The Great American Trailer Park Musical: Hilarious Off-Broadway Hit
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The last date listed for The Great American Trailer Park Musical was Sunday December 11, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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The timeless battle between Lucifer's forces of evil and Michael the Archangel's champions of goodness is brought to thrilling life in the holiday musical La Pastorela del Cielo, San Diego's longest-running professional theater production. Now celebrating its 23rd season, this beloved Mexican-inspired holiday show is a contemporary twist on the traditional story of the shepherds' journey to Bethlehem to witness the first Christmas. An epic morality play full of ethical choices and introspection, it's presented with levity, music, beautiful costumes and dialogue written entirely in verse, much like a yuletide Dr. Seuss story. This bilingual show is performed primarily in English, with additional Christmas carols sung in Spanish. Learn More
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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 have ever encountered. People talking (about anything and everything besides the play) and looking at their blackberries throughout the entire show. The woman behind us put her stinky, bare feet up on the top of the chair beside us and would not move them when asked. I heard numerous patrons "shusshing" other guests.... I wanted to do the same thing. Where were the ushers or management?
Not sure if this was related to the type of people that want to see a play about trailer parks ( they thought it was HYSTERICAL every time the F word was used... how old are they? 12?) or if it is the current Rep crowd, but we'll think twice before going there again.
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
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.
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