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Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - September 21, 2022

What did our critic think of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Ogunquit Playhouse? The show is a revealing story about pop music icon, Carole King. While many know of her success as a solo vocalist and song writer after releasing the album, 'Tapestry,' few will know about her previous career as...
Review: THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo Review: THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - July 17, 2022

The Nutty Professor at the Ogunquit Playhouse is a newly retooled world premiere musical based on the 1963 Jerry Lewis film of the same title. A comic flick favorite, The Nutty Professor is a story of a Jekyll and Hyde transformation that takes place for a mild mannered and befuddled college profess...
BWW Review: THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - May 26, 2022

Imagine yourself going to a concert by performing legend, Cher. Then imagine that she spends the evening telling you about her life story through the difficulties of a struggling career to the transformation that made her an entertainment powerhouse. And she's not aloof on center stage. Throughout t...
BWW Review: Portland Stage Presents New Chamber Opera About Psychoanalysis Pioneer: S Photo BWW Review: Portland Stage Presents New Chamber Opera About Psychoanalysis Pioneer: SABINA
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 16, 2022

Portland Stage closes its 2021-2022 season with a new play with music that is really a chamber opera, SABINA, about the pioneer in psychoanalysis, the muse and lover of Carl Jung and colleague of Sigmund Freud, Sabina Spielrein. Sabina’s story from Jung’s catatonic patient to medical student and res...
BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - October 11, 2021

I loved every minute of the musical, Young Frankenstein, the season closer for what has been an incredible year for the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine's treasured seaside town....
BWW Review: MYSTIC PIZZA - A NEW MUSICAL at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo BWW Review: MYSTIC PIZZA - A NEW MUSICAL at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - September 07, 2021

This world premiere is among the best of those presented by Ogunquit Playhouse with a charming, light-hearted story, an incredibly talented cast, costuming that you might still find in the clothes closet in the attic, and a string of 1980s tunes that will have you reminiscing about big hair, neon co...
BWW Review: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo BWW Review: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - July 21, 2021

The Ogunquit Playhouse rolls out the second show of its 2021 season with a performance of Jimmy Buffet's Escape to Margaritaville, a jukebox musical with music and lyrics by (no surprise) Jimmy Buffet and book by Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley....
BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - June 19, 2021

After being shuttered from its 2020 theater season, the Ogunquit Playhouse enters 2021 in royal fashion with Monty Python's spoof of the King Arthur legend in Spamalot...