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Meet the cast and creative team for Escape to Margaritaville

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce the cast and creative team of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 13, 2023, and run through Sunday, August 27, 2023.


A part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer thinks he’s got life all figured out until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything. Escape to Margaritaville is a musical comedy featuring the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Cheeseburger in Paradise”, “Margaritaville,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Fins,” “Volcano,” and many more. This hilarious, heartwarming musical is the party you’ve been waiting for!


ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is directed and choreographed by KEITH ANDREWS (Engeman Theater: Million Dollar Quartet, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, The Full Monty, National Tours: The Full Monty, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh; Regional: Gateway Playhouse, Tuachan Center for the Arts, Grand Theatre, Riverside Theatre, NYMF, Saint Michael’s Playhouse).


The Creative Team includes ED GOLDSCHNEIDER (Musical Director), KYLE DIXON (Scenic Design), DUSTIN CROSS (Costume Design), JOHN BURKLAND (Lighting Design), LAURA SHUBERT (Sound Design), JOHN COLLINS (Props Design), WOJCIK CASTING TEAM (Casting Directors), CHELSEY STEINMETZ (Production Stage Manager), KATIE PRESTA(Assistant Stage Manager), JENNIFER COLLESTER (Director of Production) and RICHARD DOLCE (Producing Artistic Director).


The cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE features AMANDA BAILEY as MARLEY (Regional: 5-Star Theatricals, DQ Theatre, Folger Theatre, BMI Workshop Showcase, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Film/TV: “Power Book III: Raising Kanan”, “Law and Order: SUV”, “Bronx’ish”); MAGGIE BERA as TAMMY (Off-Broadway: Powerline Road, The Baker’s Wife, Helen on 86th Street; Regional: Fireside Theatre, Theatre Under The Stars, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Count Basie Theatre; TV/Film: “The Big C”, “Big Green Earth”); HUNTER BROWN as BRICK (National Tours: The Sound of Music, FAME: The Musical; Regional: Forestburgh Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse, Roxy Regional Theatre, The Lost Colony); MEADOW NGUY as RACHEL (Engeman: White Christmas; Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Goodspeed opera House, City Springs Theatre Company; TV/Film: “Law and Order SVU”, “Madam Secretary”, “The Blacklist”, “The Artist’s Wife”); DAN SHARKEY as J.D. (Broadway: Bridges of Madison County, Spider-Man/Turn Off The Dark, The Music Man, Amazing Grace; National Tour: Will Rogers Follies, Grand Hotel, The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers; Off-Broadway: Our Brother's Son, The Fantasticks, Captains Courageous, Lone Star Love, Price & The Pauper, Illyria, Golden Boy Of The Blue Ridge, Great Big Radio Show, Plain and Fancy, Perfect Crime; Regional: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theatre, Rocky Mountain Opera Co., Bank of America Theatre; TV/Film: "Boardwalk Empire", "Prodigal Son", "The Woods", "Girls5Eva", "As The World Turns", Livin on a Prairie") and SAM SHERWOOD as TULLY (Engeman: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story; Regional: Irish Repertory Theatre, Ivoryton Playhouse, Actor’s Playhouse, Riverside Theatre; Film/TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).


The ensemble includes DANIELLE COOPER, LANCE JEWETT, BRIANNA KALEEN, ASHLEY KLINGER, ANNA CHASE LANIER, LEER LEARY, ALEXIS LOISELLE, MIKEY MARMANN, DWAYNE WASHINGTON, and LERON WELLINGTON.


The swings are SARAH LINDSEY and BRETT RAWLINGS.


Press Opening is Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 pm.


ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will play the following performance schedule: Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Some Wednesday and Sunday evenings are available. Tickets are $85 for Saturday evenings and $80 for all other performances. They may be purchased by calling 631-261-2900, going online at www.engemantheater.com, or by visiting the Engeman Theater Box Office at 250 Main Street, Northport.

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is Long Island's only year-round professional theater company, casting actors from the Broadway talent pool. From curb to curtain, we have made it our business to provide affordable, quality theater in an elegant one-of-a-kind location with outstanding facilities and extraordinary service. The renovated theater offers stadium-style seating, state-of-the-art lighting and sound, a full orchestra pit, and a classic wood-paneled piano lounge with full bar.


For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater directly at 631-261-2900, visit the box office at 250 Main Street, Northport or visit www.engemantheater.com.


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Meet the cast

First Row L-R: Amanda Bailey (Marley), Maggie Bera (Tammy), Hunter Brown (Brick)


Second Row L-R: Meadow Nguy (Rachel), Dan Sharkey (J.D), Sam Sherwood (Tully)


Third Row L-R: Danielle Cooper (Ensemble), Lance Jewett (Ensemble), Brianna Kaleen (Ensemble), Ashley Klinger (Associate Director and Choreographer/Ensemble/Dance Captain) 


Forth Row L-R: Anna Chase Lanier (Ensemble), Leer Leary (Ensemble), Alexis Loiselle (Ensemble), Mikey Marmann (Chase/Ensemble)


Fifth Row L-R: Dwayne Washington (Jamal/Ted), Lemon Wellington (Ensemble), Sarah Lindsey (Swing), Brett Rawling (Swing) 


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