“Margaritaville” takes stage at Playhouse

Cumberland County Playhouse is currently presenting “Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville.”

“Everyone is having an amazing time putting this show together,” said Producing Director Bryce McDonald, who directs this production. “Every rehearsal feels like a party.!”

Tully (Playhouse newcomer Brendan Coulter) is a part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out, until Rachel (Heather McCall), a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.

Rachel has come to the Margaritaville Hotel and Bar with her best friend Tammy (Playhouse newcomer Jenna Leigh Miller) for a bachelorette weekend before Tammy’s wedding to Chadd (Brian Nabors) back in Cincinnati. Here they meet the denizens of the bar: Brick (Daniel Black), J.D. (Bill Macchio), Jamal (Michael Ruff), and Marley (Playhouse newcomer Alexandria Bates).

Rounding out this cast are Jacob Alexander, Christopher Alvarado, Harli Cooper, Toby Davis, Cora Hassberger, DeAnna Helgeson, Briana Hernandez, Delaney Jackson, Lauren Marshall, David Perry, Caitlin Schaub, James Scott, and Riley Wesson.

“Escape to Margaritaville” features the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville”, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”, “Fins”, and “Volcano”, with a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley.

“Escape to Margaritaville”, rated PG-13, plays on the Mainstage through September 8, is co-sponsored by Ken and Grace Patton, Fairfield Glade Resort, and Club Wyndham. Tickets can be purchased online at ccplayhouse.com or by calling the Playhouse Box Office at (931) 484-5000. All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by Tennessee Arts Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, Playhouse media sponsor Crossville Chronicle, and Playhouse Season Partners Plateau Pediatrics, Tim and Susan Tewalt, Ken and Grace Patton, Bob and Jaye Emrick, Dr. Edward and Karen Thornblade, and Bucky Burke Home Improvements & Landscaping.

Cumberland County Playhouse is located at 221 Tennessee Avenue in Crossville.