Venue Details

186 Star Starred
Lyceum Theatres
Located at 79 Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plz San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-1000
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Member Tips

Jan
Park at Horton Plaza. The treatre validates for 4 hours!
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Goldstar Member
Casual or dress up-your choice
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Goldstar Member
Definitely casual
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Goldstar Member
Best parking is across the street in the NBC lot
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Bettyfirst
Panda Inn on the top floor of Horton Plaza is my fav before theater place to eat.
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Lynn East
Nordie's cafe. excellent food, service.
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Reviews & Ratings

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42 events
13 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

Fun and creative. Many good laughs.

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78 events
56 reviews
49 stars
attended Nov 17 2011

While the staging was excellent, I was dissappointed in the actors. I had recently seen a community actors version and thought the show was great. I looked forward to... continued

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LvR
30 events
22 reviews
28 stars
attended Nov 19 2011

Some clever lyrics and good voices. The set was very good. After awhile it sounded like a bunch of screeching however....

This was by far the rudest audience we... continued

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Website

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Quotes & Highlights

“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 Jerry Springer set to music.” —The New Yorker
“A bright new show! Every song is full of surprises.” —The New York Times
“A sparkling, sharp irreverence lights up this musical and makes it one of the most laugh-out loud shows in town.” —Broadway.com

Description

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: San Diego Repertory Theatre

San Diego REP produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. We promote a more inclusive community through vivid works that nourish progressive political and social values and celebrate the multiple voices of our region.