Theatre by the Sea’s Summer 2012 Tickets on Sale
Saturday, May 12, 2012
One of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory, this deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash on the way to their first big concert. Miraculously, and humorously, they are revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. The “Plaids” sing great nostalgic pop hits of the ‘50s in the closest of harmony, squabble boyishly over the smallest intonations, and execute charmingly outlandish choreography with over-zealous precision. Songs includes, “Heart and Soul,” “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “16 Tons,” “Rags to Riches” and many others. Suitable for all audiences. Forever Plaid will be presented from May 30 – June 17.
The Sound of Music
Set in Austria in 1938, this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical follows the adventures of a high-spirited young novice who is ill-fitted for the life of the convent. Sent to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval officer, Maria wins their hearts (and his) with her exuberant love of life. The family's attempt to escape from the Nazis is one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented onstage. This beloved family classic features a glorious score including “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” and “The Sound of Music.” Suitable for all audiences. The Sound of Music will be presented from June 20 – July 14.
9 to 5: The Musical
OSTC is excited to present another Rhode Island Premiere! This hilarious musical based on the popular movie of the same name tells the story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era, when three unlikely friends and co-workers conspire to take control of their company and learn there's nothing they can't do -- even in a man's world. Featuring an original score written by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business... it's about getting credit and getting even... it’s about livin’ and “workin’ 9 to 5!” Contains adult language and content. 9 to 5: The Musical will be presented from July 18 – August 11.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
From the authors of Guys and Dolls comes one of the most delightfully irreverent musicals of all time. This satire of big business and all it holds sacred, follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who uses a little handbook called “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” to climb the corporate ladder from lowly window washer to high-powered executive. Tackling familiar, but potent dangers such as aggressively compliant "company men," the boss' whiny nephew, the office party, backstabbing co-workers, caffeine addiction and, of course, true love, this Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is full of lush tunes and rousing dance numbers. Suitable for all audiences. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying will be presented August 15 – September 2.
God of Carnage
Rhode Island Premiere! The newest play from Yasmina Reza, the Tony® Award-winning author of Art, focuses on two sets of parents, who meet to discuss a fight between their sons at a nearby park. Although they set out to resolve the childhood quarrel with civility and maturity, they resort to childish antics themselves as the evening soon turns to chaos. Winner of both the Tony® and Olivier Awards for Best Play, the Broadway production was hailed as being “first class” by Ben Brantley of The New York Times, “hilarious yet surprisingly thoughtful comedy” by the Associated Press, while David Rooney of Variety proclaimed “It's Reza's sharpest work since ‘Art.’” Contains adult language and content. God of Carnage will be presented September 6– September 16.
Previews for musical productions are scheduled for Wednesday at 8:00 pm and Thursday at 2:00 and 8:00 pm. Opening weekend performances will be held on Friday at 8:00 pm, Saturday at 4:30 and 8:30 pm and Sunday at 3:00 and 8:00 pm. All other performances will be held Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8:00 pm, Thursdays at 2:00 pm, Saturdays at 4:30 and 8:30 pm and Sundays at 5:00 pm. There is a special matinee scheduled for The Sound of Music on Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 pm.
God of Carnage will have a preview performance on Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 pm. Opening weekend performances will be held on Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2:00 and 7:30 pm. Remaining performances will be held on Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, September 13 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm, Friday, September 14 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm and Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 and 7:30 pm.
The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI. Tickets are $30/$35 for preview performances and $30-$54 for all other performances. Discount rates for groups of 20 or more are available by calling (401) 782-3800 x18. Tickets will be available at the box office Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and online anytime beginning Monday, May 7, 2011.
For ticket or subscription information and sales, stop by the box office during normal box office hours, call (401) 782-TKTS (8587), visit www.theatrebythesea.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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