AUDITION & CASTING INFORMATION

Jimmy Buffett’s 

Escape To Margaritaville

Music and Lyrics by Jimmy Buffett

Book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley

Director – Benjamin Keegan Arnold

Music Director – Bryce Biffle

Choreographer – Carlos Strudwick

This upbeat and energetic new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out, until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. This hilarious, heartwarming musical comedy features the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more!

 

REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION DATES/DETAILS:

Rehearsals will begin July 8. Rehearsals will take place on weekday evenings and weekends during the day, with at least one day off per week. Please be prepared to list any conflicts from July 8-August 25.

The production dates are August 8-25, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 PM. 

All cast members must be local to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Adult cast members will receive a $200 minimum stipend.

 

AUDITION INFO:

IN-PERSON: Live auditions will take place at The Firehouse Theatre (2535 Valley View Lane) Monday, May 20 from 6:30-10:30PM. We will also be accepting video auditions. Actors should prepare their best 16-32 bars (roughly 1 minute) in the style of, or from, the show. Jimmy Buffet and other “yacht rock” or country songs are highly encouraged. If able to accompany yourself on guitar or ukulele, please do! All others bring sheet music appropriately marked and in the right key. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring a headshot/resume with you. You may sign up for an appointment time at this link.  

VIDEO: Beginning immediately, please film yourself singing 16-32 bars (roughly 1 minute) in the style of, or from, the show. Jimmy Buffet and other “yacht rock” or country songs are highly encouraged. If able to accompany yourself on guitar or ukulele, please do! Video links can be uploaded to this form, along with your headshot and resume. You will also be able to upload additional footage such as a dance reel. Video auditions will be accepted until 12AM on May 21. If you have any issues submitting please email owen@thefirehousetheatre.com. Do not call the box office.

CALLBACKS:
Callbacks will take place, as needed, on May 22.

 

AVAILABLE ROLES:
Please note: We will only be considering actors age 18 and over for this production.

Tully

Male – 20s-30s

Smooth-talking, self-deprecating playboy. He’s completely content with the life he’s chosen as the singer/bartender at a tropical resort, until he meets Rachel, a vacationer who upends his heart. Guitar skills a major plus!

Rachel

Female – 20s-30s

Fully committed to her job and helping the world. Willing to put in as many hours of hard work as it takes and expects everyone else to do that same. Suspicious of fools and operators, Rachel is not easily distracted from her life plan.

Tammy

Female – 20s-30s

Loyal friend to Rachel. Sees the best in people and has a zest for life that is often squelched by her fiance, Chad. Her low self-esteem manifests itself as denial in her own life.

Brick

Male – 20s-30s

The Island bartender. Has a big heart and a good friend to Tully. Not the brightest bulb, but sensitive and thoughtful.

Marley

Female – 30s+

No-nonsense and assertive with an island accent. She runs the resort and keeps everyone in check, but clearly cares about her employees, her customers, and J.D., an older island denizen. Great singer.

J.D.

Male – 50+

A funny, endearing older man who always has a parrot on his shoulder. He’s losing his vision and his hearing, but won’t acknowledge it. A good-natured drunkard, he’s always writing his memoirs on bar napkins and, as it turns out, he’s lived a full life.

Ensemble

Vacation Guests and other various characters including: Jamal/Ted, Chadd, Goon #1, Goon #2, and Cloud Jesus 

 

The Firehouse Theatre is committed to cultivating a creative environment that is inclusive of all peoples, honoring of cultures and communities, diverse across various layers of the organization, equitable in matters of policy and practice, intentional and thoughtful about building cultural competence, demonstrating our values through our actions and behaviors, and supportive of our local community.

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