That’s entertainment: Twenty years ago


“The World Goes Round,” the Kander and Ebb musical, was at the Providence Performing Arts Center, followed by Loew’s Big Band, featuring the Four Freshmen.

Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart” was at Providence College’s Blackfriars Theatre.

B.B. King played the former Strand Theatre in Providence. He is still playing his blues at Cranston’s Park Theatre.

Festival Ballet performed “Cinderella” at PPAC. Former Festival dancer Elizabeth Corey starred in the leading role.

Rose’s Family Restaurant celebrated their first anniversary in their new home on Warwick Ave. near the Cranston line. King’s Garden in Cranston presented a new chef’s menu featuring meals that are popular with the Chinese community.

A workshop production of A.R. Gurney’s “Scenes From American Life” was presented at Perishable Theatre. Included in the ensemble were Marge Conte and Linda Porter of Warwick.

Ethan and Joel Coen’s “The Hudsucker Proxy” was “an in-your-face-farce…an outlandish attack on the values of unscrupulous businessmen and newspaper reporters.”

The Cumberland Company presented “Cyrano” starring Normand Beauregard in a three-hour and 20-minute “marathon.” I said that Beauregard made an especially good Cyrano, but “the play was longer than his nose.” Yvonne Seggerman did the costumes.

Herb Pomeroy played a mean trumpet at the Bobby Hackett Theatre in CCRI’s Warwick campus. Artie Cabral backed him up on drums.


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