Ogunquit Playhouse announces casting for JIMMY BUFFETT’S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE

 at the Leary Pavilion

July 15 - August 28, 2021

Playing at the Ogunquit Playhouse

Kick off your flip-flops as Ogunquit Playhouse transforms into a Caribbean oasis where love and laughter are the keys to growing older without having to grow up.

Ogunquit Playhouse’s 25,000-square-foot, open-air Leary Pavilion will host the Regional premiere of Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville this summer. Previews begin Thursday, July 15 ahead of the Friday, July 16 opening night. The production runs through Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Co-created by TV’s Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Mike O’Malley (“Snowpiercer,” “The Good Place”), Escape to Margaritaville will have you craving a cheeseburger in paradise with this journey through the music of the incomparable Jimmy Buffett. With direction by Richard J. Hinds (Ogunquit Playhouse’s Mamma Mia!) and choreography by Brandon Kelly (Remix at Carowinds), your cares are guaranteed to melt away like sunsets over the beach.

Escape to Margaritaville will feature Cailen Fu (Broadway’s Mean Girls) as Rachel, Jake David Smith (Broadway’s Frozen) as Tully, Megan Kane (Emojiland) as Tammy, John Antony (US National Tour of Dirty Dancing) as JD, Crystal Sha'nae (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Tour) as Marley, Matt Wolpe (Rock of Ages Hollywood) as Brick, Tyler McKenzie (Broadway’s Hamilton) as Jamal, and Anthony J. Gasbarre III (Saturday Night Fever at Maine State Musical Theatre) as Chadd. Courtney BlackmumSara GalloShaye HopkinsCarlos JimenezCassidy Kreuzer and Charles Way round out the Ensemble, alongside Swings J. Antonio Rodriguez and Mia Bergstrom.

Escape to Margaritaville follows Tully, JD, Brick, Jamal, and Marley as they welcome a revolving door of vacationers to the Margaritaville hotel, blissfully unaware that the impending arrival of Rachel and Tammy will turn their world upside down.

Escape to Margaritaville will feature music direction by Haley Bennett (Broadway’s Diana: The Musical), scenic design by Nate Bertone (Ogunquit Playhouse’s Spamalot), lighting design by Richard Latta (Murder on the Orient Express), sound design by Kevin Heard (Ogunquit Playhouse’s Kinky Boots), costume design by Dustin Cross (Ogunquit Playhouse’s West Side Story) and wig design by Roxanne De Luna (Ogunquit Playhouse’s 42nd Street). Karen Parlato is the Production Stage Manager and Daniel Everett is the Assistant Stage Manager. Casting is by Binder Casting; Chad Eric Murnane, CSA.

Evening performances are 8:00 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Performances may vary week to week; check the full schedule at ogunquitplayhouse.org.

Ogunquit Playhouse’s 2021 season runs through October 31, with four mainstage shows, four children’s theatre shows, and the return of 2020’s hit Patio Cabaret series.

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