JAN 19 - FEB 18, 2024

It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, so escape to Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville! The popular musical with a buffet of Buffett hits promises to change your attitude and latitude. Paradise is found in Jimmy’s jukebox jam, Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville.

Cast

TULLY MARS: Zach Schwartz
BRICK: Anthony Garofalo
J.D.: Jimmie Choate
JAMAL: Tanmart Selby
RACHEL: Lisa Figueroa
TAMMY: Jamie Becker
MARLEY: L’Tanya Van Hamersveld
ENSEMBLE: Dan Cole, Tuck Wood, Josh Roberson, Lisa Taylor, Shannon Gedney, Kinsey Hill, Jared Inman

Preston Boyd

Preston Boyd *

Director

Preston is a professional actor, director, musician and teacher. He has performed on stage in Washington State, Minnesota, Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, and most of the theatres in the Sarasota/Manatee County region. He has over 30 years of experience teaching all aspects of theatre arts to students ranging from elementary school to senior citizens. Since his retirement as a music and drama teacher, he has directed plays
for Venice Theatre, Manatee Players, Players of Sarasota, Anna Maria Island Players, and Theatre Odyssey (where he also serves as Director Emeritus.)

Preston received his B.A. degree from Western Washington University and his M.Ed. from the University of South Florida. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and is an inactive member of SAG/AFTRA.

Emily Croome

Emily Croome

Music Director

Emily is a New York based band leader, pianist, conductor, and music director. She has been conducting in theaters all over the country on National Tours such as Monty Python’s Spamalot and can be found regularly accompanying around the New York City area. Some of her favorite projects have been playing keys for Off-Broadway’s Bastard Jones and music supervising for RWS Entertainment Group in Long Island City.

Vanessa Russo

Vanessa Russo *

Choreographer

VANESSA RUSSO has been having an exciting professional Musical Theatre career as a Choreographer, Dancer and Performer. Born and raised in Sarasota, FL, some professional credits include: BILLY ELLIOT (First National Tour), BILLY ELLIOT (Amsterdam), WEST SIDE STORY (Asian/European Tour), OKLAHOMA! (First National Tour), Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Feature Film: (Across The Universe), among others. She has choreographed for the following: St. Pete Opera, MPAC, Sarasota Players, CANDance, and Sarasota Academy of the Arts.

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

Sponsors

Donna Bardgett

Don Cavern

Ulla & Kent Crickard

Barbara Freeman

Ki Hassler

Barbara McLauchlin