Theater

The Three Matildas

We met the three young stars in Matilda the Musical.

Front row, left to right: Gabby Gutierrez, Jamie MacLean and Jenna Weir. Back row, left to right: Jennifer Bowles and Dan Chameroy. Photo: Julianne Panico, PPAC.Matilda the Musical comes to PPAC this weekend and brings the classic Roald Dahl tale to life. We chatted with the three young actresses who play Matilda (Gabby Gutierrez, Jaime MacLean and Jenna Weir) as…

5 Takeaways from MM, a Play about Marilyn Monroe and Frankenstein

The play explores what it means to be a monster in Hollywood.

MM was written by North Smithfield resident and winner of Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Award, Barbara Schweitzer. While not a perfect play, it has a complex and nuanced perspective on stardom. It launches an armada of questions and curiosities that leave the viewer contemplating the nature of fame and its pressures on those who strive for and achieve it.

Theater Takeaway: The Gamm’s King Elizabeth

A tale of two acts, King Elizabeth redeems itself with a strong second half and two powerful leads.

“I’ know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.” –Elizabeth I    Imagine your thoughts and feelings being torn in two, rent asunder. Half of your mind lies groggy, mouth and eyes slack, indecisive. The other half is alert, blood lapping…

Theater Takeaway: Trinity Rep’s Faithful Cheaters

Like to laugh until your side hurts? Raunchy humor give you all the feels? Boy, have we got a show for you.

Faithful Cheaters, Trinity Rep’s latest show, is chock-full of humor, and not of the highbrow variety. Sophistication, subtle satire and incisive witticisms are all thrown out the window for hilarious effect.

John O’Hurley Returns to Rhode Island for PPAC’s Chicago

The Providence College grad, who starred in "Seinfeld" and hosted "Family Feud," plays Billy Flynn in the musical.

Chicago, the award-winning Broadway revival, is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center for a five-day run, May 2–7. There is a lot to love about this musical: It’s the story of two performers, Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who are put in jail for murder in Prohibition-era Chicago.

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…