music & lyrics by David Nehls
book by Betsy Kelso


18 November – 18 December 2010



“A bright piece of musical comedy fun for the ‘silly season’”  Stage Whispers

“This wacky musical is pretty much what the title suggests – goofy and fun … The performers are clearly in high glee.”  Alternative Media Group

“A fun, let it all hang out night in the theatre.” Sydney Arts Guide

“A rollicking ride, carried along with gusto” Daily Telegraph

“Could walk all over some of the ritzier, glitzier, more cynical exercises that pass for musicals these days … it’s rendered with a quotient of sweetness, affection and empathy that makes it all the more appealing.”

“Sit back and enjoy the ride. It is such fun and a perfect way to escape from Christmas stress.” Oz Baby Boomers



Welcome to the Armadillo Acres, the most exclusive trailer park in North Florida, where having your baby kidnapped isn’t half as tragic as a getting a bad perm.

Jeannie is an agoraphobic couch-potato addicted to Oprah and Dr Phil. Her husband Norbert, frustrated with a wife who won’t venture further than the front step of their trailer, has taken to haunting the local strip club and become obsessed with exotic dancer Pippi. But Pippi’s got a past and it turns up in the form of Duke, her magic-marker-sniffing bikie ex-boyfriend who’s determined to win her back. So trailer neighbours Betty, Lin and Pickles team up to save the day.

A delightful, fast-paced musical comedy with a witty and wildly funny book and a clever country-rock and blues inspired score, The Great American Trailer Park Musical promises to be everything the title suggests!

“South Park meets Desperate Housewives” – The New York Sun
”Laugh-out-loud fun” – The Boston Globe

Director Jay James-Moody
Musical Director Chris King
Choreographer Simone Salle
Lighting Designer Mikey Rice
Production Manager Jaz Haynes

Lauren Kate Butler, Keira Daley, Shannon McKinn, Max Newstead, Shondelle Pratt, Julian Ramundi, Ines Vaz de Sousa

Thu – Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm

Full $28
Concession $22
Group $22 (10+)
Preview Wednesday 17 November $10

“Pay What You Can” Sunday 21 November @ 5pm (minimum $10 – in person from 1 hour prior to performance. Subject to availability)
Student Rush $17

90 minutes, no interval

By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd. Exclusive agents for Dramatists Play Service, Inc.



Photos © Bob Seary

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