Archive for August, 2010

Spamalot at the Playhouse

August 30, 2010

This beach resort has become Maine’s epicenter of knight life as The Playhouse stages “Spamalot”. This Tony Award winning show is an incredibly funny spoof of the  legends  associated with King Arthur, the Knights of the Roundtable and the search for the Holy Grail. “Spamalot” adds hilariously comic and utterly irreverent twists to the familiar story and characters.

As  one of only  five  successful bidders for regional performance rights, The Playhouse opened “Spamalot” last week to a sold-out house.  It’s a sensationally good show!   Per normal Ogunquit practice, the cast is headed by a television star-in this case Charles Shaughnessy (“The Nanny”) delightfully portraying King Arthur. Top female of the show-the Lady of the Lake and later Queen Guinevere- is Rachael York, who boasts a long line of credits from Broadway and national tours.

In addition to winning the performance rights, Ogunquit also rented the exquisite costumes, scenery and props from the most recent national tour. The Playhouse picked up the material in San Francisco and transported it in five trucks to Maine,, where it’s all been stored for a year. Well worth the trouble!!

Hurry and catch this special show before in ends on September 11th….

Next up is our old friend Sally Struthers in Chicago- on stage until the end of October.

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Wonder Mountain Fun Park

August 16, 2010

Since it’s ground-breaking in 1987 Wonder Mountain has grown and evolved to a multi-attraction family fun park. Today it features two 18-hole mini golf courses, a large arcade and…their newest attraction…The Treasure Trap Maze, a human maze which is fun for all ages. Wonder Mountain is located in Moody , which is a part of Wells, just a short drive to the left of the resort. It is open daily from late May through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Treasure Trap Human Maze is a new outdoor human maze  amusement,  a new concept in family fun attractions. This is not a game of chance and there’s no fear of getting lost or trapped. It’s an adventure in which you can hone your navigational skills and challenge yourself to beat the clock. One of the great features of this human maze system is that it can be changed frequently. So, if you’ve mastered the maze on a previous visit, don’t get too cocky…you might not meet the challenge the next time around. Repeat visits are encouraged.

The most popular and long standing attractions are the two 18-hole extreme miniature golf courses. Mountain Mania has been totally  rebuilt for this season. This is a family-oriented 18-hole mini golf course. The second extreme 18 hold course is Nautical Nightmare. It is a more challenging course more well-suited for teens and adults. Both courses feature waterfalls, plush gardens, streams and unique caves which enhance your playing experience.  Wonder Mountain Fun Park.