The Ocean State Theater is a small theater in Warwick, RI. My friend's nephew had an ensemble part in their production of Rent and last week, a group of us went out to dinner, then to the show.
The martini of choice was a French Martini with champagne. The restaurant, Iron Works Tavern came highly recommended and the food was delicious, however 4 of the 6 orders (all for the chicken special of the night) were wrong. They offered to fix it but we had time restrictions and ate what they sent. It was very good, but not what we ordered. The French Martini's were wonderful!
The Ocean State Theater Company did a spectacular job with their production of Rent. The entire cast was outstanding, but the highlight of my night was watching my friend's nephew, Andrew, on stage. I cheated and took a few photos with my iPhone!
I hate to admit it, but Rent is one of my least favorite shows. I saw it many years ago in an Off Broadway production and did not like it very much. I like happy shows and happy movies, and Rent was quite frankly a bit depressing for me, but I do have to say this cast was tremendous. The music was fantastic and it was such a joy to see Andrew performing and following his dream to land a role in a Broadway show!