Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team Up

Ogunquit Playhouse and Rotary International Team UpThe venerable Ogunquit Playhouse, which is celebrating its 85th Anniversary season is once again joining forces with Rotary International to continue in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018. The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, for the evening performance of Mamma Mia! Joining the fight is as easy as buying a ticket to the international hit show! A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening's performance will be donated to Rotary International. The Ogunquit Playhouse has contributed over $10,000 towards this cause through Rotary Night ticket proceeds over the past six years.

The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which includes Rotary International, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the Bill and MeLinda Gates Foundation and governments around the world, with the support of many others across the globe.

"We are so close to eradicating polio. A polio-free world could be achieved in the next few years," said Kevin Raymond of York Rotary. "While polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, for under $1 a child can be vaccinated for life. Rotary raises funds to make sure every child receives access to the polio vaccine. We must continue to immunize wherever and whenever the threat of polio exists. Thanks to the Gates Foundation, every Rotary dollar raised is matched 2 for 1. By attending this special show, you can help achieve a polio-free world. I hope you will join us."

The international hit sensation Mamma Mia! opens the Ogunquit Playhouse season May 17 and runs for seven weeks through July 1. Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with the characters, the enchanting story and ABBA's timeless music that makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! This sunny, funny show unfolds on a Greek island paradise when on the eve of her wedding a young woman's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA's timeless hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS," combine to make this enchanting show a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Mark your calendars now and get ready to see every show this year. Season tickets are on sale now and are the best way to guarantee the best seats for the lowest price, starting at only $240 for a five-show or $149 for a three-show subscription. Individual tickets are also on sale and prices start at $52 each. To learn more about becoming a Playhouse member, or to purchase tickets and gift cards, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call the Ogunquit Playhouse Box Office at 207-646-5511.

The Ogunquit Playhouse's milestone season runs from May 17 to October 29 and features the American and the world premieres of two brand-new musicals, From Here to Eternity and Heartbreak Hotel. Rounding out the 2017 season are Bullets Over Broadway, the delightful and hilarious musical based on the acclaimed Woody Allen film, and Ragtime, one of the most powerful musicals ever adapted for the stage. The season will stretch to the holidays once again with the return of the hit show White Christmas in collaboration with The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

About the Ogunquit Playhouse:
The Ogunquit Playhouse, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization listed on the National Historic Register, is located on Route One in Ogunquit, Maine and produces the finest Broadway musicals each season with performances Tuesday through Sunday, from May 17 to October 29. Follow the Ogunquit Playhouse on Twitter (@OgunquitPH) and on Facebook (facebook.com/OgunquitPlayhouse) for behind-the-scenes info, photos and fun throughout the season. For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.

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