The Great American Trailer Park Musical: Hilarious Off-Broadway Hit
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When wallflower Charlie Baker goes on a getaway to a fishing lodge in Georgia, all he wants is peace and quiet. He can't avoid the other guests, though, so a helpful friend "saves" him by claiming he is a foreigner who cannot speak or understand English. Comedy ensues as everyone unwittingly reveals their secrets and scandals to Charlie, thinking he can't understand. What started as a serene getaway becomes a hive of drama and intrigue in this exceedingly clever and outrageously funny farce. Learn More
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- "Joyful and unashamedly vulgar, Betsy Kelso's comic fable about women in a Florida trailer park and their no-account men is more fun than a chair-throwing episode of <em>Jerry Springer</em> set to music." --<em>The New Yorker</em>
- “A bright new show! Every song is full of surprises.” --<em>The New York Times</em>
- “A sparkling, sharp irreverence lights up this musical and makes it one of the most laugh-out loud shows in town.” —Broadway.com
Music and lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
Choreography by Javier Velasco
Musical direction by Anthony Smith
Here’s a comic fable about agoraphobia, adultery, 80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair, kleptomania, strippers, flan, and disco. In short, it’s everything a musical should be.
Norbert is a toll collector married to his high school sweetheart, Jeannie. They’d love to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in a big way, but Jeannie hasn’t been able to step outside their mobile home in “Armadillo Acres” since the terrible day when her son was kidnapped and she got a really bad perm. The stripper Pippi blows into town on the run from her magic marker-sniffing, ex-boyfriend Duke. When Norbert falls for Pippi, it’s up to Jeannie to overcome her fear and go get her man.
Guiding us through the battle for love and happiness is a thrillingly trashy Greek chorus of trailer park matrons—Betty, Pickles and Linoleum. In delicious three-part harmony, they raise the roof with a playlist of American music full of the blues, gospel, country rock, R&B (and don’t forget disco!).
This rousing musical comedy about take-no-prisoners women, their no-account men, and the Florida trailer park they call home, will make you want to crack open a beer, grab a lawn chair and figure out which side of the tracks you came from.