Arts closes out its 2017-2018 season with a hit, looks ahead to next season

URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL sells over 1,000 tickets; 2018-2019 Season kicks off in October

WARWICK, RI – The Arts at Bishop Hendricken, and the Summer Stage program, rounded out their 2017-2018 season with the Tony Award-winning musical satire, Urinetown: The Musical from August 2-5. The company of over 70 student actors, technicians, and musicians played to packed houses in the Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater for its 4-show run.

As part of the Summer Stage program’s annual service project, and aligned with Urinetown’s central topic of clean water access, company members collected $1,022 for the Catholic Charities Appeal of Flint, Michigan. Additionally, the company gathered 23 cases of water bottles for donation to the Rhode Island Food Bank.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better way to close out an already incredibly successful and rewarding season,” said Mr. Richard Sylvia, Director of Arts. “The support we received from our families, friends, alums, and patrons was bar none. It’s support that truly makes a difference in the work of our student artists and our program at large.”

Looking ahead to the 2018-2019 season, the Arts at Bishop Hendricken has a number of production and performance highlights, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the 2nd Arts Spotlight Evening, the annual Best of Media Arts student film screening, and a total of seven instrumental and vocal music concerts. For a full listing of 2018-2019 productions and events, click here.

Additionally, the Arts at Bishop Hendricken will be taking its show on the road throughout the season, with show choir and drama trips planned for New York City, Washington D.C., and Virginia; and a band trip to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York.

Any students interested in joining the Arts at Bishop Hendricken, or participating in any of its programs, should contact Mr. Richard Sylvia, Director of Arts, at 401.739.3450, ext. 147, or