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Thursday, June 08, 2023

Meet the Castaways starring in Gilligan's Island - The Musical



Talented Cast Announced For A Unique Outdoor Production at Wisp Resort

DEEP CREEK LAKE, MARYLAND – Wisp Resort has partnered with the nationally-renowned production company, Brian Clowdus Experiences, to bring an outdoor musical production to the mountaintop during Summer 2023. The world’s only mountaintop whitewater course amphitheater serves as backdrop for the 90-minute production of Gilligan’s Island – The Musical Experience every Wednesday through Sunday from July 27 through August 20 starting at 7:30pm.

Gilligan’s Island – The Musical Experience features seven main characters with a surprise visitor. The musical is based off the well-known 1960’s sitcom that follows the castaways’ hilarious, wacky, and cockamamie attempts to escape the uncharted island. Brian Clowdus Experiences will put their 360 immersive touches on the musical which combines the use of the natural surroundings while using modern and relevant references to deliver a large dose of comedic relief.  

“The search for seven castaways was an exciting encounter. With the iconic notoriety of the classic sitcom, we were conscious of personalities and how they would interpret the roles,” stated Brian Clowdus, CEO of Brian Clowdus Experiences. Mr. Clowdus continued, “We have one more surprise visitor/cast member to the island that we are finalizing. This addition will lend to the modern spin on the production.”

Cast includes:

Karl Lindevaldsen (The Skipper) is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC. He just portrayed The Narrator/ Mysterious Man for BCE’s production of Into The Woods. Other BCE roles have included Jacob Marley in The Christmas Carol Experience, Andrew Carnes in OKLAHOMA! and Herr Seller in The Sound of Music at Wintergreen Resort. Other Professional Credits Include: Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, Herr Schulz in Cabaret, Rev. Paris in The Crucible, and Michel in Murder on the Orient Express.

Paloma Power (Mary Ann) holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Nebraska Wesleyan University and is the Theatre Director at Omaha G. C. Theatre. She is the Midwest Representative for BCE. and the Director of Dance for The Broadway Advantage. Favorite professional credits include: Katrina in The Sleepy Hollow Experience, Belle in The Christmas Carol Experience, Sue Snell in Carrie the Musical, and Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone.

Elliott Talkington (Thurston) holds a BA in Theatre from Western Kentucky University. Elliott is the Associate Director for Brian Clowdus Experiences. Favorite professional credits include: Ichabod Crane in the Virginia premiere of The Sleepy Hollow Experience, Clifton Feddington in A 1940’s Radio Christmas Carol, Edgar/Bat Boy in Bat Boy: The Musical, and Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Julie Trammel (Ginger) holds a BFA from Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and a Masters of Music from Georgia State University. Favorite professional credits include: Maria in The Sound of Music, Laurey in OKLAHOMA! Tanya in Mamma Mia. The Narrator in The Sleepy Hollow Experience, Bridgette in The Salem Experience and Mrs. Cratchit in The Christmas Carol Experience. Julie is a national opera singer and has performed in concerts all over the world including China and in Italy.

Claudia Fain (Lovey) holds a BM in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Favorite professional credits include: Rapunzel in Into the Woods, Katrina in The Sleepy Hollow Experience, Belle in The Christmas Carol Experience, and Marty in Grease. When not performing with BCE, Claudia enjoys performing and teaching theatre in Central Florida. And she is a proud Mary Kay Consultant!  

Harrison Reed (The Professor) holds a BA from Liberty University with a degree in Vocal Performance. Favorite BCE professional credits include: Scrooge in The Christmas Carol Experience, The Baker in Into the Woods, and The Narrator in The Charlotte’s Web Experience. Outside of BCE, he has worked with James River Theatre Company, Liberty University Opera, Masterworx Theatre Company, and Opera on the James.

Vincent Sadler (Gilligan) holds a BA in Theatre from Liberty University and is a Nashville-based actor from Kansas City, Missouri. Favorite BCE professional credits include: OKLAHOMA!, The Narrator in The Sleepy Hollow Experience, and Marley in The Christmas Carol Experience. Other professional works includes Brightstar at Aluuvion Theatre, The Seagull at James River Theatre’s, and Old City Cemetery’s Candlelight Tours. Vince is also an aspiring film actor, writer and director.

Shows will be every Wednesday through Sunday, July 27 through August 20 at 7:30pm, gates open at 6:30pm. Three tiers of ticket prices and seating can be purchased online at wispresort.com/gilligans-island/. Captain’s Circle seating starts at $99 per person and features a front row picnic table seat, souvenir cup, soft drink, and snack. The Lido Deck seating starts at $59 for adults and $49 for juniors 17 and under and includes a seat on one of three terraces. The Crow’s Nest seating starts at $39 for adults and $29 for juniors on the lawn area above the terraces (no seating provided, guests can bring a chair or blanket.) All sales are final, and seating is first come, first serve. Handicap accessible seating is available, please call 888-527-0602 for more information.



Brian Clowdus Experiences is The National Leader in immersive, site-specific, entertainment, revolutionizing how modern audiences experience familiar classics. As CEO of Brian Clowdus Experiences, Brian Clowdus has been breaking entertainment boundaries for over 20 years. The Alabama native turned roving director does more than just tell a good story. He takes his reimagined shows to the next level through innovative techniques coupled with picture-perfect settings like hosting a musical production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in a historic town, staging The Sound of Music on the side of a mountain and Mamma Mia on a beach. Clowdus is committed to redefining what site-specific productions can deliver. He brings his ideas to life on a larger than life scale. Brian has made a national name for himself by producing shows that do more than just tell a story. They immerse audiences in experiences, set in unique locations that are all-consuming, mesmerizing, and compelling. www.BrianClowdus.com 


Wisp Resort is a four-season mountain resort by the shores of Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland. Wisp offers skiing, snowboarding, two golf courses, canopy tours, activities on Deep Creek Lake, mountaintop whitewater rafting, and a variety of other mountain recreation activities. The ski resort has 14 lifts and 34 trails on 172 acres, more than 90% of which is lit for night skiing. The Lodge at Wisp offers 169 rooms along with meeting and conference space for weddings, corporate retreats, family reunions, conventions, and general group business. For more information about Wisp Resort, call 888-527-0602 or visit the website at www.wispresort.com.


Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. is a geographically diversified international resort operating company based in Park City, Utah whose portfolio includes Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Wisp Resort in the Appalachian Mountains of western Maryland, Ragged Mountain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Mt. Washington Alpine Resort in the Beaufort Mountain Range on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Jay Peak Resort in the Green Mountains of northern Vermont, and Powderhorn Mountain Resort on the Grand Mesa of western Colorado. Among the resorts, there are over 3,885 acres of ski terrain, 99 holes of golf, lift served mountain biking, ZipTours, canopy tours, aerial challenge courses, an indoor waterpark, multiple aquatic and activity centers, an ice arena, extensive lodging accommodations, dining options, and two full-service spas. For more information on PGRI, please visit www.pgri.us.

Last Edited by Janet Shillingburg on Friday, June 09, 2023

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