A peak into the early rehearsal process more than a month ago for Oklahoma CityRep’s 2011 production of “The Great American Trailer Park Musical”, a co-production with Univ of Central Oklahoma. The final weekend is at OKC’s Civic Center Freede Little Theatre May 20-22 and I recommend this R-Rated musical comedy with two thumbs up!
“‘South Park’ meets “‘Desperate Housewives'”
– The New York Sun
Oklahoma City—Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep), in partnership with UCO Broadway Tonight Series and UCO’s Department of Opera and Music Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, Music & Lyrics by David Nehls, Book by Betsy Kelso.
Direct from off-Broadway, the one-of-a-kind musical is sure to heat up your spring! There’s a new tneana in town and she’s shaking up Armadillo Acres, Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When stripper-on-the-run Pippi comes between Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband Morbert, the storm begins to rumble—and we ain’t talking just any ol’ Florida hurricane! The script is cheeky and the score is infectious. This production is rated R.
Featured in the production is Renee Anderson as Jeanie, Jim Johnson as Norbert, Allyson L. Ridley as Pippi and Brandon Lonza as Buck; with the “Greek Chorus” of Cassie Carroll and Kelli Cormack headed by Barb Schoenhofer.
Steven Smeltzer, of the UCO Music Theatre Faculty and Director/Choreographer of the 1st National Tour of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, will Direct and Choreograph, with Set Design by Chris Domanski, Costume Design by Aaron Turner, Lighting Design by Art Whaley, Sound Design by Sun Hee Kilm and Properties Design by Ráchel Lowery. The Assistant to the Director is Taylor Radke, and Production Stage Manager is Steve Emerson.
THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL will play in the Freede Little Theatre at the Civic Center Music Hall at 201 N. Walker in downtown Oklahoma City FOR ONE WEEKEND ONLY. Previews begin on Friday, Mary 20 at 8:00 pm, with a matinee preview on Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 pm. The Opening Night is Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 pm and the production runs through Sunday, March 22 with a performance at 2:00 pm and closing with a 7:00 pm performance on that day.
Tickets are $8 (Student Rush Tickets), $15 (groups of ten or more), $25 (matinees) and $30 (evening performances), and may be purchased by calling the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office at 405.297.2264 or 800.364.7111. Tickets may be purchased online through the CityRep website at http://www.cityrep.com, or through the Civic Center Music Hall Box Office website at http://www.okcciviccenter.org. CityRep FlexPass reservations and purchases can be made by calling the CityRep Ticket Hotline at 405.848.3761. BILOXI BLUES is supported by Season Sponsors the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Friday, May 20, 2011 8:00 pm Preview Performance
Saturday, May 21, 2011 4:00 pm Matinee Preview
Saturday, May 21, 2011 8:00 pm Opening Night Performance
Sunday, May 22, 2011 2:00 pm Matinee Performance
Sunday, May 22, 2011 7:00 pm Closing Performance
CityRep (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre), under the leadership of Artistic Director Donald Jordan, is one of only two Equity professional theatre companies in the state of Oklahoma, and as such provides a vital service to our community by presenting programming that is reflected in major arts communities around the country—and to our Oklahoma professional theatre artists by providing an Oklahoma venue for employment and an artistic home. CityRep operates under and agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.