Archive for March, 2010

2010 Ogunquit Playhouse Season

March 29, 2010

 2010 Ogunquit Playhouse Season

Five productions at Ogunquit Playhouse are slated for the 2010 season, running from June 9 through October 24. This year every one of the shows is a Tony award winner: Best Musical, Best Script, Best Score, Best Costumes, Best Sets – each of these shows has won some of all of these accolades. .

new musical comedy was the darling of the Tony Awards, winning the most statues in 2006. The 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 bursts to life.

“The Sound of Music” 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. It’s a love story set in Austria at the dawn of World War II. Come hear songs such as “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi” and “The Sound of Music”.

Main Street meets “Sunset Boulevard” July 28 through August 14. This story is based on the film noir classic by Billy Wilder, the winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical and features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s melodies including, “With One Look” and “As If We Never Said Goodbye”. The show features 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.

August 18 through September 11 is Monty Python’s Spamalot”, a musical ripped off from the internationally renowned comedy team’s most popular film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” This was the recipient of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and 14 Tony Award nominations.

And she’s back! Sally Struthers is featured in the role of Big Mama in the Broadway musical “Chicago”, wrapping up the season, Sept 15 through Oct 24. This Tony award-winning tale about corruption and celebrity, inspired by the sensationalized trials of 1920s Chicago buzzes with great music and lyrics.

Prices range from $47 to $67 per show!

Feile Beer Tasting Dinner

March 29, 2010

 Beer Tasting Dinner at Feile

On Saturday, March 13, we held our first Beer Tasting Dinner at Feile, an Irish Pub in Wells.  Andrew Robar, the chef, put together a wonderful five course dinner complete with appropriate beer selections to compliment each course. The courses varied from a grilled spiced shrimp with curry-coconut broth to a roasted oyster mushroom with goat cheese barley risotto. The main course was stout braised short ribs with cheddar mashed potato. The piece de resistance was a chocolate fudge torte with a magnificent Brooklyn Brewery Black chocolate stout!

Andrew is part of the Robar family operation at the restaurant and pub that opened last May in the restored Lindsey Tavern, a distinctive yellow, two story house dating back to the 18th century. Brother Kevin presented each of the beers with a description of the way in which they complimented the food – and did they ever!

Translated from Gaelic, “Feile” means generosity and hospitality and the Robar family lived up to the name. Thirty five enthusiastic vacation club owners and guests participated and a jovial time was had by all. The food was plentiful, delicious and was an enormous success, and the beer right on! We sat in the Pub room which had been renovated in a style both cozy and spacious, with beamed ceilings, restored tables and chairs from the original Lindsey Tavern and backlit stained glass windows.

Feile for us translated to delicious and welcoming!!!