Ocean State Theatre Company to Present THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!, 2/26-3/16 February 26
Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is proud to present the international hit, The All Night Strut! from February 26 - March 16.
This classy, sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and '40s, carries audiences through the Depression, World War II and the post war boom. The show is filled with jazz, blues, bebop and standards that thrill the heart, tickle the funny bone and raise the rafters. Legendary songwriters such as Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway and the Gershwins take audiences from the funky jive of Harlem to the sophisticated elegance of El Morocco and the romance of the Stage Door Canteen. This international hit is a slick slice of yesteryear with sublime music and unbeatable energy that's perfect for a new generation of Swing fans and die-hard devotees! Songs include "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "Minnie the Moocher," "Sentimental Journey," "As Time Goes By," "In the Mood," "Dream," and many more.
Ocean State Theatre Company is thrilled to welcome veteran director/choreographer Brian Swasey, who will be joined by music director, Paul Buono, who has toured nationally and internationally as a member of Javier Colon's band (winner, Season 1 "The Voice") and on the Maroon 5 "OverExposed" Tour. The cast includes Cranston's Chistiana Rodi, who appeared in RENT during OSTC's inaugural season, as well as accomplished vocalists DaWoyne A. Hill, Robby May and Courtney Nolan Smith, who are all making their Ocean State Theatre debuts.
The All Night Strut! will be presented at Ocean State Theatre from February 26 - March 16. Previews are scheduled for Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, February 27 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. All other performances will be held Wednesday (except March 5) through Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, with matinees on Thursdays (except March 13), Saturdays at 2:00 pm (except March 15) and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Conducting Conversations Live!, a free post-show discussion hosted by WCRI's Mike Maino, will follow the 2pm performance on Sunday, March 2. The new post show Piano Bar Series, will continue with "All That Jazz," a celebration of classics, standards and Broadway favorites, and will be held following Friday and Saturday evening performances (beginning at approximately 9:45 pm) in the theatre's lobby on March 7, 8, 14 and 15.
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.