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Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

AUGUST 2024

Friday and Saturday Evening Performances at 8pm, Sunday Matinees at 2pm

Contemporary Jukebox Musical | Due to slight adult content and some adult language Escape to Margaritaville is recommended for Ages 13+

Book by GREG GARCIA and MIKE O'MALLEY 

Music and Lyrics by JIMMY BUFFETT

Kick off your flip flops and set your clock to island time and get transported to a tropical paradise where love and laughter are the keys to ‘growing older but not up.’ We’re going to Margaritaville! Leading our visit is Tully, a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out—until a beautiful tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for!

Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE! is presented through special permission from Broadway Licensing (https://broadwaylicensing.com/)

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Reviews from Previous Productions:

 

"A little slice of paradise!" - USA Today

"It will knock your flip-flops off!" - Entertainment Weekly

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About The Playwright(s): 

Jimmy Buffett - Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett has become a legend of popular culture as the composer of such classic songs as “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” He has recorded over 50 albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His sold-out concert tours are an annual rite of summer passage for his legions of fans, affectionately known as Parrot Heads, many of whom are professionals by day and who dress in spectacular and outrageous tropical outfits and headwear when Jimmy comes to town. Born in the Gulf Coast town of Pascagoula, Mississippi, he was raised in Mobile, Alabama. He is a fourth-generation sailor and fisherman, a pilot, a surfer and a frequent traveler to remote and exotic places of the world, having become addicted to National Geographic magazine as a child. The lyrics to many of his songs are influenced by his travels all over the globe. As a best-selling author, he is one of only nine authors in the history of The New York Times Bestseller List to have reached #1 on both their fiction and non-fiction lists. Jimmy has received two Grammy® nominations, numerous Country Music Association awards and was the recipient of one of the nation’s highest songwriting honors when he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. And now Jimmy is heading back into the theatre world. The new musical Escape to Margaritaville features the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, from an original story, and includes both new songs and the most-loved Buffett classics. Speaking of Buffett classics, the most famous of them all, “Margaritaville” has been inducted into the 2016 Grammy® Hall of Fame for its cultural and historic significance. Only those recordings that have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations are considered for this most special honor.

Greg Garcia - Greg Garcia created three back-to-back syndicated comedies: Yes, Dear, My Name is Earl and Raising Hope. For his work on these shows he has received a Humanitas Award, a People’s Choice Award, two GLAAD Awards, a Critics’ Choice Award, a Golden Globe nomination and an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. His latest show, The Guest Book, airs on TBS. Garcia’s main motivation for entering the world of musical theatre was the hope his oldest son Camden, a very talented actor and director at Boston University, would think he was cool. But also to entertain his parents, Natalie and Tom Garcia, who would drag him kicking and screaming to the theatre as a child. When he’s not writing, directing and producing TV shows, he likes to watch his son Nathan play hockey, play board games with his son Trace and walk Mabel the dog with his amazing wife Kim.

 

Mike O'Malley - Is the creator of the award-winning television series “Survivor’s Remorse” on Starz. He also wrote on Showtime’s “Shameless” for the first four seasons. As an actor, he was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Burt Hummel on “Glee” and recently appeared in the films Sully and Concussion. Television acting credits include “Yes, Dear,” “Justified,” “My Own Worst Enemy,” “My Name is Earl,” “Welcome to the Family” and “The Mike O’Malley Show.” Film acting credits include 28 Days, Deep Impact, Cedar Rapids, Eat Pray Love and Meet Dave. Way back when, he hosted the Nickelodeon shows “Get the Picture” and “Guts.” He is the author of two plays that have been published by Samuel French: Three Years from Thirty and Diverting Devotion. His play Searching for Certainty was adapted into the film Certainty, which won the Best Screenplay award at the Boston Film Festival. Born in Boston and raised in New Hampshire, Mr. O’Malley resides in Los Angeles with his wife Lisa and their three children.

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