This musical tells the story of a sweet romance between an island-dweller and a tourist, using the music of Jimmy Buffett. It is just what it promises: an escape to a warm climate full of singing, dancing, and tequila.
The musical, which premiered in 2017, has music and lyrics by Jimmy Buffett with a book written by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley. Singer Tully works at a run-down beach resort called Margaritaville alongside a bartender named Brick. He’s happy to spend his days relaxing and flirting with the tourists, while avoiding anything that looks like commitment.
Meanwhile, environmental scientist Rachel is reluctant to take a break from work to go on vacation with her best friend Tammy. Rachel can’t stand Tammy’s jerkish fiancé Chadd and is dreading their wedding when they return from Margaritaville.
While Rachel is dismayed that the resort is not as nice as it looked online and to find out that she has no phone service on the island and thus can’t keep working, she is eventually able to get into the island spirit with some help. Tully and Brick spend time with Rachel and Tammy and sparks fly between the two couples. But after Rachel and Tammy return to Cincinnati, will anything become of their romances?
Songs include: “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more.