JIMMMY BUFFETT'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
Parker Arts PACE Center
June 23 - July 16, 2023

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INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT

 

Give 5 Productions welcomes performers of all identities.

 

All races, ethnicities, individuals of multiple gender expression, and individuals that identify as having a disability will be considered for all roles - regardless of how characters have been historically cast by other companies.

 

We believe each person has something truly unique to offer this world, and we highly encourage everyone to audition for us.

Rehearsals / LOCATIONS

 

Rehearsals will run on weekday evenings and some weekend timeframes in May and June 2023.

 

Exact schedule TBD and to be published prior to casting offers.

Rehearsals will be held at Parker Arts various rehearsal studios and of course the PACE STAGE!

 
 

AUDITIONS

Actors must be 18 years old by May 15, 2023 to be considered.

 

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AND VIA VIDEO SUBMISSIONS.

Sign-Up will open January 2 for an in-person audition time slot on Sunday, January 22 from 6-10 pm at Parker Arts' Schoolhouse: 19650 Mainstreet Parker, CO 80138

 

Please bring your headshot and resume and sheet music with a 16 - 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show clearly marked. Accompanist will be provided. 

- OR - 

Please email a short video via YouTube link performing a short song in the style of the show. Just sing a short cut with a karaoke track or live accompaniment.

Video submissions will open January 2 and will be accepted until January 21, 2023. 

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will be held in person on Sunday, January 29, 2023  from 6 - 10 pm at Parker Arts' Schoolhouse: 19650 Mainstreet Parker, CO 80138

 

Character Descriptions 

All humans over age 18 will be considered for this production. 

Seeking:

Tully:

Male. 27-39. 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 are useful.

 

Rachel:

emale. 27-33 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. 30-39. 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. 30-39 The Island bartender. Has a big heart and a good friend to Tully. Not the brightest bulb, but sensitive and thoughtful.

 

Marley:

Female. 40-49. 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. 60-79. 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:

TBD # person ensemble who will make up the world of the play.

PAY / union status

This is a Non-Union professional production. 

Flat pay stipends (inclusive of rehearsals and shows) will start at $840 and may go as high as $1,700.

No housing provided. Actors must have local accommodations and dependable modes of transportation.

 
 

CREATIVE TEAM

KELLY VAN OOSBREE (Director / Choreographeris a busy professional director and choreographer whose work has been seen in many theatres across the Denver metro area and along the Front Range. She was awarded a Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award for her choreography for The Music Man and Hairspray at Performance Now Theatre Company.   Some selected credits include The Drowsy Chaperone, Into The Woods, Ragtime (Performance Now) A Little Night Music (Cherry Creek Theatre) and Ring of Fire (Vintage Theatre) Disaster! The Musical and Songs for a New World (Platte Valley Players). When not in a rehearsal or a theatre, Kelly spends her time with her husband, Brian and baby boy, Anthony.  

JULIA TOBEY (Executive Producer / Assistant Director) is the proud founder of Give 5 Productions and is thrilled to return to Parker Arts after the smashing success of 2022's Footloose the musical. She expresses her deepest gratitude to the Parker Arts staff for supporting her in this dream opportunity. 

Since graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001, Julia enjoyed a career producing, music directing and performing on stage, screen and television in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Orlando, Toronto, Nashville and internationally aboard cruise ships for 15 years before returning home to Denver in 2016 with her comic husband Heath Hyche and daughter Lily in utero. Original roles include ‘Cruella DeVil’ in Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen’s musical Villains Tonight!, ‘Kandi’ in Christopher Moynihan’s ABC Pilot St. Francis starring Michael Imperioli and Paget Brewster and directed by James Burrows; and ‘Gillian’ in ModRock the Musical. She was bitten by the Parker Arts bug after appearing as ‘Velma’ in Hairspray, earning a 2018 Henry Award nomination. 

 

Julia’s producing credits include Swingeroo, Sister, Swing! at Disney’s California Adventure; Swingin’ on the Sea with The Beverly Belles, aboard Disney Cruise Line; Swing into Christmas and Victory Swingtime with The Beverly Belles at various venues, cruise ships across the world, including opening for Meghan Trainor, Seth MacFarlane, Katharine McPhee; Sounds of the Street on Ellis Island in New York, NY; Black Iris Cirque at Parker Arts, The Cottonwood Club in Denver, CO; Black Iris Collective at various venues across the U.S.; The Mistletones at Macy’s Herald Square Tree Lighting, New York, NY; Santa’s Naughty List at The Schoolhouse Theatre, Parker, CO; and corporate event bands Rockslide and Rocky Mtn. Bluegrass. 

Julia lives with her husband Heath and wonderfully joyful children Lily Jean and Hudson Johnnie. She loves yoga and attracting hummingbirds to her backyard.

TBA (Music Director

TBA (Stage Manager

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