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Jimmy Buffett musical "Escape to Margaritaville" is coming to the Gaillard Center. File/Mic Smith/AP

Raise your margarita and toast to the fact it's 5 o'clock somewhere and you could be eating a cheeseburger in paradise.

The North American tour of Jimmy Buffett's "Escape to Margaritaville" musical is coming to 35 cities during its first year on the road. One stop is at the Charleston Gaillard Center, 7:30 p.m. April 21 and, as Buffett would say, "it will knock your flip-flops off."

It's all based on the coastal crooner's beachy paradise that he's created through his music catalog and at an Orlando resort in real life. This is an on-stage extension of those "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes." It will feature some of Buffett's laid-back hits, in addition to original tracks. 

"Margaritaville started out as an idea, but now you can actually spend an evening there, and get your mind on island time,” Buffett said of the musical. 

Tickets are $30-$99 and on sale now. For more information, head to gaillardcenter.org

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Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts and entertainment for The Post and Courier's Thursday edition, Charleston Scene. She used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper and Scene SC.