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The Fantasticks at Hackmatack Theater

At the Admiral’s Inn, you’re of course just a stone’s throw from one of New England’s best-known regional theaters, the Ogunquit Playhouse, now in its 85th season of spectacular on-stage productions.

What’s even more wonderful is that you’re also not far from another standout venue: the Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, a mere half-hour’s drive west.

And you’ve still got time to catch a very special production there this summer: Through September 2, the Hackmatack is performing The Fantasticks, the very same musical that first launched the Playhouse back in 1972. That’s when S. Carleton Guptill established the summer-stock theater on the grounds of his family’s historic Berwick farmstead.

The Fantasticks at the Hackmatack Playhouse

The Fantasticks, said to be the world’s longest-running musical, tells the story of a pair of fathers who attempt to set up their children under the ruse of a feud. A pared-down production, the beloved love story—first premiered in Greenwich Village back in 1960—includes such iconic tunes as “Try to Remember” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”

You can catch the Hackmatack Playhouse’s exciting revival of The Fantasticks Wednesday through Friday evenings at 8 PM through the 2nd, with a 2 PM Thursday matinee.

Given the ease of the drive between Ogunquit and Berwick, we’d say there’s no excuse not to celebrate the Playhouse’s many decades of fine theater with a Fantastick evening (pardon the pun) and primo accommodations at the Admiral’s Inn!

Upcoming Ogunquit Playhouse Productions

And meanwhile don’t forget about the Ogunquit Playhouse, shortly to unveil the world premiere of the Elvis Presley musical Heartbreak Hotel (August 30 to September 30). That ode to the King of Rock ‘n Roll stems from the same minds that dazzled audiences with Million Dollar Quartet, which had such a popular run at the Ogunquit Playhouse in recent years. The local theatrical enticements continue through the fall as this venerable theater enacts From Here to Eternity from October 4 through October 29.

Book Your Room at the Admiral’s Inn for Southern Maine Theater of the Finest Kind!

Come enjoy the perfect accommodations in the Beautiful Place by the Sea at the Admiral’s Inn, and make it an evening out with some fantastic summer theater before the season’s through!