Musical (2018)

Musique: Jimmy Buffet
Paroles: Jimmy Buffet
Livret: Greg Garcia • Mike O'Malley
Production à la création:

Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water's warm and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all, and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum. It doesn't get much better than this.

Act One
Tully Mars works as a singer for the bar at Margaritaville, a run down hotel on a small island in the Caribbean, along with Brick, the bartender, Jamal, the busboy, Marley, the owner, and J.D., a one eyed beach bum who spends his days at the bar. He regularly has affairs with female guests with no intention of continuing the fling beyond their time at the hotel ("License to Chill").

In Cincinnati, Ohio, Rachel and Tammy prepare to go on vacation at the Margaritaville before Tammy gets married. Her fiancé, Chadd, forces Tammy to go on a diet of carrot juice and sunflower seeds, so she can lose weight for the wedding, which infuriates Rachel. Chadd has Tammy promise not to cheat on him and his friends warn the two women of the land sharks. Tammy and Rachel laugh their warning off and travel to the hotel ("Fins").

Rachel is disappointed with the condition of the hotel, even though Tammy is just happy to be on vacation. Tully flirts with Rachel, who is more concerned about work, and has Brick bring tequila shots, to which Rachel questions if it's the appropriate time to start drinking. Tully, Brick, J.D., and the patrons insist that ("It's Five O'Clock Somewhere"). Tully and Brick take the women's bags to their room, along with some margaritas. Rachel insists going up to the volcano so she can obtain a soil sample. Brick offers to drive them up in his run down convertible ("Ragtop Day").

On the way to the volcano, the car breaks down, and the four search for another form of transportation. Brick and Tammy hit it off, while Tully continues to flirt with Rachel, where she informs him of her experiment to use potatoes as an alternative energy resource and how it takes up much of her time, leaving her no time to relax ("It's My Job"). Brick and Tammy rent bikes and the four continue their journey.

On the beach, J.D. tells guests stories about his life and his buried treasure, which Marley dismisses as lies. After being ordered to leave the guests alone, J.D. begins to sing a song that she disapproves of and invites the guests sing along ("Why Don't We Get Drunk").

At the volcano, Tully tries to get Rachel to relax and enjoy her time on the island. He breaks the ice between them by teaching her how to play guitar ("Three Chords"). Tammy and Brick discuss their childhoods and how their parents had very high expectations for them, finding amusement that they had become the people their parents frowned upon ("We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About"). The two almost kiss before Tammy reveals that she is engaged. Later that night, Tully reveals to Rachel that he grew up in Maine, where his father wanted him to continue the family line of fisherman. He arrived at the island to get away from the cold weather, pollution, and irritations of society. Rachel, finding herself charmed, kisses him ("Son of Son of a Sailor").

Back at the hotel, everyone is recovering from the previous night of drinking and partying ("My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, and I Don't Love Jesus"). Tully and Rachel prepare to go snorkeling and Marley notices something different about Tully. He then admits to her that he thinks he's in love with Rachel. After swearing that she wouldn't tell anyone, she tells some guests, and word spreads around the hotel. Tully and Rachel spend the rest of the week in bed and on the beach, causing Tully to miss work. Brick tries to help keep Tammy from giving into her urge to sleep with him. On her last night on the island, he suggests they do something to distract her and the two decide to get tattoos, with Brick needing to be drunk due to his fear of needles. On their last night on the island, Rachel and Tammy discuss how the past week has changed their views of the future ("Medley: Coconut Telegraph/Last Mango in Paris/Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes").

Tully decides to tell Rachel how he feels, but she and Tammy leave before he can. Brick discovers that his tattoo on his stomach is of Tammy's face and admits to Tully that he has feelings for Tammy. The two lament about their failed romances, while J.D. looks for a salt shaker for his shrimp ("Margaritaville"). The guests feel tremors and realize the volcano is about to erupt. Everyone begins to panic, sending Margaritaville into chaos.

Act Two
Jamal wonders where he will go after evacuating the island as the patrons panic, Marley tries to keep everyone calm, Tully and Brick pack the boat with whatever they can, and J.D. grabs a shovel ("Volcano"). After everyone is onboard of the evacuation boat, Marley notices J.D. is missing, and Jamal reveals that he saw him heading into the jungle. Tully and Brick go to find J.D., despite Brick's objections.

In the jungle, Tully tells Brick to think of things that make him happy in order to control his fear ("Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit"). The two find J.D., who is digging up his buried treasure. The two insist that the treasure isn't real, as they believe he just makes up his stories. The two are shocked when J.D. digs up a chest as Marley arrives, revealing she had to let the boat leave due to the guests panicking. J.D. has Marley take them to his plane, which she hid due to his pilot license being revoked. At the airport, Tammy and Rachel prepare to take off and Rachel learns that funding for her experiment has been denied, much to her dismay.

Up in the air, J.D. flies Marley, Tully, and Brick to safety. Tully and Brick go through J.D.'s treasure and find pictures and journals, learning that J.D. moved to Europe, married an actress, and had a son. His wife and son where killed when a bomb went off, while J.D. survived. J.D. tells the two that even though he's been through tragedy, he's had a good life ("He Went to Paris"). Tully reveals to J.D. that he hoped the treasure would be money that he could give to Rachel to help fund her experiment. J.D. tells Tully that the real treasure is what is in the heart and the memories of all the good times. He insists that Tully tell Rachel that he loves her, to which Tully has J.D. fly them to Cincinnati.

At a bar in Cincinnati, Tammy and Chadd's rehearsal dinner is underway. She prepares to go eat a cheeseburger, but Chadd has set up a vegetarian buffet for her, due to her diet. She fantasizes about eating a cheeseburger, when Brick enters and urges her to quit her diet ("Cheeseburger in Paradise"). Chadd sees them eating the burgers and tells Tammy that he can't love her if she's fat, causing Tammy to punch him and call the wedding off. J.D. and Marley discuss about the time they slept together ten years ago, and admit that they have feelings for each other. Tully enters and tells Rachel that he loves her, to which Rachel isn't sure how to respond. Tully plays a song to remind her of their time together on the island ("Tin Cup Chalise"). She admits that she has feelings for Tully, but they are too different and that a relationship probably won't last. She leaves and Tully is approached by Ted, a talent agent, who insists that Tully can become famous with his music.

Over the course of three years, Brick and Tammy get married and have a daughter; after being denied by numerous banks, Rachel finally gets funding for her research; J.D. and Marley become a couple, rebuild Margaritaville, and have a daughter; and Tully becomes an international music star ("Love and Luck"). Tully returns to Margaritaville to perform for the hotel's re-opening and notices Rachel in the crowd. The two catch up and realize they are still in love with each other ("Come Monday"). A year later, Brick and Tammy receive an invitation to Tully and Rachel's wedding and first class tickets. Tully, Rachel, Tammy, Brick, J.D. and Marley reflect on how much their lives have changed in the past few years as the wedding is being prepared and the guests arrive ("A Pirate Looks at Forty"). The two are married and everyone celebrates at Margaritaville ("One Particular Harbor").

1 Escape to Margaritaville peut-être considéré comme un juke-box musical autour de la musique de James William Buffett

The La Jolla Playhouse presented the musical in a limited engagement from May 9 until July 9, 2017. Following its run at La Jolla, the musical had limited runs in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 20 until October 28, Houston, Texas from October 31 until November 5 and in Chicago, Illinois from November 9 until December 2, 2017.

The musical premiered on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on February 16, 2018, prior to a March 15, 2018 opening, directed by Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine. The musical closed on July 1 of the same year, after 29 previews and 124 regular performances. The musical performed on the PBS "A Capitol Fourth" on July 4, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Upon closing, Broadway Licensing acquired the rights for stock and amateur performance rights.

A national tour will launch in Providence, Rhode Island in the fall of 2019.

Act I
"License to Chill" – Tully, Company
"Fins" – Rachel, Tammy, Chadd, Goons, Ensemble
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" – Tully, Brick, J.D., Tammy, Company
"Ragtop Day" – Brick, Tammy, Tully, Rachel
"It's My Job" – Rachel
"Why Don't We Get Drunk" – J.D., Ensemble
"Three Chords" – Tully, Rachel
"We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About/The Natives Are Restless" – Brick, Tammy
"Son of a Son of a Sailor" – Tully, Rachel
"My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don't Love Jesus" – Marley, Jamal, JD, Ensemble
"Medley: Coconut Telegraph/Last Mango in Paris/Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes" – Company
"Margaritaville" – Tully, Brick, Company

Act II
"Volcano" – Jamal, Ensemble
"Grapefruit—Juicy Fruit" – Brick, Tully, J.D.
"He Went to Paris" – Tully, Brick, J.D.
"Cheeseburger in Paradise" – Brick, Tammy, Ensemble
"Tin Cup Chalice" – Tully, Ensemble
"Love and Luck" – Tully, Rachel, Ensemble
"Come Monday" – Tully, Rachel
"A Pirate Looks at Forty" – Company
"One Particular Harbor" – Company

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Escape to Margaritaville (2018-03-Marquis Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Marquis Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 29 previews - 124 représentations
Première Preview : 16 February 2018
Première: 15 March 2018
Dernière: 01 July 2018
Mise en scène : Christopher Ashley
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Paul Alexander Nolan (as Tully), Alison Luff (as Rachel), Lisa Howard (as Tammy), Eric Petersen (as Brick), Don Sparks (as J.D.), Andre Ward (as Jamal), and Rema Webb (as Marley)
Commentaires :
Bringing sunshine, rest and relaxation to the bustling heart of Times Square, Jimmy Buffett's musical Escape to Margaritaville describes itself as not just a musical, but a way of life.

Directed and choreographed respectively by Christopher Ashley and Kelly Devine - the duo that brought you the smash hit musical Come From Away - Escape to Margaritaville features a parrothead's dream playlist of Jimmy Buffett classics such as "Fins," "Why Don't We Get Drunk," "Son of a Son of a Sailor," "Cheeseburger in Paradise," and, of course, "Margaritaville." It also features a scenic design by Walt Spangler that is as luxuriously tropical as it is functional. Indeed, the Marquis Theatre has been transformed into a paradise island getaway, complete with cabanas, margarita machines and bouncing beach balls, that feels like a summer vacation no matter what time of year you decide to visit.

Buffett's hits have been woven unashamedly into a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley that follows the pursuits of Tully and Rachel, two individuals mismatched by attitudes and ideologies, whose shared attraction is destined to overcome life's many obstacles. He is a singer/bartender at the Hotel Margaritaville, enjoying the easy life and staying clear of the fast lane (and relationship commitments). She is an environmental scientist, who can't survive without a wi-fi connection, and strives to save the world. Escape to Margaritaville explores how two characters from two different worlds can evolve and find comprimises on a search for true happiness - a search they both didn't necessarily realise they were undertaking.

Aside from our two protagonists, there is a wealth of comic relief spilling from the stage in the form of two subplot love stories, as Tammy, an underappreciated and body-shamed bride-to-be, meets Brick, an unassuming and simple guy, who loves her just the way she is, and as Marley, manager of the Hotel Margaritaville, finally gives in to the advances of the often drunken, seaplane pilot J.D. (albeit whilst she fantasizes he is actually Denzel Washington).

If you are in the mood for some piña colada-infused light-hearted entertainment, where sing-alongs are actively encouraged, then book an escape to Maragaritaville today...

Cheeseburger in Paradise, anyone???
Presse : "If you’re not drunk or a Parrothead, as Mr. Buffett's fans are called, you’re in trouble." Jesse Green for New York Times

"Of course Jimmy Buffett’s new Broadway jukebox musical “Escape to Margaritaville” comes with a lost shaker of salt. But what’s with the sparkly zombie kickline, fat-shaming fiancé and so-called super potato that can power appliances? Somebody’s had too many margaritas. But so it goes in this musical that may fit the bill if you’re in the mood for a breezy but dopey diversion. A few pre-theater margaritas may enhance things." Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

"Along with more than two dozen songs from Buffett’s tropical-burnout catalog, the show offers steel drums, jean shorts, palm trees and dancers dressed as fluffy white clouds. It’s often hokey and sometimes pokey. But I’ll level with you: I had fun." Adam Feldman for Time Out New York

"Here's a quick test to determine if you're the target audience for the new musical based on the songs of Jimmy Buffett. If you're immediately able to add the words "and screw" to the song title "Why Don't We Get Drunk" then it's a pretty safe bet you'll enjoy Escape to Margaritaville." Frank Scheck for Hollywood Reporter

"Parrotheads, be warned that there aren’t enough parrots in this show. (Can somebody do something about that?) Otherwise, the hedonistic spirit of Buffett’s feel-good “gulf and western” music is on flamboyant display in this witless but colorful songbook musical custom-tailored for the fans." Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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