Daniels hosts free ‘Fifth Down’ following certain OSTC performances


Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently launched its first full season with a critically acclaimed production of “Les Misérables,” which played to record-breaking crowds, will continue its Piano Bar Series. “Fifth Down” will be held following select evening performances of the company’s current production, the New England premiere of Academy Award-winner Eric Simonson’s new American play, “Lombardi.”

Following select Friday and Saturday evening performances, the theatre’s lobby will be transformed into an intimate performance space, where patrons will be entertained by cast members, OSTC alumni and staff members while enjoying beverages and late night appetizers, which will be available for purchase from the theatre’s lobby bar.

“Fifth Down” will be hosted by Mike Daniels, who audiences will remember from his portrayal of Snetsky in OSTC’s inaugural season production of “Fools,” as well as his appearances in Children’s Festival productions of “How I Became a Pirate,” “The Fabulous Fable Factory,” and “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” Musical accompaniment will be provided by local musician Esther Zabinski, who served as music director for OSTC’s production of “RENT” during its inaugural season.

“Fifth Down” will be presented following Friday and Saturday evening performances of “Lombardi” on Nov. 15, 16, 22 and 23. Attendance at the performance preceding the cabaret is not required. The lobby doors will open for the cabaret at 9:15 p.m. The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. Admission is free but seating is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 921-6800.  

Tickets for all productions being presented as part of Ocean State Theatre Company’s 2013-14 Season are on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m., 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 921-6800.


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