Providence Performing Arts Center?

matttaylorr021
Chorus Member
joined:10/21/13
Providence Performing Arts Center?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 06:14pm
I am looking into getting tickets to Mamma Mia! at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Has anyone ever been? Normally I see shows in Boston. How is the theater? Also, do they provide Playbills there?

I may see Rock of Ages there too. Prices are great!
artscallion
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/07
Providence Performing Arts Center?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 06:19pm
It's a gorgeous old art deco theatre. Worth going just to see. Don't sit underneath the balcony. The sound is horrendous there. They do not have playbills. They have programs specific to the theatre with cast info for the particular show inside about 80 pages of local ads.
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Providence Performing Arts Center?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 07:58pm
It is a beautifully restored movie palace and a visual treat.
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matttaylorr021
Chorus Member
joined:10/21/13
Providence Performing Arts Center?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 09:44pm
Good to hear. So should I pass on Orchestra seats and aim for Mezz?
nypj
Broadway Legend
joined:6/26/04
Providence Performing Arts Center?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 10:41pm
The PPAC is a magnificent theatre. I would say if you can get in the first 15 rows of the center orchestra sections or side orchestra aisles you will be fine. Also, the loge which is PPAC"s front mez is absolutely beautiful and offers the best views of this gorgeous theatre. Enjoy!!!
Wee Thomas2
Featured Actor
joined:2/28/12
Providence Performing Arts Center?
Posted: 12/4/13 at 10:26am
my wife was very happy with Once there (at 50 miles away from me, it wasn't quite far enough away) so we're seeing Mormon there.

Prices are significantly lower than Boston, for the same touring shows.
trpguyy
Broadway Star
joined:2/25/05
Providence Performing Arts Center?
Posted: 12/4/13 at 02:32pm
As someone who has mixed several tours at PPAC, I have to disagree about the sound being "horrendous" under the balcony. The in-house delays do a fantastic job there, and I actually prefer under the balcony to the middle of the orchestra section (and most other places) in this house. PPAC is an enormous, cavernous, reflective room (lots of gold leaf) and it sounds like a reverberant mess. The sound is much more controlled and pleasant under the balcony.

Carry on.