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MAY 2014

  • We will continue our popular Monday Zumba Toning classes at 5:30 p.m. and Zumba classes at 6:30 p.m. with April Hilliker. We have also added a Zumba for Beginners/Seniors class on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with Lori Senno!
  • Irish step dance classes with Erika Damiani continue on Saturdays and Sundays through May 10 and 11.
  • Fiddle classes with Cathy Clasper-Torch continues on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May.
  • Bruce Kaplan will have a painting exhibit called Project: SPLAT! in the BRT Art Gallery through May 31.

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.



ONGOING
Mondays in May, $5.00 per class, 5:30-6:15 PM
ZUMBA TONING CLASSES WITH APRIL HILLIKER
Class combines Zumba, Zumba Toning and Core Workout

AND
Mondays in May, $5.00 per class, 6:30-7:30 PM
ZUMBA CLASSES WITH APRIL HILLIKER
(Note: $8.00 if you take both classes on the same day)

Thursdays in April, $5.00 per class, 6:30-7:30 PM
ZUMBA CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS / SENIORS WITH LORI SENNO


Saturday, May 24, 8 PM, $15.00
CHORO DAS 3 - Music of Brazil
Choro das 3 is a Brazilian instrumental group of three sisters and their father that first started to play as a band in 2002. Corina plays flute and piccolo, Lia plays 7-string guitar, Elisa plays mandolin, banjo, and clarinet, and their father, Eduardo, plays pandeiro (the Brazilian tambourine.) The music they play is called Choro which is a form of urban jazz native to Brazil that shares a similar feel with New Orleans jazz or ragtime or bluegrass. Choro das 3's mission is to revive the Choro tradition in Brazil, where they join several other young people in rediscovering this music, hoping to spread Choro around the world.

The sisters have 3 albums and have played for millions of people, including Brazil's Presidents, Governors and Ministers. In 2002 they played for more than one million people during their performance at Reveillon at Paulista Avenue, a public New Years Eve Party, in Sao Paulo. They also had an unforgettable experience playing at the Mass for Peace in the presence of 70,000 people at the Morumbi Stadium, in the city of Sao Paulo. Choro (''cry'' or ''lament'' in English) is a Brazilian Popular music. In spite of the name, the style often has a fast and happy rhythm, characterized by virtuosity and improvisation. This instrumental music is considered the first urban music of Brazil. Like the Jazz in USA, Choro had influenced all the Brazilians genres, including Samba, Forró and Bossa Nova. Choro has some characteristics of Baroque music, with its extremely creative and melodic counterpoints. 2008 became a landmark year for Choro das 3 with the release of their first CD, entirely recorded, produced and mixed by the sisters. The CD brings the very informal feel that is characteristic of the Rodas de Choro in which the trio participates in Sao Paulo. Rodas de Choro are public jamming sessions where the best choro musicians get together and play for hours. They are usually held on weekends, in musical instrument stores downtown Sao Paulo.

TODAY'S EVENT IS SOLD OUT! There will be no tickets at the door!
Saturday, May 31, 4-8 PM, $20 for music & craft beer tasting at BRT
BIKE AND BLUES THE BLACKSTONE

A "Fun-Raising" Festival to celebrate the Blackstone!
If you join us as a bicyclist, you'll be departing at 2:30 pm from the Woonsocket Depot, One Depot Square, Woonsocket, RI and ending at Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, for an afternoon of live music and a Taste of Regional Breweries from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Join the staff and partners of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor at 2:30 p.m. for a festive ten-mile ride on the Blackstone River Bikeway, departing from Woonsocket Depot. When you arrive at BRT, there will be performances by Pendragon and Ken Lyon outside, and Chris Monti and SuperChief Trio inside. In addition to the live music there will be a Craft Beer Tasting hosted by Mendon Wines and More! At 8 p.m., bicyclists will end the day with a guided twilight ride from the Blackstone River Theatre back to the Woonsocket Depot. For more information, contact Barbara Dixon at 401-762-0250 ext. 5503 or email barbara_dixon@partner.nps.gov



JUNE 2014

Saturday, June 7, 10 AM
PRIVATE EVENT - PAINTBOX PRESCHOOL GRADUATION

Saturday, June 21, 11 AM to 7 PM, (Rain date: Sunday, June 22)
4th annual BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL
at Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI
Tickets: $15 adults, $10 seniors, children $5, kids under-5 free!
Five entertainment stages plus food and craft vendors!
Burning Bridget Cleary • Cantrip • Aoife Clancy • Eastern Medicine Singers • The Gnomes • Matt & Shannon Heaton • Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts & Kieran Jordan • Robbie O'Connell • Panache Quartet • Pendragon • Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen • Torrin Ryan & Mark Oien • Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance and Showcase Dance Productions • Debbie O'Carroll • Mary King & Phil Edmonds • Marvelous Marvin Circus Arts
Call (401) 725-9272 for information or visit www.riverfolk.org/brtssf



UPCOMING SHOWS IN 2014

Sunday, September 14, 7 PM
CANTRIP / CASSIE & MAGGIE MACDONALD

Saturday, September 20, 8 PM
THE ALT (JOHN DOYLE, NUALA KENNEDY and EAMON O'LEARY)

Sunday, September 21, 7 PM
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Saturday, September 27, 8 PM
THE BOHEMIAN QUARTET

Saturday, October 4, 8 PM
NORTH SEA GAS

Saturday, October 11, 8 PM
TANNAHILL WEAVERS

Friday, October 17, 8 PM
Väsen - 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR!

Saturday, November 8, 8 PM
PEPPINO D'AGOSTINO

Saturday, November 15, 8 PM
KIMBERLEY FRASER & MAC MORIN