAC’s Outreach and Engagement Programs, please visit:

Nancy Wray and PPAC Director William K. Wray (The Washington Trust Company).

PPAC Director Richard E. DiChiaro (RBC Wealth Management) with his granddaughter Allison Rowe (left) and daughter Julia DiChiaro (center).

THANK YOU TO OUR RESTAURANT SPONSORS: These restaurants and catering companies generously donated gourmet food stations for the Gala: The Capital Grille

Hemenway’s

Costantino’s Venda Ravioli

Just Ellen’s, Inc.

Parkside Rotisserie & Bar

Kleos

Pranzi Catering & Events

Cozy Caterers

Local Hero Deli & Catering

Rosalina

Fire Works Catering

L to R: Jenn Biafore, Ted Nesi, Kim Kalunian, Kerry Wholey, PPAC Director Patrick Wholey (WPRI VP/General Manager), and John Biafore.

L to R: Benjamin White (Vice President, Corporate Development, Taco Comfort Solutions), Kirsten White, PPAC General Manager Alan J. Chille, and PPAC Director of Development Claudia Zompa.

Shannon Case (wife of Greg Case, Chief Technology Officer, Taco Comfort Solutions) and Vorn Bonilla, Taco Administrative Executive Assistant enjoy the Gala evening festivities.

PPAC Director Stephen J. Shechtman, Esq. (Shechtman Halperin Savage LLP) and his daughter, Emma Shechtman, enjoying the event!


WE EXTEND OUR GRATEFUL APPRECIATION TO THESE GALA SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT: TITLE SPONSORS

ox Office Supervisor Betsy Rinaldi and echnical Director Amanda Motta enjoying a.

Sheri and Don Sweitzer strike a perfect pose at the Gala; Don is a former PPAC Director and a current PFM Board Member.

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HarborOne Bank Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation The Providence Journal Taco/The White Family Foundation

PLATINUM SPONSORS WPRI and WNAC FOX Providence

PREMIERE SPONSORS Bank of America Citizens Bank IGT

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Marcum LLP WLNE / ABC 6 iHeartMedia, Inc. WJAR / NBC 10

CORPORATE SPONSORS

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GOLD LEAF

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The Boston Globe Carpionato Group Cox Communications Cumulus Media CVS Health Hasbro, Inc. McLaughlin & Moran, Inc. Navigant Credit Union Rhode Island Lottery Rhode Island Public Radio Textron Washington Trust

SILVER

View of the tent for the PPAC Gala from the Theatre before the event begins.

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. Arden Engineering Constructors, LLC Bernardo Manufacturing

PPAC GREETERS AT HAMILTON Greeter Coordinators and members of PPAC’s 2019 teen Greeter Program attended the July 30th performance of HAMILTON. The helpful and cheerful assistance provided by the Greeter staff are appreciated by patrons throughout the season! Thank you all for your dedication and enthusiasm! Photo: Shashank Mallick

BNY Mellon Wealth Management Bready Associates Cardi Corporation The Cianci Educational Foundation Cross Insurance Agency The de Ramel Foundation First Bristol Corporation GoLocalProv Hinckley Allen Horizon Beverage Company of Rhode Island New England Laborers’ Apprenticeship Advancement Fund Paciolan

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