Escape to Margaritaville has found its cast of parrot heads. The new musical, featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett, will be led by Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star), Alison Luff (Les Misérables), Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You), and Eric Petersen (School of Rock).
The cast will also include Rema Webb (The Color Purple), Don Sparks (Take Me Out), and Andre Ward (Something Rotten!), along with Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Marjorie Failoni, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele.
“We had such an amazing time developing the show at La Jolla Playhouse, and I look forward to continuing to work on this exuberant new musical with our supremely talented cast – chock full of triple threats – as we embark on the next phase of our Margaritaville journey,” said director Christopher Ashley.
Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and directed by Tony Award winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis).
The creative team includes Scenic Designer Walt Spangler, Tony Award-winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell, two-time Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley, two-time Tony Award-winning Sound Designer Brian Ronan, Tony Award nominee Christopher Jahnke as Music Supervisor, and 101 Productions, Ltd. as General Management. Casting by Telsey + Company / Rachel Hoffman, CSA.