Events:

  • The Carol Burnett Show & Cabaret

    Carol Burnett comedy skits featuring all the beloved Newport Playhouse actors.

    April 3 - June 30
  • The Neurodiversity Everywhere!: Spring 2022 Tour

    Multiple locations throughout RI, multiple times. stensemble.org/tickets Featuring two performances xxx and utilizing a mobile stage, STE presents a show that is inclusive and representative of neurodiversity.

    April 22 - May 28
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    The fairy king and queen are feuding, a band of wannabe actors are rehearsing and chief mischief-maker Puck is doing all he can to ensure that the course of love is anything but smooth in this Shakespearean comedy classic.

    May 5 - May 29
  • 13 Past Midnight

    A millionaire producer of a soap opera invited members of the cast and crew to a murder mystery party. Will YOU figure out whodunnit? Take part in this interactive comic murder mystery.

    May 6 - May 22
  • It Shoulda Been You

    Who doesn’t love a wedding? Broadway’s wild musical farce has blushing brides, nervous grooms, overbearing moms, unexpected guests and crazy twists and turns.

    May 13 - May 22
  • Fairview

    It’s Grandma’s birthday, and what can go wrong does in this family comedy with twists and turns that boldly confront perceptions of race and identity.

    May 19 - June 19
  • South Pacific

    Love transcends the harsh realities of war and prejudice in this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic ‘50s musical comedy tale centered around two unlikely love affairs.

    May 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • The Gin Game

    A two-person, two-act play, featuring elderly nursing home residents and a series of gin rummy games.

    May 26 - June 12
  • Into The Woods

    The award-winning music of Stephen Sondheim takes the stage and explores several of the fantastical Brothers Grimm fairy tales, innovatively interwoven.

    June 3 - June 5

Events:

Dance

Light and Bright: Festival Ballet’s Nutcracker full of joy and hope

Festival Ballet Providence has reimagined its annual production of The Nutcracker, and the results will be the start of a delightful holiday tradition for families in southern New England. This production was given its world premiere at the show’s new home stage, the Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The last few years have seen numerous disruptions and […]

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Who I AM.: Revolutionizing life in the former home of Esek Hopkins

Anthony “AM.” Andrade’s (they/them) work entails activism and awareness through communal art and creativity.  Andrade is co-director of The Haus of Glitter Dance Company & Performance Lab. They also manage The Haus of Glitter Liberation Garden and Record Label as part of a two-year artist “parkist” residency at the Esek Hopkins Homestead and Park where […]

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Island Moving Company Brings Great Friends to Newport

Island Moving Company is continuing its return to live performances with the Newport Dance Festival, which takes place July 20-25 on the lawn of Great Friend Meeting House in Newport. This unique festival will continue the tradition of hosting a resident company for two weeks: Malashock Dance Company from San Deigo. As part of the residency, John Malashock, artistic director of Malashock Dance Company, will choreograph a dance that both companies […]

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Island Moving Company Returns to Live Performance

On May 6, 7 and 8, Island Moving Company (IMC) will hold a hybrid in-person and livestreamed performance called Return to Live at the WaterFire Arts Center. The performance will feature world premieres from guest choreographer Colin Connor, former artistic director of the José Limón Dance Company, and Danielle Genest, IMC’s associate artistic director. The […]

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Bringing the Arts Home: FirstWorks’ virtual summer camps keep kids creative

When Rhode Island schools closed in March, cutting students off from in-person arts education, FirstWorks, a nonprofit that works to ensure equitable access to the arts, stepped in to bring their educational opportunities virtual. Kathleen Pletcher, artistic director of FirstWorks said, “We are always concerned about students’ access to the arts because the arts do […]

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Artistic Expression: This pandemic is hitting artists where it hurts

Performance cancellations, while necessary, are having a very real impact on the income of local artists. On this page, we’ll compile a list of resources and fun stuff to help artists connect, support each other and express themselves. To add to this list, email news@motifri.com Find a list of free resources, opportunities and financial relief […]

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