PPAC DINNER AND SHOW SHUTTLE PACKAGES

Providence Performing Arts Center and Davenport’s Restaurant in East Providence proudly announce the return of the Show Shuttle Dinner / Show Package program. When you sign up for a Show Shuttle package, you receive your choice of Orchestra or 1st Dress Balcony seating for each show in the package, dinner (includes salad, entrée, non-alcoholic beverages, dessert, tax, tip), and round trip transportation from the restaurant to the Theatre and back. After the show we also offer post-show coffee, tea, and pastries at PPAC!

 

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Davenport's Restaurant

1925 Pawtucket Ave

East Providence, RI 02914

401-438-3381

Meet at Davenport’s East Providence location and have a sumptuous meal with everything included. Ride the coach to and from the restaurant and show, and leave your car parked at Davenport’s.  Enjoy the most popular and most fun shows of the season! Unwind with snacks and hot drinks after the show, at PPAC!

Contact Paul Hiatt for more details (401) 574-3162.

 

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for Les Misérables

National Tour Launches At PPAC!


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 
4:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 6:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $127.00 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $104.50 per person

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1). Set against the backdrop of19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring the thrilling score and beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, Les Misérables is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.

Teaser video: https://youtu.be/t3kq3MSkoyU

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for MOTOWN LEGENDS
The Temptations and The Four Tops

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 
5:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 7:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $124.50 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $106.50 per person

If you love Motown, then you can’t afford to miss this electrifying evening of elegant harmonies and smooth-stepping moves with two GRAMMY-winning legends of classic soul and R&B: The Temptations( “My Girl”) and The Four Tops (“Baby, I Need Your Loving”). For more than 50 years now, The Temptations have been one of soul music’s most enduring super-groups, and an essential component of the one-of-a-kind Motown sound. Since they began their musical life in Detroit in the early Sixties, these pop superstars have repeatedly topped the charts with hits like “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “Get Ready”, Papa Was A Rolling Stone” and many more!

Sharing the stage with the Temptations are Rock and Rock Hall Of Fame inductees The Four Tops. The best-selling group’s first chart stopper came in 1964 with “Baby, I Need Your Loving,”. Since then, The Four Tops have remained one of the most popular vocal groups in all of soul and R&B. In total, the group has scored 24 Top 40 hits, including “I Can't’Help Myself”, "It’s The Same Old Song", "Reach Out (I’ll Be There)”, “Bernadette”, and Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)”, to name a few. THE TEMPTATIONS and THE FOUR TOPS…A Night to Remember!

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF THE TEMPTATIONS, “MY GIRL”: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=NVRTY_F7RQC
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO OF THE FOUR TOPS, “INDESTRUCTIBLE”: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=ADSD503UMQC

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for FUN HOME

 

 

Please note: Due to adult themes, this show is not recommended for children under 13.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 
4:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 6:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $118.00 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $84.50 per person

Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The “groundbreaking,”1 “exquisite”2 and “unforgettable”3 new musical FUN HOME was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL and making history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “FUN HOME is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway.” (New York Times) 1 WALL STREET JOURNAL; 2 CHICAGO TRIBUNE; 3 NY DAILY NEWS

TEASER VIDEO: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=N0YV_ZQW-4K
PURCHASE THE BOOK AT AMAZON: HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/MOHJXYC
DOWNLOAD THE ELECTRONIC SOUVENIR BOOK: FUN TOUR souvenir book 11.pdf
TALKING POINTS: Talking Points about FUN HOME.docx

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for Finding Neverland

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 
4:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 6:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $121.50 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $86.50 per person

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).

TEASER VIDEO: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=PGBUQMRKLVU
DOWNLOAD THE SOUVENIR BOOK (PREVIEW): FNL_Souvenier Book Sneak Preview.pdf

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for Kinky Boots

 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017 
5:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 7:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $121.50 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $85.00 per person

KINKY BOOTS is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. 

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. 

Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out. “There is no show hotter than KINKY BOOTS!” – CBS News 

 

CHECK OUT THE TEASER VIDEO (“JUST BE”) FROM BROADWAY PRODUCTION:  HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=NC9M4L9WFFU
“THE HISTORY OF WRONG GUYS” TEASER VIDEO FROM BROADWAY PRODUCTION:  HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=FC3X4CMBG7G

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for Love Never Dies

 

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2017 

5:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 7:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $121.50 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $86.50 per person

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Love Never Dies is a story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, that follows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards.

The ultimate love story continues in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera.

The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.

Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine's marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them.

In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… not knowing what is in store for them….

Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score.

Don’t miss this magnificent continuation of one of the world’s greatest love stories as it makes its premiere in Providence.

This production played to critical acclaim throughout Australia and New Zealand and is described by Chris Boyd in The Australian as “The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since The Phantom of the Opera.” Andrew Lloyd Webber describes the production as, “Probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for.”

 

“Beautiful and haunting”

– Baz Bamingboye, Daily Mail
 

“One of the greatest of all Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals.”

– Charles Spencer, The Telegraph


“A masterpiece”

– Mark Shenton, Sunday Express


“These soaring Lloyd Webber songs envelop you in a sea of melody”

– Michael Riedel, New York Post

 

CHECK OUT THE TEASER VIDEO: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=XWQ_XHLS7YW

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for The Bodyguard

 

 

Please note: This show is not recommended for children under 13 years of age.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
5:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 7:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $123.25 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $86.00 per person

Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

 
TEASER VIDEO: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=GIV3LUWBSBM

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for On Your Feet!

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2018
4:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 6:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $121.50 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $86.50 per person

From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and
broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.

From international superstardom to life-threatening tragedy, ON YOUR FEET! takes you
behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.

“IT WILL RENEW YOUR FAITH IN THE AMERICAN DREAM” – Huffington Post

“IF YOU DON’T LEAVE THE THEATRE HUMMING A GLORIA ESTEFAN HIT.
IT MAY BE TIME TO CHECK YOUR PULSE!” – Associated Press

“PACKED WITH A SEDUCTIVE BEAT, TENDER HEART AND GENUINE JOY!” –
Hollywood Reporter

“THE VERY AIR IN THE ROOM SEEMS TO VIBRATE IN THIS UNDENIABLY
CROWD-PLEASING MUSICAL!” – The New York Times

ON YOUR FEET!
The music is irresistible.
The story is unforgettable.

 

TEASER VIDEO: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=XN7KYTKRSAA
ON YOUR FEET! AT THE TONY AWARDS: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=HQ9HRYQMHZS

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018
5:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 7:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $125.25 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $91.00 per person

Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and chutzpah. She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and, by the time she reached her twenties, had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll.  But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.  

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. 

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony® Award nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and the 2015 Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album.

BEAUTIFUL is currently playing to sold out crowds at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on Broadway.

 

TEASER VIDEO: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=ZCH1JAVTJRS

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for An American in Paris

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018
4:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 6:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $121.50 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $86.50 per person

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.

Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season!

The New York Times raves, “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is a triumph! Pure joy!” and the Wall Street Journal declares, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ll find it hard to settle for less ever again.” Don’t miss this stunning Broadway hit when it arrives in Providence on its first national tour!

 

TEASER VIDEO: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=OMICLEJDDBU

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PPAC/Davenport's Show Shuttle for Something Rotten!

 

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
4:30PM dinner at Davenport’s (East Providence) and 6:30pm PPAC Show
Best available main ¬floor Orchestra,
exc. Golden Circle: $120.75 per person
Outer sides Orchestra, or 1st Dress Circle: $86.00 per person

With 10 Tony® nominations including Best Musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is a “big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in the ‘90s – the 1590s – this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom (Tony® nominee Rob McClure and Broadway’s Josh Grisetti), two brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the "rock star" Shakespeare (Tony® nominee Adam Pascal) keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine).

 
TEASER VIDEO: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=IRMJLTBMSEA
A TEASER VIDEO FROM THE OFFICIAL SOMETHING ROTTEN! WEBSITE: HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=UDHYBY_1HII