PPAC Announces Event Details For 90th Anniversary Party

J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce the event schedule for the Theatre's 90th Anniversary Celebration of the Loew's Theatre Building on Saturday, October 13. PPAC's 90th Anniversary Celebration is free and open to all.

Singleton said, "Our daytime and evening events are our gift to the community and our way of sending a big thank you to our patrons, who have supported us throughout the years."

The daytime portion of the celebration will take place at the Providence Performing Arts Center, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence, from 10A to 3P.

The event schedule is:

  • 10A: Theatre Tour with General Manager Alan J. Chille
  • 11A: Magician Show with MIKE SUPER
  • 11:45A - 1P: Anniversary Celebration on the PPAC stage with performances by School of Rock Attleboro (please note that performers are not from the School of Rock Tour cast), Billy Gilman, and Peter Krasinski on our Mighty Wurlitzer.
  • 1P: Sing "Happy Birthday" to Loew's Theatre Building / PPAC
  • and enjoy birthday cupcakes.
  • 1:15P: Theatre Tour with General Manager Alan J. Chille
  • 2P: Magician Show with MIKE SUPER and more!

Although the day-time celebration is a free event; an RSVP is strongly encouraged to ensure that we have enough birthday cupcakes for all. Attendees should kindly RSVP their name and number of people in their party to Betty Benedetti at bbenedetti@ppacri.org

Evening Event - Free and Open to All - 7 to 9P
The evening portion of the Celebration will take place at Waterplace Park from 7P to 9P, with a free concert by LA's BackStage Pass and fireworks.

Loew's Theatre Building History
It was a momentous day when the Loew's Theatre Building, now known as the Providence Performing Arts Center, opened on October 6, 1928. The Theatre, designed by Rapp & Rapp, has always been a visual marvel, and has astounded visitors with its beauty and grandeur. For nine decades, the Loew's Theatre Building has not only survived, but ultimately flourished, while undergoing various name changes, storm damage, and ongoing architectural restoration.

The Theatre is located in the heart of Providence's arts and entertainment district; it is the second largest theatre of its kind in the United States. PPAC has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977 and currently presents a full roster of touring Broadway theatricals and contemporary engagements.

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