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Ogunquit Playhouse Kicks Off the Season with A Chorus Line starring Lorenzo Lamas!

For Immediate Release:
April 20, 2009

Kicking off the season is the “One Singular Sensation” A Chorus Line, on stage May 20th through June 13th. Handsome Hollywood heartthrob Lorenzo Lamas makes his triumphant return to the Ogunquit Playhouse to star as Zach in this ground-breaking musical (Lorenzo made his stage debut during the Playhouse production of The King and I in 2007). A Chorus Line held the record as the longest running show on Broadway for 15 years and heralds nine Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Director and Best Choreographer, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Ogunquit Playhouse production of A Chorus Line will feature the spectacular Broadway sets and costumes.

The show follows 17 would-be dancers in their quest to make the cut for a new Broadway Musical. It’s what they’ve worked for — with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives – for the chance to do what they’ve always dreamed of. One by one, they come forward to share the stories of their lives, putting themselves on the line to get a job in the line. When they’re done, so is the audition; and only eight will remain. A Chorus Line is the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line to make it come true – it’s the original American Idol!

Lorenzo Lamas is best known for his “bad boy” action-adventure roles on television and in film, most notably TV’s “Falcon Crest,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Renegade.” He made his stage debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse in 2007 playing the King in The King and I. Lamas is also the son of actors Arlene Dahl and the late Fernando Lamas.

A Chorus Line will be directed by the world-renowned Luis Villabon who has enjoyed the honor of restaging Michael Bennett’s original direction and choreography for many companies, most recently, the Italian National Tour. Mr. Villabon’s career began as a dancer in A Chorus Line, directed and restaged by Baayork Lee, the choreographer for the recent Broadway revival. He has played several roles and has been privileged to serve as Ms. Lee’s assistant on several productions of A Chorus Line.

Forget your troubles come on get happy, with another blockbuster-feel-good season at the Ogunquit Playhouse – where you’ll find the best of Broadway right in your own backyard! Five exciting productions are slated for the 2009 season, running twenty-one weeks from Memorial Day to Columbus Day Weekends. The season continues when Broadway meets Laugh-In, June 17th through July 11th, in this frothy, infectious, all-new production of Shout! The Mod Musical. Then gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and showgirls come to town in Broadway’s perfect musical comedy Guys and Dolls, July 15th through August 8th. Next on stage is Singin’ in the Rain – live and raining on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage! It is based on the joyous MGM film touted by many as the best musical ever written, August 12th through September 12th.  The season comes to a close when Elvis Presley’s hits roar to life on the Playhouse stage in the new Broadway musical All Shook Up starring Sally Struthers is guaranteed to know your socks off! The Playhouse remains unparalleled in its commitment to provide the highest quality musical theatre, comparable to the best Broadway has to offer - all the glitz, all the glory, all the glam’ for less than half the New York price! Don’t miss your opportunity to see every spectacular show this season!

The Ogunquit Playhouse is America’s Foremost Summer Theatre producing the finest Broadway musicals each season, with performances Tuesday through Sunday, from Memorial Day to Columbus Day Weekends. Main Stage ticket prices range from $41-$60 per show. For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit our website Tickets on-line or through the box office at 207-646-5511.