Nicole Rowe

03 Apr: Behind the Tie Dye: Karissa Noonan and Escape to Margaritaville

PEORIA, Arizona, March 30 — The wardrobe for Arizona Broadway Theatre’s (ABT) Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville got a personal touch, as the costume department called on assistant stage manager, Karissa Noonan, to put her tie dye skills to work. Aside from putting in countless hours as ABT’s assistant stage manager, Karissa runs her own small business, “Peace, Love, Tie Dye”, where she sells her colorful creations.
ABT’s Costume Director, Dr. Heather Striebel, approached Karissa and asked her to craft tropical designs that reflect the traits and characteristics of each Escape to Margaritaville character. The product of this partnership can be seen in Tammy’s bathing suit cover-up, JD’s t-shirts, Jamal’s shirts, and other ensemble costumes.

15 Mar: FINS UP!  ARIZONA BROADWAY THEATRE PREMIERES JIMMY BUFFETT’S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, ENDORSED BY JIMMY HIMSELF!

The highly anticipated Broadway musical, Jimmy’s Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville opened last Friday at Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) with a nearly sold-out performance. ABT is the first professional theatre in Arizona to produce and premiere this Broadway musical. Jimmy Buffett himself posted his delight and excitement last Thursday on social media.

Audiences are swarming to this hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. The musical comedy getaway features both original songs and some of the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” ”It’s 5 o’clock somewhere,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more.