ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, GUYS AND DOLLS Set for Ocean State Theatre's 2014 Summer Season
Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick has announced two musical productions for their 2014 summer season - the song-filled hit, Always...Patsy Cline and the popular Tony Award-winning musical, Guys and Dolls.
"Not knowing if we would attract an audience during the summer in Warwick, we decided to dip our toe in the water and present a single musical last year," said Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner. "Our production of Legally Blonde ended up being very well-received and patrons were disappointed that we weren't presenting a second production, so this year, we decided to take on a new challenge and add a second show. I had really wanted to be able to do two contrasting musicals and had decided early on that Guys and Dolls was a perfect summer show. Meanwhile, after trying for the last year and a half to get the rights for Patsy Cline, it suddenly became available so we figured it was fate and grabbed it!"
Always...Patsy Cline is based on a true story about the country music legend and the fan she called a friend. The title was inspired by Cline's letters to her friend Louise Seger, which were always signed, "Love ALWAYS...Patsy Cline." The musical play, complete with down home country humor and honest emotion, includes many of Patsy's most unforgettable hits - 27 in all - such as "Seven Lonely Days," "You're Cheatin' Heart," "I Fall to Pieces," "Sweet Dreams," "Walkin' After Midnight" and of course "Crazy."
Guys and Dolls soars with the spirit of classic Broadway when gangsters, showgirls, cops and missionaries all collide in Frank Loesser's masterpiece - each character in search of salvation, true love and, of course, the perfect craps game! Join Nathan, Sky, Sarah and Miss Adelaide in what is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Songs include "I'll Know," "Fugue for Tin Horns," "Adelaide's Lament," "If I Were a Bell," "Bushel and a Peck," "Luck Be a Lady," and "Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat."
Always...Patsy Cline will be presented from June 4 - 22. Previews are scheduled for Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, June 5 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. All other performances will be held Wednesday (except 6/11) through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, with matinees on Thursdays (except 6/19), Saturdays (except 6/7) and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Guys and Dolls will be presented from July 9 - 27. Previews are scheduled for Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. All other performances will be held Tuesday (except 7/15) through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, with matinees on Saturdays (except 7/12 & 7/26) and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. Tickets are $39 for preview performances and $39-$54 for all other performances. Discount rates for groups of 20 or more are available by calling (401) 921-1777 x112. $30 "Rush" tickets are available on a limited basis one hour prior to curtain on the day of the performance. Tickets will be available at the box office Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon - 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 12 noon - 4:00 pm, and up until curtain on performance days. Tickets are also available online 24 hours a day at www.OceanStateTheatre.org and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 921-6800.