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“Escape to Margaritaville” has Jimmy Buffett’s Music and a Clever, Funny Story

**** Highly Recommended **** I should start by saying that I’m a Parrothead! I rarely miss Jimmy Buffett’s summer concerts whether at Wrigley Field, Northerly Island, Toyota Park (home of the Chicago Fire) or whatever corporate name the venue in Tinley Park is using this year. I couldn’t wait to see “Escape to Margaritaville”, simply because the Broadway-bound musical is packed with Jimmy Buffett’s music. As it turns out, Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley wrote a darn good story, too. 4 BIG Spotlights

“Escape to Margaritaville” runs through December 2nd at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph, Chicago. Most reasonable parking option: the garage on Randolph between Michigan and Wabash (across from the Cultural Center) at $15. Running time is 2 hours, 20 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Tuesdays at 7:30 pm; Wednesdays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $35-$115. FYI Tickets available at Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), (800) 775-2000, www.broadwayinchicago.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.