22 May 2014
"Absolutely Fabulous" and Kathy and Mo Show star Mo Gaffney stars as Miss Lynch in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of the audience favorite Grease, which continues through June 21.
Gaffney is joined by Matthew Ragas as Danny, Mary Little as Sandy, Madeleine Barker as Rizzo, Preston Ellis as Kenickie, Jillian Gottlieb as Frenchy, Mitch McCarrell as Doody, Maggie McDowell as Marty, Shawn Platzker as Roger, Emily Rogers as Patty Simcox, Derek St. Pierre as Eugene, Gabriella Sorrentino as Cha Cha DiGregorio, Jamison Stern as Teen Angel and Alixe Ward as Jan.
Grease is directed and choreographed by DJ Salisbury. The musical has book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
The Ogunquit season will also include Billy Elliot (June 25-July 26), Mary Poppins (July 30-Aug. 30), The Witches of Eastwick (Sept. 3-27) and The Addams Family (Oct. 1-26).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.