• On Wednesday, the Ogunquit Playhouse opens the musical “Legally Blonde,” which will remain in production through Sept. 17.

The musical is based on the hit 2001 movie and follows college sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods (played by Broadway’s Becky Gulsvig) as she heads for Harvard Law School in pursuit of her boyfriend Warner, who just dumped her for someone else.

Tony Award-winning actor Michael Rupert plays Professor Callahan. Emmy Award winner and Ogunquit favorite Sally Struthers plays the bulldog-toting-hairdresser Paulette.

“Legally Blonde: The Musical” was nominated for seven Tony Awards in 2007, and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical this past June in London.

Gulsvig reprises the role of Elle Woods after two years in the first national tour, for which she received a Helen Hayes Award nomination. Gulsvig was also a member of the original Broadway cast of “Legally Blonde,” and starred in “Hairspray” as Amber Von Tussle.

Rupert originated Professor Callahan on Broadway and on an MTV series. His other Broadway credits include “Ragtime,” “Falsettos” (Tony nomination/LA Ovation Award), “City of Angels,” “Mail,” “Sweet Charity” (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award), “Pippin” and “The Happy Time” (Tony nomination, Theater World Award).

Struthers is best known for her comedic roles, and has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for her performances in television’s “All in the Family.” She starred in the Fox television series “9 to 5,” and had recurring roles in the CBS comedy “Still Standing” and The CW’s “Gilmore Girls.”

Struthers appeared last year at Ogunquit as Mama Morton in “Chicago.”

Prices range from $49 to $76.50. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday. Visit ogunquitplayhouse.org or call 646-5511.

• “The Passion of the Hausfrau,” which originated a few years ago at Portland Stage, is on stage through Saturday at Freeport Factory Stage, 5 Depot St. Tickets cost $15 ($12 for students and seniors).

This is a one-woman show about the misadventures of a mom who discovers that the roller-coaster ride of raising young kids is actually the path to creating her own masterpiece. It stars Bess Welden. Visit freeportfactory.com.