For evening entertainment, head for the Ogunquit Playhouse
(tel. 207/646-2402), a 750-seat summer-stock theater right on U.S. Route 1 (just south of the main town intersection) with an old-style look that has garnered a solid reputation for its careful, serious attention to stagecraft. The theater has entertained Ogunquit since 1933, attracting noted actors such as Sally Struthers, Stefanie Powers, Jefferson Mays, Carson Kressley, and Valerie Harper performing in shows like A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls and new musical versions of the films Mystic Pizza and Young Frankenstein (the theater has a robust new works program, focussing on musicals). Performance tickets generally cost in the range of $40 to $100 per person, and the season runs from May through December.
Anchoring Main Street, the humble Leavitt Theatre
(tel. 207/646-3123), at 259 Main Street, dates to 1923; its arched marquee is something of a local landmark. Locals so adore the indie moviehouse and performance space that they scraped up $60,000 to save the place a few years back. On a rainy day, catch everything from first-run popcorn flicks to silent film festivals; live acts include nationally touring comedians, burlesque shows, and local rock bands. Did I mention the place serves beer and wine?
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