Musical To Open May 24 At Spire Theater
Big Time Productions presents “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” May 24, 25, 31 and June 1 at 8 p.m. at The Spire Theater, 317 E. Third St., Jamestown.
Directed by Angelo Giuffre, “Trailer Park” comically demonstrates what happens when one jumps out Jamestown and into a north Florida trailer park. For tickets, visit The Labyrinth Press Co. Cafe on East Fourth Street in Jamestown or call the box office at 450-7357.
“I am so grateful to be presenting ‘Trailer Park’ with such a talented cast and enthusiastic team,” said Giuffre. “It is full of laughs and great music.”
Set in Starke, Fla., at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park, “Trailer Park” tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Norbert (Corey Osborne) and agoraphobic Jeannie (Cathy Covarrubias). Their nearly 20-year marriage is jeopardized when newcomer Pippi (Shannon Nixon) begins an affair with Norbert. Meanwhile, Pippi’s jealous boyfriend, Duke (Michael Taylor), travels from Oklahoma City to Starke seeking his runaway lover. Helping the story along are Armadillo Acres residents Betty (Jamie Lee), Linoleum “Lin” (Ylsa Giuffre) and Donna “Pickles” (Jillianne Dolce Higgs), three women who introduce themselves and their neighbors in song while setting up the story and its themes.
Music and lyrics for “Trailer Park” are by David Nehls, and the book is by Betsy Kelso. Accompanying the hijinks at the trailer park is the “trailer trash band” Barb Cybart on guitar, Sara Rafaloski on bass, David Reino on keyboards and Glenn Wahl on drums.
Built during Jamestown’s Golden Age, when Jamestown’s Reuben Fenton was governor, and located in the center of town, the First Congregational Church Building is the oldest publicly used structure in Jamestown. Boasting downtown’s most recognizable Spire of its kind, which is visible from major thoroughfares all over the city.
The Spire Theater is located at 317 E. Third St., Jamestown. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 day of the show.