Patrons have pick of seats at Ocean State Theatre Co. open house


Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) will host an Open House Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. Patrons will have the opportunity to pick their own seats, experience an exclusive backstage tour, take advantage of special ticket offers and have their picture taken with Patsy Cline from OSTC’s upcoming summer production of “Always…Patsy Cline,” all while enjoying snacks and beverages available for purchase from the theatre’s concession stand. 

The 390-seat auditorium will be open throughout the day for patron seat selections, with OSTC staff guided backstage tours being offered every hour on the half-hour beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Special “open house” ticket offers include a Buy One Get One tickets (one offer per household) for “Guys and Dolls,” running from July 9-27, and a $99 Family Four Pack (one offer per household) for the company’s holiday production of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” running from Dec. 3-28. Patrons must purchase tickets in person at the box office during the Open House to take advantage of these two great one-day-only specials.

New York City actress Erin McCracken, who will be starring as Patsy Cline in OSTC’s production of “Always…Patsy Cline” from June 4-22, will be at the theatre to pose with patrons for photographs from 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Subscriptions for the 2014-15 season will also be available for purchase. Subscribers can enjoy discounted rates with several different subscription options beginning as low as $80 for the following productions: “My Fair Lady” – Lerner & Lowe’s abso-blumin-lutely musical; “Dial M ... for Murder” – A spellbinding classic murder-mystery thriller; “The Meeting” – History comes to life in this play when MLK Jr. and Malcom X meet; “The Last Five Years” – Jason Robert Brown’s musical about finding, and keeping, love; “Lend Me a Tenor” – The hilarious door-slamming play will leave you in stitches; and “Into the Woods” – Once upon a time ... Sondheim wrote this magical musical.

Ocean State Theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. For additional information, call 921-6800 Monday through Friday from 12 noon to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m., and from 12 noon until curtain time on performance days.


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