Part of what turned the tiny Maine coastal village of Ogunquit into a significant gay destination was the development of the community's theater scene, which has been blossoming steadily ever since the Ogunquit Playhouse
opened in 1933. Since that time, such acting legends as Bette Davis, Tallulah Bankhead, and Rita Hayworth. There are several productions each summer, typically musicals. Recent offerings have included The Full Monty
with Sally Struthers, La Cage aux Folles
with Maxwell Caulfield, Crazy For You
with Rue McClanahan, and Menopause The Musical
. The playhouse is on U.S. 1, next door to the visitor information center at the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. You can book tickets online
or by phoning the box office at 207-646-5511.