Walk in the Footsteps of Theatre Legends
The fall is a perfect time to take an exclusive backstage tour of the National Historic Register theatre at the Ogunquit Playhouse. The historic theatre is one of Maine’s cultural jewels and a cornerstone of America’s theatrical heritage. It has produced the finest Broadway shows for more than 80 years, showcasing over 300 Broadway, television and film stars on its stage. Come walk in the footsteps of theatre legends guided by a group of enthusiastic docents who are eager to share the fascinating stories of the Ogunquit Playhouse.
Walk through the stage door and go behind the scenes to see how the magic on stage is made, from wigs, sound, sets and costumes to the dressing rooms, where luminaries such as Bette Davis, Celeste Holm, William Powell and Van Johnson prepared for their performances in years past – just as stars still do today! The live tour highlights the history of the theatre, including how it survived the Great Depression, thrived after WWII (when hundreds of summer theatres closed permanently), and how it became America’s Foremost Summer Theatre.
Tours are scheduled on the following dates: Fridays, September 4, 11, 18 and October, 2, 9; Sundays, September 13, 27 and October 4; and Monday, September 28. A 90 minute tour is $10. The abbreviated 45 minute tour is $5. For tour times, to purchase tickets and for more information on the backstage tours please visit the website at www.ogunquitplayhouse.org.
The Ogunquit Playhouse will produce two more Broadway musicals in 2015. Saturday Night Fever, with a newly revised book and musical arrangements, comes to life on stage from September 23 to October 25. The Irving Berlin classic White Christmas will be presented just in time for the holidays, December 9 to 20 at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.