Theater, like magic mirrors, psychiatry, and the demand for radar detectors, reveals fundamental truths about human nature. Uncover hominid foibles with today's GrouponLive deal: for $32, you get one standard-seating ticket to the Ogunquit Playhouse (a $60.50 value before fees, or up to a $65 value including all Ticketmaster fees). Seating will be assigned on a first-purchased, first-served basis, and reservations are required. Choose from the following shows:
With a history stretching back to 1933, the Ogunquit Playhouse has established itself as one of the country's preeminent summer and regional theaters. Three award-winning musicals combine song, acting, and dance into mélanges that—like spot-lit turduckens—dazzle sense with triple-stuffed delight. Patrons can follow the jaunty rhythms and con-man antics of the golden-age musical classic The Music Man or immerse themselves in the heartwarming comedy of Legally Blonde The Musical. Alternately, rend a heart with Miss Saigon, the story of a doomed affair between an American GI and a bar girl during the Vietnam War.
All the shows covered by today’s deal are staged in the historic Ogunquit Playhouse. Although originally built in 1937, the stage house has recently been refurbished with a metal frame to reduce stress on the historic building, as well as to support ever more elaborate sets and capering troupes of thespians.
When Broadway showman Walter Hartwig and his wife Maude opened the Ogunquit Playhouse in 1933, they likely never realized they were establishing a theatrical legacy. Then again, they might have had an inkling—from the very beginning, the playhouse hosted performances from luminaries including Ethel Barrymore, Bette Davis, and Walter Matthau. Even today it’s not unusual to see famous names and attached talents treading its historic boards, such as Stefanie Powers from Hart to Hart or Charles Shaughnessy from The Nanny. It’s all part of the theater’s mission to provide the best shows possible while promoting the local arts. Along with star-studded Broadway musicals, the stage hosts dance shows, children’s theater, and acting workshops for the next generation of spotlight-stealers.
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