Archive for January, 2018


Posted on: January 15th, 2018 by Russell Gusetti

Call in your reservations for our May 5 show with The Atwater~Donnelly Trio to 401-725-9272.

BRT favorites Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return with Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, cello and vocals to present an engaging concert of traditional American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Irish tin whistle, harmonica, old-time banjo, bones, limberjacks and other musical surprises. Their performance is appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participation and a highly-relaxed stage presence, Aubrey and Elwood also explain song origins to give more relevance to the material. Atwater-Donnelly performs widely in the Northeast and other parts of the United States and Great Britain and their recordings receive international airplay. They have performed and researched folk music extensively in New England, Ireland, England, Prince Edward Island, the Ozarks, and Appalachia. Clasper-Torch performs with The Gnomes and is also the fiddle instructor at Blackstone River Theatre.

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge

Cumberland High School Tri-M Coffeehouse Performance

Posted on: January 1st, 2018 by Russell Gusetti

This will be BRT’s 3rd collaboration with Janita Ducharme, Director of Choirs at Cumberland High School as Blackstone River Theatre hosts a quarterly Coffeehouse Showcase of CHS students as we outreach into our local community. Tri-M is a national music honor society through the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME). Performers are members of the CHS chapter, grades 9-12. All the performances will be music that is learned outside of the school day. Tri-M offers two scholarships per year that are awarded to graduating members of Tri-M. Free event – but donations will be gladly accepted to help raise funds for the Tri-M scholarship!