Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/02/2014

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Peter and the Starcatcher in Broadway PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Providence Performing Arts Center
In this innovative and imaginative new play, based on The New York Times best selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of one of popular culture's most enduring and beloved characters proves that an audience's imagination can be the most captivating place in the world. The Broadway premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher opened to rave reviews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street) on April 15, 2012. The production has garnered nine Tony Award® nominations, including Best New Play, Best Original Score, Best Director of a Play and many more. Peter and the Starcatcher, will embark on a national tour, opening in August 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO.
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The TEN Tenors in Broadway THE TEN TENORS
The Vets
The producers of The TEN Tenors have put together a special treat for Broadway fans for the 2013/2014 season. This will be a limited run opportunity to present a wonderful collection of Broadway's greatest hits sung by ten of Australia's hottest tenors. Amidst incredible international success, this Australian troupe has become known as one of the hardest working touring acts; performing an average of 250 shows per year across seven continents, they have sold over 3.5 million concert tickets; have four gold CDs and two platinum; two gold DVDs and one platinum and continually strive to challenge themselves and their audience. The TEN Tenors' unique approach to opera has powered their rise to the top; bringing rock and classical music together, they have created a sound that is uniquely theirs. Expect them to bring the same contrast of raw power and soothing beauty to this special evening of the best of Broadway.
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Broadway's legendary musical has been specially adapted to meet the needs of young performers. This author-approved edition has been abridged to a running time of just over two hours, while carefully maintaining the integrity of one the greatest musicals ever written.This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes and honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and a loving adoptive father - violating his parole in the process. The relentless Inspector Javert, who makes a decent life for Valjean impossible, consequently pursues him. Only years later, after Valjean proves his mettle during a bloody student uprising and saves the life of a young man hopelessly in love with Valjean's adopted daughter, does the ex-convict finally feel fully redeemed.Originally adapted from Victor Hugo's timeless novel, LES MISÉRABLES SCHOOL EDITION introduces a new generation to the grand and inspirational story that has touched the hearts of millions. For, within LES MISÉRABLES SCHOOL EDITION lies the universal truth "To love another person is to see the face of God" and this message is sure to have a lasting impact on your cast, crew, audience, and school alike.
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The Wizard of Oz in Broadway THE WIZARD OF OZ
Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre
Dorothy and her little dog Toto are swept away by a tornado and soon realize they're not in Kansas anymore! Somehow they have been transported to the land of Oz. Dorothy and Toto set off on a journey along the yellow brick road to find their way home, but aren't alone for long as they meet friends and foes on their way. With a myriad of creative costumes, colorful sets and a score played by a live orchestra, the Encore Kid's production of The Wizard of Oz promises to be a thoroughly entertaining event for the whole family, young and old alike!
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Swing's the thing--and nowhere more than in thisclassy, sassy musical celebration of the1930's and 1940's, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! A twoact bonanza that carries us through theDepression, World War ll and the post warboom, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! is an evening filled with jazz, blues, bebop and standards that thrill the heart, tickle the funny bone and raise the rafters. Legendary songwritersas Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, DukeEllington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway and the Gershwins take you from the funky jive of Harlem to thesophisticated elegance of El Morocco andthe romance of the Stage Door Canteen.An international hit, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! is a slick slice of yesteryear with sublime musicand unbeatable energy that's perfect for the new generation of Swing fans as well as die-hard devotees!
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Attleboro Community Theatre
Reginald Rose's classic drama about a dissenting juror in a murder trial who slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court.
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A Bright New Boise in Broadway A BRIGHT NEW BOISE
2nd Story Theatre
This quirky, quietly affecting comic gem delves into the always thorny issues of faith, forgiveness, and second chances with eloquence, compassion and humor. It's an elegant, clear-eyed comedy to make you laugh and lift your heart.
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Same Time, Next Year in Broadway SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR
Renaissance City Theatre
"Same Time, Next Year" by Bernard Slade - One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway winning the 1975 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New American Play and a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world's most widely produced plays. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.
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Trinity Repertory Co
Chace Theater:adapt: Lionel Bart; dir: Richard Jenkins, Sharon Jenkins.
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Macbeth in Broadway MACBETH
Gamm Theatre
An eerie prophecy and unchecked greed lead to an ambitious couple's downfall in the Bard's timeless tale of absolute power that corrupts absolutely. The brave soldier Macbeth, fresh from another blood-soaked victory, encounters a trio of witches who prophesy that he will become King of Scotland. Bolstered by supernatural omens and pushed by his indomitable wife, Macbeth kills the current king and claims the throne. Plagued by paranoia and guilt on their increasingly bloody path to glory, the seemingly untouchable Lord and Lady Macbeth get everything they ever wished for... but nothing they ever expected. Shakespeare's darkest tragedy, Macbeth moves at the pace of a thriller and keeps you riveted to your seat through to its brutal ending.
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Comedy & Cocktails with <a href=Tom Stewart & Friends in Broadway" border="0" bheight="100" width="100" align="right"> COMEDY & COCKTAILS WITH TOM STEWART & FRIENDS
Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre
Brace yourself for a night of uncontrolled laughter! Tom and his gang of comedians will have you in stitches! Performed in the Marquee Room. Tom Stewart is a stand-up comedian and comedy writer from Cranston, Rhode Island. "Since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to be an entertainer, making classmates and teachers laugh every day. I was working at my first radio job before graduating from college. From there I've worked in broadcasting for 20+ years at radio stations in Providence, Boston, New London, and Cape Cod. In 2008 (until 2012) I crossed over to television to become the 'Traffic Guy' adding some flair and personality to the Sunrise Show and Evening News programs on WJAR-TV NBC 10 in Providence.""I've spent most of my life studying and writing comedy for radio and television but inn 2011, I finally took the leap to stand-up comedy and studied with Frank O'Donnell's Comedy Boot Camp. Developing a creative mix of topical humor and observational comedy."Since then I've been fortunate enough to host, feature, and perform at some of the Northeast's best comedy venues including:Catch A Rising Star, Comedy Connection, Comix at Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun Casino,Stand Up NY, The Providence Performing Arts Center, Joker's Wild, Comedy Zone,The Vault, Nick's Comedy Stop, Newport Grand Casino, Stadium Theater and many others.""I've also had the privilege to share the stage with: Craig Gass, Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson, Rich Vos, Colin Kane, Mark Normand, Adam Kennedy, Rachel Feinstein and many others."
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