Every winter we wait patiently for an exciting announcement and it’s finally here – the 2013 Ogunquit Playhouse
Schedule is now up! For those of you who don’t know, the Ogunquit Playhouse is one of the hidden gems of Southern Maine. 2013 marks its 81st season, and featuring seven outstanding musical theater performances from May to October, it is one of the “must see” activities to add to your list when visiting Kennebunkport Maine. And fortunately for us, it’s less than fifteen miles down the road!
In 1933, Walter Hartwig, a big name on Broadway, along with his wife, Maude, opened the playhouse in a converted garage in Ogunquit, but due to its incredible success, needed a bigger and better venue. So four years later it moved just down the road to its current home, which maintains much of the character and intimacy even today. In 195o the theater welcomed general manager John Lane, who nurtured it for the next 47 years, bringing the best and brightest of Broadway for summer stock theater here in Maine. And the performances offered here never disappoint, bringing incredible talents to the stage in a charming, intimate setting. And for about a quarter of the price of a Big Apple show, you’ll enjoy the very best right in front of your eyes (no nosebleed sections here!).
All of us at the Maine Stay Inn have waited with bated breath for the 2013 Ogunquit Playhouse lineup to be announced, and here it is!
- The Rat Pack Is Back (May 22-June 8)
- Thoroughly Modern Millie (June 12-July 6) – featuring Sally Struthers as Mrs. Meers
- Young Frankenstein (July 10-27)
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (July 31-August 25)
- Ballroom with a Twist (August 27-31)
- West Side Story (September 4-28)
- Buddy, the Buddy Holly Story (October 2-20)
We’re so excited for the Ogunquit Playhouse to open its doors and bring the stage alive for its 81st consecutive year and hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!