PPAC new season announced; includes Sound of Music, If/Then, Annie

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Tuesday was a big day for theatre lovers in Rhode Island. The Providence Performing Arts Center announced some exciting news about the upcoming 2015/2016 season.

“For our 38th Season, we hope that you will “surround yourself with Broadway sounds,” and experience all of the beautiful music that will fill our theatre, starting in the fall,” said PPAC President J.L. “Lynn” Singleton.

The Broadway Series will open in October 2015 with Disney’s Newsies, followed by the national tour opening for Cabaret. The series also includes a revival of Pippin, an all new production of The Sound of Music, Motown The Musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and If/Then.

PPAC also announced its Encore Series, which includes Annie, Ragtime, The Musical, and the Providence premiere of Bullets Over Broadway.

The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys will also return to Rhode Island as Broadway Specials.

“Each season, PPAC strives to bring the Best of Broadway to the Theatre so Rhode Islanders can experience the wonder of Broadway, right here at home!” said PPAC Director Cindy Laughlin

For ticket and show information patrons can go online to www.ppacri.org or call (401) 421-ARTS (2787).

Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series

NEWSIES:  October 20 – 25, 2015

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL: November 3 – 8, 2015

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS: December 8 – 13, 2015

CABARET: January 26 – 31, 2016

PIPPIN: February 16 – 21, 2016

THE SOUND OF MUSIC: March 9 – 13, 2016

IF/THEN: June 14 – 19, 2016

Encore Series

ANNIE: December 29, 2015 – January 3, 2016

RAGTIME: April 8 – 10, 2016

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY: May 31 – June 5, 2016

Broadway Specials

THE BOOK OF MORMON: November 17 – 22, 2015

JERSEY BOYS:  April 26 – May 1, 2016

Eyewitness News was there for the announcement. It’s available to watch right now on WPRI.com.  WPRI 12 is the proud media sponsor of PPAC’s Broadway Series.

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