Ogunquit Playhouse set for the season!


The Playhouse begins its 79th season! Here is the line-up for the 2011 season as listed and described on their website!

It opens with “Sesame Street meets South Park” in the Tony Award Best Musical of the Year, smash-hit Avenue Q.

This delightful parody that dares to ask the question “What do you do with a B.A. in English?” is on stage May 25 to June 18. Winner of three Tony Awards , the show conveys life’s tough lessons through the trials and tribulations of Princeton¸a recent college graduate ¸who is anxious to discover his purpose in life; but first he must find an apartment and a job with no work experience—but an English degree.  Join Princeton along with the Broadway puppets for this toe-tapping, hilarious and often moving musical that the New York Times declared to be “savvy, sassy and eminently likeable.” But be forewarned, this show may not be appropriate for those under age 17.
From June 22-July 16, Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair for the east coast premier of Summer of Love, a groovy new 6os hippy musical. When a runaway bride discovers the counter-cultural revolution of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, with a little help from the hippies and dropouts of Golden Gate Park, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This hippy trippy musical features the powerful musical of the late 1960s, by some of the most influential l artists of the love generation: The Mamas and the Pappas, Donovan, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and many more. You’ll love this flower-power, feel-good musical experience.

There’s Trouble in River City. Yes, the critically acclaimed Broadway classic.

The Music Man marches into town July 20 to August 20. This all-American favorite follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys band he vows to organize –  this despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marion the librarian. Does he stay? Does he run with the money? Even if you know, you’ll still want to see the quirky characters of this Golden Era classic and hear the award-winning songs that have long become American standards: 76 Trombones, Till there was you  and Trouble.

OMG, like you are totally going to love Legally Blonde the Musical, on stage August 24 through September 17! This award-winning Broadway musical sensation is based on the hit movie with the same name and follows college sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods as she puts down the credit card, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law school in pursuit of her boyfriend Warner, who just dumped her for someone more serious. Legally Blonde the Musical will take you from the social whirl of California campus life to Harvard’s halls of justice with our heroine Elle, her Chihuahua, Bruiser and the bull-dog-toting hairdresser Paulette, played by none other than Emmy Award winning Playhouse favorite Sally Struthers. This all singing, all dancing, feel good musical comedy is so much fun it shouldn’t be legal.
The Fall ushers in one of the most stunning blockbusters of all time. Miss Saigon, an epic love story that will touch your heart and haunt your memory, on stage September 21 through October 23.

This compelling tale, a modern variation of Madame Butterfly by the creators of Les Miserables, shares the emotional story of an American GI and his love affair with a Vietnamese girl in a world torn apart by war. From the first sound of a helicopter flying as the sun rises over Saigon during the Overture, to the show’s powerful ending, Miss Saigon will take you on a touching journey about unwavering love and self-sacrifice. This emotionally powerful score features the show stopping “The Movie in My Mind”, I Still Believe”, “ Why God Why” and “The American Dream”.
Sounds like another great season at our wonderful Ogunquit Playhouse!


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