Venue Details

4845 Star Starred
The Lyceum Stage
Located at 79 Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plz San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-1000
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40 events
30 reviews
67 stars
PARKING: A $10 parking pass was available for Horton Plaza OR the NBC garage. As I was not certain I was going to make it on time, I chanced Horton Plaza and was delighted with the validation and pass.
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36 events
11 reviews
4 stars
Parking in the parking structure can be a bit confusing. Fortunately found a security guard. When I told him where I thought I had parked, he explained there was another area with similar markings and then directed me there. Also the parking structure has recently reduced hours of free validated parking from 3 or 4 hours to one. So the next time you drive to this venue and plan to park in the structure, verify if the performance provides parking validation for the entire duration of the show.
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical"
93 ratings
4.0 average rating
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54 events
13 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 27 2011

Fun and creative. Many good laughs.

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101 events
69 reviews
46 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 seeing professionals doing the same show. In actuality, the amatuers were...continued

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LvR
42 events
26 reviews
29 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 have ever encountered. People talking (about anything and everything besides...continued

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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.