Miami, Oklahoma– Fans of the iconic 1960s sitcom, Gilligan’s Island, have a chance to see the hit TV show as a feature musical live on the Fine Arts Center stage at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College May 5-8, 2022.
Written by the original creator of Gilligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch, Sherwood Schwartz, with his son, Lloyd Schwartz, known for his writing on Baywatch and The Munsters, Gilligan’s Island the Musical captures the aesthetic of the classic series through signature jokes and situations unique to the castaways.
Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific Island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore their surroundings. They discover strange hieroglyphics, which speak of an ancient legend foretelling the island’s destruction. The weather gets rough, romance develops, Gilligan foils the best-laid rescue plans of his fellow castaways, and now the future of the world is in his hands.
The cast, crew and production staff of Gilligan’s Island the Musical includes ten current and three former NEO A&M College students who have trained with The NEO Theatre Experience, a multifaceted non-degree cocurricular program offered to enrolled students at no additional cost to their education.
“The NEO campus is alive with arts of all kinds, creativity everywhere,” said Aaron Smith, NEO Theatre Artistic Director. “Students who attend this beautiful school find a space to explore their interests and direction to develop their talents, culminating into fun projects like Gilligan’s Island.”
NEO Theatre Cast of Gilligan’s Island the Musical:
Gilligan – Ethan King
Skipper – Sam Whitehill
Thurston – Aaron “Radar” Bishop
Lovey – Karley Jones
Ginger – Danica Rowe
Professor – Goldie Snow
Mary Ann – Anna Seat
Aliens – Sadie Stone-McCarty & Ariana Snell
Announcer – Kayla Ford
Jilligan – Jillian Swadley
Stage Manager – Kaeli Maxwell
Choreographer – Myah Cearley
Costume Director – Rachel Sanda
Vocal Director – Dustin Warner
Assistant Director – Jenne Smith
Director – Aaron Smith
Gilligan’s Island the Musical runs May 5-7, 2022 at 7:30pm and May 8 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $10 each for adults, $5 for nineteen and under. General admission. Free for NEO students and employees. Purchase tickets at the door by cash or check, or visit theatre.neo.edu