The Great American Trailer Park Musical opens this weekend at The TADA Theatre, 701 P St., as part of TADA’s 2021 season: Entertaining Safely, Wisely and Enthusiastically.
The musical will be on TADA's main stage through June 27, with 7:30 p.m. curtain times Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
It’s a Broadway musical romp through Florida’s most exclusive down-home trailer park – Armadillo Acres. This delightfully trashy, double-wide comedy features quirky characters, big hair, roadkill and raucous fun.
The cast is led by guest actor Matt Nesmith in the role of Norbert. Nesmith is an associate professor and coordinator of the BFA Musical Theater Program at the University of South Dakota. He holds graduate degrees in vocal performance and theater (directing). He is also an active stage performer and director at USD and across the Midwest.
The rest of the cast includes Erin Mundus as Jeannie Garstecki, Kylie Groves as Pippi, Judy Anderson as Betty, Cris Rook as Linoleum, Jaci Manning as Pickles and Patrick Marlatt as Duke.
The musical comedy is directed by Robert D. Rook, with musical direction and choreography by Cris Rook, musical arrangements by William Maltas, production management by Elysia Arntzen, technical coordination by Bryan Watson, scenic painting by Dustin Witte, costume coordination by Karen Statham, lighting design by Robert D. Rook, sound operation by John Batenhorst and assistant technical coordination by Brandon Duncan and Juli Burney. Brett Hadley is the director of livestreaming.
Reservations are encouraged for both in-person and livestreaming tickets at www.tadatheatre.info. All tickets start at $15. The TADA Theatre also offers V.I.P. validated parking on show dates for patrons. Details are on the website. This production is by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Note: this show contains adult humor, pink flamingos and flan.