CELEBRATING SPECTACULAR SHOW TUNES and A NIGHT OF BROADWAY CLASSICS Set for Ocean State Theatre, Jan 2014

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CELEBRATING SPECTACULAR SHOW TUNES and A NIGHT OF BROADWAY CLASSICS Set for Ocean State Theatre, Jan 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently launched its first full season in its new state-of-the-Art Theatre in Warwick, is pleased to present two exclusive music presentations in January - Celebrating Spectacular Show Tunes on Saturday, January 11, and A Night of Broadway Classics, starring Fred Scheff on Saturday, January 18.

Directed by Producing Artistic Director Amiee Turner, with musical direction by Lila Kane, both concerts will reunite cast members from previous OSTC productions both at Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck and at the new Ocean State Theatre in Warwick.

Celebrating Spectacular Show Tunes will reunite 27 children who have appeared in previous OSTC productions of Evita, Peter Pan, The Sound of Music, The King and I, LES MISERABLES and Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical. The concert will feature selections from The Addams Family, Bye Bye Birdie, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Matilda, Oliver!, Snoopy, Suessical, The Sound of Music, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and others. Funds raised will benefit the Camp OSTC Scholarship Fund, which is used to underwrite tuition to the popular musical theatre camp for several campers each year. Scheduled to appear are Calista Heart Aguinaldo of Warwick, Jessica Arsenian of South Kingstown, Leah Benz and Rachel Benz of Narragansett, RI, Sophie Blackman of Pawtucket; Connor Buonaccorsi, Chloe Deveney, Amaryllis Miller and Bobby Miller of Cranston; Sydney Carriero of Somerset; Sarah Dube of Cumberland; Andrew Faria of East Providence; Brigid Fitzgerald of Kingston; Jacqueline Claire DePetro, Alexander LeBlanc and Sophie Rodgers of East Greenwich; Cameron Harrington of Providence; Aaron O'Brien Mackisey, Abigail McMahon, Laurel McMahon, Lily McMahon, Eve Senerchia and Grace Truslow of Warwick; Cole Mathewson of Belchertown, Mass; Rebekah Philip of Rehoboth, Mass; Celeste Richards of South Kingstown; and Iain Yarbrough of Wrentham, Mass.

Ocean State Theatre Company is thrilled to welcome back Fred Scheff of East Greenwich, who starred as Jean Valjean in OSTC's highly acclaimed production of LES MISERABLES for A Night of Broadway Classics. Dr. Scheff will welcome exciting special guests including fellow LES MISERABLES cast members Alyssa Gorgone (Eponine), Tommy Labanaris (Marius), and Kevin B McGlynn (Javert). Also scheduled to appear are several of Dr. Scheff's vocal students including Tyler Bradley Indyck and Sarah Pothier, who are currently studying musical theatre at Rhode Island College (RIC), and recent RIC graduates Juliette Salaway and Sarah Kane. The program will consist of a collection of classic tunes, by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, and others, as well as Broadway hits from LES MISERABLES, Fiddler on the Roof, Jekyll & Hyde, Phantom of the Opera, and more.

Celebrating Spectacular Show Tunes will be presented on Saturday, January 11 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20. A cast party will be held following the performance and may be added for $5 to any ticket. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. (Ask the box office for more details.)

A Night of Broadway Classics starring Fred Scheff will be presented on Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $35. A meet-n-greet will be held following the performance and may be added for $15 to any ticket on a limited basis. A portion of the ticket price is tax deductible. (Ask the box office for more details.)

The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from 12 noon - 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 12 noon - 4:00 pm, and from 12 noon 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.

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is a professional not-for-profit regional theatre whose mission is to preserve and pass on the tradition of live, professional theatre - including the American musical - and to pursue avenues of enrichment and education for the benefit of the state of Rhode Island and the surrounding region through the theatre arts. OSTC, which re-opened and ran the historic Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck, RI from 2007-2012 and began producing shows in Warwick, RI in 2012, is an IRS designated not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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