PPAC Voted 'Best Theatre" By RI Monthly’s Readers’ Poll

Rhode Island Monthly's President and Publisher John J. Palumbo announced that the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) was voted "Best Theatre" in the 2011 Rhode Island Monthly Readers' Poll at last night's annual Best of Rhode Island® Party. This is the third consecutive year that PPAC has won in the "Best Theatre" category. The Party has been held at PPAC for the past seven years; all proceeds from the Party benefit ArtReach, which is an educational performing and visual arts partnership between PPAC and Rhode Island Monthly.

PPAC President J.L. "Lynn" Singleton said, "We are thrilled that we have been voted ‘Best Theatre' by Rhode Island Monthly readers for a third consecutive year. We strive every day to ensure that our patrons have the best possible experience at the Theatre. Thank you, Rhode Island Monthly readers, for this great recognition!"

The Best of Rhode Island® issue of Rhode Island Monthly, with a special insert of PPAC's 2011/2012 Season Brochure, hits newsstands at the end of July.

PPAC's upcoming 34th Broadway Season includes ROCK OF AGES (October 4 - 9, 2011), LES MISÉRABLES (November 1 - 6, 2011), CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE (December 13 - 18, 2011), SHREK THE MUSICAL (January 3 - 8, 2012), MARY POPPINS (February 8 - 19, 2012), THE ADDAMS FAMILY (March 20 - 25, 2012), and BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL (April 24 - 29, 2012). The 2011/2012 TACO/The White Family Foundation Contemporary Classics Series includes DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL (November 15 - 20, 2011), COME FLY AWAY (March 2 - 4, 2012), and BURN THE FLOOR (May 4 - 6, 2012).

There is still time to become a new subscriber with just a $99 deposit for PPAC's 2011/2012 Broadway Season; this payment plan option is available through Monday, August 15, 2011. For more information on subscription packages and to order, please call the PPAC Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or Sharon Corcoran in Direct Response at (401) 574-3136.

Tickets for most of the shows in PPAC's 2011/2012 Season are on sale now. Patrons can purchase tickets at the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence; online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Summer Box Office Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10A to 3P and are in effect through Thursday, September 1, 2011. Regular Box Office Hours resume Tuesday, September 6, 2011 and are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P; and through curtain time(s) on show days.

Tickets for LES MISÉRABLES are available THIS Sunday, July 31, 2011 at www.ppacri.org ONLY; Box Office Window and Phone Sales begin Monday, August 1, 2011 at 10A.

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