Since the Park Theatre announced in early February that Kevin Costner and Modern West will be performing at the revitalized facility on Saturday, April 7, the phones at the state’s newest performing arts center haven’t stopped ringing.
With the calendar turning to March, and the show drawing closer, tickets to this intimate, once-in-a-lifetime concert are in high-demand and selling fast. Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase their tickets now as the theatre anticipates the show to sell out prior to the performance date. Further, patrons of the Park Theatre can enjoy affordably priced tickets for the show as most other venues around the country have priced Kevin Costner and Modern West tickets between 50 and 80 percent higher.
“The response that we’ve received from the community about Kevin Costner’s upcoming performance at the Park Theatre has been nothing short of amazing,” said Piyush Patel, owner of the Park Theatre. “Hosting this show is a major accomplishment for the theatre as we work to further establish ourselves as one of the premier performing arts centers in the area.”
Famous throughout the world for his successful acting career, Kevin’s first love has always been music – a talent he’s now bringing to the Ocean State. The history of Kevin’s music career goes back over 20 years when he met John Coinman in a dirty, downtown warehouse in Los Angeles during an acting workshop. John was a musician with an intense interest in acting and Kevin was an actor with an intense interest in music. Together with guitarist/producer Teddy Morgan and drummer Larry Cobb, the men formed Kevin Costner and Modern West, and the rest is history.
As Kevin’s star began to rise, the band continued behind-the-scenes playing, writing and recording anytime they could. Born from a shared love of music and comprised of a tight-knit group of longtime friends, Kevin Costner and Modern West draw their influences from a broad tapestry of American music and beyond. Their shows flow from original material to cover songs written by some of music’s giants.
Kevin Costner and Modern West are scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. on April 7. Tickets are priced at $35, $45 and $55. For an additional $25 per person, patrons can add a pre-performance dinner package at the Stage Door Restaurant & Lounge adjacent to the theatre. Tickets may be purchased at the theatre’s secure website, www.ParkTheatreRI.com, or by calling the Box Office at 467-7275.
The Park Theatre was built in 1924 and served as a cultural landmark for nearly eight decades until its closing in 2002. Following seven years and nearly $10 million in renovations, the Park Theatre was reborn in October 2009 as Rhode Island’s newest theatre and performing arts center. As a fully-equipped state-of-the-art multi-purpose performing arts center, the Park Theatre features concerts, comedy, theatrical performances, opera, dance recitals, children’s and family shows, movies, and more. Through its extensive renovations, the Park Theatre boasts a larger, deeper stage and 1,000 plush seats that feature arm rests with cup holders and significantly more legroom between rows than most theatres. The facility also includes the Stage Door Restaurant and Lounge, as well as a free parking for all events behind City Hall with professional valet service. For more information visit www.ParkTheatreRI.com.