Ogunquit Playhouse Announces Their 2010 Season

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Get ready for an epic season of five blockbuster shows at the Ogunquit Playhouse - where the best Broadway Musicals are produced, right in your own backyard! Five exhilarating productions are slated for the 2010 season, running twenty weeks from June 9 through October 24. Executive Artistic Director, Bradford Kenney exclaims, "This year every one of the shows we are producing is a Tony Award winner! Best Musical, Best Script, Best Score, Best Costumes, Best Sets - each of these shows have won some or all (or more) of these accolades! We are extremely fortunate to have the rights to these great titles and look forward to presenting a great season at Ogunquit!" Don't miss your opportunity to see every stunning show this year!

Be transported to a magical, wonderful world in the season opener, The Drowsy Chaperone, on stage June 9 through June 26. This new musical comedy was the darling of the Tony Awards, winning the most statues in 2006! The hilarious show-within-a-show begins when a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called "The Drowsy Chaperone" and the show magically bursts to life. Audiences are instantly immersed in the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast and the audience soaring into the rafters. Don't miss the show the critics announced as "delightful and sparkling entertainment!" You'll be over the moon!

The Sound of Music, the perennial favorite about a problem named Maria, graces the stage from June 30 through July 24. This final collaboration between Rodgers and Hammerstein is considered to be the world's most beloved musical and is the winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical. Featuring some of the most delightfully infectious songs of all time, an endearing love story set in Austria at the dawn of WWII and one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre; it is guaranteed to win your heart. Come hear your favorites songs, "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi" and of course, "The Sound of Music!"
"I am big - it's the pictures that got small!" Main Street meets Sunset Boulevard! Join the Ogunquit Playhouse, the first Regional theatre in the nation to produce the grandiose and glorious, musical spectacle, complete with the extravagant Broadway costumes, July 28 through August 14. This stunner is based on the film noir classic by Billy Wilder, is the winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and features Andrew Lloyd Webber's loveliest melodies including, "With One Look" and "As If We Never Said Goodbye." Don't miss the crumbling mansion, the faded star of the silent screen, Norma Desmond and the handsome young screenwriter, Joe Gills, who stumbles into the life of the ex-film-goddess brushed into obscurity by the outsized glory of Hollywood - Get ready for your close-up!

Always look on the bright side of life! Enjoy a lot of medieval merry-making, August 18 through September 11, with the delightfully zany Monty Python's Spamalot, a 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. Join the Ogunquit Playhouse for its lavish production, featuring 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! Don't lose your head - get your tickets today!

‘C'mon and be Razzle-Dazzled by the sophisticated, sharp-edged and highly acclaimed Broadway musical Chicago, wrapping up The Playhouse season, September 15 through October 24 featuring Sally Struthers in the roll of Matron "Mama" Morton. They're all here: fame-hungry Roxie Hart, who spends her nights jazzing it up in clubs while dreaming of a life on the stage; seductive club singer Velma Kelly, the darling of the tabloids; and Billy Flynn, the slick lawyer who, razzles the court and dazzles the press, to free the murdering vixens imprisoned for their bloody crimes. This Tony Award winning tale about corruption and celebrity, inspired by the sensationalized trials of 1920's Chicago, buzzes with John Kander music and Fred Ebb lyrics... And all that Jazz!

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 go on sale March 29th, prices range from $47-$67 per show. Gift Certificates, Flex-Passes and Season Subscriptions are on sale now! For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit our website www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. Tickets on-line or through the box office at 207-646-5511.



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