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RI Live Theater in May Delivers Summer Venues

The month of May blossoms in Rhode Island with seasonal live theater venues opening for the summer! The long-awaited return of Bold Point Park, RI’s premier open air live entertainment venue located in East Providence kicks off their 2022 season on May 27th with multi-platinum artist Chris Young on his Famous Friends Tour. This will be the venue’s first show since the Covid related shutdowns. Bold Point Park’s 2022 season is packed with top shelf live entertainment that includes Tesla, Buddy Guy with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Theauxdown (a curated mini music festival), Chris Lane and much more. For a complete list of Bold Point Park events visit their website and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/boldpointpark

May also brings us the opening of Theatre by the Sea in Wakefield. The RI iconic theater that first opened in 1933 will launch the 2022 season with the musical Million Dollar Quartet that will run from May 25th – June 18th. The following feature shows include Footloose, Cinderella and Kinky Boots. In addition, the venue offers a Friday morning children’s’ festival and a Monday evening concert series. To learn about all the theatre offerings, visit www.theatrebythesea.com

New for RI live theater is the grand opening of the Historic Park Theatre and Events Center on May 14th with legendary comedian Jim Breuer. Enjoy a night of laughter while experiencing the renovations and improvements made to the former Park Theater located in Cranston, RI. Within the Park Theatre and Events Center complex resides RI’s newest comedy club, The Comedy Park. In addition to presenting live comedy, the Comedy Park is also the official home of the Rhode Island Hall of Fame. Stay up to date with all events by visiting www.theparkri.com

Each month RI Blogger will feature a Blog highlighting many of the live theater events in the Ocean State to keep you in touch with your entertainment options along with some over-the-border offerings to support our live entertainment venue neighbors.

Here is just a glimpse of events happening in the month of May. Barry Goodreau, formerly of the band Boston, brings his band Barry Goodreau’s Engine Room to the Courthouse Center of the Arts in W. Kingston on May 6th. The Greenwich Odeum has a lot to offer in May including shows by comedian Kevin Nealon on May 12th and musician / songwriter Graham Parker on May 15th. The Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre in Woonsocket presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest on May 13th – 15th as well as the legendary band Tavares on May 21st.

The Blue Man group comes to Providence on May 20th – 22nd at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Just over the border at the Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, MA, you can experience the ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Tusk for two shows on May 14th.

For a list of RI Live Theater venues and over the border live venue friends, visit RI Blogger’s Live Theater Directory @ RI Blogger Live Theater Directory.  Stay tuned each month as we keep you up to date on shows not to be missed. Each month may contain special giveaways and contests to get you into your favorite show! Special thanks to the venues that Sponsor RI Blogger and support our effort to keep live entertainment alive in the Ocean State.

may, 2022

wed25may8:00 pmMillion Dollar QuartetTheatre By The Sea, Matunuck, RI / May 25th - June 18th8:00 pm Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Rd, Wakefield, RI / (401) 782-8587Event Type :Art and Theater,Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater

thu26may6:00 pmRogue Island Comedy FestivalNewport, RI / Various Times & Venues6:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Live Theater,Memorial Day Weekend,Weekend Events

thu26may7:00 pmThe Voice of Gertrude SteinContemporary Theater Company, Wakefield, RI / June 4th @ 7:00pm7:00 pm Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St Wakefield, Rhode Island, RI / (401) 218-0282Event Type :Art and Theater,Entertainment,Live Theater,Special Event

thu26may7:00 pmThe Voice of Gertrude SteinContemporary Theater Company, Wakefield, RI / May 26th @ 7:00pm7:00 pm Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St Wakefield, Rhode Island, RI / (401) 218-0282Event Type :Art and Theater,Entertainment,Live Theater,Special Event

thu26may7:30 pmFairview @ Trinity RepTrinity Rep, Providence, RI7:30 pm Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St. Providence, RI / (401) 351-4242Event Type :Art and Theater,Live Theater,Special Event

thu26may8:00 pmBob Mould Solo Electric : Distortion & Blue HeartsGreenwich Odeum, East Greenwich, RI8:00 pm Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main Street, East Greenwich, RI / (401) 885-4000 / www.greenwichodeum.comEvent Type :Art and Theater,Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater,Weekend Events

fri27may5:00 pm2022 Debut Show @ Bold Point Park Featuring Chris Young!Bold Point Park, East Providence, RI / Friday, May 27th @ 5:00pm5:00 pm Bold Point Park, 1 Pier Rd, East Providence, RI / (207) 358-9327Event Type :Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater,Memorial Day Weekend,Outdoor Concerts,Weekend Events

fri27may6:00 pmRogue Island Comedy FestivalNewport, RI / Various Times & Venues6:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Live Theater,Memorial Day Weekend,Weekend Events

fri27may7:30 pmFairview @ Trinity RepTrinity Rep, Providence, RI7:30 pm Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St. Providence, RI / (401) 351-4242Event Type :Art and Theater,Live Theater,Special Event

fri27may8:00 pmLarry McCray Live @ SpireSpire Center for Performing Arts, Plymouth, MA / May 27th / 8:00pm8:00 pm Spire Center for Performing Arts, 25 1/2 Court Street, Plymouth, MA / (508) 746-4488Event Type :Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater,Weekend Events

fri27may8:00 pmThe Bit Players Improv Comedy Firehouse Theater, Newport, RI / Fridays 8pm / Saturdays 7pm & 9pm8:00 pm Event Type :Art and Theater,Entertainment,Events,Live Theater,Weekend Events

sat28may6:00 pmRogue Island Comedy FestivalNewport, RI / Various Times & Venues6:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Live Theater,Memorial Day Weekend,Weekend Events

sat28may7:30 pmA Midsummer Night's DreamGamm Theater, Warwick, RI / Daily May 5th - May 29th 7:30 pm Event Type :Art and Theater,Entertainment,Live Theater,Weekend Events

sat28may7:30 pmFairview @ Trinity RepTrinity Rep, Providence, RI7:30 pm Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St. Providence, RI / (401) 351-4242Event Type :Art and Theater,Live Theater,Special Event

sat28may7:30 pmBETTE, BABS & BEYONDPlymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA / May 28th & 29th7:30 pm Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth, MA / (401) 830-4087Event Type :Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater,Weekend Events

sat28may8:00 pmLoVeSeXy Tribute 2 PrinceDistrict Ctr for the Arts, Taunton, MA / May 28th8:00 pm The District Center For The Arts, 15 Court Street Taunton, MA / (508) 386-9413Event Type :Art and Theater,Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater,Weekend Events

sat28may8:00 pmGreg Piccolo & Heavy JuiceThe Knickerbocker Music Center, Westerly, RI8:00 pm Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, RI / (401) 315-5070Event Type :Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater,Weekend Events

sat28may9:00 pmSteve Smith & The NakedsMemorial Day Weekend @ The Ocean Mist, Matunuck, RI9:00 pm Ocean Mist, 895 Matunuck Beach Rd, Wakefield, RI / 401-782-3740Event Type :Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater,Memorial Day Weekend,Weekend Events

sun29may3:00 pmBETTE, BABS & BEYONDPlymouth Memorial Hall, Plymouth, MA / May 28th & 29th3:00 pm Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth, MA / (401) 830-4087Event Type :Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater,Weekend Events

sun29may6:00 pmRogue Island Comedy FestivalNewport, RI / Various Times & Venues6:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Live Theater,Memorial Day Weekend,Weekend Events

sun29may7:00 pmMillion Dollar QuartetTheatre By The Sea, Matunuck, RI / May 25th - June 18th7:00 pm Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Rd, Wakefield, RI / (401) 782-8587Event Type :Art and Theater,Entertainment,Live Music,Live Theater

mon30may6:00 pmRogue Island Comedy FestivalNewport, RI / Various Times & Venues6:00 pm Event Type :Comedy,Entertainment,Fairs and Festivals,Live Theater,Memorial Day Weekend,Weekend Events

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