Courtesy of the Gocester Scarecrow Festival.

10/19 Glocester Scarecrow Festival

Why: See dozens of scarecrows line Chepachet Village, sip piping hot drinks and munch on apple cider doughnuts to get into the fall feel. Awards will be given out to the best scarecrows. Entertainment and more food will be available along Putnam Pike and face painting, plus pony rides and rabbit displays will keep the kiddos busy. Rhode Island folk duo, Atwater-Donnelly, will perform live music, too. The scarecrows will remain up for viewing until November 3.
Where: Chepachet Village, Main St., Chepachet.
More Info: Visit glocesterscarecrowfestival.org.

Oct
21
Mon
Four Legs to Stand On, Act II @ East Providence Public Library
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Four Legs to Stand On, Act II @ East Providence Public Library | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Last fall, Weaver Library had standing room only for the powerful play Four Legs to Stand On, a play that strives to bring addiction awareness and our country’s opioid crisis to the mainstream. The East Providence Public Library and the East Providence Prevention Coalition have partnered once again to bring Four Legs to Stand On, Act II to our community.

In Act II we pull up a seat again beside the character Sam; this time in group therapy. We’re exposed to the successes of recovery and the heartbreak of relapse. The play dives into the realities of a cast of characters fighting for their lives. The second act pushes us all to stand firm in our support of those fighting this disease and ending this national epidemic.

Four Legs to Stand On, Act II is a production of COAAST, written by Ana Bess Moyer Bell, and commissioned by Trinity Repertory Company.

The Act II performance is sixty minutes, followed by 20-minute talk-back with the playwright and cast. Audiences don’t need to see Act I to understand Act II. Free and open to all, however seating is limited.

Oct
22
Tue
Improv 101: Short Form Improv @ The Arctic Playhouse
Oct 22 all-day
Improv 101: Short Form Improv @ The Arctic Playhouse | West Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Improv 101: Introduction to Improv; Short Form

Starting October 1
Teens and Adults Ages fourteen and older
Six week course; Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8pm
Showcase Performance Friday, November 8 at 8pm

Taught by Stefan Di Pippo
(Ten31 Productions, Arctic Playhouse, Second City Chicago Training)

Sign up by September 23 for $25 off with code BYSEPT23

Think “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”! Have fun learning scene work through practicing various acting and improvisation games and techniques. Through the course, we will focus on ensemble and energy building practices and will ultimately perform a full length short-form improv revue at the Arctic Playhouse. The content covered in this course is also beneficial in developing presentation & public speaking skills, and has many other applications outside of staged performance.

Youth Theater Classes @ Greenwich Odeum
Oct 22 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Youth Theater Classes @ Greenwich Odeum | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Introducing: After School Theater Classes!

Every Tuesday, beginning October 1 for four weeks

Ages seven through ten from 3:45 -5 pm

Families are invited to attend the final class (October 22), which will be a talent showcase! Watch your kids perform and showcase what they’ve learned.

 

In this four-week class, we will explore the art of writing and performing an original monologue. Through a series of acting and writing exercises, each participant will create and perform their own monologue that is based on a dramatic or funny personal experience. We will develop everyone’s monologue collaboratively and perform them in a final showcase that family and friends are invited to attend.
Space will be limited to provide personalized teaching to develop your child’s skills and interests. Registration deadline is Sept 24.

$130 per child
Sibling Discount: 10 percent off per child – use code SIBLING

Once you have completed your transaction, please click here to complete the registration form.

Tickets to this event include an additional $2 Historic Restoration Fee which assists in restorations and repairs of the Greenwich Odeum.

Scene Study with Steve Kidd @ The Gamm Theatre
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Scene Study with Steve Kidd @ The Gamm Theatre | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

October 8 – November 19

Seven sessions

Tuesdays 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Instructor: Steve Kidd

Tuition: $270

Explore the craft of acting in a class formatted to suit actors of varying levels of experience through partnered scene work. Students will explore the work of great American contemporary writers. Scenes will be suited to individual needs and rehearsed beat by beat, focusing on actor coaching. This class culminates in a showcase of student work. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. This class is suitable for beginners.

Oct
24
Thu
Improv 101: Short Form Improv @ The Arctic Playhouse
Oct 24 all-day
Improv 101: Short Form Improv @ The Arctic Playhouse | West Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Improv 101: Introduction to Improv; Short Form

Starting October 1
Teens and Adults Ages fourteen and older
Six week course; Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-8pm
Showcase Performance Friday, November 8 at 8pm

Taught by Stefan Di Pippo
(Ten31 Productions, Arctic Playhouse, Second City Chicago Training)

Sign up by September 23 for $25 off with code BYSEPT23

Think “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”! Have fun learning scene work through practicing various acting and improvisation games and techniques. Through the course, we will focus on ensemble and energy building practices and will ultimately perform a full length short-form improv revue at the Arctic Playhouse. The content covered in this course is also beneficial in developing presentation & public speaking skills, and has many other applications outside of staged performance.

JDAPA Presents: “Little Shop Of Horrors” @ Johnston Senior High School
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JDAPA Presents: "Little Shop Of Horrors" @ Johnston Senior High School | Johnston | Rhode Island | United States

Don’t feed the plants! “Little Shop of Horrors” has been capturing audiences since its original broadway casting and movie debut over thirty years ago. After a “total eclipse of the sun,” Seymour Krelborn discovers a “strange and interesting plant,” dedicating the name “Audrey II” to his co-worker crush, Audrey. After continuously feeding the plant over time and receiving everlasting fame for his unique find, Seymour realizes that Audrey II is out for much more “blood” than intended.

The Audrey II has recently been found outside of Johnston High School, and Johnston Dance and Performing Arts is ready to open up Mr. Mushnik’s newly renovated flower shop on the big stage. Get into the Halloween spirit by coming see JDAPA’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” running October 24-26 at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on this rock, horror comedy.

“Little Shop Of Horrors” (PG-13)
Directed by: Donna Cordeau-Tellier
Johnston Dance and Performing Arts (J-DAPA)
345 Cherry Hill Road Johnston

Tickets: $13/online, $15/door (on sale to public Monday, September 30 at 6 p.m.).

Fo Saturday only, we will be offering a pre-production deal in the JDAPA Café for $25.00/ticket, including preferred seating, a three-course dinner and the performance.

All online ticket sales will end at 10:00 PM the night before each performance.

Little Shop Of Horrors is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI), including all authorized performance materials.

For more information about the 501c3 non-profit, upcoming productions or to donate, please visit www.j-dapa.org. E-mail johnstondapa@gmail.com with any questions.

Follow us on social media!
Instagram: @j_dapa
Facebook: Johnston Dance and Performing Arts (J-DAPA)

Oct
25
Fri
JDAPA Presents: “Little Shop Of Horrors” @ Johnston Senior High School
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm
JDAPA Presents: "Little Shop Of Horrors" @ Johnston Senior High School | Johnston | Rhode Island | United States

Don’t feed the plants! “Little Shop of Horrors” has been capturing audiences since its original broadway casting and movie debut over thirty years ago. After a “total eclipse of the sun,” Seymour Krelborn discovers a “strange and interesting plant,” dedicating the name “Audrey II” to his co-worker crush, Audrey. After continuously feeding the plant over time and receiving everlasting fame for his unique find, Seymour realizes that Audrey II is out for much more “blood” than intended.

The Audrey II has recently been found outside of Johnston High School, and Johnston Dance and Performing Arts is ready to open up Mr. Mushnik’s newly renovated flower shop on the big stage. Get into the Halloween spirit by coming see JDAPA’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” running October 24-26 at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on this rock, horror comedy.

“Little Shop Of Horrors” (PG-13)
Directed by: Donna Cordeau-Tellier
Johnston Dance and Performing Arts (J-DAPA)
345 Cherry Hill Road Johnston

Tickets: $13/online, $15/door (on sale to public Monday, September 30 at 6 p.m.).

Fo Saturday only, we will be offering a pre-production deal in the JDAPA Café for $25.00/ticket, including preferred seating, a three-course dinner and the performance.

All online ticket sales will end at 10:00 PM the night before each performance.

Little Shop Of Horrors is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI), including all authorized performance materials.

For more information about the 501c3 non-profit, upcoming productions or to donate, please visit www.j-dapa.org. E-mail johnstondapa@gmail.com with any questions.

Follow us on social media!
Instagram: @j_dapa
Facebook: Johnston Dance and Performing Arts (J-DAPA)

Bring Your Own Improv’s Late Night Comedy Show @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Oct 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Bring Your Own Improv’s Late Night Comedy Show @ Warwick Center for the Arts | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Bring Your Own Improv’s Late Night Comedy Show
(BYOI’s Late Night Comedy Show)

Fridays at 9 p.m. – January 4 to November 29 (No July 5)

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its twelfth season! This interactive improv show welcomes voluntary audience participation. You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud for a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage.

Oct
26
Sat
Acting 101 @ The Arctic Playhouse
Oct 26 all-day
Acting 101 @ The Arctic Playhouse | West Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Acting 101 (Intro)! Register by September 23rd to receive $25 off tuition with Discount Code: BYSEPT23

Join Jeff Blanchette (Gold Dust Orphans, Ocean State Theater Company, Arctic Playhouse, etc) for an introduction to acting for adults eighteen and older in this class! Class starts October 5, and meets once a week for eight weeks! This class will focus on character development and dramatic theory and will culminate in a showcase of student monologues.

Introduction to Stage Combat @ The Gamm Theatre
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction to Stage Combat @ The Gamm Theatre | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

October 12 – October 26

Three sessions
Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm
Instructor: Michael Liebhauser
Tuition: $135

Fundamentals of stage combat for actors of any skill level! This three week intensive will explore the foundational elements for safe and effective stage combat. Participants will learn positions, footwork, and terminology that can be applied across all combat disciplines and give them the basic skills to perform combat on stage. This class is great preparation for our winter swordplay course.