Watch highlights from the world premiere of Escape to Margaritaville in the video above. The new musical, which features new songs and well-known hits by Jimmy Buffett, began previews May 9 at the La Jolla Playhouse in California.
Featuring a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley, Escape to Margaritaville follows Tully, a part-time bartender and singer at the titular island paradise, where a beautiful career-minded tourist makes him question his overly relaxed lifestyle.
The new musical officially opened May 28 and will play the California theatre through July 9. A potential Broadway transfer is scheduled for spring 2018.
The cast also includes Charlie Pollock as Brick, Don Sparks as J.D., Andre Ward as Jamal, and Rema Webb as Marley, along with ensemble members Matt Allen, Sara Andreas, Katie Banville, Hanz Enyeart, Marjorie Failoni, Samantha Farrow, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ian Paget, Sharone Sayegh, Alex Michael Stoll, and Jena VanElslander as well as three UC San Diego MFA students: Andrew Gallop, Volen Iliev, and Mo Rodvanich.
After La Jolla, the show is scheduled to play New Orleans' Saenger Theatre, Houston's Hobby Center, and the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. Christopher Ashley and Kelly Devine direct and choreograph, respectively.
Flip through photos from the world premiere below:
First Look at the World Premiere of Escape to Margaritaville
For more information, visit EscapeToMargaritavilleMusical.com.