State Arts Council Opens Arts Grant Applications

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced that applications are now open for selected grant programs to arts and culture organizations, arts educators, individual, folk and traditional artists, and arts and health. Grants are being offered in the following categories: Project grants for organizations/ Project grants in education. Folk and traditional arts apprenticeships/ […]

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Nutcracker At Vets

(12.24) Tickets still available for ‘The Nutcracker’ presented by Ballet RI (formerly Festival Ballet) this week at the Vets, now through Christmas Eve day. All ages permitted. ‘The Nutcracker’ is a two-act classical ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, set on Christmas Eve at the foot of a Christmas tree in a child’s imagination. The plot

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King Richard’s Faire Auditions At AS220

(4.23) King Richard’s Faire will be holding auditions this weekend at AS220. Villager Cast auditions will run from noon to 5pm each day. Your audition does not have to be Renaissance-themed. Walk-ins are welcome on a first-come first-served basis. Actor/singers should be prepared to perform two contrasting songs and a one-minute monologue, demonstrate any special

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Two Leading Lights Of Prov Theater Have Passed

“I always say Eugene is the only actual genius I’ve worked with.” High praise coming from Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels speaking to the New York Times in 2014. Within the past week we have learned of the deaths of two of Trinity Rep’s pioneering members: Adrian Hall, their founding artistic director; and Eugene

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‘The Humans’ Starts At The Wilbury

Stephan Karam’s “The Humans” starts Thursday at the Wilbury Theatre Group, running through December 11th. Irish-American Erik Blake has brought his wife and his mother for Thanksgiving at the new home of his daughter and her boyfriend. His mother (affectionately referred to as “Momo”) is suffering from Alzheimer’s, and his other daughter Aimee has recently

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Oktoberfest At GACS

(9.25) Unpack your umlauts, it’s time for singing and dancing and beer outside in a biergarten or indoors in a bierhalle. Tickets are still available for this weekend’s Oktoberfest at the German American Cultural Society of RI just over the line in Pawtucket. Go here for the lineup of beers that will be on tap,

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‘Nutcracker’ At The Vets

(12.26) The Festival Ballet Providence will present a revamped version of its annual holiday classic, The Nutcracker, featuring new sets, new costumes, and new choreography by artistic curator Yury Yanowsky. And for the first time, the ballet will be performed at The Vets, offering twice as many performances as in years past. New additions include

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‘Lifted’ Opens At WFAC

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents Charlie Thurston’s “Lifted,” a modern meditation on the Icarus myth, directed by Josh Short. Staged outdoors at the WaterFire Arts Center, the production features Daraja Hinds, Victor Neto and Jim O’Brien. “Lifted” is part absurdist family drama, part imaginative theatrical fantasia. In an environmentally ravaged near-future, birds have returned from

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Brown Alumni Project — Edinburgh Fringe

We have singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (’90) to thank for getting this off the ground: “Together Apart” is “a collection of 10 mini musicals about one life-changing year” written, composed, directed-by, and starring Brown University alumni. Donations will benefit The Actors Fund. Last summer a group of Brown musical theater alums got together for a Zoom

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