Auditions

Auditions – The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

Auditions for the Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, with music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso, will be held at M&D at Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse, 2760 White Mountain Highway, North Conway, on Sunday and Monday, September 29th and 30th at 7 p.m. 

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 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 musical! This companion to the original Great American Trailer Park Musical is just as much of a cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good time-—but with tinsel and Keg Nog. 

There are six parts available for two men and four women. All actors will be expected to do a cold reading from the script and an a cappella singing audition. This show is a comedy but has adult language and dark humor. If you are shy and/or have genteel sensibilities, this is probably not the show for which you should audition. 

Rufus Jeter – A redneck with a heart of gold. He’ll finish off a six-pack as fast as the next guy, but the next guy won’t see the artistic potential in the empties that Rufus can. Well-liked around the trailer park.

Darlene Seward – A year-round “Scrooge.” She hates everybody and everything all the time and isn’t afraid to show it. Underneath her hard exterior is a wounded girl who once believed in true love and Christmas magic.

Jackson Boudreaux – A self-made American restaurant mogul. Darlene’s boyfriend. Unapologetically cabalistic. He can be a bit possessive.

Betty – The manager of Armadillo Acres Trailer Park who makes it her business to everything about everyone in the park. Set-proclaimed bad-ass, she is truly the most grounded, earthy and dry.

Linoleum – The fiercest of the girls, with a rock-and-roll past, she shows hints of wild, and is sometimes more than a little self-absorbed.

Pickles – The dimmest of the girls, she is airy, sweet and blissfully ignorant.

Performances are scheduled Thursday through Sunday, December 5 through 15.