This Non-Equity tour production originally launched in the Fall of 2019 bringing paradise to North America. It was one of the many shows that was abruptly shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic on a hiatus for 537 days.
ESCAPE TO MARGARITTAVILLE will relaunch August 31st, 2021 in Tusla, OK before making its way to over 20 cities….
Kansas City, MI,
a return to New Orleans, LA (where its Pre-Broadway tour stopped),
New Brunswick, NJ,
so much more.
Check out the show’s website to find out more dates.
Directed by Amy Anders Corcoran and replicating the original Broadway production directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, this tour cast is led by rising newcomers…..
Chris Clark as “Tully”,
Sarah Hinrichsen as “Rachel”,
Shelly Lynn Walsh as “Tammy”,
Peter Michael Jordan as “Brick”,
Rachel Lyn Fobbs as “Marley”,
Patrick Cogan as “J.D.”
Matthew James Sherrod as “Jamal” and “Ted”.
In case anyone may not know, ESCAPE TO MARGARITTAVILLE is an original musical featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett. It also features an original book by Greg García and Mike O’Malley. Set in a tropical resort in the Caribbean, it tells the story of a part-time bartender and singer who falls for a career-minded tourist. It includes many of Buffett’s notable songs including FINS, IT’S FIVE O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE, WHY DON’T WE GET DRUNK, MARGHERITTAVILLE, VOLCANO, CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE, ONE PARTICULAR HARBOR, and more. It also includes some original songs written for the show including LICESNSE TO CHILL, IT’S MY JOB, and LOVE AND LUCK.
The show originally had its world premiere in the Spring of 2017 at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, CA. Immediately afterwards, plans were underway of bringing the show to the Big Apple. Prior before hitting NYC, it had a min 3 city Pre-Broadway tryout tour in New Orleans, Houston, and Chicago.
Finally, ESCAPE TO MARGHERITTAVILLE opened on Broadway in February of 2018 at the Marquis Theatre running for 29 previews and 124 regular performances. Under the direction of Christopher Ashley, the Broadway cast was led by….
Paul Alexander Nolan as “Tully”,
Alison Luff as “Rachel”,
Lisa Howard as “Tammy”,
Eric Peterson as “Brick”,
Rema Webb as “Marley”,
Don Sparks as “J.D.”
Andre Ward as “Jamal” and “Ted”.
The production earned mixed to negative reviews. Critics pounded the show considering the production as WASTED. However, the cast performances were praised. At the same time, ticket sales were extremely low.
Following its New York closing, Broadway Licensing secured the rights for this show. You can now expect to see many productions of ESCAPE TO MARGARITTAVILLE in schools, community, and regional theaters.
Who is excited to experience paradise back on the road after a rough year?!!