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From Books to Broadway

The From Books to Broadway program is a community outreach initiative of the Providence Performing Arts Center that is designed to engage students with Broadway shows. Students attend a Broadway show with their tickets underwritten by The Robert F. Stoico / FIRSTFED Foundation and then experience a “meet and greet” with cast or company members at the theatre or at their school. Cast or company members discuss their educational background  and how they became involved in touring theatricals; in some cases, the cast members may demonstrate some of their skills. Through the program, students have been able to attend shows like Something Rotten!, Fun Home, Million Dollar Quartet, Next to Normal, The Sound of Music, and more in past Broadway Seasons. 

Sponsored by: The Robert F. Stoico/ FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation


Attention Students!
From Books to Broadway Logo Contest 

PPAC is currently seeking young artists to design a new logo for the Theatre’s From Books to Broadway program. The winning logo will be featured in all future publications and on the PPAC website, and the young artist will win a cash prize of $500. The winner will be presented with his or her award at PPAC’s 90th anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  The second and third place winners will have their designs featured on the PPAC website and are invited to participate in the October 13 party. Second place will receive a $200 cash gift and third place will receive a $100 cash gift.

This From Books to Broadway logo contest is a fun summer project that is open to all Rhode Island students ages 10 – 18. The contest submission deadline is Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5P. 


From Books to Broadway Logo Contest - Criteria

The submitted logo must be the student’s original, unique design – it may not be copied or duplicated from any other design. Only individual submissions will be accepted, the individual student being the only person working on the logo in any manner. The logo must be a combination mark, which includes the phrase From Books to Broadway.

Logos should be created as large as possible in color on letter-size paper. The winning logo should be colorfully vibrant, fun, and visually convey the mission statement of the From Books to Broadway program, as described above. 

All logo submissions must be received at the Providence Performing Arts Center no later than 5P on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Submissions can be delivered in person or by mail at 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903, or via email [email protected] with any of the following extensions: .eps, .jpeg, .bmp, or .tif. Please note that the winning logo will become the property of the Providence Performing Arts Center for use on publications, signage, and more. Applicants must fill out a short application form, which can be downloaded below:  

Click HERE to download the application!