Saturday, December 3, 2016

Providence Flea Holiday Markets

Providence Flea Holiday Markets
December 4, 11 & 18, 10 am - 4 pm
Hope High School
324 Hope St.
Providence, Rhode Island



Events ~ Fundraiser Artisan Fair ~ Cumberland

Fundraiser for Sarah Kilby
Artisan Fair - Dash for Gifts
December 11, 2016, 10 am - 4 pm
Joseph L. Court Middle School
45 Highland Ave.
Cumberland, Rhode Island


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Press release ~ Contemporary Theater Company's An Evening with Donner and Blitzen ~ Wakefield

photo: Seth Jacobson Photography

WAKEFIELD – The Contemporary Theater Company is bringing all the Christmas cheer this season with An Evening with Donner and Blitzen. Artistic Director Christopher Simpson and Amelia Giles star in this show full of carols, original songs, and a heartwarming story! The show runs from December 2 to 23.

Alongside Tyler Brown as the deadpan piano accompanist, Simpson and Giles play Donner and Blitzen, a variety duo who come together for a Christmas show every year. We follow them through years of Christmases as their lives and the times change.

The new work is written by the Contemporary Theater Company’s playwright-in-residence Andy Hoover, with original music by Brandon Michael Lowden.

“There's something constant about the Christmas holiday that's both extremely charming and -- to me, anyway -- very soothing,” says Hoover.

This is Hoover’s third Christmas show for the company, and sixth play produced at the CTC. Lowden has also written a Christmas show for the CTC, and both write annually for the company’s 24-Hour Play Festival.

"For many folks, including characters in this play, Christmas is about homecoming,” says Lowden. “I am always gladdened to be welcomed back into the open arms of the CTC community, my artistic home away from home."

The small cast means the show has an intimate feeling, bringing the audience into the lives of the characters. Simpson and Giles have worked together on dozens of shows, and are both members of the Contemporary Theater Company’s caroling group each holiday season.

“Amelia Giles is one of the most experienced (and beloved) actors in our community, with more CTC stage appearances than anyone,” says Simpson. “I'm delighted to be freely playing with her and the immensely skilled Tyler Brown in these rehearsals, bringing joy and excitement to the season.”

In addition to An Evening with Donner and Blitzen, the Contemporary Theater Company will perform a family show on Saturdays in December before Christmas with improv, fun activities, and songs, all with a holiday theme.

An Evening with Donner and Blitzen performance dates: Dec 2-3, 9-10, 15-17, 18 (2 pm), 23 at 7 pm.

Calendar of Events

Micetro Improv
Every Friday at 9:30 pm
Our troupe of improvisers make up scenes and songs on-the-spot. It’s fun, it’s real, and every performance is truly unique! The players vie for your vote to be the Micetro Champion and win the coveted Bucci Helmet!
Tickets: $8, Box Office: 401-218-0282,
Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com,
Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com,
The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

An Evening with Donner and Blitzen by Andy Hoover with original music by Brandon Michael Lowden
Dec 2-3, 9-10, 15-17, 18 (2 pm), 23 at 7 pm
‘Tis the season to be jolly and the variety act “Donner and Blitzen” are together for their annual show! Following this hilarious pair across years of gigs, you’ll experience the joys, the tears, and the Christmas cheers!
Tickets: Adult - $25, Student - $15, Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can ($18 in advance), Sundays are Senior Day with Seniors - $18 Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com,
Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com,
The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Christmas Cocktail Cabaret
Dec 22 at 7 pm at the Towers in Narragansett
With the gorgeous and historic Towers as a backdrop, Christmas has never been so beautiful. Sip a cocktail and enjoy a night of carols, festive music, and scenes full of Christmas cheer!
Tickets: Adult - $25 Box Office: 401-218-0282,
Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com,
Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com,
The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan
Jan 12-13, 20-21, Apr 7-8, 13-15 at 7 pm, Apr 9 at 2 pm
Every Brilliant Thing starts with a child’s attempts to help her mother and follows her through her own grown-up struggles. It all comes down to a list of every brilliant thing in life - from ice cream to falling in love. It’s a heartfelt and hilarious look at depression in an intimate and interactive one-woman show!
Tickets: Adult - $25, Student - $15, Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can ($18 in advance), Sundays are Senior Day with Seniors - $18 Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com,
Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com,
The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

The 12th Annual 24-Hour Play Festival
Jan 14 at 8 pm at South Kingstown High School
The Contemporary Theater Company’s signature event is in its 12th year! At midnight, 6 writers begin crafting a brand-new, full-length play. Actors, directors, and technicians work all day to make it a reality! Come see the amazing and surprising results!
Tickets: $12 Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com,
Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com,
The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Wakefield Idol
Thursdays, Jan 19 - Mar 23 at 7 pm
The hottest thing in town! In the fourth annual Wakefield Idol, 64 local singers compete for a $1500 cash prize! The judges and the live audience vote for the best of the best as the singers dazzle the crowd! Stay engaged and excited all winter with Wakefield Idol!
Tickets: Preliminary Rounds - $10, Second Rounds - $15, Sweet 16 and Quarterfinals - $20, Semifinals - $25, Finals - $30 Box Office: 401-218-0282, Website: http://contemporarytheatercompany.com,
Email: info@thecontemporarytheater.com,
The Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879

Maggie Cady
Communications Director
The Contemporary Theater Company
327 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879