Fountain Hills Theater will perform “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” May 19 – June 4, 2023, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinées at 2:00 p.m.
There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband — the storms begin to brew. It’s just a typical All-American musical odyssey through agoraphobia, adultery, hysterical pregnancy, strippers, electric chairs, flan, road kill, toll collecting, spray cheese, guns and disco.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical began its journey as so many shows do, with two kids meeting on tour performing “The Rocky Horror Show” for German audiences. One has an idea, the other says “no,” the former insists and collaboration commences.
That’s pretty much what happened when composer/lyricist David Nehls approached librettist Betsy Kelso. Throughout the show’s ensuing development, characters would come and go – as would songs – but the spirit of the show was the constant. “Armadillo Acres” is a come-as-you-are kind of trailer park, where personalities and predilections might be noisy, but hearts are soft and true.
The show is presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, Inc. It is Rated PG, recommended for ages 16 and over for language and adult content. The Great American Trailer Park Musical is directed by Peter J. Hill, musically directed by Jay Melberg and choreographed by Gracie Schitkovitz.
Fountain Hills Theater is located at 11445 N Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Reservations can be made by calling (480) 837-9661 extension 3 or visiting fhtaz.org. Individual tickets are $35.00 for adults and $18.00 for youth 17 and under.