Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal.
- $32 for one ticket to a musical performance (up to a $63.50 value)
- Where: Ogunquit Playhouse
- Seating: standard center
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- Thoroughly Modern Millie on Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein the Musical on Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Sunday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.<p>
Thoroughly Modern Millie
In 1922, small town gal Millie Dillmount is ready to make it big. Determined to be truly modern, she heads to New York City to find the richest husband possible. Her dreams meet a slight snag when she runs into poor but charming paperclip salesman Jimmy Smith, and a slightly larger snag when she falls under the sway of the unscrupulous landlady Mrs. Meers. The original 2002 run of this madcap comedy took home six Tonys, and Ogunquit’s production features the same award-winning costumes. The family-friendly show stars Sally Struthers as the Sinister Mrs. Meers, along with scores of flappers tapping through tunes including the comically wistful “Forget About The Boy” and the zippy title song.
Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein the Musical
Mel Brooks’s satirical reimagining of the Frankenstein legend and spoof of classic horror flicks leapt from the silver screen to the Broadway stage in 2008, when it picked up the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical. A skilled cast and creative team propel the movie’s famous gags to the stage, which features Tony-nominated sets that transform the space into the bubbling, smoking, Tesla-coil-popping laboratory of the mad scientist Frederick Frankenstein. Enthusiastic musical numbers add to the comedy with songs such as “Transylvania Mania” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” which marks the monster’s introduction into high society and burgeoning taste for designer neck bolts. As with his hit The Producers, Brooks wrote the music and co-wrote the book for this second adaptation of his film work.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Since its Broadway debut in 1982, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has been recreated by innumerable troupes around the world thanks to its eclectic and catchy soundtrack. In Webber’s family-friendly interpretation of the biblical story, Joseph’s prophetic dreams and status as the favorite son incite jealousy in his brothers, who sell him into slavery. Joseph then faces many trials, adventures, and spiritual obstacles in Egypt, eventually leading to an audience with the Pharaoh. The show’s soundtrack incorporates a grab bag of unexpected genres, from the energetic disco-pop of “Go, Go, Go Joseph” to the Elvis-inspired rock of “Song of the King” and the 1920s Charleston of “Potiphar,” inspiring audiences to lindy hop in the aisles and challenge the local Greasers to a drag race.
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.