Just sit right back, and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip at Warren Arts.
Gilligan, the Skipper, too, and all of the beloved characters from the iconic 1960s TV show will be portrayed on the Warren Arts stage during “Gilligan’s Island: The Musical.”
Warren Arts held opening night of “Gilligan’s Island” on Friday. The musical will continue this weekend through Sunday, June 30, with a 2 p.m. matinee. It will be presented next weekend from Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7.
The family-friendly stage musical version is based on the popular TV show about two crew members and five passengers, who go on a three-hour boat tour, get caught in a storm and end up stranded on a deserted Pacific island.
During the play, cast members explore the island, discovering strange hieroglyphics in a spooky cave which depicts an ancient legend. As always, Gilligan foils the best-laid plans of the castaway’s rescue schemes, romance takes place, and the group encounters an out-of-this-world experience.
“Expect a lot of laughs and nostalgia from the musical. It is very much like the television show, and the cast really does embody the characters with their own unique touches,” said Chad McGee, chair-elect of Warren Arts.
McGee is also the director of “Gilligan’s Island” with his daughter Abigail McGee, 15, as co-director, Marc Pyburn as musical director and Teri Nunley as choreographer.
The cast and crew are full of Warren Arts alumni and newcomers. Approximately 40 people have participated in designing the set, costumes, lighting, script and practicing the performance. Auditions and preparations for the musical began in early April.
“Gilligan’s Island” includes 18 original, tuneful and memorable songs and is filled with humorous moments and wacky entertainment. The performance will last two-and-a-half hours with an intermission.
Tickets are available by visiting warrenarts.com or by calling 668-2787. Warren Arts is located at 5482 Manchester Highway in McMinnville.