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Monday, June 30, 2008

Kaleidoscope Theatre featured on Society Page

Kaleidoscope Theatre's 'Party of the Year' was featured on Projo's Society page on Sunday!!

To read the write up, click here!
(Photo from left to right: Snow White (Jamie Dellorco), Holly Shadoian (Committee Chair), Bob Zannini (Managing Director), David Payton (Executive Director), Tony Petrarca (Honorary Co-Chair), and Cinderella (Jillian Rivers-Keegan.))

June Newsletter!

Kaleidoscope Theatre's June newsletter has been released! June is the beginning of our summer tour craziness as we begin rehearsals for our upcoming July performances. We hope you can join in on our fun!

This issue features several special offers regarding our summer series at Rhode Island College, and several announcements regarding staff changes at the Kaleidoscope home office. Here's the newsletter index:

1. Our 2008 Summer Series Lineup
2. Thank you for ‘The Party of the Year!’
3. Special offer - Four for Four!
4. Welcome Aboard, Jamie!
5. Break a leg, Tommy!
6. Kaleidoscope on YouTube
7. Supporting Our Members

If you'd like to sign up to receive our newsletter automatically every month, please check out our official website!

(Photo: Kaleidoscope Theatre's Artistic Director, Tommy Iafrate, departs to accept an exciting position at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston, RI!)

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Kaleidoscope Theatre would like to thank everyone who made the Party of the Year such a huge success! There were over 150 people at the event and Kaleidoscope was able to raise $14,000!

Proceeds from the event will help in the development of new shows and in providing support to bring B.U.L.L.Y. (an anti-bullying program) to schools that cannot otherwise afford to fund it.

Thank you all so much!

(Photo: Holly Shadoian (the original Snow White and Event Committee Chair) and Jamie Dellorco (Snow White onstage this summer!)

Friday, June 06, 2008

Walk the Red Carpet at Kaleidoscope's Gala Event!

Providence Mayor David Cicilline and WPRI’s Tony Petrarca are the Honorary Co-Chairs for Kaleidoscope Theatre’s 30th anniversary gala, “The Party of the Year” at the Roger Williams Park Casino in Providence on Thursday evening June 12, 2009 from 6pm to 10pm.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill is providing wonderful hors d’oeuvres and dinner and a decadent chocolate dessert is being provided by the Napa Valley Grille. Well known local singer and Kaleidoscope performer John Britto is the featured vocalist for the cocktail hour at the black tie optional event.

This festive evening begins with a red carpet entrance and includes a Kaleidoscope-themed martini bar, entertainment featuring the music of Kaleidoscope Executive Director David Payton, and a fabulous auction. Charlie Hall, State Jester, is the auctioneer for the evening.

Live and silent auction items are themed to Kaleidoscope Theatre’s fairytale musicals and school touring shows and include “Cinderella’s Bling”, a crystal tiara donated by Swarovski, “Little Red’s Sox”, a pair of Red Sox tickets, and several weekend or week long getaways. For a list of auction items, visit the Kaleidoscope website.

Proceeds will benefit the non-profit, award-winning Kaleidoscope Theatre by providing funding for bringing B.U.L.L.Y. (and anti-bullying show) to schools which need but cannot afford the production; new show development including a show focused on autism, and adapting B.U.L.L.Y. for the high school level to focus on different forms of adolescent bullying.

Kaleidoscope Theatre has been named Best of Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, and received a RI Theatre Achievement Award and the RI Jefferson Award. RIARC has honored the organization with several awards and the theatre company was chosen to represent the U.S. in 1989 at an International Down Syndrome Congress in Israel. Kaleidoscope has toured from Maine to Texas, and has performed at three national ARC conventions.

For information on sponsorships or to request an invitation to the event, which is $100 per person, call 401-942-3637, email, or log on to

What's your favorite fairytale?