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A Christmas Carol

12-30-2018

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm + 28 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 04 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating 41 years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that...

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Celebrating 41 years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions.

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Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!

11-25-2018

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 24 @ 10:30 am Sat, Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 10:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live!...

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Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

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Anastasia

12-02-2018

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Providence Performing Arts Center at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show...

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Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Providence Performing Arts Center at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak.

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

12-07-2018

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 07 @ 7:30 pm

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of...

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MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

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Art Providence Holiday Show

12-09-2018

Presented by ArtSmart Productions at Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 09 @ 10:00 am

This juried show has its roots in the former RISD Holiday Sale but has been broadened to include artists of all backgrounds. As such, it is a vibrant celebration of art, craft and design that features high caliber work of approximately 200...

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This juried show has its roots in the former RISD Holiday Sale but has been broadened to include artists of all backgrounds. As such, it is a vibrant celebration of art, craft and design that features high caliber work of approximately 200 artists from throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and beyond. Categories include baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, drawing, furniture, glass, graphics, jewelry, leather, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Whether you're a holiday shopper, an art collector seeking new and interesting, or an interior designer seeking fresh ideas, this show has something for you! It's also a kid-friendly with with special print-making activities available at the Kids' Corner.

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2018 Holiday Pops Tour

12-08-2018

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their...

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Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other Holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. They are joined by the Metropolitan Chorale, known as one of Metro Boston’s premier choral ensembles. Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert’s finale followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.

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Handel’s "Messiah" featuring the Providence Singers and the RI Philharmonic Orchestra

12-15-2018

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Christine Noel conducts the Providence Singers and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for the perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah,” which features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer...

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Christine Noel conducts the Providence Singers and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for the perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah,” which features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and other favorites.

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Handel’s “Messiah” featuring Providence Singers and RI Philharmonic Orchestra

12-15-2018

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

 

Christine Noel conducts the Providence Singers and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for the perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah,” which features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My...

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Christine Noel conducts the Providence Singers and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for the perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah,” which features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and other favorites.

Soloists include Sonja Tengblad, soprano, Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano, Marc Molomot, tenor, Nicholas Laroche, baritone

 

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WGBH presents A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan

12-20-2018

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 15 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of...

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Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 15 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly and national radio programs.

With a spectacular line up of top-level musicians, singers, and dancers from around the Celtic world, the 2018 iteration of the show promises to once again be a favorite regional Christmas offering.

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Festival Ballet Providence presents The Nutcracker

12-23-2018

Presented by Festival Ballet Providence at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 23 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

The magic and splendor of the holiday season has never been richer than in this lavish, extravagant production. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a magical journey complete with beautiful sets, elegant choreography, and world class dancers...

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The magic and splendor of the holiday season has never been richer than in this lavish, extravagant production. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a magical journey complete with beautiful sets, elegant choreography, and world class dancers bringing this holiday tradition to life. BroadwayWorld.com says this production is “brimming with energy and spellbinding. Splendid!” Don’t miss the holiday tradition that has been a Providence classic for more than forty years! The magic, the elegance, The Nutcracker! Festival Ballet subscribers get early access to the best seats in the house! Call 401-654-6662 for more information. Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Mihailo Djuric

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A Magical Cirque Christmas

12-23-2018

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm

A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A Magical Cirque Christmas has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing...

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A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A Magical Cirque Christmas has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols with incredible live musicians on stage. Be transported to the golden age of entertainment by the mind-blowing talents, stunning costumes, comedy and more.

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black odyssey

02-03-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 03 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 05 @ 7:30 pm + 23 more dates and times

Sun, Jan 06 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jan 09 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 02 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

After Ulysses Lincoln is lost at sea and presumed dead, the Gulf War veteran struggles to find his way back home to his wife and son while unknowingly being controlled by a host of gods — both scheming and benevolent. Along the way, he must...

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After Ulysses Lincoln is lost at sea and presumed dead, the Gulf War veteran struggles to find his way back home to his wife and son while unknowingly being controlled by a host of gods — both scheming and benevolent. Along the way, he must confront his ancestral past so that he can embrace his unsettled present. His journey is an epic, breathtaking, and gloriously theatrical reimagining of Homer’s classic that brilliantly combines Greek mythology and African-American history of the last fifty years.

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Cats

01-27-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical...

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CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—"Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!

Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation... or let it thrill you all over again!

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents TACO Classical “Viennese Favorites & Beethoven 4”

01-26-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm

Guest Conductor Tania Miller is joined by soloist Sara Davis Buechner. The evening’s performance includes Mendelssohn “A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture,” R. Strauss “Burleske” and Mozart “Rondo in A” featuring pianist Sara Davis...

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Guest Conductor Tania Miller is joined by soloist Sara Davis Buechner. The evening’s performance includes Mendelssohn “A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture,” R. Strauss “Burleske” and Mozart “Rondo in A” featuring pianist Sara Davis Buechner, Beethoven “Symphony No.4” and J. Strauss “On the Beautiful Blue Danube.”

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Macbeth

03-03-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 02 @ 7:30 pm + 23 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 03 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Feb 04 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 06 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 08 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

This Shakespearean thriller bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than any blockbuster film. Tempted by the eerie visions of three mysterious witches and pushed by his ruthless wife, Macbeth is determined to grab what...

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This Shakespearean thriller bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than any blockbuster film. Tempted by the eerie visions of three mysterious witches and pushed by his ruthless wife, Macbeth is determined to grab what he wants — the throne of Scotland. Unchecked greed and ambition fuel his bloody rise to power, but his ego ultimately brings about his brutal end, while Lady Macbeth’s guilt and paranoia lead to one of theater’s most riveting descents into madness.

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Shen Yun

02-03-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 02 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 03 @ 2:00 pm

Thousands of years ago, China was known as the Land of the Divine. The ancient Chinese believed that their glorious civilization was a gift from the heavens. But that world was lost — until now.

Shen Yun brings this world to life in a show...

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Thousands of years ago, China was known as the Land of the Divine. The ancient Chinese believed that their glorious civilization was a gift from the heavens. But that world was lost — until now.

Shen Yun brings this world to life in a show that can't be seen in China today. Fascinating stories from 5,000 years of Chinese culture are told through the vivid athleticism and deep expressiveness of classical Chinese dance, one of the most demanding art forms in the world. A groundbreaking East-West orchestra captures the spirit of ancient China. Grand animated backdrops place the audience right inside the action. And Shen Yun's uplifting energy is something you can feel long after the curtain falls.

  • “5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night!” — The New York Time
  • “An amazing experience! Exciting to watch and really inspirational!” — Stewart F. Lane, Six-time Tony Award–winning producer
  • “A mesmerizing performance! Reclaiming the divinely inspired cultural heritage of China.”— Donna Karan, Fashion designer
  • “This was really beautiful. It is a treat for the mind...an immense source of inspiration not only for the artists but for everyone.”— Bogdan Zvoristeanu, Concertmaster of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

About Shen Yun
Based in New York, Shen Yun is entirely non-profit. Its artists have come from around the world to revive this glorious heritage. Since its establishment in 2006, the company has become a global sensation, performing for over a million audience members around the world.

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Roald Dahl's Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

02-10-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 05 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Feb 06 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 07 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 08 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Providence's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and...

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Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Providence's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

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An Iliad

02-10-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 06 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 08 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 09 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

The journey with the great poet Homer continues with this special theatrical event. A captivating lone storyteller recounts the familiar tales of gods and goddesses, wars and battles, and humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence,...

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The journey with the great poet Homer continues with this special theatrical event. A captivating lone storyteller recounts the familiar tales of gods and goddesses, wars and battles, and humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction, and chaos over the millennia.

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Festival Ballet Providence presents Mirrors

02-17-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the captivating awe of three powerful ballets that only Festival Ballet could bring to the stage. From Viktor Plotnikov’s gripping dance-drama “Coma” to George Balanchine’s sumptuous “Serenade,” and Yury...

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Immerse yourself in the captivating awe of three powerful ballets that only Festival Ballet could bring to the stage. From Viktor Plotnikov’s gripping dance-drama “Coma” to George Balanchine’s sumptuous “Serenade,” and Yury Yanowsky’s apocalyptic “Smoke & Mirrors,” this impressive program reflects something for everyone.

MIXED PROGRAM

Coma
Music: Arvo Pärt
Choreography: Viktor Plotnikov

Viktor Plotnikov’s “Coma” is a dance-drama like no other. Inspired by Michael Chrichton’s 1978 film of the same name, the work is at turns tender and gripping, with the unique shapes, angles, and perspectives audiences have come to expect from this truly contemporary choreographer.

Serenade**
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

George Balanchine's "Serenade" is considered one of the all time masterpieces of 20th century choreography. The ballet that launched the iconic choreographer's extraordinary American career, is a visual treat, drenchec in moonlight and bursting with energy. The New Yorker magazine says "the piece is beautiful—stirring, sweeping."

Smoke and Mirrors**
Music: Lucas Vidal
Choreography: Yury Yanowsky

Former Boston Ballet principal dancer Yury Yanowsky created his first major work for that company in 2016, which WBUR calls, “innovative and inspired, breaking the boundaries of possibilities in ballet.” The smoky, apocalyptic work is a reflection of today’s society and its codependent relationship with social media.

** Company Premieres

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents Amica Rush Hour concert the “Romance of Rachmaninoff”

02-22-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm

The evening’s performance of classical music includes Dukas, “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,”
Rachmaninoff “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” featuring pianist Fabio Bidini, and Berlioz “Symphonie fantastique.”

The evening’s performance of classical music includes Dukas, “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,”
Rachmaninoff “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” featuring pianist Fabio Bidini, and Berlioz “Symphonie fantastique.”

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents TACO Classic Concert: The Romance of Rachmaninoff

02-23-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

 

The evening’s performance of classical music with Soloist Fabio Bidini includes:

DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Fabio Bidini, piano

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

 

 

 

The evening’s performance of classical music with Soloist Fabio Bidini includes:

DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Fabio Bidini, piano

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

 

 

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A Christmas Carol

12-30-2018

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm + 28 more dates and times

Sat, Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 6:00 pm Tue, Dec 04 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Dec 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 07 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 08 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 09 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm Sun, Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm Wed, Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 29 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Dec 30 @ 6:00 pm - less dates and times

Celebrating 41 years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that...

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Celebrating 41 years at Trinity Rep, Rhode Island’s family holiday tradition brings Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future to the stage in a glorious re-telling of the classic story that has delighted and inspired millions.

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Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!

11-25-2018

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 24 @ 10:30 am Sat, Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm Sun, Nov 25 @ 10:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Nov 25 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live!...

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Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

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Anastasia

12-02-2018

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Nov 27 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Nov 29 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Dec 02 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Providence Performing Arts Center at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show...

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Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Providence Performing Arts Center at last!

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak.

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

12-07-2018

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 07 @ 7:30 pm

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of...

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MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

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Art Providence Holiday Show

12-09-2018

Presented by ArtSmart Productions at Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 08 @ 10:00 am Sun, Dec 09 @ 10:00 am

This juried show has its roots in the former RISD Holiday Sale but has been broadened to include artists of all backgrounds. As such, it is a vibrant celebration of art, craft and design that features high caliber work of approximately 200...

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This juried show has its roots in the former RISD Holiday Sale but has been broadened to include artists of all backgrounds. As such, it is a vibrant celebration of art, craft and design that features high caliber work of approximately 200 artists from throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and beyond. Categories include baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, wearable fiber, drawing, furniture, glass, graphics, jewelry, leather, leather, metal, mixed media, painting, paper, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. Whether you're a holiday shopper, an art collector seeking new and interesting, or an interior designer seeking fresh ideas, this show has something for you! It's also a kid-friendly with with special print-making activities available at the Kids' Corner.

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2018 Holiday Pops Tour

12-08-2018

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 08 @ 8:00 pm

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their...

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Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other Holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. They are joined by the Metropolitan Chorale, known as one of Metro Boston’s premier choral ensembles. Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert’s finale followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long to bring this special performance to a close.

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Handel’s "Messiah" featuring the Providence Singers and the RI Philharmonic Orchestra

12-15-2018

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Christine Noel conducts the Providence Singers and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for the perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah,” which features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer...

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Christine Noel conducts the Providence Singers and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for the perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah,” which features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and other favorites.

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Handel’s “Messiah” featuring Providence Singers and RI Philharmonic Orchestra

12-15-2018

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

 

Christine Noel conducts the Providence Singers and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for the perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah,” which features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My...

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Christine Noel conducts the Providence Singers and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for the perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah,” which features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and other favorites.

Soloists include Sonja Tengblad, soprano, Margaret Lias, mezzo-soprano, Marc Molomot, tenor, Nicholas Laroche, baritone

 

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WGBH presents A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan

12-20-2018

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 15 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of...

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Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 15 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly and national radio programs.

With a spectacular line up of top-level musicians, singers, and dancers from around the Celtic world, the 2018 iteration of the show promises to once again be a favorite regional Christmas offering.

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Festival Ballet Providence presents The Nutcracker

12-23-2018

Presented by Festival Ballet Providence at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Dec 23 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

The magic and splendor of the holiday season has never been richer than in this lavish, extravagant production. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a magical journey complete with beautiful sets, elegant choreography, and world class dancers...

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The magic and splendor of the holiday season has never been richer than in this lavish, extravagant production. Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince on a magical journey complete with beautiful sets, elegant choreography, and world class dancers bringing this holiday tradition to life. BroadwayWorld.com says this production is “brimming with energy and spellbinding. Splendid!” Don’t miss the holiday tradition that has been a Providence classic for more than forty years! The magic, the elegance, The Nutcracker! Festival Ballet subscribers get early access to the best seats in the house! Call 401-654-6662 for more information. Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Mihailo Djuric

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A Magical Cirque Christmas

12-23-2018

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 23 @ 7:00 pm

A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A Magical Cirque Christmas has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing...

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A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A Magical Cirque Christmas has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols with incredible live musicians on stage. Be transported to the golden age of entertainment by the mind-blowing talents, stunning costumes, comedy and more.

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black odyssey

02-03-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 03 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 04 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 05 @ 7:30 pm + 23 more dates and times

Sun, Jan 06 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Jan 09 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 02 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

After Ulysses Lincoln is lost at sea and presumed dead, the Gulf War veteran struggles to find his way back home to his wife and son while unknowingly being controlled by a host of gods — both scheming and benevolent. Along the way, he must...

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After Ulysses Lincoln is lost at sea and presumed dead, the Gulf War veteran struggles to find his way back home to his wife and son while unknowingly being controlled by a host of gods — both scheming and benevolent. Along the way, he must confront his ancestral past so that he can embrace his unsettled present. His journey is an epic, breathtaking, and gloriously theatrical reimagining of Homer’s classic that brilliantly combines Greek mythology and African-American history of the last fifty years.

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Cats

01-27-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical...

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CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater—"Memory”. Winner of 7 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Phantom, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (Phantom) and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!

Experience CATS for the first time as it begins a new life for a new generation... or let it thrill you all over again!

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents TACO Classical “Viennese Favorites & Beethoven 4”

01-26-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm

Guest Conductor Tania Miller is joined by soloist Sara Davis Buechner. The evening’s performance includes Mendelssohn “A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture,” R. Strauss “Burleske” and Mozart “Rondo in A” featuring pianist Sara Davis...

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Guest Conductor Tania Miller is joined by soloist Sara Davis Buechner. The evening’s performance includes Mendelssohn “A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture,” R. Strauss “Burleske” and Mozart “Rondo in A” featuring pianist Sara Davis Buechner, Beethoven “Symphony No.4” and J. Strauss “On the Beautiful Blue Danube.”

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Macbeth

03-03-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 02 @ 7:30 pm + 23 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 03 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Feb 04 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 06 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 08 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 24 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

This Shakespearean thriller bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than any blockbuster film. Tempted by the eerie visions of three mysterious witches and pushed by his ruthless wife, Macbeth is determined to grab what...

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This Shakespearean thriller bursts at breakneck speed with more suspense, murder, and madness than any blockbuster film. Tempted by the eerie visions of three mysterious witches and pushed by his ruthless wife, Macbeth is determined to grab what he wants — the throne of Scotland. Unchecked greed and ambition fuel his bloody rise to power, but his ego ultimately brings about his brutal end, while Lady Macbeth’s guilt and paranoia lead to one of theater’s most riveting descents into madness.

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Shen Yun

02-03-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 02 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 03 @ 2:00 pm

Thousands of years ago, China was known as the Land of the Divine. The ancient Chinese believed that their glorious civilization was a gift from the heavens. But that world was lost — until now.

Shen Yun brings this world to life in a show...

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Thousands of years ago, China was known as the Land of the Divine. The ancient Chinese believed that their glorious civilization was a gift from the heavens. But that world was lost — until now.

Shen Yun brings this world to life in a show that can't be seen in China today. Fascinating stories from 5,000 years of Chinese culture are told through the vivid athleticism and deep expressiveness of classical Chinese dance, one of the most demanding art forms in the world. A groundbreaking East-West orchestra captures the spirit of ancient China. Grand animated backdrops place the audience right inside the action. And Shen Yun's uplifting energy is something you can feel long after the curtain falls.

  • “5,000 years of Chinese music and dance in one night!” — The New York Time
  • “An amazing experience! Exciting to watch and really inspirational!” — Stewart F. Lane, Six-time Tony Award–winning producer
  • “A mesmerizing performance! Reclaiming the divinely inspired cultural heritage of China.”— Donna Karan, Fashion designer
  • “This was really beautiful. It is a treat for the mind...an immense source of inspiration not only for the artists but for everyone.”— Bogdan Zvoristeanu, Concertmaster of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

About Shen Yun
Based in New York, Shen Yun is entirely non-profit. Its artists have come from around the world to revive this glorious heritage. Since its establishment in 2006, the company has become a global sensation, performing for over a million audience members around the world.

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Roald Dahl's Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

02-10-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 05 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Feb 06 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 07 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Feb 08 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Feb 09 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Providence's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and...

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Roald Dahl's amazing tale is now Providence's golden ticket! It's the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including "Pure Imagination," "The Candy Man," and "I've Got a Golden Ticket," alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now's your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

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An Iliad

02-10-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Feb 06 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Feb 07 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 08 @ 7:30 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sat, Feb 09 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

The journey with the great poet Homer continues with this special theatrical event. A captivating lone storyteller recounts the familiar tales of gods and goddesses, wars and battles, and humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence,...

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The journey with the great poet Homer continues with this special theatrical event. A captivating lone storyteller recounts the familiar tales of gods and goddesses, wars and battles, and humanity’s unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction, and chaos over the millennia.

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Festival Ballet Providence presents Mirrors

02-17-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Feb 17 @ 2:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the captivating awe of three powerful ballets that only Festival Ballet could bring to the stage. From Viktor Plotnikov’s gripping dance-drama “Coma” to George Balanchine’s sumptuous “Serenade,” and Yury...

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Immerse yourself in the captivating awe of three powerful ballets that only Festival Ballet could bring to the stage. From Viktor Plotnikov’s gripping dance-drama “Coma” to George Balanchine’s sumptuous “Serenade,” and Yury Yanowsky’s apocalyptic “Smoke & Mirrors,” this impressive program reflects something for everyone.

MIXED PROGRAM

Coma
Music: Arvo Pärt
Choreography: Viktor Plotnikov

Viktor Plotnikov’s “Coma” is a dance-drama like no other. Inspired by Michael Chrichton’s 1978 film of the same name, the work is at turns tender and gripping, with the unique shapes, angles, and perspectives audiences have come to expect from this truly contemporary choreographer.

Serenade**
Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

George Balanchine's "Serenade" is considered one of the all time masterpieces of 20th century choreography. The ballet that launched the iconic choreographer's extraordinary American career, is a visual treat, drenchec in moonlight and bursting with energy. The New Yorker magazine says "the piece is beautiful—stirring, sweeping."

Smoke and Mirrors**
Music: Lucas Vidal
Choreography: Yury Yanowsky

Former Boston Ballet principal dancer Yury Yanowsky created his first major work for that company in 2016, which WBUR calls, “innovative and inspired, breaking the boundaries of possibilities in ballet.” The smoky, apocalyptic work is a reflection of today’s society and its codependent relationship with social media.

** Company Premieres

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents Amica Rush Hour concert the “Romance of Rachmaninoff”

02-22-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm

The evening’s performance of classical music includes Dukas, “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,”
Rachmaninoff “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” featuring pianist Fabio Bidini, and Berlioz “Symphonie fantastique.”

The evening’s performance of classical music includes Dukas, “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,”
Rachmaninoff “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” featuring pianist Fabio Bidini, and Berlioz “Symphonie fantastique.”

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents TACO Classic Concert: The Romance of Rachmaninoff

02-23-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

 

The evening’s performance of classical music with Soloist Fabio Bidini includes:

DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Fabio Bidini, piano

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

 

 

 

The evening’s performance of classical music with Soloist Fabio Bidini includes:

DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with Fabio Bidini, piano

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

 

 

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