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Pilgrim Soul Productions Presents White Chicks at Singh Performance Center

 Pilgrim Soul Productions, in collaboration with Alternatives, is pleased to announce its September production of John Ford Noonan’s comedy A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking. The play opens a two week run on Friday, September 5, at the Singh Performance Center, located in the historic Whitin Mill at 50 Douglas Road in Whitinsville, MA. Evening performances are at 8:00 p.m. on September 5, 6, 12, and 13, with a final matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. on September 14. Tickets are $15.00. To reserve tickets, call 508-752-0224, or send email to tom.saupe@alternativesnet.org or mattcarr@charter.net . Tickets are also available at the door. For directions visit http://www.alternativesnet.org/directions.asp .     

A Coupla White Chicks enjoyed a long Off-Broadway run and featured a succession of noted actresses in the leads, including Eileen Brennan, Susan Sarandon, Dixie Carter, Louise Lasser, Jobeth Williams, and Dorothy Lyman. Pilgrim Soul’s upcoming production features local performers Betty Kristan and Bonnie Stockdale, directed by Matthew J. Carr. 

The play tells the story of Maude Mix, an uptight Westchester housewife whose husband is currently on an extramarital jaunt with his secretary. From the moment Maude’s new next-door neighbor, a flamboyant Texas ex-cheerleader named Hannah Mae Bindler, invades Maude’s perfectly ordered kitchen, her super-programmed day is thrown into comical chaos. At first, Hannah Mae’s attempt to ingratiate herself with the private, no-nonsense Maude is a frantic, funny failure. But soon, crises in both their marriages bring them together. Under the onslaught of the bubbly, life-embracing Hannah Mae, Maude’s defensive façade crumbles. The growth of their friendship and love is engrossing, touching, and always uproariously hilarious. 

Last spring at the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, Pilgrim Soul Productions staged Brian Friel’s nostalgic comedy The Loves of Cass McGuire to critical acclaim and standing ovations. The theater company soon begins rehearsals in that venue for its November production of Jimmy Murphy’s The Muesli Belt, a tragicomic tale of modern Dublin.  

Alternatives is a non-profit agency serving more than 550 adults with developmental and psychiatric disabilities in 45 programs throughout central Massachusetts. The Singh Performance Center is part of Alternatives’ recently renovated Whitin Mill complex.

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The Classics Performed Live on Stage

 

Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI is located inside the former Pawtucket Armory and offers the community plays of substance in an intimate setting.For tickets to this and upcoming shows call 401-723-4266 or go to the web at www.gammtheatre.org

 

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Alternatives Unlimited
Singh Performance Center, Building #60
50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Stepping Stone Community Theater, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Whitinsville at the Singh Performance Center at Alternatives Unlimited and serving people in the Central Massachusetts area. It is one of a handful of theater companies in the US whose members include individuals with and without disabilities.

Stepping Stone Community Theater is an inclusive theater company that invites, welcomes, and supports all members of the community to explore theater arts. The company is composed of teens and adults who share a passion for the arts.

 

Website: http://www.communitygateway.org
E-mail: ewsaba@aol.com
Phone: 508-842-1065
 

 

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THE COMMUNITY PLAYERS

 

 

Rhode Island's oldest community theater, The Community Players, currently celebrating their 87th season has performances at the Jenks Auditorium located on Division Street in Pawtucket, across from McCoy Stadium. For reservations call (401) 726-6860. Visit our Web Site:  www.thecommunityplayers.org

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The Rainbow Palette

Is seeking Musicians, Poets, Comedians, Story Tellers, Students & Adults

  Have you been wanting to try out a new song, new poem, a story, new musical piece or a new Line?  

I would like to offer you a space to perform. The Rainbow Palette is a Cafe', Gallery & Community Arts Center, we  promote local artists by creating a relaxing, low pressured environment. The Center is a diverse place to browse through books, gift items, and admire fine art while enjoying a gourmet beverage, indulging in a pastry or snack, or sharing time with friends in a homey, comfortably furnished setting. I would like to invite you, (Student or Adult) to perform Thursday, Friday & Saturday Nights.We have so many talented people here in the Blackstone Valley; this would be a good place to share something wonderful with our community. Please contact me back ASAP with your ideas,credentials & contact information.

 Laura O. Cenedella, 278-3900, www.therainbowpalette.com

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  Mill River Theater, 499 High St., Central Falls, RI

              Box Office & Reservations   401.721.0909

              www.millrivertheater.com 

 Reservations recommended call 401.721.0909 or online at www.millrivertheater.com

 

 

MAssachusetts:

Red Feather Theatre Co - Green Hill Park Outside Production Et al.

Alternatives,  Upstage Theatre and Open Mic Night

Foothills Theatre Company held at 110 Front St, Worcester  
A professional equity theatre company offering live stage productions from October to May. Foothills welcomes groups with open arms! 2005 season to include Beauty and the Beast! (Productions subject to change). Minimum Time Required: 3 hours
 508-754-4018  Foothills Theatre is located on the Foothills Courtyard, off Commercial Street, at the Worcester Common Outlets, downtown Worcester, MA. The nonprofit offers theatre series with actors from the Actors Equity, Theatre school and camp and Children's Theatre.

Milford Theatre Guild at Milford Musicians Pavilion at Town Park, Congress & Walnut St. Milford, MA 508-473-1859. Winner of Readers Choice award for over 25 years of great theatre.

N.E.T. Productions -  N.E.T.Works Productions specializes in encouraging those who have never tried to act or participate in theater experience, including especially those who are handicapped or limited. Holly Dion, the director has more than twenty years experience, working with all kinds of individuals, and all performances are devoted to raising money for many different causes. NEW EXPERIENCE THEATRE (N.E.T.Works) PRODUCTIONS INC., 298 Packachog Street, Auburn. 508-832-7150.

Pickwick Players - Douglas at 508) 476-1980 or Joanne at 508-476-3677    Their great shows are performed at the Alternatives stage,  54 Douglas Rd., off Rt. 146/Lackey Dam Rd in Whitinsville. A great group offering training workshops, auditions and great performances! See recent press release on new director!

Stageloft Repertory Theatre at 450A Main Street in Sturbridge  508-347-9005  offers  year round performances. Their schedule can be found on their website.

Rhode Island

Mill River Dinner Theater
499 High Street, Central Falls RI 02863 TEL (401) 721-0909

Mixed Magic Theatre & Cultural Events
P.O. Box 1065 Pawtucket, RI 02806
Tickets : (401) 722-1881 Office: (401) 475-6675
Fax: (401) 475-6676
mixedmagic@theatre.necoxmail.com

The King's Feast
Hose Company No. 6  636 Central Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02861
(401)722-7220

Gamm Theatre
172 Exchange Street Pawtucket, RI 02860  401-723-4266 
info@gammtheatre.org

Community Players
Jenks School, Division Street, Pawtucket, RI  02861
Reservations: 401-726-6860

Act in RI - ACTinRI.org:  All Childrens Theatre, 255 Main St. Suite 201, Pawtucket, RI 02860,  401.728.1222  Total theatre experience for children and teens. Classes, camps and performing ensemble for ages 3-18.  Currently performing in Providence.
Brown University Theatre, Dance and Speech Department - 77 Waterman St, Providence, (401) 863-3283 - Fax: 401 863-7529

Mill River Theater, 499 High Street, Central Falls, RI -

Shows are Fridays & Saturdays at.8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 401-721-0909 or visit the website www.millrivertheater.com

 

Perishable Theatre Arts Center, PO Box 23132, 95 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903 - a premiere venue for new plays

Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset Ave, Providence, 401-421-2997 Various productions.

Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center
28 Main Street, Monument Square, Woonsocket 02895         
401-762-4545
Email:
stadium@aol.com
Year Round Hours: By appointment 9-1 p.m. and scheduled performance events.. Donations accepted. Paid admission set by scheduled event. Classic movie presentations - free admission. Theatre built in 1926 and holds 1167 seats with the 3rd largest movie screen in the state (20ft x 38ft). Offers a variety of performing arts events.  Completely restored  from 1996-2001 but saving original painting and decor and  Wurlitzer organ.

Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI    
 (401) 725-9272

Season Schedule; Restored to Garner Editor's Choice of Providence Phoenix Best Choice Award; Home of Great entertainment, folk singing and song and dance or performing troupes.

Capitol Arts - Multi-venue public programs

City Nights Dinner Theater
27 Exchange Street, Pawtucket 02862
401-723-6060
Year Round Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun - occasionally Thursday. The best of Broadway Comedies and Musicals in a comfortable setting while dining. Has received excellent reviews from critics and audience  as the "best deal in town".

Community Players at Jenks Jr. High School, Division Street, Pawtucket            401-726-6860

Mill River Dinner Theater at 499 High Street, Central Falls 02863   401-721-0909 Info: mabon7577@cox.net

The Theatre Company, Rte 107, Harrisville, RI

Black Repertory Company at 276 Westminster Street, Providence 401-351-0353

Rites and Reason Theatre at Brown University, 155 Angell Street, Providence 401-863-3558

RI College Music,Theatre and Dance, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence 401-456-9883

Feinstein IMAX Theatre
Francis Street, Providence Place Mall
401-453-4446 x 203
Email:
gmotta@imax.com
ALL Year Round
Hours:  Box office opens at 11:00 a.m. daily, call for show times. $8.50 adults, $6.25 children 12 and under, $6.25 senior 62 and over.The IMAX Theatre at Providence Place is in the new Providence Place shopping complex.  The 425-seat auditorium features a six story high screen, complemented by state of the art digital sound and stadium style seating. The spacious lobby offers an opportunity for groups to meet prior and following the feature presentation. Showings are available on a private rented basis also.

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street, Providence 02903
401-421-2997, Toll Free 800-455-TKTS (8587)
Hours: Box Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 10-6 p.m.; Sat, 12 noon-5 p.m.. varies by show. Historic landmark theater built in 1928 as a Loew's Movie Palace. Rhode Island's home for Broadway productions, children's shows and other popular entertainment. Free theatre organ concerts Spring and Fall. Big screen movie series.

RISE - A newly formed theatre group, RISE (Rhode Island Stage Ensemble) on Broadway homed in the historic Columbus Theatre on Broadway in Providence, Rhode Island. www.riseonbroadway.org

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre - http://www.gammtheatre.org/matriarch/default.asp
31 Elbow Street, Providence 02903
 401-831-2919
Email
sfgt@earthlink.net
All Year Round
Hours: Evenings 8 p.m. Thurs - Sat, 3 p.m. Sun (as show runs).  $20 Senior/Student; $25 All Others.  Professional Theatre acting in about six productions each season.

Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washington Street, Providence 02903
401-521-1100
Email:
info@trinityrep.com
Year Round
Hours: Performances: Wed-Sat, 8 p.m. & Sun matinees at 2 p.m. Selected Wed & Sat matinees at 2 p.m.; Tue & Sun, 7 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.. ADMISSION: $12-$45.Award-winning classical and contemporary theatrical productions.

VMA Arts & Cultural Center
Avenue of the Arts, Providence RI 02903
 401-222-1467
Hours: Dependent upon event schedule.. Built in 1928, the auditorium is the oldest arts venue in Rhode Island. Completely restored in 1990, the ornately-designed 2,100 seat concert hall houses the largest theater stage in Rhode Island and features a gilded proscenium arch, allegorical and heraldic ceiling murals and some of the finest acoustics in the region. Veteran's hosts the most diverse audience in the state through a broad range of events each season, and serves as the home base for the Rhode Island Philharmonic. Offering a variety of performances, rehearsals, exhibitions, educational offerings, meetings, and special event opportunities.

Murder On Us Murder Mystery Theater
Barrington 02806
401-245-5850
All Year Round
Hours: Fri & Sat 8 pm. Murder on Us is Rhode Island's premiere Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. The action happens all around with the scenes of the play  alternating with courses of the dinner. During the dinner breaks the actors mingle with the audience, giving  clues and entertaining on a one-to-one basis. Performing at the Barnsider, 3755 S. Main St., Providence.

RI Ballet at 20 Loring St in Middletown, 401-847-5301

Univ of RI Theatre  401-874-5873

Theatre-By-The-Sea
364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck
South Kingstown 02879
401-782-8587
Email:
fourquest@ids.net
 Summer, June to September
Hours: Tues-Sun evening; Matinee, Thu. $27-$30.Popular, historic summer theater with surrounding gardens features professional, Broadway-style performances. Restaurant and post theatre-cabaret.

Astors' Beechwood
580 Bellevue Avenue, Newport 02840
401-846-3772,
Email:
info@astors-beechwood.com
Year Round
 Mid May-Oct 31, daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov & Dec. Holiday Events dates & times vary, closed January, Feb-mid-May, Fri-Sun, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. ADMISSION: adults, $10.00; children under 12, $8.00; seniors, $8.00..This lovely Victorian Living History Museum recreates the vivid past of Newport in the year 1891. Interact with history as you step back in time for a 45-minute guided tour given by professional actors in costume replicating Newport high society. The Beechwood Mansion is also available for special events and weddings. Handicapped access on first floor only.

The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant
102 Connell Highway, Newport 02840
401-848-7529
Year Round
 Weekends and special days arranged. Have a great time with an intimate dinner/theatre featuring a huge home-cooked buffet with reserved seating in dining room and separate theatre. Cabaret follows the play back in dining room. Come see Newport's favorite night out!

Colonial Theatre
Granite Street, Westerly 02891
401- 596-7909
Email:
ksbaker@hotmail.com   Shakespeare in the Park: July & August
Westerly Wilcox Park Hours: Tuesdays through Sundays 8 p.m.. Free Admission. Admission free. Donations suggested..

                                                 

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