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Courthouse Center for the Arts’ Dracula
We will always have horror films, as long as people will squeal and cling to the arms of their dates.
There will be blood
| October 26, 2012
Titanic at the Courthouse Center for the Arts
If the anguished story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic didn't exist, we would have had to invent it.
That sinking feeling
| July 06, 2012
Courthouse dusts off Nunsense
Nuns, the ones dressed to look like they belong to some Antarctic bird-worshiping cult, are still considered cute.
| May 18, 2012
Joseph and the Dreamcoat at the Courthouse
Bible stories can be interesting whether you hear them at church or elsewhere.
| April 06, 2012
Courthouse’s Avenue Q is a monstrous delight
Think twice before you tell anybody to get real. You might create a monster. Or, in the case of Avenue Q , the Sesame Street -on-LSD Broadway musical, a monster hit since 2003.
Oh the places you’ll go!
| February 24, 2012
Review: Happy Days at the Courthouse Center
Every period has a Golden Age, whether it's Greeks looking back upon the justice goddess Astraea or Americans looking back upon the glories of rock 'n' roll.
Yesterday once more
| July 08, 2011
Review: Mirth and murder in Clue: The Musical
The board game Clue has been entertaining families since the end of World War II, when people were especially eager for distractions.
Games people play
| February 18, 2011
Winter theatre preview: From the Bard to Becky Shaw
From the latest Pulitzer winner for drama to a musical adaptation of a popular board game, and from the Bard to Becky Shaw, Rhode Island theaters are certainly starting 2011 with varied offerings.
Gionfriddo, Synge, Ibsen, and more
| December 31, 2010
Review: Center Stage's charming Cinderella
Shiny and sparkly as it is, the fairy tale Cinderella will always be appealing. Most would say that's because our little girls and boys need hope in a discouraging world; others might suggest that the cruel world needs help teaching girls and boys pas
Once upon a time
| November 12, 2010
Children of Eden's entertaining Bible stories
The team behind Children of Eden have plenty of creative cred; that's one thing in its favor. And then there's the backhanded compliment that the show isn't likely to turn you into a whooping, fundamentalist Bible-thumper.
| October 22, 2010
Although Don McLean sang of the abrupt death of Charles Hardin Holley as "the day the music died," it's more accurate to describe his soaring career as the days the music began.
Center Stage's hook-filled Buddy Holly Story
| August 13, 2010
Anything but a drag
Center Stage’s delightfully flamboyant — and unsentimentally moving — production of La Cage Aux Folles is shaking the rafters at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston (through July 25).
Center Stage's delightful La Cage aux Folles
| July 16, 2010
Ain't that America?
Armadillo Acres in the Florida of The Great American Trailer Park Musical may not be a place you want to live, what with the thin walls and occasional gunfire, but it could be a fun place to visit. The Center Stage production in West Kingston is givi
Good ol’ boys and girls in Trailer Park Musical
| June 18, 2010
It's a risky gamble, creating a stage version of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life .
Center Stage interprets Capra’s Life
| December 18, 2009
Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009
A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
| September 18, 2009
If you were an ordinary Catholic boy in parochial school, giving nuns as hard a time as you were getting, you probably ended up with the usual stories of ruler-rapped knuckles. If you grew up to be talented playwright John Patrick Shanley, you ended up w
Doubt explores the quicksand of certainty
| September 18, 2009
Trucking along with the Mobile Art Project
When the Hera Gallery left its customary perch on Main Street in Wakefield last fall for a time, artist and curator Viera Levitt started thinking of ways to bring art back to the heart of South County. She struck upon the idea of the Mobile Art Project a
| August 14, 2009
Since Fusionworks Dance Company has maintained a studio in East Greenwich for almost five years, artistic director Deb Meunier decided it was time to bring dance to South County.
Fusionworks gets 'Unwrapped'
| March 31, 2009
We sure do love our stage rascals.
A mostly rotten Scoundrels
| March 24, 2009
Loud and clear
Things certainly changed dramatically at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston when Russ Maitland signed on last December as executive director.
Center Stage Productions is branching out in South County
| October 29, 2008
The joy of excess
When Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show came to the British stage in 1973 and the infamous picture show followed two years later, there was proof that more is more.
The time-warping camp of The Rocky Horror Show
| October 29, 2008
This year the festival will host 58 world premieres and 41 North American premieres.
The 12th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival
| July 30, 2008
The musical version of The Full Monty comes across as bawdy and hilarious as intended in this version by Center Stage Productions.
A fully entertaining Monty
| July 16, 2008
The Fab Three?
The Complaints have been one of Providence’s true stalwart bands, and one of the city’s most underappreciated acts.
The Complaints’ new disc; plus, the Neutral Nation film
| June 17, 2008
Corleone turns 10
Ten years of doing anything these days has to be considered an unmitigated success.
Celebrating a decade of underground excavation
| October 17, 2007
For travelers along Route 138 in South Kingstown, the monumental public art of Andean artist Peruko Ccopacatty has been visible for the past 20 years.
Peruko Ccopacatty’s fresh perspective
| October 09, 2007
It may be in Little Rhody, but the 11th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival is the biggest film festival in New England.
The 11th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival
| July 31, 2007
In case you’ve missed it, it’s all the rage.
What Cheer? Brigade makes its point loud and clear
| May 08, 2007
Making a connection
He has a fan club and an MBA, which might not make all that much sense.
Phil Ayoub follows his Heart
| March 07, 2007
When Lightning Bolt debuted oh-so-many years ago, it’s pretty likely they had no idea what kind of zany spell they’d cast over the city’s music scene.
Dynamic duos: Lightening Bolt, the Body, and more
| February 27, 2007
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