Thursday, March 22, 2018

THE BLACK BOX Sets The Stage For Culinary Cabaret Food And Wine Event - Apr 6

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents Culinary Cabaret 2018 on Friday, April 6, from 7-10 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX, 15 West Central Street, in downtown Franklin. The 7th annual food and wine event showcases the culinary and performing arts, featuring creative dishes and gourmet specialties. The evening also includes a culinary-themed silent auction and entertainment by FPAC special guest artists and the international touring ensemble Electric Youth.

FPAC is pleased to partner with exceptional area chefs and restaurants to present an innovative evening of inspired cuisine. Savor fine wines, craft beer, and delicious appetizers, desserts, and dishes from Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Tavolino, Whole Foods Market, Genji, J&L Catering, The Cake Bar, The Curry House, Organic Buzz, The Gavel, Rhapsody’s Victorian Coffee House, Teddy Gallagher’s, Intermission, David’s Tea and more. Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits will present representatives from vineyards and distributors, who will pour wine tastings to compliment the chef-prepared specialties. Reflecting Pour Richard’s “Never Drink Ordinary” motto, beverages will feature small producers, high quality, and eclectic selection.

Tickets for Culinary Cabaret are $75 and are fully inclusive of the evening’s food, wine, beer, and entertainment. Event proceeds support Electric Youth’s 2018 European concert tour, featuring a July 4th performance for U.S. troops at Aviano Air Force Base. For more information, visit Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 508-528-3370.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sonya Rae Taylor Headines Black Box Blues Concert - March 31

BLACK BOX Blues presents singer/songwriter/guitarist Sonya Rae Taylor on Saturday, March 31 at 8 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX theater, music, and event venue in downtown Franklin.

Part of the new breed of blues and soul musicians, Sonya Rae Taylor is always searching for new ways to revitalize the form. A triple threat, Sonya is a fiery guitar slinger, soulful blues belter, and a songwriter of depth and craft beyond her years. Joined by her husband, Ryan Taylor, the powerful guitar duo has logged many miles in their young careers, from Boston to Austin then Nashville, where Sonya was signed by BMG Chrysalis. 

The couple has made TV appearances on shows such as the ABC series, Nashville, and has worked with or shared the stage with artists ranging from Tameca Jones, Gary Clark, Jr., John Popper of Blues Traveler, John Medeski, and Derrico Watson of the Victor Wooten Band. 

Tickets are $20. A cash bar is available. For tickets and more information, visit or call (508) 528-3370. The home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street.

For more about Sonya Rae and samples of her music

Sonya Rae Taylor Headines Black Box Blues Concert - March 31
Sonya Rae Taylor Headines Black Box Blues Concert - March 31

Broadway In Franklin - Mar 25

The magic of 42nd Street comes to Boston's MetroWest suburbs as Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents Broadway In Franklin, featuring guest artists Tyrick Wiltez Jones and Nikki Snelson in a cabaret-style revue of show-stopping numbers from the Great White Way. 

Nikki Snelson
Nikki Snelson
The Broadway stars will headline a special performance at 3 p.m. this Sunday, March 25, at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC’s theater, music, and event venue, located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. The show also features appearances by musical theater students from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts.

Nikki Snelson originated the role of Brooke Wyndham in the 2007 original Broadway production of Legally Blonde: The Musical. Other Broadway credits include Annie Get Your Gun (starring opposite Bernadette Peters) and Sweet Charity. National tours include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Hello Dolly (starring Carol Channing), Showboat and tick, tick…BOOM! 
Tyrick Wiltez Jones
Tyrick Wiltez Jones

Tyrick Wiltez Jones was recently seen as Gary in the world-premiere Broadway preview of Johnny Manhattan. Additional Broadway credits include Finian’s Rainbow and Hairspray. National tours include Miss Saigon, Seussical, Fosse and Showboat.

Tickets are $25 (adults) and $22 (students/seniors). Proceeds from Broadway In Franklin support Electric Youth’s 2018 European summer concert tour and mission to give back through musical performance, education and ambassadorship. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (508) 528-3370 or visit

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Franklin Artist to be featured at Mansfield Gallery - Apr 14 to May 12

Franklin resident, Sue Pratt Sheridan will be the featured artist in a solo exhibition from April 14 until May 12 at the Next Door Gallery at Happy Hollow Frame Shop, 250 North Main Street in Mansfield.

The opening reception, free and open to the public, will take place on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 7 - 9 PM. For more information, call 508-339-1234 or visit the gallery’s Facebook page at The Happy Hollow Frame Shop & Next Door Gallery.

For over 25 years, Pratt Sheridan has painted in a variety of media; the show will include landscapes, seascapes, city scenes and figures. Much of her work depicts the natural beauty of New England as well as scenes from her paintings excursions in Europe.

Pratt Sheridan’s award-winning work has been featured in many local and regional shows and galleries. She holds a Signature Artist designation from the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.

In addition to her painting, Pratt Sheridan has been an active member in many area arts organizations. She has also been a strong arts advocate with service on the Franklin Cultural District Steering Committee and the Franklin Cultural Council.

Regarding this art show Pratt Sheridan states “I’m honored to be having a solo show of my work at this fine gallery. I hope people will take a break from their everyday routines, come on down to the gallery, and enjoy some beautiful views!” 

Franklin Artist to be featured at Mansfield Gallery
Franklin Artist to be featured at Mansfield Gallery

THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series ~ Yookeroo - Mar 24

THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series features Yookeroo on Saturday, March 24, 8 PM.

A progressive rock quartet based in Massachusetts, Yookeroo has played across the northeast and recently released their first full-length album "Into the Æther." 

They signed with Green Line Records (Boston) in December 2017. 

Yookeroo consists of Gabe Rudd (Keyboard) Desmond Cornetta (Guitar/Vocals), Michael Agnello (Bass/Vocals,) and Sam Pinkowitz (Drums).

THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series ~ Yookeroo - Mar 24
THE BLACK BOX Local Artist Series ~ Yookeroo - Mar 24

Tickets can be purchased online