The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Music & Lyrics by David Nehls Book by Betsy Kelso
Produced through special arrangement with Samuel French.
Directed & Choreographed by Brooke Viegut
Performance Dates: August 8, 9, 10, 12 & 15, 16, 17, 19
AUDITIONS: May 15 & 17 from 7:00 pm. – 10:00 p.m. by appointment. Book your audition time slot by clicking HERE.
ALSO, You are required to download and complete your audition form in advance and bring it with you to auditions. This will allow you to focus on your audition and avoid delays. (Please staple your resume and headshot, if available, to the Audition form.) DOWNLOAD AUDITION FORM
Please prepare a 32 bar cut in the style of the show & a monologue that best demonstrates your type, or choose a cut from the show. Country rock songs as well as musical theatre are acceptable; just tell a story! Show us your range and best country style; feel free to prepare a dialect as well. Dress comfortably and be able ready to move if asked; provide your sheet music. Be prepared to read from the script. Book your audition time slot by clicking HERE.
CALLBACKS: By invite only, will be on May 20th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Callbacks will consist of readings/vocal sides from the script. If you have a conflict and cannot audition Tuesday or Thursday, please send email to email@example.com for an alternate time slot.
SHOW DESCRIPTION: A country-rock and blues musical about agoraphobia, adultery, ’80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair, kleptomania, strippers, flan, and disco, The Great American Trailer Park Musical centers around regular guy Norbert and his agoraphobic wife, Jeannie, whose marriage is threatened by Armadillo Acres’ newcomer, the hot young stripper Pippi. The trailer park also plays home to a Greek-chorus-like trio of women Linoleum, Betty and Pickles, each dysfunctional in her own right.
CHARACTERS: 5 women (ages 17 – 50s), 2 men (ages 20s – 40s). All roles are available with open casting. All actors must be strong actors/singers with skilled comedic timing and country/rock style vocals. (Ages are broad ranges and not exactly restrictive; some flexible casting.)
JEANNIE GARSTECKI (35-45) Belt and Legit Mezzo.
Jeannie has lived in a trailer at Armadillo Acres for 20 years with her husband and high-school sweetheart, Norbert. She was 17 when she was married, 18 when her son was born, and 23 when he was kidnapped. This traumatic event turned her into an agoraphobic, and she hasn’t left her trailer since, and the man she loves is drifting further and further away.
NORBERT GARSTECKI (35-45) High Baritone.
Norbert is Jeannie’s husband and collets tolls for a living. He tried to be as good a husband as one can be to an agoraphobic. He is a former high-school football star whose rugged good looks are marred by fatigue and the stress of his difficult marriage. He is a simple man who desperately wishes his wife could get out of the trailer but is not equipped with the emotional or intellectual tools to help her do it. Instead he ends up doing something he’s never done before, sleeping with another woman who happens to be a professional stripper.
PIPPI (28-35), Large Belt.
Pippi is a striking beauty with a great body and a taste for clothing that shows it off. She is a professional stripper 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. She leaves her boyfriend and moves to the small town of Armadillo Acres to start over.
DUKE (20s), Rock Tenor.
Duke is Pippi’s obsessive, possessive, and excessive Magic-Marker-sniffing boyfriend; “ex”-boyfriend according to Pippi. Not so, according to Duke.
BETTY (30s-50s), Rough Belt.
One of “The Girls.” Betty attended high school with Norbert and Jeannie Garstecki and has lived in 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. Betty is the mother hen to the denizens of the trailer park. Of all of “The Girls,” Betty is the most grounded, earthy and dry.
LINOLEUM “LIN” (30s), Belt.
One of “The Girls.” 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 has a smart mouth, she hints at a wild, rock-and-roll past and is the fiercest of “The Girls.”
DONNA “PICKLES” (late teens-early 20s), Belt.
One of “The Girls.” 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.
Act Two shows play to large audiences with a loyal-season ticket subscriber base of theatre lovers. All performances take place in the beautiful 318-seat Performing Arts Theater at the St. Peters City Hall Cultural Arts Centre, adjacent to the Rec-Plex. The theater has comfortable seating and a terrific stage!
Theatre Location for Auditions
St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre
One St. Peters Centre Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Performing Arts Theatre is in the City Hall building, Western(far right) most building at the opposite end from the Rec-Plex. Act Two Theatre performs in St. Peters to one of the largest average audiences of local St. Louis area theatre companies. Each show runs 6-8 performances with attendance numbers ranging between 1000-1800 per run. Act Two’s loyal, large and enthusiastic season ticket subscriber base allows many to receive the gift, joy and magic of live theatre that our talented actors, directors, tech crew and volunteers create.
Act Two Theatre
2018 Audition Dates
Dates Subject to Change
Annie The Musical: August 21 & 23. Callbacks on August 26.
About Act Two Theatre:
2018 marks Act Two Theatre’s 25th season. We are proud to present another year of high-quality theatre in St. Peters, Missouri. We are located in the beautiful 318-seat Performing Arts Theater at the St. Peters City Hall Cultural Arts Centre, adjacent to the Rec-Plex. The theater has comfortable seating and a terrific stage!
Act Two Theatre performs to one of the largest average audiences as compared to other local St. Louis area theatre companies. Except for the Muny and Stages no other professional, regional or community theatre company boasts a larger following. Act Two’s loyal, large and enthusiastic season ticket subscriber base allows many to share in the joy and magic of live theatre that our talented actors, directors, tech crew and volunteers create.