First Look: Ocean State Theatre Charms Audiences with LITTLE WOMEN
Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19.
Based on Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, Little Women: The Musical, vividly brings to life the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. In a time of war and sacrifice the four March sisters - aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy, and kind-hearted Beth, guided by their mother Marmee, grow from girls into women, while the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope, and everlasting love. With a book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, this show is sure to charm young and old alike.
Little Women: The Musical will be presented at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. Previews are scheduled for Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 pm and Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. All other performances will be held Wednesday (except March 8), Thursday (except March 16), Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, with matinees on Thursdays (except March 16), Saturdays at 2:00 pm (except March 4 & 11) 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 5.
The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. Tickets are $39 for preview performances, $39-$59 for all other performances except Thrifty Thursday (March 9) when all tickets are priced at a $10 discount ($29-$49). $30 "Rush" tickets are available on a limited basis one hour prior to curtain on the day of the performance. Additional discounted rates may be available for groups of 10 or more by calling (401) 921-1777 x112. 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.
Photo Credit: Mark Turek
(sitting from left) Abigail McMahon, Amiee Turner, (standing from left) Bryn Martin, Alison Novelli and Tess Jonas
Tess Jonas and Tommy Labanaris
Tess Jonas and Michael Luongo
Tess Jonas and Amiee Turner
Tess Jonas and Bryn Martin
Alison Novelli, Tess Jonas, Michael Luongo, Bryn Martin and Abigail McMahon