A Paradise Production
 

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About the Show 

A Paradise Production presents AMERICAN JUKEBOX, a journey through time of some of the most beloved hits of the great American songbook! Featuring performers from Broadway's Billy Elliot, NBC's the The Voice, and the hit show Million Dollar Quartet, join us for a musical celebration of our country's history, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. All shows will be performed at the stunning JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, accompanied by a menu prepared by award winning chef, Eric Vasta.

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more details 

Join us over the Thanksgiving holiday at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort for a one-of a-kind concert celebrating the great American Songbook. A Paradise Production presents AMERICAN JUKEBOX, a journey through time of some of the most beloved hits of our era! All shows will be performed in the stunning newly constructed Lanai tower and are accompanied by a menu prepared by award winning chef, Eric Vasta.

The show will star Broadway’s Patrick Mulvey (Billy Elliot), Conner Meinhart (First Date: The Musical) and Rachel Meinhart (Chicago). With Million Dollar Quartet's Colte Julian on piano and Jeremy Gentry (NBC's The Voice) on drums. Rounding out the band will be Michael McCracken (The Winchesters, Chicago Med) on bass and Nicholas Davio (Million Dollar Quartet) on guitar.

Led by Mulvey, this limited run will celebrate a range of contemporary American classics like ‘Sweet Caroline,’ ‘Piano Man,’ ‘Great Balls of Fire,’ and many more.

All shows will be accompanied by a gourmet dinner buffet. (See below for details on the menu)

Evening shows begin with doors open at 6:15pm for dinner, with musical performance beginning at 7pm. Matinee show doors open at 1:15pm for beverages and light hors d'oeuvres, with musical performance beginning at 2pm.

SHOW DATES AND TIME

  • Wednesday, November 21st @7pm (doors open at 6:15pm)

  • Friday, November 23rd @ 7pm (doors open at 6:15pm)

  • Saturday, November 24th @2pm (doors open at 1:15pm)

  • Saturday, November 24th @7pm(doors open at 6:15pm)


    Standard Evening Ticket $125.00

    Includes gourmet dinner, AMERICAN JUKEBOX performance and cash bar

  • VIP Evening Ticket $150.00

    VIP ticket includes complimentary drink ticket, priority seating, private post show drinks and additional musical performances by the cast gourmet dinner, AMERICAN JUKEBOX performance.

  • Saturday Matinee Ticket $75

    Includes coffee, tea, light hors d’oeuvres, AMERICAN JUKEBOX performance and cash bar. No VIP option available.

*Discounts are available for children 12 and under for evening performances. See “Youth” ticket types for discounts.

Contact us below with questions about our upcoming production of American Jukebox.

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 The Venue

JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

400 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL, 34145
United States

 
 

Our cast

Meet the cast and musicians for our upcoming production of AMERICAN JUKEBOX 

 
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CONNER MEINHART

Conner Meinhart is a proud graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance program from Columbia College Chicago. Favorite credits include Rent, First Date, Violet, Carrie, Hairspray, and City on the Make. Television appearances include Nashville and Sirens. He has worked extensively in Nashville recording studios as a voice over artist and providing background vocals for professional demos and records, including Lifeway Productions. He recently worked with Michael W Smith on the world premiere of Franklin: The Musical.Conner has recently established Source One Five, a theatre company in Nashville, TN, where he is co founder and Managing Director.

RACHEL MEINHART

Rachel Melius grew up in Nashville recording studios doing voiceover and vocal work for Veggie Tales and Lifeway Productions. She came to Chicago to earn her BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Columbia College. She has since gone on to perform with theaters such as the Goodman Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Franklin Theater, Theater Wit, and the Royal George. Some of her favorite credits include The Wolves, Hairspray, Chicago, Sisters of Swing, Charlie Brown Christmas, Mr. Burns, and Violet as well as Norwegian Cruise Lines’ For The Record Live: The Brat Pack. Television appearances include Chicago PD, Parks and Recreation, and Nashville as well as a national campaign for Buddig.

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PATRICK MULVEY

Patrick Mulvey is known for his work in the nine-time Tony award-winning musicalBilly Elliot on Broadway. He also starred in Cirque de Soleil's production of Baz Luhrmann: For the Record. His television credits include CSI: NY, NCIS, Chicago Fire, The Mob Doctor, and the BBC series River City. He is recently recurring on the hit shows Empire, Chicago PD and The Girlfriend Experience. Past theatre credits include the National Theatre of Scotland, the Globe Theatre, Goodman Theatre, and Broadway in Chicago. Patrick received his Bachelor's degree from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where he was awarded the James Bridie medal for Best Actor.

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COLTE JULIAN (Keys)

A farm boy from Oklahoma, Colte currently hails from windy Chicago where he enjoys making music with his friends and loving his fur babies (Rosie and Milo) and his wife, Erika. For over 5 years, Colte performed the role of "Jerry Lee Lewis" in Million Dollar Quartet  in multiple productions including the National Tour, Chicago, and Las Vegas productions. He was recently nominated for a Jeff Award for his performance as "Curly" in Oklahoma! in Chicago. Other roles include: “Pharaoh” in Joseph…Dreamcoat, “Dewey Phillips & Ed Sullivan” in Heartbreak Hotel, "Jean Michele" in La Cage, "Billy Bigelow" in Carousel, "Roger" in Rent, and "Chuck Cranston" in Footloose, and Dr. Fine and Dr. Madden in Next to Normal. Colte is also Music Director for State and National FFA Organizations and is a staff pianist at Northwestern University. BA in Music - Oklahoma State, MM in Musical Theatre - Arizona State. He loves to grill and enjoys long walks on the beach and bourbon. All my love to Erika, Rosie, and Milo! www.coltejulian.com

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JEREMY GENTRY (Drums) 

Jeremy Gentry is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago where he studied Music Composition and Music Publishing. Last year, Jeremy was selected out of 50,000 singers nationwide to compete on NBC's The Voice and is currently working at Howl at the Moon in the city of Chicago. He is a multi-instrumentalist able to play the piano, guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, harmonica and various others.

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NICK DAVIO- (Guitar)

Nicholas Davio is a Chicago-based music director, multi-instrumentalist, teaching artist and songwriter who holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Millikin University, with an emphasis in Vocal Performance.  He currently holds teaching artist positions at The Old Town School of Folk Music and the Chicago Children’s Theatre.   He has performed at countless venues across the United States, and most notably at United Center, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Lollapalooza Chicago with Grammy award winner, Glen Hansard and at Gallagher Way on the Wrigley Field campus.  Also known as Mr. Nick Davio, he released a family friendly album in 2017 called “Clap With all your Friends Around” which is available on iTunes, Spotify and Pandora music platforms.  www.nicholasdavio.com

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Michael McCracken- (Bass)

Michael is excited to join A Paradise Production’s American Jukebox. He has been playing music and singing since he was a little tyke in Northeast Georgia. Though he started with guitar and piano, he has found a love in playing bass guitar in the past few years. When not playing music with his folk/americana band The Winchesters (www.thewinchestersband.com) he is the owner/founder of Vagabond School of the Arts, a premiere acting school in Chicago, IL. He would like to thank Becca for loving him enough to follow his dreams. Luckily for her, this time they lead to Marco Island!