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Charles Shaughnessy and Rachel York Open SPAMALOT at Ogunquit Tonight, 8/18

Charles Shaughnessy headlines Monty Python's Spamalot as King Arthur alongside Broadway veteran Rachel York as the Lady of the Lake at Ogunquit Playhouse beginning tonight, August 18. The production will run through September 11, 2010.

Charles Shaughnessy hails from England and is best known to American audiences as Mr. Sheffield on the CBS hit show "The Nanny" opposite Fran Drescher as well as for his work in the role of Shane Donovan on the daytime series "Days of Our Lives." He can currently be seen as Saint John Powers on AMC's critically acclaimed series "Mad Men." Mr. Shaughnessy's many stage appearances include the triple Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Urinetown, Pasadena Playhouse's acclaimed production of Orson's Shadow as well as perennial favorites including Camelot and My Fair Lady.

Rachel York is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria with Dame Julie Andrews, Sly Fox with Richard Dreyfuss and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels co-starring Jonathan Pryce. Additionally, Ms. York has starred in numerous national tours including Camelot, Putting It Together, the national and London tours of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate and The Odd Couple with Jason Alexander and Martin Short. In addition, she holds many film credits to her name including One Fine Day, Happy Feet, Billy Bathgate, as well as appearances in several popular TV series including "Hannah Montana," "Frasier," "Reba," and "Spin City."

Join the Ogunquit Playhouse for a lot of medieval merry-making with the musical lovingly ripped off from the internationally renowned comedy team's most popular film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This highly irreverent parody of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is the recipient of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and fourteen Tony Award nominations. The Ogunquit Playhouse production features Tim Hatley's sumptuous Tony nominated sets and costumes, a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, a killer rabbit and more madcap mirth than a headless knight!

Chicago, wraps up The Playhouse season, September 15 through October 24 with Sally Struthers in the roll of Matron "Mama" Morton. The Ogunquit Playhouse is America's Foremost Summer Theatre producing the finest Broadway musicals each season, with performances Tuesday through Sunday, from June 9 to October 24, 2010. Main Stage tickets prices range from $49-$67 per show. Gift Certificates and Season Subscriptions are also on sale now. For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit our website Tickets on-line or through the box office at 207-646-5511.

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