The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Music and Lyrics by David Nehls
Book by Betsy Kelso
The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Fountain Hills Theater

Saturday, March 25 at 10am
Callbacks (if required) Monday, March 27 at 7pm

May 19 – June 4, 2023
Performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm
(Possible extension through June 11)

A Musical in the Mainstage Theater

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. 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.

To Audition:
Auditioners are asked sing 16-32 bars of a song of the style that also that best shows off their voice and range. An accompanist is provided. No recorded accompaniment, please. Please dress for dance audition following.

Auditioners should:
– Complete digital audition form (at this link, or through above button)
– Bring headshot, and resume if available and if not already submitted via link above

Video Auditions:
Must be submitted prior to March 25th, and may substitute for appearing at the Saturday and Sunday auditions. Auditioners must be available to attend in-person callbacks March 27th if required. Video should include a short monologue and be uploaded with a headshot, and a resume (if available) when filling out the digital audition form linked above..

FHT prefers and encourages auditioners to be vaccinated.


Characters’ ages are not set in stone. All roles are open to all ethnicities. Actors should consider roles if they feel they can represent the age ranges listed.

Jeannie (30s-50s) — Married her high school sweetheart, Norbert, in a shotgun wedding at 17. She hasn’t left her trailer house in nearly 20 years, after a really bad perm distracted her and Norbert long enough for their 5-year-old to get kidnapped.
VOCAL RANGE: (Belt and mezzo-soprano) strong low F to Db on the staff.

Norbert (30s-50s) — A rugged, former high school football star with a job as a highway toll collector who’s fed up with his agoraphobic wife. Sparks fly when he meets Pippi, a stripper at a local club, The Litterbox Show Palace.
VOCAL RANGE: (High baritone) Strong low A to Eb above middle C.

Pippi (20s-30s) — Armadillo Acres’ newest resident, she’s a stripper on the run from her ex. She’s trying not to make bad choices — like coming between Norbert and Jeannie.
VOCAL RANGE: Big belt — low F to high F on the staff.

Duke (20s-30s) — Pippi’s marker-sniffing ex-boyfriend, who’s hellbent on finding her after she ran out on him in Oklahoma City without a word or a forwarding address. Mayhem could be his middle name.
VOCAL RANGE: Rock tenor — D in the bass clef to G above middle C.

The Girls: Betty (30s-50s), Lin (30s) and Pickles (late teens) — The bottle-blonde, Greek chorus-like trio that guides the narrative, playing various characters and genders while breaking the fourth wall at whim to air their own dirty laundry.
VOCAL RANGE: Betty: Rough belt — low F to Db on the staff. Lin: Belt — strong low G to E on the staff. Pickles: Belt — low A to strong high F on the staff

The Great American Trailer Park Musical is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing (