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.
- There will be no BRT classes offered in December except for Zumba on Mondays.
- Blackstone River Theatre will shut down for the holiday season starting December 16 and will reopen again on January 11. 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!
Every Monday in DECEMBER, $5.00 per class
5:30-6:15 PM - ZUMBA TONING CLASSES WITH APRIL HILLIKER
6:30-7:30 PM - ZUMBA CLASSES WITH APRIL HILLIKER
Take both classes on same night for $8.00! Free class after you take 10!
|Saturday, December 7, 9 AM to 3 PM, Free admission!
BRT HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR AND FESTIVAL
|Blackstone River Theatre invites the community to our 6th 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 include: SilverLeaf Studios (handcrafted jewelry in Sterling silver and copper with natural stones, and repurposed vintage items), Scentsy (warmers, armomatic wax and personal care items), The Cozy Rhode ("hand knit comforts" such as hats, cowls, animal hoods & boot cuffs), Shaker Shoppe (beautiful wooden goods), The Opulent Squid ("posh and peculiar handmade jewelry"), SwissJust (all natural wellness products from Switzerland), Merry Blacksmith Studio (books, prints, original artwork & more), Ann Lilley Designs (bags & totes made from recycled materials/seasonal decor), Thirty-One Gifts (organizational items for home and accessories for on the go), Laura Travis Carving (Celtic stone carving, rubbings, and Brigid Crosses), Tastefully Simple (Easy-to-prepare foods to help people spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the rest of their lives), 3U Design Studios (custom handmade bracelets), BoydHolms (whimsical handmade birdhouses and sculptures), Jalette Boxwood Trees, Ducharme Creations in Wood, Mary Kay, Bright Edge Candles, Moosup Valley Designs (Prints, original scrimshaw, jewelry and ornaments), mpic studios (vinyl decals & more), Opulence in Motion (leather novelty animal purses, jewelry, and american made 100% recycled socks), Tree's Creations (cancer awareness earrings and bracelets), Erin X. Smithers Photography, Starlite Jewelry Designs, Sean James Harrington Sculptures, Pretty Useful Things (beautiful handcrafted fabric jewelry), Avery Muir Creations (crocheted scarves, blankets, and etched glassware).
|Saturday, December 7, 8 PM, $15.00 advance / $18.00 day of show
A CLANCY LEGACY CHRISTMAS CONCERT featuring
Aoife Clancy, Robbie O'Connell, George Keith and Erik Wendelken
|This celebration of the mid-winter season ...which sold out last year... has a distinct Celtic flavor and extends from the little-known Kilmore carols of Wexford to the Irish-American vaudeville stage. The group explores both the Christian and Pagan traditions surrounding the Winter Solstice in a wonderful mixture of songs, poetry and instrumental pieces featuring Robbie O'Connell on guitar and vocals, Aoife Clancy on vocals and bodhran, George Keith on fiddle and concertina and Erik Wendelken on bass. Aoife and Robbie will also share stories of family Christmases while growing up in Ireland along with songs that were passed down to them. Aoife (pronounced Eefa) comes from the small town of Carrick-on-Suir in Co. Tipperary Ireland, where her musical career began at an early age. Her father, Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers, placed a guitar in her hands when she was 10. By age 14, she was playing with him in nearby folk clubs. In 1992, she moved to the States and toured for six years with the acclaimed group Cherish the Ladies, performing more than 200 dates a year. Clancy has also been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops and has three solo recordings along with a CD, "The Clancy Legacy," with cousins O'Connell and Donal Clancy. Robbie, who grew also up in Co. Tipperary, was asked in 1977 to join his uncles, The Clancy Brothers, with whom he recorded three albums. He is also a prolific songwriter and has had many artists record his material. Every May and September, he runs a successful tour to Ireland with Celtica tours and he teaches songwriting workshops all over the United States and Europe.
|Sunday, December 8, 2 PM and 5 PM, $12.00 advance / $15.00 day of show
BOTH THE 2 PM & 5 PM SHOWS ARE COMPLETELY SOLD OUT! THANK YOU!
2nd annual IRISH DANCE CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR featuring
TIR NA NOG IRISH DANCE and SHOWCASE DANCE PRODUCTIONS
Both performances are fundraisers for the 2014 BRT Summer Solstice Festival
|We hope you'll join us for what became a new tradition at BRT last year as we again will host a fun afternoon and evening of Irish dance, and live Celtic and Christmas music from members of Pendragon. 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, as well as Erika's Irish dance students from Showcase Dance Productions, located in Wrentham Mass. As they did last year, both Erika and Sheryl Simons, the director of Showcase Dance Productions, have chosen to make these shows a fundraiser for the 2014 Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival where both groups will perform. The shows will be filled with Christmas cheer, beautiful traditional and modern Irish dancing, live Celtic music, guest performers, and will conclude with a visit from our friend from the North Pole and a helper or two! The show 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 Dance is run under the direction of Erika Damiani and is based at Blackstone River Theatre. 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://tirnanogirishdanceri.com/RI_Irish_Dance.html. Showcase Dance Productions was established in 1995 under the direction of Sheryl Simons. The studio moved its location to Wrentham, Mass. in 1992. The organization provides a strong foundation of dance education and offers unique performing opportunities for all types of talent and ages. Showcase Dance Productions offers many styles of dance including Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, Modern, and Irish Step. The students of Showcase Dance Productions have performed at many events, festivals, and fundraisers around the area. For more information call (508) 384-7875 or visit www.ShowcaseDanceProductions.com
|Two Holiday performances!
Saturday, December 14, 8 PM, $18.00 advance / $20.00 day of show
Sunday, December 15, 7 PM, $18.00 advance / $20.00 day of show
BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Sponsored by Navigant Credit Union
|Blackstone River Theatre will present our 6th annual Christmas Celebration featuring Aubrey Atwater, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Erika Damiani, Elwood Donnelly, Bob Drouin, Kevin Doyle, Russell Gusetti, Josh Kane, The Miller Family, Mary Lee Partington, Torrin Ryan, and the Swamp Meadow Victorian Carolers. Audiences can expect the unexpected - familiar and unfamiliar songs, high energy clogging and step dancing, 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." Special guest performers will include the Swamp Meadow Victorian Carolers from Foster, BRT's Irish step dance instructor Erika Damiani, acclaimed 19-year-old Irish bagpiper Torrin Ryan, from Attleboro, and music and step dancing by the dynamic Miller Family - Ruby May, Evelyn and Samuel.
Saturday, January 11, 8 PM
THE JAMMIN' DIVAS
Saturday, February 1, 8 PM
KEN LYON AND THE MAUI NIGHTHAWKS
Saturday, February 8, 8 PM
Saturday, February 15, 8 PM
SUNNY AND HER JOY BOYS featuring Duke Robillard
Saturday, February 22, 8 PM
PETER JANSON AND TIM FARRELL
Thursday, March 6, 8 PM
KARAN CASEY BAND
Friday, March 7, 8 PM
JOSEE VACHON, DONNA HEBERT, ALAN BRADBURY & MAX COHEN
Saturday, March 8, 8 PM
ROBBIE O'CONNELL / CAITLIN NIC GABHANN & CIARAN O MAONAIGH
Saturday, March 15, 8 PM
Sunday, March 16, 7 PM
Saturday, March 22, 8 PM
LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC HARP
Saturday, March 29, 2 PM
EASTERN MEDICINE SINGERS
Saturday, March 29, 8 PM
THE JOBE/REDFEARN PROJECT
Saturday, April 5, 8 PM
THE DUKE ROBILLARD BAND
Friday, April 11, 8 PM
CELTIC ROCK WITH TEMPEST - 25th anniversary tour!
Saturday, April 12, 8 PM
MARJORIE THOMPSON and CHRIS MONTI
Saturday, May 10, 8 PM
MARTIN HAYES and DENNIS CAHILL