PPAC Celebrates 90th Birthday This Weekend
The Providence Performing Arts Center has announced plans for two events this weekend to celebrate their 90th anniversary.
The public is invited to attend the 90th anniversary of the Loew's Theatre building. As a gift to the public, the free midday show will run from 10am-3pm. It will feature an organist playing at 10am, theatre tours, a magic show at 11am, stage performances by School of Rock Attleboro and Billy Gilman. There will be face painting, drawings and more.
“Our daytime and evening events are our gift to the community and our way of sending a big thank you to our patrons, who have supported us throughout the years.”
--J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC),
That night, there will also be an evening celebration from 7p-9p at WaterPlace Park, featuring a free concert by the rock cover band "LA's Backstage Pass". The concert will be capped off by a fireworks display.
According to the PPAC's press release, the Loew’s Theatre building opened on October 6, 1928. "For nine decades, the Loew’s Theatre Building has not only survived, but ultimately flourished, while undergoing various name changes, storm damage, and ongoing architectural restoration. The Theatre is in the heart of Providence’s arts and entertainment district; it is the second largest theatre of its kind in the United States. PPAC has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977 and currently presents a full roster of touring Broadway theatricals and contemporary engagements."
The event is free, but your RSVP is requested with your name and number or people in your party. The theater would like to be sure that there are enough cupcakes for everyone. RSVP messages can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.