WAKEFIELD, RI – Looking for a unique gift for your Valentine? Give the gift of live theatre with a very special offer from Theatre By The Sea!

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What better way is there to celebrate love, than by attending a show about love (and other fables)?

Patrons purchasing tickets between February 7-14 for any performance of Theatre By The Sea’s 86th season opener, Love and Other Fables, will have their choice of receiving one of the following extras for each ticket purchased:  choice of a drink from the Gazebo or Bistro Bar, (to be used at any time during the run of Love and Other Fables), choice of a dessert from the menu at Bistro By The Sea, (to be used at any time during the run of Love and Other Fables), or an exclusive Theatre By The Sea 2019 Season Logo Mug, (to be collected when attending the performance).


The World Premiere production of Love and Other Fables is a romantic screwball musical comedy, set on the Greek island of Samos in 600 B. C.

The story revolves around the early life of Aesop, the not-yet-famous slave, as he creates the “fable,” persistently woos the headstrong girl of his dreams, enters into a battle of wits with the King of Egypt, and changes the course of history.

The production at Theatre By The Sea will be the first fully-staged production of the musical, as it continues its journey to Broadway. Love and Other Fables will be presented at Theatre By The Sea from May 29 – June 16.


The Love and Other Fables Valentine’s Special, as well as season subscriptions which include tickets to Love and Other Fables, the stage version of the “greatest movie musical of all time,” Singin’ in the Rain, the Rhode Island professional premiere of Disney’s Newsies, and the musical adaptation of the extraordinarily successful 1977 movie starring John Travolta, Saturday Night Fever, and gift certificates may be purchased online at or via telephone by calling (401) 782-TKTS (8587) Monday through Friday from 11:00 am–5:00 pm. (Subscription order forms can be found at Single tickets for all productions will go on sale to the public in May.


Theatre By The Sea has had many incarnations since opening on August 7, 1933. Tommy Brent saved the theatre from demolition in 1967 and ran it successfully until FourQuest Entertainment took over the lease in 1988. Following extensive renovations, FourQuest reopened the theatre in the spring of 1989 and continued producing high quality entertainment at the seaside playhouse until the fall of 2003. Bill Hanney purchased the property in 2007 and, with producing partners, successfully mounted a production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, just six weeks later, reopening the historic theatre on August 8, 2007. Since then, Theatre By The Sea has continued to produce a four-musical subscription season, a late-night cabaret series, a children’s theatre festival, and a children’s summer theatre camp.