OSTC Stages THE MEETING, Now thru 2/15
(1/28/2015) - Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its third season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is proud to present the New England premiere of Jeff Stetson's fascinating and dramatically compelling play, The Meeting from tonight, January 28 - February 15.
BWW Reviews: Wilbury Group's Surprising ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDNESTERN ARE DEAD is A Must-See
(1/26/2015) - It may sound strange but, at its best, theater is not unlike an ecosystem in the natural world. Every organism in nature interacts with every other organism. All the various parts of that system, living and nonliving, must work together so that the system as a whole can survive and thrive. Similarly, every part of a theatrical production must work well together. All the elements, acting, directing, sound, lights, costumes, etc. must be working in harmonious union. If not, it's just a gathering of disconnected ideas, concepts and gimmicks, making a collection of nice parts but not a cohesive whole. On the other hand, when done just right, all of the parts come together to create a perfectly executed singular vison. The Wilbury Group's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is exactly that type of show.
Photo Flash: First Look at MIDDLETOWN at Trinity Rep
(1/23/2015) - Trinity Rep continues Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with Will Eno's Middletwon, directed by Curt Columbus. Middletown runs now through February 22, 2014 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
BLUE MAN GROUP to Return to PPAC This March
(1/23/2015) - BLUE MAN GROUP returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) March 6 - 8, 2015 for five performances only. BLUE MAN GROUP is sponsored in Providence by Amica Insurance.
National Tour of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE! Visits PPAC This February
(1/23/2015) - I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! America's favorite foursome -- Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel - will be live on stage and in color for the first time at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) February 24 - March 1, 2015. I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
FirstWorks Brings MUMMENSCHANZ to Providence Tonight
(1/22/2015) - MUMMENSCHANZ, the legendary Swiss mask troupe that revolutionized wordless theatrical entertainment, will be in Providence this month to thrill audiences of all ages with its famously uproarious performances and to kick off the FirstWorks 2015 'Artistic Icons' series. MUMMENSCHANZ will delight Rhode Island audiences with classic favorites and brilliant new works tonight, January 22, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The Vets).
2nd Story Explores Relationships and Writers in Wonderful COLLECTED STORIES
(1/19/2015) - 'Write what you know' is a phrase writers hear often and have heard for probably a very long time. It's also a hotly debated piece of advice, with some saying it's essential that writers do just that and others saying that writers should ignore it and write about anything and everything. It boils down to the writer's source material, the fountain of their inspiration. Should they draw only from their own lives and experiences? Or should they draw from the lives and experiences of everyone else around them? And is there anyone or anything that is off limits? These are just a few of the central questions in 2nd Story Theatre's emotional and though-provoking production of Collected Stories.
BWW Reviews: Spectacular Magic and Hilarious Comedy Brought to PPAC by THE ILLUSIONISTS
(1/17/2015) - Heading to Providence Performing Arts Center the other night, I couldn't help but turn to my friend who accompanied me and say, "When was the last time you saw a magic show??" It seems that these days magic shows are less common than they were in our youth. Back in the day, you would often hear about and could witness live the likes of David Copperfield, Doug Henning, The Pendragons and others. Today, it seems, magic shows are relegated to kids' birthdays, college campuses and the Las Vegas Strip (wherefore art thou, Sigfried and Roy?). On the other hand, The Illusionists, a touring show featuring seven different magicians and playing this weekend at PPAC, proves that magic shows are alive and well. And still extremely entertaining, although perhaps in slightly different ways. While magic shows of old seemed to be much more about the grand illusions and massive spectacle, The Illusionists keeps things at a much smaller scale. This may be due, largely or in small part, to the fact that it's a touring show. There's only so many props and set pieces you can fit in the back of a truck.