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Dames at Sea

The Wick Theatre presents the musical Dames at Sea as the last show of their current season. (stay tuned for their upcoming Summer productions of George M and Peter Pan!) Dames at Sea has been described as a tap-happy, navy-crazy celebration of the golden era of movie musicals with a heart as big as the ocean.  This quintessential American musical was written by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller with music by Jim Wise.  Dames at Sea debuted in 1968 launching the career of Broadway Baby, Bernadette Peters. This production, featuring a live band, includes songs such as “There’s Something About You”, “Raining in My Heart” and ”The Sailor of My Dreams”.  This production also marks the opening of The Wick Tavern for dinner to both theatre patrons and the general public.

This fun-filled romp plays homage to Busby Berkeley style musicals, with lead characters named after legendary stars Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell The story itself is classic: Ruby steps off a bus from Utah and into her first Broadway show, going from chorus girl to star. But the show may not happen! Hours before the opening night curtain is to rise, the cast learns their theater is being demolished. However, in true “the show must go on” fashion Ruby and the cast, with the help of some adoring sailors, set a plan in motion to perform the show on a naval battleship.

“We love a great tap number at The Wick, and this production is filled with terrific dance numbers and great musical memories,” said Marilynn A. Wick, Executive Producer. “This show will be a glorious nostalgic trip for those who remember the golden era of the movie musical, but will also be tremendous fun for new theater goers who want to experience a razzle dazzle extravaganza.”

Dames at Sea opens for previews at The Wick on May 7th with the Gala Grand Opening on May 9th.  Performances are Wednesday through Sunday with matinees at 2:00 p.m. and evening performances beginning at 7:30 p.m.   Show tickets are $63-$80. Dinner is now available for both patrons and the general public. Reservations are strongly recommended For more details and tickets, contact the Wick Theatre at 561-995-2333 or visit us on the web at