press release

Musical Masterpiece Guys and Dolls Opens at the Ogunquit Playhouse

For Immediate Release:
July 11, 2009

Gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and showgirls are in town and on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse, July 15th through August 8th. Yes, it’s Guys and Dolls – Broadway’s perfect musical comedy about gambling men and the women who long to tame them! This musical masterpiece, based on the stories of Damon Runyon, stars television veteran Richard Kind (“Spin City” and “Mad About You”) as Master Gambler Nathan Detroit; Tony Award winning star of Jersey Boys Christian Hoff as fellow gambler Sky Masterson; Broadway’s Liz Larsen as Miss Adelaide, the pride of the hot-cha Hot Box Club; and Glory Crampton as Sister Sarah Brown, the sweetest mission doll this side of Eighth Avenue.

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to recreate the 1992 Broadway revival helmed by Steven Beckler (who worked under Jerry Zaks on Broadway and national tours). The Ogunquit production will include Tony Walton’s Tony® Award winning sets and William Ivey Long’s fantastic Technicolor costumes! Guys and Dolls is the winner of eight Tony® Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the 1992 Tony® for Best Revival and a Grammy® for Best Cast Album. Set against the picturesque backdrop of New York’s Broadway, Guys and Dolls features one of the greatest musical scores in the history of American theatre, with hits that include: “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” “Take Back Your Mink” and “Luck, Be a Lady.” This musical masterpiece is not to be missed!

The blockbuster-feel-good season continues at the Ogunquit Playhouse – where you’ll find the best of Broadway right in your own backyard from Memorial Day to Columbus Day Weekends! Forget your troubles come on get happy with 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 knock 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 at Tickets on-line or through the box office at 207-646-5511.