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Macbeth

03-03-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

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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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 Ran Dank, 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 Ran Dank, 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 Sat, Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

 

The evening’s performance of classical music with Soloist Ran Dank 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 Ran Dank includes:

DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

 

 

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School of Rock

03-03-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as...

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SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

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Tap Dogs

02-28-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

Hot off an international tour, the global dance sensation TAP DOGS hits the road again with jaw dropping new surprises. Experience the thrill of a revitalized genre of dance. Seventy-five action packed minutes of part theatre, part dance, part...

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Hot off an international tour, the global dance sensation TAP DOGS hits the road again with jaw dropping new surprises. Experience the thrill of a revitalized genre of dance. Seventy-five action packed minutes of part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site. An adrenaline pumped cast turns traditional tap dancing upside-down and into the ultimate night out.

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Star Wars in Concert with RI Philharmonic Orchestra

03-09-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm

Audience members experience composer John Williams’ complete score for the original Star Wars movie on a giant HD screen while the music is performed Live by RI Philharmonic Orchestra at PPAC. Two shows are scheduled at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

Audience members experience composer John Williams’ complete score for the original Star Wars movie on a giant HD screen while the music is performed Live by RI Philharmonic Orchestra at PPAC. Two shows are scheduled at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

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The Song of Summer

04-14-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm + 29 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 05 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 07 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Apr 07 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Apr 09 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

That song on every radio and wedding DJ’s playlist — that catchy earworm that’s inescapable for an entire summer — the “song of the summer” …there’s more to it than everyone knows. There’s more to know about its singer, too —...

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That song on every radio and wedding DJ’s playlist — that catchy earworm that’s inescapable for an entire summer — the “song of the summer” …there’s more to it than everyone knows. There’s more to know about its singer, too — like why he snuck away from a concert and traveled hundreds of miles to visit the home of his childhood piano teacher. What – and who – he finds there could change his career and his life. A touching story about how revisiting the past can change our future.

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RI Phil presents Beethoven's Violin Concerto

03-15-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm

For the Amica Rush Hour concert, Resident Conductor Francisco Noya leads the Orchestra for Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová: Overture, and soloist Jennifer Frautschi performing Beethoven Violin Concerto.

The Amica Rush Hour series is made possible...

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For the Amica Rush Hour concert, Resident Conductor Francisco Noya leads the Orchestra for Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová: Overture, and soloist Jennifer Frautschi performing Beethoven Violin Concerto.

The Amica Rush Hour series is made possible through the generous support of the Amica Insurance.

 

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RI Phil Orchestra presents Beethoven's Violin Concerto

03-16-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm

For the TACO Classical Concert, Resident Conductor Francisco Noya leads the Orchestra for Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová: Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony No.5. Soloist Jennifer Frautschi performs Beethoven Violin Concerto.

The TACO Classical...

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For the TACO Classical Concert, Resident Conductor Francisco Noya leads the Orchestra for Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová: Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony No.5. Soloist Jennifer Frautschi performs Beethoven Violin Concerto.

The TACO Classical concert series is made possible through the generous support of the Taco/The White Family Foundation.

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The Phantom of the Opera

03-31-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm + 12 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Providence as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is...

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Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Providence as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

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Defending the Caveman

03-21-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

Defending the Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate.  This prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes is full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, making it a...

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Defending the Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate.  This prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes is full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, making it a perfect entertainment option for anyone who is in, has been, or would like to be in a relationship. The show has won the hearts of millions worldwide and garnered much praise from many marriage and family therapists and counselors, for its humorous look at the inherent differences between the sexes.

Defending the Caveman holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history. Caveman is also now a worldwide rock-solid tour de force that has won the hearts of millions and it’s sure to win yours. Caveman has been seen in 45 countries and translated into 18 different languages (and counting!).

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra Annual Gala Performance

03-31-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm

RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual fundraising gala features the Philharmonic’s newly named Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey conducting an all-Tchaikovsky program, which includes guest soloist Olga Kern who joins the Orchestra for...

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual fundraising gala features the Philharmonic’s newly named Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey conducting an all-Tchaikovsky program, which includes guest soloist Olga Kern who joins the Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin are also performed.

“2019 Gala concert with Bramwell Tovey” is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at The VETS. It will be immediately followed by the Gala Celebration and dinner at the Renaissance Providence Hotel, which is adjacent to The VETS.

During the post-concert event, George T. Wein, a visionary in the field of music producing, music festivals, the arts, who produced the venerable Newport Jazz and co-founded the Newport Folk festivals, will be honored with the prestigious John Hazen White Sr., Leadership in the Arts Award.

The funds raised will go toward scholarships and community outreach programs that ensure equitable access to music education throughout the region.

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David Sedaris

04-09-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 09 @ 7:30 pm

Join best-selling author and NPR contributor, David Sedaris for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become...

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Join best-selling author and NPR contributor, David Sedaris for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David Sedaris returns to the road following the release of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious collection, Calypso. Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny-it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. If you love David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting into at his live readings. You’d be wrong. To see him read his own work on stage allows his autobiographical narrative to reveal a uniquely personal narrative that will keep you laughing throughout the evening. Don’t miss this event!

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Little Shop of Horrors

05-12-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm + 32 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm Wed, May 01 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 05 @ 2:00 pm Sun, May 05 @ 7:30 pm Tue, May 07 @ 7:30 pm Wed, May 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 12 @ 2:00 pm Sun, May 12 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

A perennially-popular, award-winning musical, Little Shop of Horrors blends doo-wop, rock and Motown into a charming and totally-twisted must-see Trinity Rep event. A strange and unusual plant seems like just the thing to save a beleaguered Skid...

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A perennially-popular, award-winning musical, Little Shop of Horrors blends doo-wop, rock and Motown into a charming and totally-twisted must-see Trinity Rep event. A strange and unusual plant seems like just the thing to save a beleaguered Skid Row flower shop and its hapless employees, Seymour and Audrey. But when that plant turns out to feed only on blood and is inclined toward world-domination, well… things get a little messy. This deviously-delicious musical will be fun for the whole family.

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“A Night at the Opera” with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra

04-13-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm

For "A Night at the Opera," the RI Philharmonic Orchestra shares The VETS stage with guest conductor Marie Jacquot and soloists Julia Radosz, soprano, and Jonathan Burton, tenor, for favorites from the heart of grand opera. The program includes...

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For "A Night at the Opera," the RI Philharmonic Orchestra shares The VETS stage with guest conductor Marie Jacquot and soloists Julia Radosz, soprano, and Jonathan Burton, tenor, for favorites from the heart of grand opera. The program includes Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Respighi’s “Roman Festivals.”

 

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FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series FROM BACH TO BOWIE Complexions Contemporary Ballet

04-17-2019

Presented by FirstWorks at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

Celebrate FirstWorks’ 15th season with a high-voltage evening featuring the runaway hit, Star Dust, a glorious dance set to the music of David Bowie performed by America’s first fully multicultural ballet company.

This bold, spectacular...

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Celebrate FirstWorks’ 15th season with a high-voltage evening featuring the runaway hit, Star Dust, a glorious dance set to the music of David Bowie performed by America’s first fully multicultural ballet company.

This bold, spectacular extravaganza has been thrilling audiences around the globe, and Providence is next! Full of glitter and glam, Star Dust is a love letter to David Bowie. It takes an array of Bowie’s iconic hits and lays a visual imprint inspired by his unique personas to create a rock-inspired ballet in his honor. The Washington Post hails it as “simply one of the most exciting performances I’ve seen.”

Complexions makes it “sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super-dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state” Dance Magazine.

Founded by master choreographer Dwight Rhoden, former Alvin Ailey principal dancer, and the legendary Desmond Richardson, the first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet reinvents dance.

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Providence Performing Arts Center

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The Book of Mormon

04-28-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon...

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The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

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Jersey Boys

05-12-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sun, May 12 @ 1:00 pm Sun, May 12 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different...

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They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS:

“Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”

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Festival Ballet Providence presents Swan Lake

05-12-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 12 @ 2:30 pm

Perhaps the best-loved and most famous ballet the world has ever known, Swan Lake is a masterpiece of dance and music, rich with drama and glowing with grace. The ballet weaves together a story of young love and wicked deception against a...

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Perhaps the best-loved and most famous ballet the world has ever known, Swan Lake is a masterpiece of dance and music, rich with drama and glowing with grace. The ballet weaves together a story of young love and wicked deception against a backdrop of Tchaikovsky’s lush, passionate score. Audiences around the world have been enchanted by the timeless grace and beauty of Swan Lake. Elegant sets and breathtaking choreography are sure to make this a beloved memory for audiences of all ages.

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Milica Bijelic, Mihailo Djuric

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Marisol

06-16-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 pm + 30 more dates and times

Sun, May 19 @ 2:00 pm Mon, May 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, May 22 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 23 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 25 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 26 @ 2:00 pm Sun, May 26 @ 7:30 pm Tue, May 28 @ 7:30 pm Wed, May 29 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 29 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 30 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Marisol goes to bed in her New York City apartment but awakens after a visit from her guardian angel to a surreal and crumbling new reality. The Bronx has become a battlefield as leather-clad angels take up arms against an old and dying God in a...

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Marisol goes to bed in her New York City apartment but awakens after a visit from her guardian angel to a surreal and crumbling new reality. The Bronx has become a battlefield as leather-clad angels take up arms against an old and dying God in a war to save the universe. The moon has disappeared, food has turned to salt, and chaos follows Marisol at every turn as she attempts to find hope among the ruins in this primal, poetic, fantastical, and often humor.

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Waitress the Musical

06-02-2019

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

Fri, May 31 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am...

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Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).

"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

"WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

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Macbeth

03-03-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm + 7 more dates and times

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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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 Ran Dank, 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 Ran Dank, 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 Sat, Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

 

The evening’s performance of classical music with Soloist Ran Dank 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 Ran Dank includes:

DUKAS: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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

BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique

 

 

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School of Rock

03-03-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Mar 01 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 02 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Mar 03 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as...

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SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

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Tap Dogs

02-28-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm

Hot off an international tour, the global dance sensation TAP DOGS hits the road again with jaw dropping new surprises. Experience the thrill of a revitalized genre of dance. Seventy-five action packed minutes of part theatre, part dance, part...

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Hot off an international tour, the global dance sensation TAP DOGS hits the road again with jaw dropping new surprises. Experience the thrill of a revitalized genre of dance. Seventy-five action packed minutes of part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site. An adrenaline pumped cast turns traditional tap dancing upside-down and into the ultimate night out.

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Star Wars in Concert with RI Philharmonic Orchestra

03-09-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 09 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 09 @ 8:00 pm

Audience members experience composer John Williams’ complete score for the original Star Wars movie on a giant HD screen while the music is performed Live by RI Philharmonic Orchestra at PPAC. Two shows are scheduled at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

Audience members experience composer John Williams’ complete score for the original Star Wars movie on a giant HD screen while the music is performed Live by RI Philharmonic Orchestra at PPAC. Two shows are scheduled at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

 

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The Song of Summer

04-14-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm + 29 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 2:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 03 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 04 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 05 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 06 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 07 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Apr 07 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Apr 09 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

That song on every radio and wedding DJ’s playlist — that catchy earworm that’s inescapable for an entire summer — the “song of the summer” …there’s more to it than everyone knows. There’s more to know about its singer, too —...

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That song on every radio and wedding DJ’s playlist — that catchy earworm that’s inescapable for an entire summer — the “song of the summer” …there’s more to it than everyone knows. There’s more to know about its singer, too — like why he snuck away from a concert and traveled hundreds of miles to visit the home of his childhood piano teacher. What – and who – he finds there could change his career and his life. A touching story about how revisiting the past can change our future.

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RI Phil presents Beethoven's Violin Concerto

03-15-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm

For the Amica Rush Hour concert, Resident Conductor Francisco Noya leads the Orchestra for Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová: Overture, and soloist Jennifer Frautschi performing Beethoven Violin Concerto.

The Amica Rush Hour series is made possible...

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For the Amica Rush Hour concert, Resident Conductor Francisco Noya leads the Orchestra for Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová: Overture, and soloist Jennifer Frautschi performing Beethoven Violin Concerto.

The Amica Rush Hour series is made possible through the generous support of the Amica Insurance.

 

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RI Phil Orchestra presents Beethoven's Violin Concerto

03-16-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm

For the TACO Classical Concert, Resident Conductor Francisco Noya leads the Orchestra for Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová: Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony No.5. Soloist Jennifer Frautschi performs Beethoven Violin Concerto.

The TACO Classical...

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For the TACO Classical Concert, Resident Conductor Francisco Noya leads the Orchestra for Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová: Overture and Dvorak’s Symphony No.5. Soloist Jennifer Frautschi performs Beethoven Violin Concerto.

The TACO Classical concert series is made possible through the generous support of the Taco/The White Family Foundation.

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The Phantom of the Opera

03-31-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 22 @ 7:30 pm + 12 more dates and times

Sat, Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm Tue, Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Providence as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is...

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Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to Providence as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” - will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

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Defending the Caveman

03-21-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm

Defending the Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate.  This prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes is full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, making it a...

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Defending the Caveman is a hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate.  This prehistoric look at the battle of the sexes is full of wonderful scenarios that celebrate the differences between men and women, making it a perfect entertainment option for anyone who is in, has been, or would like to be in a relationship. The show has won the hearts of millions worldwide and garnered much praise from many marriage and family therapists and counselors, for its humorous look at the inherent differences between the sexes.

Defending the Caveman holds the record as the longest running solo play in Broadway history. Caveman is also now a worldwide rock-solid tour de force that has won the hearts of millions and it’s sure to win yours. Caveman has been seen in 45 countries and translated into 18 different languages (and counting!).

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra Annual Gala Performance

03-31-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm

RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual fundraising gala features the Philharmonic’s newly named Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey conducting an all-Tchaikovsky program, which includes guest soloist Olga Kern who joins the Orchestra for...

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual fundraising gala features the Philharmonic’s newly named Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey conducting an all-Tchaikovsky program, which includes guest soloist Olga Kern who joins the Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin are also performed.

“2019 Gala concert with Bramwell Tovey” is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, at The VETS. It will be immediately followed by the Gala Celebration and dinner at the Renaissance Providence Hotel, which is adjacent to The VETS.

During the post-concert event, George T. Wein, a visionary in the field of music producing, music festivals, the arts, who produced the venerable Newport Jazz and co-founded the Newport Folk festivals, will be honored with the prestigious John Hazen White Sr., Leadership in the Arts Award.

The funds raised will go toward scholarships and community outreach programs that ensure equitable access to music education throughout the region.

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David Sedaris

04-09-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 09 @ 7:30 pm

Join best-selling author and NPR contributor, David Sedaris for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become...

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Join best-selling author and NPR contributor, David Sedaris for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and a book signing at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, Mr. Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David Sedaris returns to the road following the release of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious collection, Calypso. Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny-it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. If you love David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting into at his live readings. You’d be wrong. To see him read his own work on stage allows his autobiographical narrative to reveal a uniquely personal narrative that will keep you laughing throughout the evening. Don’t miss this event!

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Little Shop of Horrors

05-12-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm + 32 more dates and times

Sun, Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm Mon, Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm Wed, May 01 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 01 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 02 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 03 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 04 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 05 @ 2:00 pm Sun, May 05 @ 7:30 pm Tue, May 07 @ 7:30 pm Wed, May 08 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 09 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 12 @ 2:00 pm Sun, May 12 @ 7:30 pm - less dates and times

A perennially-popular, award-winning musical, Little Shop of Horrors blends doo-wop, rock and Motown into a charming and totally-twisted must-see Trinity Rep event. A strange and unusual plant seems like just the thing to save a beleaguered Skid...

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A perennially-popular, award-winning musical, Little Shop of Horrors blends doo-wop, rock and Motown into a charming and totally-twisted must-see Trinity Rep event. A strange and unusual plant seems like just the thing to save a beleaguered Skid Row flower shop and its hapless employees, Seymour and Audrey. But when that plant turns out to feed only on blood and is inclined toward world-domination, well… things get a little messy. This deviously-delicious musical will be fun for the whole family.

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“A Night at the Opera” with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra

04-13-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 13 @ 8:00 pm

For "A Night at the Opera," the RI Philharmonic Orchestra shares The VETS stage with guest conductor Marie Jacquot and soloists Julia Radosz, soprano, and Jonathan Burton, tenor, for favorites from the heart of grand opera. The program includes...

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For "A Night at the Opera," the RI Philharmonic Orchestra shares The VETS stage with guest conductor Marie Jacquot and soloists Julia Radosz, soprano, and Jonathan Burton, tenor, for favorites from the heart of grand opera. The program includes Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” and Respighi’s “Roman Festivals.”

 

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FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series FROM BACH TO BOWIE Complexions Contemporary Ballet

04-17-2019

Presented by FirstWorks at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm

Celebrate FirstWorks’ 15th season with a high-voltage evening featuring the runaway hit, Star Dust, a glorious dance set to the music of David Bowie performed by America’s first fully multicultural ballet company.

This bold, spectacular...

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Celebrate FirstWorks’ 15th season with a high-voltage evening featuring the runaway hit, Star Dust, a glorious dance set to the music of David Bowie performed by America’s first fully multicultural ballet company.

This bold, spectacular extravaganza has been thrilling audiences around the globe, and Providence is next! Full of glitter and glam, Star Dust is a love letter to David Bowie. It takes an array of Bowie’s iconic hits and lays a visual imprint inspired by his unique personas to create a rock-inspired ballet in his honor. The Washington Post hails it as “simply one of the most exciting performances I’ve seen.”

Complexions makes it “sensationally, jaw-droppingly clear that we live in the age of the super-dancer, at a time when technical virtuosity is being redefined as an expressive state” Dance Magazine.

Founded by master choreographer Dwight Rhoden, former Alvin Ailey principal dancer, and the legendary Desmond Richardson, the first African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theater, Complexions Contemporary Ballet reinvents dance.

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Providence Performing Arts Center

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The Book of Mormon

04-28-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Tue, Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm Wed, Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm Thu, Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm + 5 more dates and times

Fri, Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon...

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The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

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Jersey Boys

05-12-2019

Presented by Providence Performing Arts Center at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 11 @ 8:00 pm + 2 more dates and times

Sun, May 12 @ 1:00 pm Sun, May 12 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different...

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They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS:

“Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”

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Festival Ballet Providence presents Swan Lake

05-12-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 10 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 11 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 12 @ 2:30 pm

Perhaps the best-loved and most famous ballet the world has ever known, Swan Lake is a masterpiece of dance and music, rich with drama and glowing with grace. The ballet weaves together a story of young love and wicked deception against a...

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Perhaps the best-loved and most famous ballet the world has ever known, Swan Lake is a masterpiece of dance and music, rich with drama and glowing with grace. The ballet weaves together a story of young love and wicked deception against a backdrop of Tchaikovsky’s lush, passionate score. Audiences around the world have been enchanted by the timeless grace and beauty of Swan Lake. Elegant sets and breathtaking choreography are sure to make this a beloved memory for audiences of all ages.

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography: Milica Bijelic, Mihailo Djuric

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Marisol

06-16-2019

Presented by Trinity Repertory Company at Trinity Repertory Company, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, May 16 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 17 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 18 @ 7:30 pm + 30 more dates and times

Sun, May 19 @ 2:00 pm Mon, May 20 @ 7:30 pm Wed, May 22 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 23 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 24 @ 7:30 pm Sat, May 25 @ 2:00 pm Sat, May 25 @ 7:30 pm Sun, May 26 @ 2:00 pm Sun, May 26 @ 7:30 pm Tue, May 28 @ 7:30 pm Wed, May 29 @ 2:00 pm Wed, May 29 @ 7:30 pm Thu, May 30 @ 7:30 pm Fri, May 31 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 05 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 06 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 07 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 08 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Jun 09 @ 7:30 pm Tue, Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm Wed, Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm Thu, Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm Fri, Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm Sun, Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

Marisol goes to bed in her New York City apartment but awakens after a visit from her guardian angel to a surreal and crumbling new reality. The Bronx has become a battlefield as leather-clad angels take up arms against an old and dying God in a...

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Marisol goes to bed in her New York City apartment but awakens after a visit from her guardian angel to a surreal and crumbling new reality. The Bronx has become a battlefield as leather-clad angels take up arms against an old and dying God in a war to save the universe. The moon has disappeared, food has turned to salt, and chaos follows Marisol at every turn as she attempts to find hope among the ruins in this primal, poetic, fantastical, and often humor.

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Waitress the Musical

06-02-2019

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

Fri, May 31 @ 7:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 2:00 pm Sat, Jun 01 @ 8:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 1:00 pm Sun, Jun 02 @ 6:30 pm - less dates and times

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am...

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Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland).

"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

"WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

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