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THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
Auditions will be held on March 14th, 2020-10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Performance Dates, May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2020
Please prepare 32 measures of a song that showcases your voice. Parts available for:
THE LOVE TRIANGLE and THE VILLAIN
JEANNIE GARSTECKI, 30’s-50’s: Jeannie has lived in a trailer at Armadillo Acres for 20 years with her husband and high-school sweetheart, Norbert. A faded beauty, she was 17 when she married, 18 when her son was born and 23 when he got kidnapped. That, coupled with a really bad perm, has turned her into an agoraphobic. She hasn’t left her trailer in all these years, and the man she loves is drifting further and further away and she’s determined to get him back…that is if she could manage to get out of the trailer to do it…
NORBERT GARSTECKI, 30’s-50’s: Jeannie’s husband Norbert collects tolls for a living and tries to be as good a husband as one can be to an agoraphobic. A former high-school football star, he has rugged good looks marred by fatigues and the stress of his difficult marriage. He is a simple man who desperately wishes his wife could get out of the trailer, be he’s not equipped with the emotional or intellectual tools to help her do it. He has never loved or slept with a woman other than Jeannie. That is until he meets…
PIPPI, 20’s-30’s: Pippi is a striking beauty with a great body and a taste for clothing that shows it off. Up to this point, Pippi’s life has been about surviving. She is a professional striper who has gotten by on her looks and talents for dancing and petty theft. She means no harm and is ready to stop making bad choices and start making changes, but first she has to get lost in a hick-town trailer park in North Florida so she won’t be found by her last bad choice…
DUKE, 20’s-30’s: Duke is Pippi’s obsessive, possessive and excessive Magic Marker-sniffing boyfriend; “ex”-boyfriend according to Pippi. Not so, according to Duke. Not the brightest guy south of the Mason-Dixon Line, Duke leaves a trailer of disaster in his wake wherever he goes. His road trip to Starke is no exception and his arrival at the trailer park is full of surprises – even for a group of people who have had their share of excitement…
BETTY, 30’s-50’s: Betty attended high-school with Norbert and Jeannie Garstecki and has lived at Armadillo Acres for just as long. She now runs the leasing office and makes it her business to know everything about everybody who passes through the trailer park. Though a self-proclaimed “bad-ass”, Betty is really a mother hen to the denizens of the trailer park. Of all “The Girls,” Betty is the most grounded, earthy and dry.
LINOLEUM “LIN”, 30’s: So-named because her mother gave birth to her on the kitchen floor, Linoleum has a husband on death row at the Florida State Prison. His fate is an electric chair that doesn’t work properly unless most of the town’s electricity is turned off. So Lin watches everyone’s lights and appliances very closely in the hopes that she can keep the chair on the fritz. Sometimes self-absorbed and sometimes just a smart-ass, she hints at a wild, rock-and-roll past and is the fieriest of “The Girls.”
DONNA “PICKLES”, late teens: A newlywed, Donna is called “Pickles” because she is perpetually hysterically pregnant – that is, she’s so convinced she should be pregnant she’s exhibiting symptoms. Her husband is a lot fancier than she is, as he is from the big city of Jacksonville. His parents haven’t been very supportive of his marital choice, so Pickles is desperate to give her husband a family of his own – even if she has to fake it. The dimmest of “The Girls,” Pickles is airy, sweet and blissfully ignorant.
SETTING: Most of the action in The Great American Trailer Park Musical takes place in “Armadillo Acres” – a North Florida trailer park in a town called Starke. There are also various trips to a local strip club and a mall in Oklahoma City.
Please visit the Audition part of our Web page at www.alfrescoproductions.org to sign up for an audition time.
If you have conflicts with the date and time please contact the Director at JoelH314@yahoo.com