DEEP CREEK LAKE, Md. — Wisp Resort has partnered with the nationally renowned production company, Brian Clowdus Experiences, to bring an outdoor musical production to the mountaintop this summer.
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-Aug. 20 starting at 7:30 p.m.
“This partnership has been years in the making. The moment I arrived at the resort in August of 2020, it was evident we needed to bring an immersive experience to this mountain. The natural beauty and uniqueness of several locations at Wisp made it difficult to choose the venue as I had so many ideas all at once,” said Brian Clowdus, CEO of Brian Clowdus Experiences. “This will be our first production performing by a rushing river that will emulate the turbulent seas that the crew of the S.S. Minnow navigated before being shipwrecked.”
The musical features seven main characters with a surprise visitor or two. The musical is based on the well-known 1960s sitcom that follows the castaways’ hilarious, wacky and cockamamie attempts to escape the uncharted island.
Brian Clowdus Experiences will put its 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.
“Our teams are thrilled about this venture with Brian. His choice of Gilligan’s Island is a great fit for all the families that visit Wisp and Deep Creek Lake,” said Ron Hawkes, Wisp Resort general manager. “Brian’s attention to detail and ability to capture and engage the audience is what sets Brian Clowdus Experiences apart from other production companies. This is an exciting addition to the robust summer recreational offerings in the area.”
Gates open at 7 p.m. 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 those 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 17 and under 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, call 888-527-0602 for more information.