Providence Performing Arts Center does it every year. It brings Broadway shows to our backyard.

I have a feeling this coming season is going to be no different, but what shows are you hoping PPAC brings our way?

Growing up on the SouthCoast, I was fortunate enough to have the New Bedford High School drama club and New Bedford Festival Theatre to experience firsthand onstage and backstage the excitement around this art form. Here we are, very much into adulthood, and I can honestly say going to PPAC is always an exciting experience for me.

You probably wouldn't be reading this post if you weren't excited, too.

In just under two weeks, I'll get to step into PPAC and hear the official announcement of what will be its 45th Broadway season, and what next season's show lineup will consist of.

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That got me thinking about some of the most memorable and best-selling Broadway shows to grace the local stage. Over the last couple of years, we have been missing our theater experiences. The magical moments that live theater provide are truly priceless and memorable. Here are some shows I hope either come back to the PPAC or finally make their first stop on tour.

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I'm literally champing at the bit waiting to find out what next season will look like. In previous seasons, PPAC has had close to a dozen different tours pass through. I'm hoping they stack this next season with the most. The season will start in the fall and you better believe I'll try and get my butt in a seat at as many shows as possible.

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WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

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