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April 4, 2013

CCP presents staged reading of The Great American Trailer Park Musical

CROSSVILLE — The tongue-in-cheek musical comedy, The Great American Trailer Park Musical debuted off-Broadway in 2004 and has had multiple successes across the country. The Playhouse will present a one night only concert performance of the show to gain audience feedback on a possible production. There will be a structured talkback session with the actors and director immediately following the presentation. We look forward to questions and comments from the audience!

Sparkling like aluminum siding, this campy, caustic musical fable is ripe with lovers, hysterical pregnancy, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco, and the Ice Capades. Complete with a trashy Greek chorus of trailer park divas, Armadillo Acres is Florida's most exclusive mobile home community, where having your baby kidnapped isn't half as tragic as getting a bad perm. But when a hot young stripper on the run comes between an agoraphobic housewife and her tollbooth collector husband, the hurricane of laughter begins to brew. 

Set in Starke, FL, at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park, The Great American Trailer Park Musical tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Norbert and agoraphobic Jeannie. Their nearly 20-year marriage is jeopardized when newcomer Pippi begins an affair with Norbert. Meanwhile, Pippi’s jealous boyfriend, Duke, travels from Oklahoma City to Starke seeking his runaway lover. Helping the story along are Armadillo Acres residents Betty, Linoleum “Lin” and Donna “Pickles,” three women who introduce themselves and their neighbors in song while setting up the story and its themes.

The show is filled with comedy and the talented singers we’ve cast bring to life the bluesy, country-rock, R&B and disco score. Even though it’s very silly, Great American Trailer Park Musical has heart. Music and lyrics for “Trailer Park” are by David Nehls and the book is by Betsy Kelso. Concert is directed by Bryce McDonald, with musical direction by Ron Murphy and is produced by Sam Hahn.

Cast members include Playhouse favorites Weslie Webster, Lauren Marshall, Anna Baker, Nicole Bégué Hackmann, Britt Hancock, Leila Nelson and Austin Price.

The performance is Rated PG-13 for “southern sass” and “saucy language.” Join us for a great time on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. as we explore the possibilities for next season. You can have an impact! Stay for the talkback following this unique staged reading and give us your feedback. Would you like to see a full production? Have you had enough? Participate in the process at CCP. Tickets are $5 students, $10 adults.

Currently showing is Les Misérables (rated PG-13, through May 3, and co-sponsored by Tennessee Plateau Oncology/Dr. Dirk C. Davidson, MD and by Dr. Vianney E. Villaruz, MD, Cardiology CMG-CMM). Coming soon is The Miracle Worker (April 5 – May 17, rated G and co-sponsored by Lauren and Mason Fox, and by Crossville, Inc.). Tickets and information are also available for the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass Band, and other events.

All CCP productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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