Theater

Bring it On: The Musical Soars at PPAC

Bring It On: The Musical is like “Glee,” High School Musical and “So You Think You Can Dance” all packed into one at the PPAC.

Bring It On: The Musical is like “Glee,” High School Musical and “So You Think You Can Dance” all packed into one at the PPAC. The cast and creative minds behind the musical comedy, playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center today through Sunday, April 29, have expert backgrounds that deserve and earn respect for the film turned muscial. Director…

Trinity Rep's Boeing-Boeing Delivers Sky-High Laughs

There’s really no way to avoid it. Fred Sullivan Jr.’s take on the 1960s French hit Boeing-Boeing will reduce you to tears. Cover-your-face, gasping-for-air, tears of joy, that is. Joe Wilson Jr. plays architect Bernard, a playboy living in Paris who juggles affairs with three international airhostesses, Gloria the American, played by Rebecca Gibel, Gabriella the Italian, played by Liz…

Renee Fleming is Back—Streaming

She’s featured in a simulcast of opera La Traviata this Sunday in Providence.

You can catch renowned soprano Renee Fleming in Providence again this weekend. Fleming, who recently appeared at the Vets Memorial Auditorium, is starring in London’s Royal Opera House’s version of La Traviata. Cable Car Cinema and Café will stream the performance of Fleming playing doomed courtesan Violetta Valery this Sunday at noon. Tickets are $18 per person. Curious about other…

Jump!-ing Around Providence and Beyond

The Providence-based youth dance company performs on stage and in the streets.

Tucked inside a Trinity United Methodist Church building on Broad Street in Providence on Tuesday nights, you can find kids dancing to strains of Stravinsky. They're part of the Jump! Dance Company, which was long based on Providence's East side before moving to its current location this fall. It's composed of about twenty dancers, mainly from the Providence area.  What…

Still Altogether Kooky

"The Addams Family" is back in a fun production at PPAC.

You know it’s not going to be a typical musical when you’re told to keep your guillotines and flame-throwers to yourself. The musical production of “The Addams Family” now playing at PPAC as part of its Broadway Series is based on the macabre family created by cartoonist Charles Addams and popularized on television. Filled with surprises, witty lines, fun song-and-dance…

See Love Alone with Someone You Love

The Trinity Repertory Company production starts with a medical procedure that goes tragically wrong, then follows the lives of both the patient’s family and the doctor as they are transformed.

I confess. When I attended the sold-out opening night of Love Alone at the Trinity Repertory Company on Friday night, it was at the end of a very emotional few months. So I apologize to the man sitting to the left of me (a stranger), and to the man sitting on my right (my husband), as I balled my eyes…

Can You Go Home Again?

Plays at Trinity Repertory Company and 2nd Story Theatre show that in some cases, it's not so easy.

For many, a return to a long-lost childhood home can bring back a flood of happy memories. Others can be haunted by it. George Brant’s play, The Mourners Bench, which is playing at Trinity Repertory Company, examines how three sets of characters are linked through a tragedy. The play opens with Bobby (Mauro Hantman) and his sister, Melissa (Angela Brazil),…

2nd Story's "Take Me Out" is a Grand Slam

Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play takes us inside the locker room of the fictional New York Empires as the major league baseball team confronts issues of racism and homophobia amongst the players.

Last season’s Red Sox drama was small peanuts and crackerjacks compared to the conflict that unfolds in 2nd Story Theatre’s production of “Take Me Out.” If you think our home team is troubled, go see this play, and you’ll feel a whole lot better by the time spring rolls around. Richard Greenberg’s Tony Award-winning play takes us inside the locker…

'Festen' Fascinates

Nothing will be the same for a Danish family when a long-hidden secret is revealed.

Family dinners around the holidays can sometimes be a little touchy, but they’re nothing compared to the drama of Festen, an adaptation of a Danish film that’s now playing at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket. The gripping production centers around the celebration of the sixtieth birthday of Helge, the father of a modern Danish family. As his adult children…