Stages Repertory Theatre presents The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, book by Betsy Kelso, music & lyrics by David Nehls. A WORLD PREMIERE. DIRECTED BY Kenn McLaughlin.An ALL-NEW Trailer Park adventure!It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres (North Florida’s premier mobile living community) and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. But when a freak bout of amnesia strikes Darlene, the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors in an all-new, all-trailer-park holiday extravaganza!The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, commissioned by Stages Repertory Theatre, receives its world premiere this holiday season. Creators Betsy Kelso and David Nehls have been in residence at Stages throughout the rehearsal process, as well as during after a week-long workshop held at Stages in August 2013.The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical is the sequel to the smash hit original The Great American Trailer Park Musical, which was produced by Stages in 2006 and again in 2011. The 2006 run remains one of Stages' longest-running and highest-grossing productions of all time.Audience favorite Susan Koozin returns to the Trailer Park as Betty, having appeared in both of the previous incarnations. Carolyn Johnson, also an alum from the 2006 production, joins the cast as Lin. The ensemble is rounded out by Trailer Park newcomers Ivy Castle, Chelsea Ryan McCurdy, Josh Morrison and Corby Sullivan.STARRING -
Ivy Castle (Baby) as Pickles
Carolyn Johnson (The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Panto Mother Goose, Panto Sleeping Beauty, Panto Cinderella) as Lin
Susan Koozin (Always...Patsy Cline, The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead, The Great American Trailer Park Musical) as Betty
Chelsea Ryan McCurdy (The Marvelous Wonderettes series, Panto Cinderella) as Darlene Seward
Josh Morrison (Auntie Mame, Rounding Third) as Jackson "Jackie" Beaudreau
Corby Sullivan (The Laramie Project, The Drawer Boy) as Rufus JeterRecommended for mature audiences. The equivalent movie rating is R. Pictured: (L-R) Ivy Castle as Pickles, Carolyn Johnson as Lin, Susan Koozin as Betty. Photo by Amitava Sarkar.