Lively McCabe Entertainment Executive Producer Michael Barra, and Ogunquit Playhouse Executive Artistic Director Bradford T. Kenney have partnered to present the initial production of the new musical stage adaptation of the 1988 Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) motion picture MYSTIC PIZZA, with story and characters by Amy Holden Jones, this summer at the Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine. With a book by Sandy Rustin (Clue), Arrangements and Orchestrations by Carmel Dean (American Idiot), MYSTIC PIZZA will be directed by Casey Hushion (Clue).
MYSTIC PIZZA, the 1988 MGM cult classic romantic comedy that launched the careers of Julia Roberts and Matt Damon, follows the coming of age of three young women working as waitresses at a local pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut. Struggling within a local class structure that segregates the immigrant working class from the country club set, the women strive to define themselves beyond the shadow of their families and the men who pursue them.
The score also includes many other hit songs from the late 1980s and early 1990s, including from artists such as John Cougar Mellencamp, Debbie Gibson, Robert Palmer, Berlin, Van Morrison, The Supremes/Phil Collins, Kim Wilde, Mike and the Mechanics, Fine Young Cannibals, Tiffany, Cyndi Lauper, Bryan Adams, and Starship. Production dates along with the cast and remainder of the creative team will be announced shortly, as will a ticket on sale date. MYSTIC PIZZA will be published and licensed by Concord Theatricals. visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org