Theatre By The Sea Adds Performances of MAMMA MIA!

Theatre By The Sea's owner and producer Bill Hanney, who recently opened the worldwide mega-hit Mamma Mia! at his historic seaside playhouse, is pleased to announce that due to popular demand and limited seating availability, two additional matinee performances have been added on Sunday, July 8 at 1:00 pm and Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 pm.

"We are thrilled that audiences have responded so enthusiastically to our production," said Bill Hanney. "When I originally scheduled the production to run for five weeks, many people questioned the decision, but I had a feeling this popular musical would resonate with our patrons. In fact, Mamma Mia! has just become the highest attended production since I purchased the property in 2007. I'm glad we are able to add a few more opportunities to help satisfy the demand to get in on the fun!"

Prepare to have the time of your life! Sophie, a 20-year-old bride-to-be, is on the search for her father. After reading her mother's diary, she discovers there are three potential suitors. Unbeknownst to her mother, Donna, Sophie invites each of them to her wedding, in hopes of having one of them walk her down the aisle. As the big day draws near, surprises abound with old flames and old friends. Mamma Mia! is packed with 22 ABBA hits, including "Dancing Queen," "Super Trouper," "Take A Chance on Me," and "The Winner Takes It All." This worldwide mega hit will have audiences shouting "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!" more!

Mamma Mia! continues at Theatre By The Sea through July 21. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 and Sundays at 5:00 pm, with special added matinee performances on Tuesday, July 3 at 2:00 pm, Sunday, July 8 at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 pm and Wednesday July 18 at 2:00 pm. The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. Tickets range in price from $52 - $75 (additional fees may apply). Discount rates are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (401) 782-TKTS (8587). Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sundays from 12 noon - 5:00 pm and performance days until curtain, online 24-hours-a-day at www.theatrebythesea.com and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (866) 811-4111 or (401) 782-TKTS (8587).

Located on Rhode Island's South Shore, Theatre By The Sea celebrates 85 years of summer theatre at its best!

Theatre By The Sea has had many incarnations since opening on August 7, 1933. Tommy Brent saved the theatre from demolition in 1967 and ran it successfully until FourQuest Entertainment took over the lease in 1988. Following extensive renovations, FourQuest reopened the theatre in the spring of 1989 and continued producing high quality entertainment at the seaside playhouse until the fall of 2003. Bill Hanney purchased the property in 2007 and, with producing partners, successfully mounted a production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, just six weeks later, reopening the historic theatre on August 8, 2007. Since then, Theatre By The Sea has continued to produce a four-musical subscription season, a late-night cabaret series, a children's theatre festival, and a children's summer theatre camp.

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