press release

The Ogunquit Playhouse Sizzles with Smash Hit Musical Chicago!

For Immediate Release:
September 7, 2010

Girls, guns, glitz and glamour hit the Ogunquit Playhouse stage with the multi Tony Award winning Broadway musical Chicagowrapping up the Playhouse season, September 15 through October 24. This record-breaking smash hit stars Ogunquit favorite Sally Struthers, as Matron “Mama” Morton, keeper of the jailhouse keys and George Dvorsky as Billy Flynn, the slick lawyer who razzles the court and dazzles the press to free his guilty clients. The sizzling tale of corruption and celebrity, inspired by the sensationalized trials of 1920’s Chicago, has John Kander music, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography inspired by Bob Fosse…. And all thatJazz!

Set amidst the glittering decadence of the 1920s, Chicago also stars Broadway veteran Angie Schworer as Roxie Hart, a housewife who spends her nights jazzing it up in clubs whiledreaming of a life on the stage and subsequently murdering her lover; Broadway’s Rachelle Rak as Velma Kelly, the seductive night club singer turned murderess and darling of the press; and Tony-Award winner Paul Kreppel as Amos (aka Mr. Cellophane), Roxie’s husband who agrees to take the blame for her violent crime.

Helming the Ogunquit production as Director/Choreographer is Broadway veteran Gerry McIntyre. Gerry’s long career, both on the stage and behind the scenes has included many Regional, Off-Broadway and Broadway productions, including Chicago, Once On This Island, Anything Goes and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Chicago is the sixth longest-running production in Broadway history and is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. Chicago has become a worldwide phenomenon with productions in 24 countries and 11 languages since 1996. The record-breaking London production of Chicago continues to hold the record as the longest-running American musical in West End history. Chicago is also rated as the number one show Ogunquit Playhouse audiences requested to see on stage for 2010!

Don’t miss the sexy, musical extravaganza that features one show-stopping number after another, including All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle and When You’re Good to Mama.

The Ogunquit Playhouse is America’s Foremost Summer Theatre, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization producing the finest Broadway musicals each season, with performances Tuesday through Sunday, from June 9 to October 24, 2010. Main Stage tickets prices range from $49-$67 per show. Gift Certificates and Early-Bird Season Subscriptions are also on sale now. For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information, visit our website www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. Tickets online or through the box office at 207-646-5511.