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‘Great American Trailer Park Musical’ cast announced

The Tyrone Community Players (TCP) are presenting the insensitive, unsophisticated, uproariously funny \”Great American Trailer Park Musical\” Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 1, 2 and 3 at 8 p.m. each night.
The musical comedy will be presented at Tyrone\’s American Legion. Because of the show\’s adult themes, no children’s tickets will be sold. All seats are $10. You can reserve tickets by calling Ramona at 684-ART2.
You are invited to join in the chaos at Armadillos Acres, South Florida\’s most exclusive manufactured housing community. The local production of the musical comedy that closed in 2005 following a successful off Broadway run is being directed by Cindy Bennett. The TCP veteran is pleased the way her powerful cast is progressing.
“The power of the voices in the case is amazing,” Bennett said. “Our sassy ladies, all of whom are from Tyrone, are blessed with tremendous musical and acting abilities . . . and they all know how to use their gifts well!”
It should be noted that this show is of an adult nature and not be appropriate for children.
The ‘trashy trio’ of storytellers includes Alice Mulhollan as Betty, Lynn Dirkse is Linn, and Nancy Sloss is Pickles. The triplets of tackiness tell the story of the trailer park that is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll – but 100 percent soap opera-type drama.
Megan Wagner plays Pippi, the hot young stripper. Darcy Wilson brings the agoraphobic housewife Jeannie Garstecki to life.
“Both Darcy and Megan are such fun to work with. I’m sure the audience will have fun watching all the ladies of Armadillo Acres!”
The men of the cast are just as different as the women are alike! Tyrone’s Gib Lucas plays a regular guy Norbert, married to the agoraphobic Jeannie. “Gib’s ‘common man’ characterization is a great balance to Darcy’s Dr. Phil quoting persona. They are a hoot together on stage.”
Duke, the boyfriend of Pippi the stripper who comes to Florida from Oklahoma to find his love is played by TCP new comer Jake Baskin of Altoona. “Jake might be young, but he’s not intimidated by all the TCP veterans. Actually, he fits in well,” Bennett said.
Paula Pheasant is the musical director for the two-act musical comedy.
“The energetic music is certainly different than our last show (“A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline”), but I am certain people will love it,” Pheasant said. “The music is happy, energetic, and upbeat. I know people will enjoy the music – even though most of it is unfamiliar to them. It is a real toe-tapping show!”
“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” will be performed at the Tyrone American Legion on Lincoln Avenue Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 1, 2, and 3. Call 684-ART2 for ticket information.