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The North Providence Breeze 12-05-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | DECEMBER 5-11, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT 7 rehearsal hall is phenomenal," he said. "I am awed by the quality of their act- ing and singing. This cast is filled with genuinely great people. Their willing- ness to embrace this new script and reimagine the material has been truly heartening." While the story was written in the mid 1800s, it still has at its heart "a universal message that still speaks to us in the modern age," said Deschenes. Keeping the story fresh for a contem- porary audience is not something I've had to worry about because this new musical version drives the tale along in a way that is compelling, entertaining, relevant, and surprisingly emotional." Deschenes finds a lyric in one of the songs sung by Scrooge captures the show's essence perfectly. "'Life is the present, the past and the future. No one is bound by what's come before.' What an empowering notion. Yes, our present experience might be defined by our past, but that doesn't mean our future is beholden. In a moment of grace, we always have the ability to choose again, to start again," he said. The Stadium Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol: The New Musical" Dec. 14-23. For tickets and information, visit, or call 401-762- 4545. "A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE NEW MUSICAL," a brand new retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece, will be presented at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, Dec. 14-23. Tickets $21, $26 and $31. Visit for show- times. STADIUM From Page One Holiday fairs and bazaars Weekend of Dec. 7-9 Christmas Bazaar at Cortland Place, 20 Austin Ave., Greenville, Saturday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. White elephant table, raffles, bake, sale and more. Christmas Bazaar at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 670 Weeden St., Pawtucket, Friday, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 8-10:30 a.m.; lunch will be served from 11a.m.-1 p.m. Bazaar will have penny social, raffle prizes, handmade crafts, bake goods, Grandma's Attic and more. Holiday Bazaar at Forand Manor, 30 Washington St., Central Falls, Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cash only. Penny social, split-the-pot, vendors, baked goods, homemade jams. The kitchen will be open. Christmas Faire at North Scituate Baptist Church, 619 West Greenville Road, North Scituate, Friday, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Baptist Boutique with local handwork, crafts, jewelry, Christmas greenery centerpieces and decorations, penny social, book nook, baked goods, cheese corner, and Holly Café. German Christmas Bazaar at the German American Cultural Society, 78 Carter Ave., Pawtucket, Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. German Christmas Market features time- honored gifts, crafts, ornaments, gingerbread houses, clothing and of course great German holiday food and drink. Visa, Master & Discover Cards are accepted. Holiday Bazaar at St. Paul Parish, 48 St. Paul St., Blackstone, Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Homemade gifts, jewelry, handbags, white ele- phant table, bake sale and more. The 3rd Annual J-DAPA Jingle Bazaar at Johnston Senior High School, 345 Cherry Hill Road, Johnston, on Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Features 80+ local vendors and crafter's showcasing their unique items. There will be a variety of hot foods for lunch. Holiday music and entertainment will be onsite as well, with charac- ter appearances all day. Christmas Bazaar at Four Corners Community Chapel, 200 Angell, Cumberland, Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Silent auction, homemade baked goods, a white elephant table, jewelry, handmade crafts, and wreaths. The kitchen will be open for coffee and pastry, and will also serve lunch. Operation Graduation Vendor Craft Fair at Bellingham High School, 60 Blackstone St., Bellingham, Mass., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Christmas Bazaar at Fogarty Manor, 214 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Penny social, Grandmas Attic, kids table, jewelry table, raffle table, baked goods, handmade afghans, lap robes. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. Kiddie Christmas Bazaar at North Foster Baptist Church, 81 East Killingly Road, Foster, Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Children invited to find gifts for everyone on their list. While your kids are getting their shopping done, adults may visit the kitchen for coffee, tea and snacks. Helpers will be available to walk the kids through the hall and help them to keep track of their shopping list and will gift wrap their presents for them. Donations are graciously accepted. Weekend of Dec. 14-16 Christmas in the Country Bazaar at Laurel Grange, 351 Snake Hill Road, North Scituate, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admis- sion. Vendors, handmade crafts and more. Santa's Chimney Christmas Bazaar at the Village at Waterman Lake, 715 Putnam Pike, Smithfield, Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admis- sion. Raffles, homemade crafts and vendors, raffle and more. FSPA students present annual Christmas Showcase FRANKLIN, Mass. – The annual Holiday Showcase performed by the students of the Franklin School for the Performing Arts will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at The Black Box, 15 West Central St. The showcase will feature Next Step junior dance ensemble, CenterStage senior dance ensemble, the FSPA Glee Club, Broadway Lads, Lite Brites, BLT2, Broadway Light, Broadway Ladies, and Broadway Bound musical theatre ensembles, and the FSPA Dance Company. Students will perform holiday clas- sics as well as contemporary favor- ites. Tickets for the FSPA Holiday Showcase are available at the door or by calling 508-528-8668. Place your classified ad online at

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