GUYS AND DOLLS Opens Tonight at Ocean State Theatre
Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is proud to continue its summer season tonight, July 9 with one of America's most popular and successful Broadway musicals, Guys and Dolls, sponsored by Residence Inn by Marriott.
This Tony Award-winning musical based on the stories of Damon Runyon, 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."
Ocean State Theatre Company is thrilled to welcome back director/choreographer Russell Garrett, who was at the helm for OSTC productions of Legally, Blonde: The Musical, 9 to 5: The Musical, Hairspray and The Full Monty. He will be joined by Justin P. Cowan, who music directed OSTC productions of Legally, Blonde: The Musical and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. In the roles of Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown are Tom Andrew of Somerset, MA, who recently appeared as Brian in OSTC's production of Laughter on the 23rd Floor and Westerly's Rochelle Weinrauch, who will be making her OSTC debut. Medford, Massachusetts natives, Kevin B. McGlynn, who won rave reviews for his portrayal of Javert in OSTC's Les Miserables and Katie Clark, who made her OSTC debut as Maggie in 42nd Street, play opposite one another as Nathan Detroit and Adelaide and Matthew Eamon Ryan who made his OSTC debut in Les Miserables, returns in the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson. Other local performers include Rachel Abbate of Norfolk, Brandon Alberto of New Bedford, Jeanine Belcastro of Lincoln, Alexis Berlinger of Cumberland, Lauren Gemelli of Norwell, David Groccia of North Providence, Daniel Guay and Desirée Justin of Fall River, Maria LaRossa of Boston, Devin Marchany of Providence, Brian Mulvey of Warwick, Peter Romagna of Burlington, Peter Williams of North Kingstown, Tobias Wilson of New London and popular local comedian Frank O'Donnell of North Providence, who will be making his professional theatre debut in the role of Big Jule.
Guys and Dolls will be presented at Ocean State Theatre from July 9 - July 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 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Special matinees are scheduled for Thursday, July 10 and Saturday, July 19. Conducting Conversations Live!, a free post-show discussion hosted by WCRI's Mike Maino, will follow the 2pm performance on Sunday, July 13. The post show Piano Bar Series, will continue with "Broadway Music and Comedy," and will be held following Friday and Saturday evening performances (beginning at approximately 10:15 pm) in the theatre's lobby on July 18, 19, 25 and 26.
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 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 time 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.