York theatre joins Rotary in anti-polio fight The Ogunquit Playhouse has contributed over $10,000 towards this cause through Rotary Night ticket proceeds over the past six years.

The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for June 1 for the evening performance of Mamma Mia! A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening's performance will be donated to Rotary International.
The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for June 1 for the evening performance of Mamma Mia! A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening’s performance will be donated to Rotary International.

The venerable Ogunquit Playhouse, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary season is once again joining forces with Rotary International to continue in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide by 2018.

The annual Rotary Night is scheduled for Thursday, June 1, for the evening performance of Mamma Mia! Joining the fight is as easy as buying a ticket to the international hit show.

A portion of every ticket purchased for that evening’s performance will be donated to Rotary International.

The Ogunquit Playhouse has contributed over $10,000 towards this cause through Rotary Night ticket proceeds over the past six years.

The fight to end polio is led by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which includes Rotary International, UNICEF, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organisation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and governments around the world, with the support of many others across the globe.

“We are so close to eradicating polio. A polio-free world could be achieved in the next few years,” said Kevin Raymond of York Rotary (Pennsylvania, US — District 7390).

While polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, for under $1 a child can be vaccinated for life.

Rotary raises funds to make sure every child receives access to the polio vaccine.

“We must continue to immunise wherever and whenever the threat of polio exists. Thanks to the Gates Foundation, every Rotary dollar raised is matched 2 for 1. By attending this special show, you can help achieve a polio-free world. I hope you will join us.”

The international hit sensation Mamma Mia! opened at the Ogunquit Playhouse on May 17 and runs through July 1.

Over 60 million people from around the globe have fallen in love with the characters, the enchanting story and ABBA’s timeless music that makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show.

This sunny, funny show unfolds on a Greek island paradise when on the eve of her wedding a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago.

Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs that include Super Trouper, Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Take a Chance on Me, Thank You for the Music, Money, Money, Money, The Winner Takes It All, and SOS, combine to make this enchanting show a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget.

Individual tickets are also on sale and prices start at $52 each.

Season tickets are on sale now and are the best way to guarantee the best seats for the lowest price, starting at only $240 for a five-show or $149 for a three-show subscription. 

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