Events ~ Spring Line-up at Contemporary Theater Company ~ Wakefield

The Contemporary Theater Company
327 Main Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
Box Office: 401-218-0282
Website: , Email:,

from the press release: 

The Top 12 contestants from Wakefield Idol 2015, (Back Row from left to right) Gillian Fasanya, Meg Perry, Janine Squillante, Edwin Lewis, Megan Kellam, James Desalvo, (Front Row) Brian "Mance" Macinanti, Olivia Rich, Grace Romanello, Molly Sullivan, Mikaela Nelson, Jake Heady. Photo credit: Seth Jacobson Photography

Contemporary Theater Company is fighting winter with the power of song at Wakefield Idol!

Wakefield Idol is a singing competition featuring local residents vying to win a $1500 cash prize. Contestants sing karaoke-style for the audience and judges, who decide who continues in the competition. There are ten weeks of competition all leading up to the finals on March 24, in which the audience votes for the winner.

Registration is still open for singers, who may sign up on the company’s website.

The schedule is changed around this year with two preliminary weeks, followed by a second round night, then two more preliminaries and a second round.

The Contemporary Theater Company partners with Phil’s Main Street Grille, Blacknight Studios, Van Pelt Entertainment, The 401 Studio, and the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce to create Wakefield Idol.

“One of my favorite parts of Wakefield Idol is the community,” says Maggie Cady, technical editor. “The singers are all very supportive of one another, and after the show the judges, audience, and singers all go to Phil’s for karaoke!”

Tickets, registration, and more information are available online at or by calling 401-218-0282.

Performances Dates: Thursdays, Jan 21 – Mar 24 at 7 pm at 327 Main Street, Wakefield, RI

Calendar of Events:
Springboard Season
Jan 15 - Mar 5, at 7 pm
Our annual Springboard Season features projects proposed and created by the community! Works range from full-length plays to staged readings to storytelling series. Every Friday and Saturday night there’s a new project on stage! See all the talent this community
has to offer.
Tickets: $10

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

Wakefield Idol
Thursdays, Jan 21 - Mar 24 at 7 pm
The hottest thing in town! In the third annual Wakefield Idol, 64 local singers compete for a $1500 cash prize! Our 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: Preliminaries - $10, Second Round - $15, Sweet 16 and Quarterfinals - $20, Semifinals - $25, Finals - $30

Valentine’s Chocolate and Wine Tasting
Feb 14 at 7 pm
Our 4th Annual Chocolate and Wine Tasting. It’s a night of decadence and indulgence that’s delicious and lovely. Enjoy a romantic evening or a celebration with friends! Perfect for any Valentine’s Day plans!
Tickets: $30

An Italian Wife, Adapted by Kevin Broccoli, Based on a novel by Ann Hood
Mar 11-12, 18-19, 31, Apr 1-2 at 7 pm
Apr 3 at 2 pm
Ann Hood’s bestselling novel comes to life in this world premiere event.
An Italian Wife features family stories and long-kept secrets told over the course of multiple generations.
Tickets: Adult - $25, Student - $15, Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can ($18 in advance), Sundays are Senior Day with Seniors - $18

Narragansett Valkyrie by Andy Hoover
Apr 22-23, May 6-7, 12-14 at 7 pm
May 8 at 2 pm
The spaceship simulator Triad has finally opened competitive play. As the Valkyrie, the only all-woman team, rockets through the tournament vying for the $10 million prize, friendships and philosophies are tested, and the lines separating game and reality are strained to the breaking point.
Tickets: Adult - $25, Student - $15, Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can ($18 in advance), Sundays are Senior Day with Seniors - $18

The Fantasticks, Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics & Book by Tom Jones
June 10-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30, July 1-2 at 7 pm
The world’s longest-running musical is reimagined at the CTC. A classic twist on Romeo and Juliet that explores the heartbreak and passion of young love, The Fantasticks is a timeless musical, breathtaking in its beauty and intimacy.
Tickets: Adult - $25, Student - $15, Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can ($18 in advance), Sundays are Senior Day with Seniors - $18

Rumors by Neil Simon
July 8-9, 15-16, 21-23, 28-30, Aug 4-6, 11-13 at 7 pm
Our first production in 2005, we’re happy to remount it for our 12th summer! A dinner party has gone wrong - and rumors are flying. As the confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into classic physical hilarity! This outrageous farce is Neil Simon at his best!
Tickets: Adult - $25, Student - $15, Thursdays are Pay-What-You-Can ($18 in advance), Sundays are Senior Day with Seniors - $18

Slamming Doors: An Improvised Farce
Aug 19-20, 25-27, Sept 1-3 at 7 pm
For the first time ever, we present a full-length improvised play! Playing homage to the classic farces full of mistaken identity, miscommunication, and, yes, slamming doors, our actors make up a new play each night! Every night is different with this show!


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