Theater

The Ocean State Follies Are Back!

Charlie Hall and his Best of Rhode Island Award-winning comedy show are making a comeback on April 8 at B. Pinelli's.

Get ready for a wicked take on the Ocean State. After a five-year absence, Charlie Hall and the Ocean State Follies are returning to the Rhode Island comedy scene.

Kaleidoscope Theatre Offers $40 Season Tickets

Celebrate the theater's fortieth anniversary with six fairy-tale-themed shows and a special price for loyal season's ticket holders.

Kaleidoscope Children’s Theatre, one of the gems of the Rhode Island arts community, is celebrating its fortieth anniversary with the upcoming season. Season tickets are now on sale for $40 until April 30.

Rhode Island Native Shines in 42nd Street

Gerianne Genga steps into the role of Maggie Jones in the classic musical, 42nd Street.

The play tells the tale of the young, aspiring tap dancer Peggy Sawyer who leaves small-town Pennsylvania to try and make her mark on Broadway.

RI’s Ice Queens and Kings

It's the Disney on Ice version of figure skating.

Emma Borin, from Scituate, skates on ice. Krphotogs Photography LLC/Photo courtesy Sarah DiNardo.Ocean State Ice Theatre is like a Disney on Ice version of figure skating. “It involves elaborate performances with unique costumes, props, backdrops and dramatic music — it’s live theater on ice,” says the team’s head coach, Sarah Mirza DiNardo, who guides a team of twenty skaters ages…

Disney's the Lion King Rules the PPAC Stage

A three-dimensional environment elevates the emotional story, filled with art, incredible music and dance and appreciation for African cultures.

You may think you know the story of Disney's The Lion King, but you haven't truly seen it until you've experienced the musical stage adaptation. The entire performance is miraculous – from the intricate African costumes and masks to the menagerie of twenty-five different animals and colorful puppets that fill the stage and aisles. A three-dimensional environment elevates the emotional…

Q-and-A: The Nether with the Gamm’s Judith Swift

The disturbing play reflects on emergent technology, the darker natures of humanity and what could happen in a world without consequence.

The Nether, showing at the Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre March 2−26, is a dark and disturbing play about emergent technology, the darker natures of humanity, and what could happen in a world without consequence. I had the chance to speak with the Gamm’s resident director Judith Swift to get a better understanding of The Nether. Our chat became a discussion…

Q-and-A: Watch the Naked Magicians Perform at the Vets

Good magicians don’t need sleeves. This show is a cross between a magic show and Magic Mike, and yes, they really do bare it all.

On Feb. 25, the world’s naughtiest magic show comes to Providence as the Naked Magicians take over Veterans Memorial Auditorium. I sat down with Australian magicians, Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler ­— fully clothed — to uncover the details on their playfully promiscuous show. Here's what went down. The Naked Magicians is showing at the Vets on Feb. 25 at…

Theater Takeaway: The Wilbury Group’s Betrayal

This night of theater is juicy and intimate, the way all good affairs should be.

It's not a query you often hear at the theater, but a man seated behind me on Monday night asked: “How many affairs do you think this’ll inspire tonight?” Good question, fellow theatergoer. Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, onstage now through February 17 at the Wilbury, saves the best part of an illicit romance for last. The play, which was written in…

Revel in Madness with Out Loud Theatre

The woman-led ensemble launches its fifth season with a party and a play mashup.

Out Loud Theatre's fifth season piles madness upon madness upon madness, with a heavy-handed dose of humanity on top. First up, in March, is Marat/Sade, a play within a play that's also known as The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade. In…