- $20.75 for one ticket to see the Fresh Beat Band (up to $34.50 value)
- When: Thursday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Providence Performing Arts Center
- Seating: Second Dress Circle, rows K–T of the center, right center, and right sections
- Door time: 5:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart
The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert
Drums. Pumpkins. Swimming pools. Pizza. These are just some of the things that can send the four overgrown kids of Nick Jr.’s Fresh Beat Band—and with them, their preschool audience—into transports of wild enthusiasm. Naturally enough, their excitement about the stuff that 4-year-olds’ dreams are made of spills over into ultra-energetic song-and-dance numbers. On a national tour, the band takes their dayglo spectacle from screen to stage, backed by colorful, pulsating productions.
In concert, the musical quartet—Kiki, Shout, Marina, and Twist—jam on guitars, drums, keys, and a DJ deck, often breaking into synchronized dance routines to accompany hits from their show’s first three seasons. “Great Day” bounces along to glass-half-full beats, and “Reach for the Sky” encourages tykes to aspire to dreams even bigger than emptying out an entire cabinet of tupperware. In educational asides—delivered in a style that’s perky but, fortunately for parents, not cloying or condescending—they show kids how the basic materials of movement and music can be used to make a danceable beat or express emotion.
The band’s sold-out shows have caught the attention of the New York Times, who declared the experience “Beatlemania for tots.” USA Today called them “one of the hottest pop acts on the road this year,” and the Daily Beast reported on the concert’s decibel reading by noting that the group “has the juice-box set squealing” while being “poised to become known outside of its target demographic.”
Providence Performing Arts Center
The Providence Performing Arts Center is a blending of eras, its architecture showcasing antiquated touches such as a gilded proscenium and a domed, amethyst-colored ceiling, as well as a full-color LED marquee above the building’s entrance. It’s all a part of lengthy renovation that restored the theater to its former opulence–it opened in 1928 as a Loew’s movie palace. A 51’ projection screen retains this cinematic spirit by showing films and rare home footage of Clark Gabel plucking his mustache. But the venue mainly hosts live events, from nationally touring musicals to standup comics.