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Escape to Margaritaville delights audiences

Kokomo Tribune

Kokomo Civic Theatre (KCT) performed Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville on August 25th, 26th, and 27th in Havens Auditorium.  

Mike Kostrewa, who played Tully in the show, auditioned for the role after watching it at Beef & Boards and learning that KTC would be putting it on as their first play of the season.  

“My favorite song to perform was “One Particular Harbor” because the whole cast is on stage and it’s a fun song and we get the audience clapping,” Kostrewa said. 

Everyone that was a part of the cast and production are members of the community.  

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“I knew maybe four or five people from previous shows and the rest were all new to me,” Kostrewa continued. “I myself was blown away by the level of talent just in the surrounding area. It’s amazing to see the talent that we have in our area. It’s just fun, it’s not going to be on the same level as Broadway but you can always guarantee a solid performance,”  

Over the weekend, many people attended the show including both community members and Indiana University Kokomo students as well. Among those students were Evvie Mitchem and Camden Pratcher.  

“I would be in one. It looked like they were all having fun and I like to have fun. Also, people told me I was born for the spotlight,” Mitchem said. 

Mitchem has watched a few of their previous shows and thought that they were very talented and likes that they are able to get the community involved.  

“I think that theatre is really amazing. You get to meet so many different types of people from so many different walks of life,” Kostrewa said. You essentially become a family for three to four months and you get to bond by creating something for your community that you really put your heart into,”  

Pratcher wasn’t sure what to expect when walking into the show. 

“This was my very first one. I give it a 10 out of 10. They had a very good cast. It was very good acting and an overall good performance,” Pratcher said.  

They will continue their theatre season in January with their next show It’s a Wonderful Life 

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