The Kelsey Theatre invites you to . . .
OPEN AUDITIONS - Anyone can audition, you do not have to be a student at MCCC. NOTE: Auditions will be held on the Mercer County Community College Campus unless otherwise stated. Check the Kelsey Theatre for room location signs. All performances will be held at Kelsey Theatre, located on the West Windsor Campus of Mercer County Community College 1200 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550 .
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THE GREAT AMERICAN
TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
Presented by Pierrot Productions
Directed by Pete LaBriola
Musical Direction by Pam Sharples and Lou Woodruff
Wednesday, March 12
Monday, March 17
Tuesday, March 18
all sessions beginning at 7:00pm
ABOUT THE SHOW:
GATPM is a country-rock and blues musical with music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso, and was a hit off-Broadway offering of NYC's Dodger Theatricals, described as "One of the funniest send-ups of stereotypes I've ever seen" by critics who covered its 2005 production.
It deals with such timely and intellectually-stimulating topics as agoraphobia, adultery, '80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair, kleptomania, strippers, flan, and disco. The story is set in present-day Starke, Florida (a real place, by the way, and home to the Florida State Penitentiary), in the "Armadillo Acres" trailer park (where there are few armadillos and even fewer acres). Here we meet the Greek-chorus-like trio of Betty, Lin, and Pickles, who spend their days sunning themselves and contemplating the great questions facing modern society. Ever hospitable, they set aside their large sun reflectors to welcome the audience, and introduce us to regular guy Norbert and his agoraphobic wife, Jeannie, whose marriage is threatened by her inability to step outside their trailer. Just another generally dysfunctional day; nothin' new, except for Pippi, a stripper-on-the-lam who teeters in on five-inch heels.
Memorable songs in the show include This Side of the Tracks, The Buck Stops Here, Flushed Down the Pipes, Road Kill, and many more classics of spoofery for and about Jerry Springer fans.
* An upbeat song from any compatible musical theater work
* 1 - 3 minute comic monologue
Remember, this is a goofy comedy about some very stereotypical characters, so choose accordingly.
ROLES BEING CAST :
BETTY mezzo, age 45-60; Manager of the trailer park and backyard philosopher.
LINOLEUM mezzo, age 30-40; Trailer park resident and wife of a Death Row inmate in Florida State Penitentiary.
N PICKLES soprano, age 18-25; A not-too-bright young bride of a mysterious husband, prone to hysterical pregnancies
NORBERT baritone, age 38-45; Toll collector on Florida's Turnpike, and frustrated husband of Jeannie
JEANNIE alto, age 37-47; Agoraphobic housewife who hasn't left her trailer in 20 years
PIPPI mezzo, age 25-35; Stripper on the run, has worked in clubs throughout the South (note: the person cast in this role will either need to know how to work on a stripper pole, or be willing to take company-provided lessons).
DUKE bari-tenor, age 28-38. Pippi's psychotic, glue-sniffing boyfriend There is the possibility of 1-2 additional utility characters being cast as well.
Fridays & Saturdays May 16, 17, 23, 24, 2014 at 8pm
Sundays May 18 & 25, 2014 at 2pm
All performances will be at the Kelsey Theatre on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor Campus
For any questions or to make audition appointments, please email to email@example.com
Save the Date:
LI'L ABNER auditions
May 17 & 18, 2014from 12-5pm