To-Do in April 2016: Music Icons, Acrobatics, & Battleship Camping!

Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10


Ragtime The Musical

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street, Providence

Evening and Matinee Shows

Experience a timeless celebration of life!  Ragtime, winner of Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Musical Score, and 13-time Tony Award nominated musical is a must-see. It is an all-new touring production directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and produced by the team that most recently brought to the stage THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SPAMALOT, ROCK OF AGES and THE COLOR PURPLE. The stories of an upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician unfold – set in turn-of-the-century New York – all three united by their desire and belief in a brighter tomorrow.  Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone at (401) 421-2787, or at the PPAC Box Office located at in downtown Providence, RI.  $52 – $79

Sunday, April 10th


FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series: Rosanne Cash

The Vets Memorial Auditorium
1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence

6:30 PM

Come listen to the legendary singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash when she hits the road with a full band and multimedia experience featuring music from her latest (and finest!) album, The River & the Thread, which earned three Grammy awards this year. These songs, written by Cash and her longtime collaborator and husband, John Leventhal, evoke the American South’s rich landscape—physical, musical, and emotional—and examine the indelible impressions it has made on our collective culture. Cash has recorded 15 albums and charted 21 Top 40 country singles, 11 of which have reached #1. Tickets are $28 – $75 with premium tickets including a post-show bourbon-tasting reception with Rosanne Cash.  Call 401-421-2787

Thursday, April 14th

Diana Ross

Diana Ross In The Name of Love Tour

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street, Providence

7:30 PM

Be entertained by the iconic Diana Ross!  Considered one of the most influential female singers of all time and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century, her famed and remarkable career spanning almost five decades has resulted with major awards and accolades and music history milestones.  Her international achievements were acknowledged by the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors in December 2007 in Washington, D.C. The honor celebrated her career of excellence in music, film, television and theatre, as well as her cultural influences, humanitarian work, and her contributions to American culture.  The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammys™) celebrated her remarkable career in 2012 with their highest honor, The Life Time Achievement Award.  Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone at (401) 421-2787, or at the PPAC Box Office located  in downtown Providence.  $59 – $180.

Sunday, April 17th


The Peking Acrobats

The Zeiterion Theater
684 Purchase St., New Bedford

7:00 PM

For the last 30 years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined their audience’s perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion and control. Accompanied by live musicians, traditional Chinese instruments incorporate with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring feats to recreate the magic of a Chinese Carnival!  See them at the Zeiterion Theater in New Bedford. TICKETS: $27.50 / $32.50/ $37.50  

Friday, April 22nd


Battleship Cove’s Family Night

Battleship Cove
5 Water St., Fall River, MA

For families who are looking for a new adventure during school vacation, consider a camping night aboard US Massachusetts, a WWII battleship, at Battleship Cove in Fall River!  Sleep in restored bunks, eat “chow-line” style in the Officer’s Wardroom, and rise and shine to the sound of reveille.  Guests enjoy all-day admission, evening snack and breakfast, and can participate in shipboard activities like “Battleship Jeopardy” and “Navy Lingo Bingo.”  Cost is $60 per person.  To reserve your space, and for more information, please call Reservations at 508.678-1100 ext. 102.

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