WAKEFIELD, RI — Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) is accepting tickets for cancelled Ocean State Theatre Company performances in exchange for seats at select performances of their current production of “The Music Man.”
Warwick’s Ocean State Theatre closed abruptly May 23, citing failed efforts to renegotiate their lease.
“It is always difficult to see a performing arts venue close,” said Bill Hanney, NSMT owner and producer. “We understand the disappointment the patrons must feel, and we are happy to welcome them to Theatre By The Sea for a show.”
Following is a list of “The Music Man” Performances which will accept tickets for cancelled Ocean State Theatre performances:
Tuesday, June 27 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, July 5 at 2 p.m.
This is a one-for-one ticket offer for any of the three performances, and must be redeemed in person at the Box Office and may be done in advance of their desired performance. Ocean State Theatre Company customers must provide their unusable tickets or order confirmations in person at the Box Office located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879.
“The Music Man,” with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, follows salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.