SHREK and CLUE to Hit the Stage in Warwick This Summer at Ocean State Theatre

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Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick is thrilled to announce their 2017 Summer Season, featuring two musicals, which are fun for all ages - Shrek: The Musical and Clue: The Musical.

In celebration of Ocean State Theatre Company's (OSTC's) 5th summer in Warwick, all tickets to both summer productions may be purchased for a very special price through 5/5. Tickets to preview performances are $30 each and tickets to regular performances are $40 each. There is no limit to the number of tickets patrons may purchase. Special pricing is good through Friday, May 5 ONLY.

"It's hard to believe we are already approaching our fifth summer in Warwick," said Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner. "And what better way to celebrate than to do two musicals which are perfect for everyone! Even though Shrek: The Musical is based on the animated film, the creators of the stage version are all Tony Award-winners, who lovingly retained the humor and heart of gold found in the original film. Clue: The Musical is not like any show we've ever produced. Audience members pick the cards, which determine the who, what and where of the murder and have the opportunity to compete against one another. With assistance from the audience, the performers act out the show, which has 216 possible endings! I'm really excited to bring such a fun interactive theatre experience to area audiences."


Shrek:

You've Never Seen a Hero Quite Like This!

In the Kingdom of Duloc things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey that won't shut up, a bad guy with a short temper, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairytale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand - and his name is Shrek. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, this live stage version of "Shrek the Musical" was nominated for eight Tony Awards including best score and best book for a musical when it originally opened on Broadway in 2008. "Shrek the Musical" is part romance, part fractured fairy tale and 100% irreverent fun for the whole family.

Clue: The Musical:

You've Played the Board Game! Now See the Musical!

The internationally popular board game is now a fun-filled musical which brings the world's best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: Who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room and with what weapon? The audience helps deduce the solution from clues given throughout the show after choosing from cards representing the potential murderers, weapons and rooms - and there are 216 possible solutions! Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling musical score make this murder investigation a real crowd pleaser! And even after the culprit confesses, a surprise twist will delight the audience!


Shrek will be presented from July 5 - 23. Previews are scheduled for Wednesday, July 5, Thursday, July 6 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm and Friday, July 7 at 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 Saturday matinee performances on Saturdays, July 15 and 22 at 2:00 pm. After May 5, tickets are $39 for preview performances and $39-$59 for all other performances. $30 "Rush" tickets are available on a limited basis one hour prior to curtain on the day of the performance.

Clue The Musical will be presented from August 2 - 20. Previews are scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, Thursday, August 3 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm and Friday, August 4 at 7:30 pm. All other performances will be held Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm. Special Saturday matinee performances on Saturdays, August 12 and 19 at 2:00 pm. After May 5, tickets are $39 for preview performances and $39-$59 for all other performances. $30 "Rush" tickets are available on a limited basis one hour prior to curtain on the day of the performance.

The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. Discount rates for groups of 20 or more are available by calling (401) 921-1777 x112. Tickets will be available at the box office Tuesday through Friday from 12 noon - 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 12 noon - 4:00 pm, and up 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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