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The Ogunquit Playhouse Opens Stage Doors for 2018 Backstage Tours 'Walk in the Footsteps of Theatre Legends'

By: May. 10, 2018
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The Ogunquit Playhouse Opens Stage Doors for 2018 Backstage Tours 'Walk in the Footsteps of Theatre Legends'  Image

It is the perfect time to take an exclusive backstage tour of the Ogunquit Playhouse. The legendary theatre is listed on the National Historic Register theatre and shines as one of Maine's cultural jewels and a cornerstone of America's theatrical heritage. It has produced the finest Broadway shows for 86 years, showcasing over 300 Broadway, television and film stars on its stage. Come walk in the footsteps of theatre legends guided by a group of enthusiastic docents who are eager to share the fascinating stories of the Ogunquit Playhouse.

Walk through the stage door and go behind the scenes to see how the magic on stage is made, from wigs, sound, sets and costumes to the dressing rooms, where luminaries such as Bette Davis, Myrna Loy, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Walter Matthau, Steve McQueen, and more prepared for their performances in years past - just as stars such as Sally Struthers, Charles Shaughnessy, and Stefanie Powers still do today! The live tour highlights the history of the theatre, including how it survived the Great Depression, thrived after WWII (when hundreds of summer theatres closed permanently), and how it became America's Foremost Summer Theatre.

Tours are scheduled on the following dates: Fridays, June 22, August 3, 24, and 31, and September 14, 21, and 28; Sundays, June 3, July 15, August 26, and September 16 and 30; and Mondays, June 4 and 18, and July 30. A 90 minute tour is $10. The abbreviated 60 minute tour is $5. Tours can be purchased directly through our Box Office at 207-646-5511.

The Ogunquit Playhouse 2018 season will be filled with the newest and brightest musicals, world and national premieres and a timeless classic, all complete with top-notch professional casts and creative teams direct from Broadway, Los Angeles, and London. The season kicks off with an all-new production of the rock 'n' roll revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller on stage May 16 to June 9; next up is a beautiful new production of the classic Oklahoma! on stage June 13 to July 7 celebrating its 75th Anniversary since opening on Broadway; the first regional production of the sumptuous new musical An American in Paris hits the Ogunquit stage July 11 to August 4; and the U.S. premiere of the hilarious new musical Grumpy Old Men: the Musical is on stage August 8 to September 1 just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the classic 1993 Warner Brothers film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. The Ogunquit season closes with international smash hit Jersey Boys on stage September 5 to October 28. Elf the Musical will be produced for The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire just in time for the holidays November 28 to December 16, 2018. Tickets for Elf the Musical are available through The Music Hall online or by calling 603-436-2400 Monday through Saturday, noon to 6PM.

Mark your calendars now and get ready to see these exciting shows. Tickets are on sale now.

Individual tickets are on sale now with prices starting at $52. Subscription packages are also available and guarantee the best seats for the best price. Prices start at only $247 for a five-show package and $147 for a three-show package. To learn more about becoming a Playhouse subscriber, or to purchase tickets and gift certificates, visit, the Box Offices located at 142 and 10 Main Street, Ogunquit or call 207-646-5511.

About the Ogunquit Playhouse:
The Ogunquit Playhouse, a 501(c)3 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 through October. Follow the Ogunquit Playhouse on Twitter (@OgunquitPH) and on Facebook ( 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


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