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Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

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Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville


Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

Presented by Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre

Thursday | August 10 | 7:30 pm
Fridays | August 4 & 11 | 7:30 pm
Saturdays | August 5 & 12 | 7:30 pm
Sundays | August 6 & 13 | 2 pm

BDACT Fine Arts Center – Kamps Auditorium

Tickets: $17, $22, $24

Presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC.


Sunday |May 21 | 1–3 pm & 5–7 pm
Monday | May 22 | 5–7 pm
Tuesday | May 23 | 5–7 pm Callbacks if needed

BDACT Fine Arts Center – Encore Hall

We invite anyone age 17+ to audition for this summer’s BDACT Mainstage musical, Escape to Margaritaville. Auditions will be held Sunday, May 21, from 1-4 & 5-8, and on Monday, May 22, from 5-8.  Please sign up for your audition slot and fill out the audition form using the buttons above.

Please prepare a 1-minute song of your choosing to perform for the audition panel. (Accompanists will not be provided.)  You will also be reading from the script for some selected scene work during the audition. There will be no dance auditions. Plan to stay 45-60 minutes, and if callbacks are needed, they will be Tuesday, May 23rd.

We are looking forward to a fun audition process for this fantastic show!


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 – Female 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.


Goon #1
Goon #2
Vacation Guests


NOTE: By purchasing tickets, you and members of your party agree to adhere to BDACT’s 2022 COVID-19 Policies.


  • BDACT Box Office
    117 W. Maple Ave., Beaver Dam (920-885-6891)
    Tuesday & Thursday 10 am–4 pm

Volunteers are needed
to usher, sell tickets, and concessions.


Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

Book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley
Music and Lyrics by Jimmy Buffett

This summer, watch our BDACT stage transform into the sunny tropics that you imagine every time the song “Margaritaville” comes on the radio. BD Veteran-Director, Rick Ramirez, will bring together the story of Caribbean bartender & singer, Tully, who is caught off-guard by career-focused Rachel. You’ll be toe-tapping and swaying along with Jimmy Buffett favorites like “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.” Get your tickets now for this chance to visit the beach – well, to feel like you’re there, at least.