Events:

  • Footloose

    Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as one of the more explosive movie musicals of all time bursts onto the live stage. Alas, without Bacon, but with plenty of dance moves as a conservative town tries to prevent its teens from dancing.

    June 22 - July 26
  • The Neverending Story

    Adapted by David S. Craig, Based upon the novel by Michael Ende, where a bullied youngster enters a fantasy realm of dragons and royalty.

    June 24 - July 30
  • Shrek The Musical

    Set in a mythical “once upon a time” sort of land, this is the musical story of a hulking green ogre you may know from some recent films.

    July 7 - July 24
  • Shrek Special Gala Evening

    Meet Shrek, Fiona, Donkey and the gang for a night to remember.

    July 9
  • Murder at Howard Johnson’s

    Is all fair in love? Even murder? That’s the question posed by this light suspense comedy about a love triangle in a Howard Johnson Motor Inn. Prepare for some killer nostalgia.

    July 10 - July 31
  • Gamm Summer Intensive

    GSI Campers in grades 9 – 12 develop and sharpen their acting skills by way of Shakespeare. Campers participate in rigorous rehearsals in this four-week, high intensity experience, culminating in two full scale productions for the public.

    July 11 - August 5
  • Youth Theatre Camp

    Summer Children’s Program returns for a week of fully immersive theatrical experiences! Choreography, lighting, sound, script writing, auditioning, directing, marketing and more!! Learn what it means to put on a show from beginning to start to finale!

    July 11
  • Fringe PVD

    You never know what you’re going to get, but you can rely on it being different and memorable at Fringe Fest. Inspired by the famous Fringe of Edinborough, this eclectic, frenetic set of independent and experimental shows will feature several performances a night, often in unexpected locations. So...

    July 13 - July 30
  • Disney’s Freaky Friday

    A new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers. Not to mention the Lindsay Lohan/Jodie Foster and Jamie Lee Curtis/Barbara Harris films. Did we get that switched? Multiple times.

    July 15 - July 17
  • Cinderella

    The musical production features a live orchestra and all the trademark moments – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more, plus some surprising new twists!

    July 20 - August 13
  • Broadway Cabaret

    Song and dance to benefit the Academy Players of RI.

    July 21
  • William Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew

    The Shakespeare classic comedy about how to train a bride, from slightly before the #metoo era. Directed by Erin Haas.

    July 21 - July 24
  • Beauty and the Beast

    Step into the enchanted world of Disney’s musical Broadway hit about transformation and dancing silverware. Multiple times.

    July 22 - July 31
  • As You Like It

    A feisty cross-dressing heroine, a tartan-clad fool, melodic songs, questionable poetry, and laughs aplenty. Will love conquer all, or is it merely a madness? Find out in this classic Bard comedy.

    July 24 - August 24
  • Summer on Stage: The Frog Prince

    An hopping original musical performed after a week of rehearsals by participants in the Garde’s Summer On Stage program and the Missoula Children’s Theater. 

    July 29 - July 30
  • National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

    Where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game called law.

    August 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Camp Rock – The Musical

     A classic story of rivalry and power.

    August 5 - August 7
  • Summer on Stage: Red Riding Hood

    An original musical performed by participants in the Garde’s Summer On Stage program and the Missoula Children’s Theater.

    August 5 - August 6
  • California Suite

    A humorous confection divided into four parts. A Neil Simon musical from the ‘70s.

    August 12 - August 27
  • 7th Annual Greenwich Odeum/ Experiments in Theatre Summer Camp — Footloose The Musical, Youth Edition

    A musical performance by youth actors, celebrating the importance of following your heart – and dance choreographer.

    August 12 - August 13

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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