Ogunquit, Maine, has a lot to offer—sea breezes, gorgeous beaches, quaint downtown, and a vibrant cultural community. As a diverse community that strives to be inclusive and open, we also take pride in our arts scene.
One of the cornerstones of our relaxed and inclusive community is the famous Ogunquit Playhouse. It has nurtured incredible talent and highlighted amazing shows since the 1930’s, and currently features the Tony-award winning Jersey Boys musical. Here’s why you won’t want to miss it:
Jersey Boys is an amazing show
The show at Ogunquit Playhouse will mark the regional premiere of this acclaimed musical.
Just in case you’re not familiar, Jersey Boys tells the incredible story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to fame. Starting from their humble New Jersey roots, these musicians were able to make an impression in the world of music, even at a time when bands like The Beatles were dominating the scene.
But it’s not just a glimpse into a period of musical history: Jersey Boys is also a poignant look at the band’s emotional journey to fame. To make the musical what it was, the producers actually interviewed each of the band’s four members individually to get a real impression of their experience.
Since it opened in 2005, Jersey Boys has won both Tony and a Grammy. It’s been seen by over 24 million people, and had an 11-year-run on Broadway. And the reviews of the show at Ogunquit Playhouse are pouring in, offering their praises for this unique and well-cast show.
Talented cast and crew
Check out the amazing cast of the Jersey Boys, offering some performances you won’t want to miss:
Matthew Amira plays – Nick Massi
Amira has a BFA in Musical Theatre from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has been featured in various shows, such as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Fiddler on the Roof.
Andy Christopher plays – Bob Gaudio
Andy originally got his start at the Ogunquit Playhouse, and has gone on national tour playing Buddy in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.
Jonathan Mousset plays – Frankie Valli
Jonathan is a graduate of Florida State University and will be making his debut at the Ogunquit Playhouse! Reviewers have praised his “original” performance as Frankie Valli, and his incredible vocal talent.
Sean Burns plays – Joe Pesci
Sean has performed at the Kennedy Center in the past, and is excited to make his Ogunquit Playhouse debut!
Holly Anne Palmer is the director
Palmer is an award-winning director who’s received critical acclaim and recognition for her work.
The historical Ogunquit Playhouse
Forget the show for a second, and let’s talk about the venue. The Ogunquit Playhouse venue has been part of the theatrical scene for an impressive 86 years. It started off as a renovated garage in Ogunquit’s town square, offering its first show way back in 1933 when a Broadway showman from New York City, Walter Hartwig, saw its potential.
The Ogunquit Playhouse even survived during WWII, a time when many theaters unfortunately shuttered their doors. Throughout the years, it’s remained a steadfast beacon of culture and the arts. Fast forward to day, where this former garage has been named a structure of National Significance on the National Register of Historic Places.
Annually, this esteemed venue attracts upwards of 100,000 viewers, and has featured several Academy, Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe winners on its stage.
The best part about seeing Jersey Boys in Ogunquit? The town itself, of course. That means that before and after the show, you’ll get to revel in this amazing seaside town.
Take in the show, then enjoy everything Ogunquit has to offer. Contact us today if you’re interested in staying in Ogunquit for its amazing natural beautiful, relaxed and fun vibe, and amazing cultural scene.