Grandstreet Theatre

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

The Great American Trailer Park Musical



Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 @ 6:30PM


328 Fuller Avenue
Across from Valley Bank


WOMEN ages 16 to 60
MEN ages 21 to 55


A brief country song or uptempo pop/rock song
(1-2 minutes in length – bring sheet music)


January 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
Rehearsals run November 21 – January 13
(Breaks for Thanksgiving and Holiday/New Year season)

The Story:

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!


JEANNIE GARSTECKI, 35-45 years old, has lived in a trailer
for 20 years with her husband, Norbert. A faded beauty, she was
17 when married, 18 when her son was born and 23 when he got
kidnapped. That, coupled with a really bad perm, has turned her
into an agoraphobic. She hasn’t left her trailer in years, and the
man she loves is drifting away and she’s determined to get him
back…if she could get out of the trailer to do it…
NORBERT GARSTECKI, 35-45 years old, collects tolls for a
living and tries to be a good husband. A former high-school
football star, he has rugged good looks marred by fatigue and the
stress of his difficult marriage. A simple man who desperately
wishes his wife could get out of the trailer, but unequipped with the
emotional or intellectual tools to help her do it. He has only loved
or slept with Jeannie. Until he meets…
PIPPI, 28-35 years old, a striking beauty with a great body and
a taste for clothing that shows it off. Her life has been about
surviving. A professional stripper who has gotten by on her looks,
talents for dancing and petty theft. She means no harm and is
ready to change, but first must get lost in a hick-town trailer park in
North Florida so she won’t be found by her last bad choice…
DUKE, 24-28 years old, is Pippi’s obsessive, possessive and
excessive Magic Marker-sniffing boyfriend; “ex”-boyfriend
according to Pippi. Not the brightest guy, he leaves a trail of
disaster wherever he goes. His road trip to Starke is no exception
and his arrival at the trailer park is full of surprises – even for a
group of people who have had their share of excitement…


BETTY, 38-50-something, attended high school with Norbert & Jeannie
Garstecki and has lived at Armadillo Acres for just as long. She now runs
the leasing office and makes it her business to know everything about
everybody who passes through the trailer park. Though a self-proclaimed
“bad-ass,” Betty is really a mother hen to the denizens of the trailer park.
Of all “The Girls,” she is the most grounded, earthy and dry.
LINOLEUM “LIN,” 30s, is so-named because her mother gave birth to
her on the kitchen floor. She has a husband on death row at the Florida
State Prison. His fate is an electric chair that doesn’t work properly unless
most of the town’s electricity is turned off. So Lin watches everyone’s lights
and appliances very closely in the hopes that she can keep the chair on the
fritz. Sometimes self-absorbed and sometimes just a smart-ass, she hints at
a wild, rock-and-roll past and is the fieriest of “The Girls.”
DONNA “PICKLES,” 17 years old, is a newlywed and called Pickles
because she is perpetually hysterically pregnant – that is, she’s so convinced
she should be pregnant she’s exhibiting symptoms. Her husband is a lot
fancier than she is, as he is from the big city of Jacksonville. His parents
haven’t been very supportive of his marital choice, so Pickles is desperate to
give her husband a family of his own – even if she has to fake it. The
dimmest of “The Girls,” Pickles is airy, sweet and blissfully ignorant.


Most of the action in The Great American Trailer Park Musical takes place in
“Armadillo Acres” – a North Florida trailer park in a town called Starke.
There are also various trips to a local strip club and a mall in Oklahoma