WARWICK â€” Andrea McVetty of Warwick sat in the audience, enraptured, even enthralled, by the show unwinding in front of her. â€śIn this day and age, we need more of this,â€ť she said. â€śWe all need more of this every day.â€ť
â€śThis,â€ť the cause of Ms. McVettyâ€™s delight, was Ocean State Theatre Companyâ€™s rapturous production of â€śMeet Me In St. Louis,â€ť running in Warwick through Dec. 28.
â€śThis,â€ť was a colorful, humorous, tuneful, splendid paean to how America once was at its best â€“ kind to neighbors, honoring its sense of community, respectful to God, parents, strangers, and, gasp, each other.