Friday, February 25, 2011

Jayme McDaniel Joins Ogunquit Playhouse as New Associate Producer

The Ogunquit Playhouse is pleased to announce the appointment of Jayme McDaniel to the position of Associate Producer. Jayme McDaniel is well acquainted with the Ogunquit Playhouse; in 2009 he directed and choreographed the highly acclaimed production of “Singin’ in the Rain,” for which he received an IRNE nomination for his choreography and in 2001 appeared in “42nd Street.” Until recently, Jayme was the Associate Artistic Director at the Ordway in St. Paul, Minnesota. As Associate Producer, Jayme will oversee all theatrical operations for the 79-year-old company, named by the press as “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre.” Responsibilities will include the supervision of all casting, production coordination, hiring of stage managers, company management, music directors and all technical crew.
Executive Artistic Director, Bradford Kenney stated, “Having Jayme McDaniel continue his close relationship with the Playhouse, now as one of the leaders of our theatrical operations, is an outstanding opportunity for the Ogunquit Playhouse. Jayme’s broad experience in top-level regional non-profit and commercial theatre operations will further enhance the Ogunquit Playhouse’s position and relationships in the American Theatre Community.”
Jayme McDaniel has vast experience as director and choreographer for many of our nation’s most respected Regional theatres including North Shore Music Theatre, the Ordway Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, 5th Ave Theatre, as well as on Broadway. He also enjoyed acting in his early career, which included performing at the Ogunquit Playhouse during its Summer Stock days. Most notably, Jayme was the Director/Choreographer on the final national tour of “Hello, Dolly!” with Carol Channing. In 2007, the Minneapolis Star Tribune lauded him as the Outstanding Director of a Musical.
Upon receiving the news that he was selected as the new Associate Producer for the Playhouse, Jayme stated, “I have had Playhouse fever ever since performing in “42nd Street!” I love the Playhouse, love the town and am most happy and grateful to return to the wonderful Ogunquit Playhouse as the new Associate Producer.”
Five main stage musicals are slated for the 2011 season at the Ogunquit Playhouse, running twenty-two weeks from May 25 through October 23. The season includes the new Broadway hit musical “Legally Blonde,” “Miss Saigon,” “Summer of Love,” a Golden-Age Broadway classic and a Best Musical of the year cutting-edge Broadway hit we can’t announce yet!
The Ogunquit Playhouse is America’s Foremost Summer Theatre, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, producing the finest Broadway musicals each season, with performances Tuesday through Sunday, from May 25 to October 23, 2011. Main Stage tickets go on sale late March and range in price from $47-$75 per show. Gift Certificates, Flex-Passes and Season Subscriptions are on sale now! For a complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season, visit our website Tickets on-line or through the box office at 207-646-5511.
Photo caption: Jayme McDaniel recently joined Ogunquit Playhouse staff as the new Associate Producer. (Courtesy photo)