Earlier this month we hosted a giveaway for a pair of tickets to Jimmy Buffett‘s musical comedy ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at The National Theatre in Washington DC! The show’s run started back on October 8, and continues on through October 13. We had the pleasure of attending the show last night and it was an absolute blast!
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!”
Escape to Margaritaville Review
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE centers around carefree crooner Tully Mars. He sings at the run-down hotel bar Margaritaville on an island in the Caribbean. The opening number of License to Chill certainly sets the scene! While Tully is welcoming to all vacationers, he certainly enjoys his time with the visiting ladies!
He soon finds himself mesmerized by Rachel from Cincinnati, who then finds herself mesmerized by his six-pack of abs (and of course getting to know him better!). But theirs isn’t the only lust in the air… the engaged Tammy, Rachel’s friend, finds herself falling for Margaritaville bartender, the loveable, but not-so-smart Brick, (and trying to resist him as well)! Romantic sparks all around!
However at the end of their Margaritaville vacation, the women head back to Cincinnati, despite the love they found… It’s not long before a volcano then threatens to erupt, and Tully and Brick head out to escape the island! And where do you think they find themselves? Well, you’ll need to go see the production, with its talented cast, to find out…
Even if you aren’t a Jimmy Buffett aficionado, you’ll be sure to recognize some of his hits like Come Monday, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Son of a Son of a Sailor, Margaritaville, and Cheeseburger in Paradise. Those familiar with his tunes, I believe you will certainly enjoy the song selection! I thought the Fins, Why Don’t We Get Drunk, and Volcano numbers were especially fun, while my accompanying fellow Parrothead was a fan of the Cheeseburger is Paradise scene.
I found the show to be packed with high energy fun and silliness, complete with catchy tunes, and a laid-back vibe. Just like you would expect from a Jimmy Buffett musical. You are on Island Time, and the show sets for you to bop your head and yell “Salt, salt salt!”.
Just like no one goes to a Jimmy Buffett concert for a somber experience; no one goes into ESCAPE FROM MARGARITAVILLE expecting an intense, dramatic show. Guests come for a good time! And a good time was had by all.
Pull out your favorite Hawaiian print, slap on a pair of flip flops, and grab a lei! Head on over to The National Theatre to catch ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!
The National Theatre is located downtown on 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, 20004, facing Pennsylvania Avenue and Freedom Plaza. There is a parking garage right next to the Theatre, which you can use Spot Hero to reserve a spot (use my referral link to save $7!). The closest Metro stop is Metro Center.
For more information on the show visit: http://thenationaldc.com/events/category/series/escape-to-margaritaville/
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