It’s 5 O’Clock at the Virginia Samford Theatre—Feb. 9-26


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It’s time to head to the Caribbean. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Throw on a tropical shirt and flip-flops because it’s time to take a trip to the warm, sunny Caribbean. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear all of your favorite Jimmy Buffett songs during Virginia Samford Theatre’s production of Escape to Margaritaville from February 9-26—get your tickets today!

All about the show

Calling all Jimmy Buffett fans. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” so head over to Virginia Samford Theatre. Set your mind on island time because this musical is bringing you to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean.

Meet Tully Mars—he’s a part-time bartender, part-time singer and full-time charmer. Thinking he has life figured out to a tee, he meets a career-minded tourist who makes him question just about everything. You’ll be transported to a tropical vacation as you watch this hilarious love story unfold.

“Birmingham, in true Magic City fashion, has supplied an outstanding group of talent for this production. This show demands a lot from our cast and crew, including high-energy production numbers, intense quick-changes and tap dancing around an erupting volcano…literally. They have gone above and beyond to ensure that this premiere production is a must-see.

Getting to perform in this show is such a fun escape from reality—we are all dedicated to transporting the audience to their new favorite island resort. We welcome you to break out your favorite vacation shirt, grab a margarita from our friendly bartenders and join us for a brand-new experience that will certainly leave you wanting to go back to the island.”

Daniel Bussey, Actor, Escape to Margaritaville

Buy tickets today for Virginia Samford Theatre’s Escape to Margaritaville.

Hear all of your Jimmy Buffett favorites

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What’s your favorite Jimmy Buffett song? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Curious about which Jimmy Buffett songs are in the musical? Cue up these classics to get ready:

  • “Cheeseburger in Paradise”
  • “Fins”
  • “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”
  • “Margaritaville”
  • “Volcano”

“Where have you ever seen a musical with only Jimmy Buffet music? Nowhere else. The show is fast and fun—theatre goers and parrot heads will love it.”

Leah Bussey, Actress, Escape to Margaritaville

Meet the cast

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An all-star cast + crew is making this show come alive. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

To put on a show-stopping performance, a pro cast and crew are necessary. Luckily, Virginia Samford Theatre has the best of the best on the big stage. From Birmingham locals to Polish natives, this cast is filled with people from all different backgrounds and places, but they’re united due to their passion for theatre.

“I am not from Birmingham—I am from Poland— but this makes me feel a part of the community. I cherish every rehearsal and try to contribute to their vision.”

Lukasz Janyga, Actor, Escape to Margaritaville

These actors and actresses are finding more than an opportunity to use their talents—they are establishing true friendships.

“I’ve made so many new friends, who I get to have a party with every single night!”

Emma Fox, Actress, Escape to Margaritaville

Now, it’s your turn to join their party by heading over to Virginia Samford Theatre to see this can’t-miss musical in February.

Event details

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You know you can’t miss this fun musical. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)
  • What: Jimmy Buffet’s Escape to Margaritaville
  • Where: Virginia Samford Theatre, 1116 26th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • When: February 9-26 | Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30PM | Sundays, 2:30PM
  • Cost: $45 reserved seating | $25 for students (available only at the box office)
  • Tickets

“In this time when the weather is cold, the days can be gloomy and the world seems a little darker, Margaritaville is the place you want to be. Set yourself to Island time and let the worries and cares of the world melt away for a couple of hours as you sing along and experience anew these classic Jimmy Buffett tunes and the laid-back approach to life that comes along with them.

Jimmy Buffett has always been one of my favorite artists and getting to be part of this premier production is a fantastic experience and loads of fun. You definitely don’t want to miss this one and the chance to waste away in Margaritaville with us, because heck, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere right?”

Carl Dean, Director, Escape to Margaritaville

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