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Community College of Rhode Island

50 Years of Performing Arts at CCRI

The college rededicated the recently refurbished Bobby Hackett Theater with an evening celebrating its talented performers in “50 Years of Performing Arts at CCRI” on Nov. 21 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. Several of Hackett’s family members, including his granddaughter, grandson, niece, great-grandchildren and even his 8-month-old great-great grandson, were in attendance. Featured performances included aerial silk acrobat and alumna Jamie Glowacki, Performing Arts Department students, faculty and alumni staging scenes from plays performed through the decades and musical entertainment from the cast of “Hello Broadway 2014.” Local rhythm and blues band Steve Smith and the served as house band and, after the show, Bruce Kalvert ’76 entertained the crowd with close-up magic tricks and attendees enjoyed posing with living statues of Mozart and Shakespeare during a reception in the Great Hall.


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Last Updated: 8/25/16