press release

Ogunquit Playhouse Announces the Regional Premiere of Shout! The Mod Musical

For Immediate Release:
June 11, 2009

Musical theatre meets Laugh-In, June 17th through July 11th, in this frothy, infectious, all-new production of Shout! The Mod Musical. This bright vinyl time capsule tracks five groovy girls as they come of age in the 60’s, and flips through the years taking you back to the music, fashion and freedom of that liberating decade. Packed full of songs, dance and nostalgia, Shout! features a cavalcade of hits such as “Downtown,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and many more.

Shout! The Mod Musical tracks the decade that brought us Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the Peace Corps, Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, the Civil Rights Act, the Vietnam War, Star Trek, the first heart transplant, the first Super Bowl, the first man on the moon, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Jr., Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, Mary Quant’s mini-skirt, the Beatles, Laugh-In,  and second British Invasion.

Shout! features five veteran Broadway actresses: Tiana Checchia who starred in the National Tours of GreaseChance at Love and Nuncrackers; Amanda Lea LaVergne who was recently seen in the Broadway production of Grease and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular; Kelly Kunkel whose credits include The Full Monty, A Chorus Line and Chicago; Julie Cardia whose credits include: It’s a Wonderful Life; Damn Yankees, and Titanic;  and Aléna Watters who recently performed on Broadway in West Side Story.
As the summer heats up, so does the Playhouse stage. With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and psychedelic dances, this fun-filled musical will make you want to throw your head back and Shout!

The season continues with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls and showgirls coming 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 A, 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 at Tickets on-line or through the box office at 207-646-5511.