WARWICK, RI – Looking for something to do with your kids during the winter and spring? Why not introduce them to the magic of live theatre at the state-of-the-art Ocean State Theatre in Warwick! Ocean State Theatre Company’s Family Fun Fest features a variety of performances being held on select Saturday mornings from December through May.
The Family Fun Fest Schedule features the following performances:
December 12, 2015 – OSTC4Kids presents Yes Virginia
The musical inspired by the true story of 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun in 1897 to ask about the existence of Santa Claus. The editor’s poignantly-worded response became one of the most famous editorials of all time and served as the inspiration for Macy’s “Believe” campaign.
January 16, 2016 – The One-Man Variety Show
As seen on “The Today Show.” Robert Post creates a charismatic comedy feast which unleashes the imagination and defies description. Specializing in rapid-fire character changes, Post Comedy Theatre presents a hilarious mix of unforgettable characters that’s fun for all ages!
February 6, 2016 - Keith Michael Johnson presents Bubbleology
Back by popular demand! As seen on The Discovery Channel, Keith Michael Johnson enchants audiences of all ages with the art and science of soap bubbles. He builds beautiful sculptural creations (massive and miniature) with enthusiasm, humor and style. You can learn a lot from a bubble!
March 5, 2016 – OSTC4Kids presents James and the Giant Peach
Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization which reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many, when they are faced with crises. An incredible journey!
April 9, 2016 – Lollipops for Breakfast
Sylvie decides she’s going to have lollipops for breakfast, even if it means making her own perfect lollipop from scratch. She and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook!
May 7, 2016 – LuckyBob
LuckyBob amazes audiences with his uncanny magic and juggling skills. It’s a roller coaster ride filled with laughs, cheers and smiles! He juggles random objects, reads minds, pulls cards out of the air, and vanishes objects, while interacting with and incorporating children and adults throughout the show.
Before and after performances, families can enjoy drinks and snacks, which will be available for purchase at the theatre’s lobby concession stand.
Family Fun Fest performances will be held at 11:00 am at Ocean State Theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. Single tickets are $10.00 each with packages of three shows or more for $8.00 per ticket. Discount rates are also available for groups of 20 or more by calling (401) 921-1777 x112. Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from 12 noon – 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 12 noon – 4:00 pm, and from 12 noon until curtain time 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 (401) 921-6800.
Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is a professional not-for-profit regional theatre whose mission is to preserve and pass on the tradition of live, professional theatre – including the American musical – and to pursue avenues of enrichment and education for the benefit of the state of Rhode Island and the surrounding region through the theatre arts. OSTC, which re-opened and ran the historic Theatre By The Sea in Matunuck, RI from 2007-2012 and began producing shows in Warwick, RI in 2012, is an IRS designated not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.