Ocean State Theatre Company Extends 42ND STREET Through 5/18
Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is pleased to announce that due to unprecedented demand, the run of the tap-dance extravaganza, 42nd Street, the closing production of the 2013-14 season, has been extended through May 18.
"42nd Street has always held a very special place in my heart," said Producing Artistic Director Amiee Turner. "It's the show in which I made my Broadway debut. I played Phyllis, one of the chorus girls who assists Peggy Sawyer. I will never forget that experience or the reaction of the audiences. It's such a fun, upbeat show! I love that it celebrates the hard work, talent and love of those involved in Broadway shows and who doesn't love terrific tap dancing? Judging from the brisk ticket sales, I'm clearly not the only one who feels this way!"
Based on the 1933 movie musical of the same name, this timeless, inspiring story focuses on a naive young aspiring chorus girl named Peggy Sawyer, who is plucked out of the chorus to save the show when leading lady, Dorothy Brock breaks her ankle. This classic backstage story celebrates the hard work, talent and love of those involved in Broadway shows. Winner of the 1980 Tony Award for "Best New Musical" and the 2001 Tony Award for "Best Revival of a Musical," this family-friendly musical features a hit parade of songs including "Lullaby of Broadway," "We're in the Money," "Shuffle Off to Buffalo" and the spectacular title number. 42nd Street is Broadway razzle-dazzle at its finest!
42nd Street will be presented at Ocean State Theatre from April 23 - May 18. Previews are scheduled for Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, April 24 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. All other performances will be held Wednesday (except April 30 & May 14), Thursday (except May 15), Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, with matinees on Thursdays (except May 15), Saturdays at 2:00 pm (except May 10) 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 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.