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NOVEMBER 2016

NOTE: If a show at BRT has an advance price & a day-of-show price it means: If you pre-pay OR call in your reservation any time before the show date, you get the advance price. If you show up at the door with no reservations OR call in your reservations on the day of the show, you will pay the day of show price.

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, CALL BRT AT: 401-725-9272
Leave your name, number of tickets desired, for which show, your phone number and please let us know if you would like a confirmation phone call.



Mondays in November, $5.00 per class, 6:30-7:30 PM
ZUMBA CLASSES WITH APRIL HILLIKER


Saturday, November 26, 7:30 PM, $20.00
BRT HOMECOMING CONCERT AND SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
featuring Atwater-Donnelly, Cathy Clasper-Torch and Rachel Panitch, Eastern Medicine Singers, Pendragon, Torrin Ryan, Ed Sweeney, and The Vox Hunters!
With family and friends in town for Thanksgiving, BRT's 17th annual fundraiser features some of the best of Rhode Island's homegrown talent as well as others who now live in the Ocean State. Starting at 6:30 p.m. and during intermission, Blackstone River Theatre will also hold a silent auction featuring CDs, jewelry, original artwork, Christmas items and gift certificates. 100% of the proceeds from both the concert and the silent auction will go to support Blackstone River Theatre's programming and operating expenses. Says BRT executive director Russell Gusetti, "this is not only BRT's one big fundraiser for the year but it also serves as an excellent sampler as audiences get to see seven different acts in one evening, all who will be performing concerts in the coming months." Pendragon will act as hosts this evening and will perform a set of their Celtic-inspired music joined by Irish step dancer Erika Damiani. Other featured performers, who are all donating their time, include Irish and American songs and tunes with The Vox Hunters (Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi), and the Eastern Medicine Singers who will present Algonquin and Native American song, drumming and dance. Returning to Homecoming is celebrated guitarist and 5-string banjo player Ed Sweeney, All Ireland uilleann piper Torrin Ryan, Atwater~Donnelly who will perform Appalachian, original and Celtic-inspired folk music and clogging, and Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle and erhu who will perform with Atwater~Donnelly and also be joined for a set of music by fiddler Rachel Panitch, a Boston-based violinist, improviser, composer, and teaching artist who continues to work with nationally-recognized Community MusicWorks in Providence, RI, where she completed a Fellowship that inspired and incubated the Rhode Island Fiddle Project.



DECEMBER 2016

NOTE: If a show at BRT has an advance price & a day-of-show price it means: If you pre-pay OR call in your reservation any time before the show date, you get the advance price. If you show up at the door with no reservations OR call in your reservations on the day of the show, you will pay the day of show price.

TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, CALL BRT AT: 401-725-9272
Leave your name, number of tickets desired, for which show, your phone number and please let us know if you would like a confirmation phone call.



  • Zumba on Mondays continues in December.
  • Blackstone River Theatre will shut down for the holiday season starting December 13 and will reopen again on January 14. We wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday season with best wishes for a peaceful new year!
  • Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to BRT before the year ends!
  • Blackstone River Theatre gift certificates make a great gift for friends and family...
Mondays in December, $5.00 per class, 6:30-7:30 PM
ZUMBA CLASSES WITH APRIL HILLIKER


Saturday, December 3, 9 AM to 3 PM, FREE admission!
9th annual BRT HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR AND FESTIVAL
Blackstone River Theatre invites the community to our 9th annual Holiday Craft Fair and Festival fundraiser! Please come out and support BRT programming as well as area craft vendors and home-based businesses while you do your holiday shopping locally! We will have 26 vendors on site and the event will also feature continuous live music by members of Pendragon, The Broad Street Fiddlers, and The Swamp Meadow Victorian Carolers plus raffle prizes, a bake sale table, refreshments and more. Door prizes will be raffled off from each vendor with the raffle proceeds to benefit BRT's programming. Think out of the box (store!)

Vendors will incude The Opulent Squid ("posh and peculiar handmade jewelry"), Scentsy (warmers, armomatic wax and personal care items), Ann Lilley Designs (bags & totes made from recycled materials/seasonal decor), Thirty-One Gifts (organizational items for home and accessories for on the go), Starlite Jewelry Designs, Laura Travis Carving (Celtic stone carving, rubbings, and Brigid Crosses), Ducharme Creations in Wood (handmade wooden ornaments and more), Designs by Diana (Celtic-themed jewelry, artwork, collectibles), SilverLeaf Studios (handcrafted jewelry in Sterling silver and copper and repurposed vintage items), Judy Carroll Stained Glass (mosaics, stained glass, tiles), Tree's Creations (cancer awareness earrings and bracelets), Loveable Treasures (handmade candles that resemble desserts), Uncle J's Monsters (prints of "monsters who don't know they are monsters"), LnKDesigns (hand-carved wooden LED Star Lights, crystal jewelry, novelty soaps), Sherry Snyder (Art Inspired by Stillness), Bells on My Toes (decorative Christmas stockings), LuLaRoe (clothing), Judi Goudreau Designs (expressive clay animal figures), The Merry Blacksmith Studio (artwork, prints, limited edition books), Keenan Knitting, Jewels by Crissy B, Fellowship of Elves (children's Christmas books), Rachel Marzocchi Photography (lava beads, photography, memory wire bracelets), Jerry Aissis and Germaine Gerie original paintings and prints), and Pocasset Wampanoag Creations.

Saturday, December 3, 8 PM, $18.00 advance / $20.00 day of show
DAROL ANGER's 5th Annual Keepin' It In the Fam Holiday Show
with special guest TONY TRISCHKA, plus EMY PHELPS, GRANT GORDY and ETHAN JODZIEWICZ
What better way for some of the country's most prominent string musicians to celebrate the holidays than to play some shows with family and friends? Acoustic Music legend Darol Anger joins rising singer-songwriter Emy Phelps in organizing some of the country's best string musicians in a multigenerational musical experience focusing on the spirit of Midwinter and the turning of the year. Anger's experience with years of holiday shows from the Windham Hill Winter Solstice Concerts through Newgrange to Yulegrass, his quirky humor, and his genius for organizing exciting bands will be on display tonight... and his old friend and musical colleague, banjo genius Tony Trischka, will be on board as this year's Very Most Special Guest Possible! Anger and Trischka have mentored some of the most exciting and phenomenal string musicians in the world. The phenomenal bassist/Edgar Meyer protege Ethan Jodziewicz and youthful guitar wizard Grant Gordy will join Anger, Trischka and Phelps in this season's concerts. These powerful presences are brought into synchronization and orbit around Anger's vision, and that unmistakable violin voice. The result is magical musical mayhem. Says Darol:"We think that the midwinter season has always been a highly emotional and special time for human beings, and we mean to celebrate in music the many layers of spirituality and celebration that has always happened around this time. My old buddy Tony is a joy to be around, and that joy goes for the audiences too. Emy's a genius at finding songs that elevate peoples' spirits, and her long career working with children has helped her hone her talent. This band is not afraid to tap deep emotions, whether they be humor, love, or wassailing."

Sunday, December 4, 1:00 PM and 4:30 PM performances, $13.00
5th annual IRISH DANCE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR featuring TIR NA NOG IRISH DANCE
NOTE: The Irish Dance shows will take place at the Greenwich Odeum, E. Greenwich, RI
We hope you'll join Tir Na Nog Irish Dance for a fun afternoon (two shows!) of Irish dance, and live Celtic and Christmas music. All dances have been choreographed and taught by instructor Erika Damiani and will be performed by dancers from Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, based out of Blackstone River Theatre. In the past years, Tir Na Nog has grown so much that Erika decided she would need a bigger stage to accommodate so many dancers and also a bigger auditorium so all family members could attend the shows. Tickets for these shows will be handled by the Greenwich Odeum. Part of today's proceeds will go towards sponsorship of the dance stage at the 2017 Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival where Tir Na Nog Irish Dance will perform. The shows will be filled with Christmas cheer, beautiful traditional and modern Irish dancing, live Celtic music, and will conclude with a visit from our friend from the North Pole! Performances will be sprinkled with the magic of Christmas and the love of Irish dance demonstrated by all of the dedicated dancers and their parents. Tir Na Nog Irish dancers are very dedicated to learning Irish dance traditions and have a great deal of fun while doing it. Erika wants Tir Na Nog to grow so she can continue to spread her love of Irish dance to many students for years to come! If you are interested in Irish Dance classes at Blackstone River Theatre, call 401-725-9272 or visit http://www.tirnanogirishdanceri.com/ http://www.tirnanogirishdanceri.com/

Thursday, December 8, 7:30 PM, $15.00 advance / $20.00 day of show
A CREEPY CHRISTMAS CAROL with JEFF BELANGER and DUSTIN PARI
For one night only Jeff Belanger and Dustin Pari are bringing you the legends and lore that put the fear into the Yuletide season. From the monsters who hunt naughty children, to the ghosts what haunt us all, this program will take you on a tour of the almost-forgotten parts of the holiday tradition. This program is NOT for young children. Enjoy a multi-media tour through the ages... Are you on Santa's nice list? Or are you doomed? Come find out! Tickets are $15 if you purchase them online at http://ghostvillage.com/event/a-creepy-christmas-carol-with-jeff-belanger-and-dustin-pari/. Or they will be $20 at the door (if we don't sell out first!). Note: Your PayPal receipt will serve as your ticket. When you arrive at the theatre, you'll give your name and email address to check in. Tickets are not refundable.

Saturday, December 10, 8 PM, $20.00 advance / $24.00 day of show
AND
Sunday, December 11, 7 PM, $20.00 advance / $24.00 day of show
BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
featuring Aubrey Atwater, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Erika Damiani and members of Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, Elwood Donnelly, Kevin Doyle, Bob Drouin, Russell Gusetti, Josh Kane, Mary Lee Partington, Torrin Ryan, Ed Sweeney, and the Swamp Meadow Victorian Carolers

Sponsored by Navigant Credit Union
Blackstone River Theatre will present our 9th annual Christmas Celebration featuring Aubrey Atwater, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Erika Damiani and members of Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, Elwood Donnelly, Kevin Doyle, Bob Drouin, Russell Gusetti, Josh Kane, Mary Lee Partington, Ed Sweeney, and the Swamp Meadow Victorian Carolers. Audiences can expect the unexpected - familiar and unfamiliar songs, high energy step dancing and clogging, ancient carols, spoken word, jokes and more - as musicians and dancers perform in varied combinations or join together on beautiful Christmas and winter-themed pieces. "That's one of the nicest thing about this show," explains Russell Gusetti, BRT executive director. "We all get a chance to perform with each other in several different configurations, something audiences simply do not get to see at any other point in the year."