‘Escape to Margaritaville’ to continue run June 7


Thingamajig Theatre Company opened its 2024 summer season with the premiere of “Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville.” 

The show, which opened last Friday to a sold-out audience, has received an overwhelmingly positive response from its attendees.

“Escape to Margaritaville” is a musical comedy that transports audiences to a sun-soaked island paradise. 

The story follows Tully (Henry Crater), a charming bartender and singer at a Caribbean resort, who falls for Rachel (Carly Meyer), a career-focused tourist. Alongside them, we meet Tammy (Kelli-Ann Patterwic), Rachel’s best friend who is navigating her own romantic journey with Brick (Zac Mitchell), a lovable bartender. 

The plot weaves together themes of love, relaxation and self-discovery, all set to the infectious tunes of Jimmy Buffett.

Opening night saw Crater and Meyer deliver stand out performances, while Patterwic brought humor and heart to her role as Tammy, and Mitchell’s portrayal of Brick added depth and charm to the narrative. 

The opening weekend audiences praised the cast’s chemistry and dynamic performances during an exclusive talk-back session following the show.

Supporting actors Alexandria Bates (Marley), Dennis Elkins (J.D.) and Tyler Price (Jamal) also received high praise, bringing their characters to life with vibrant and memorable performances. The stellar ensemble cast added to the production’s success, creating a truly immersive experience for the audience. 

“Escape to Margaritaville” resumes on June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. Buffett’s musical is a perfect escape for those seeking laughter, music, and a touch of tropical fun.

In addition to the ongoing performances of “Escape to Margaritaville,” rehearsals have begun for “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” starring Margot Grom. 

This highly anticipated show opens on June 14 and is a captivating jukebox musical that chronicles the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. 

From her early beginnings as a teenage songwriter in the 1950s to her transformation into one of the most successful solo acts in music history, the musical showcases King’s journey through personal and professional triumphs and challenges. 

Featuring an array of beloved hits such as “You’ve Got a Friend,” “Natural Woman” and “It’s Too Late,” the show highlights her collaboration with other iconic songwriters and performers. 

“Beautiful” is a heartfelt celebration of King’s enduring legacy and the timeless music that defined a generation.

For more information and to buy tickets, visit.pagosacenter.org or contact the box office at (970) 731-SHOW (7469).