Friday, April 16, 2010
Trailer Park: The Musical in Boston
I don't know what it is about trashy people that fascinates us gay boys. But they do. That's why this Boston premiere musical deserves your attention.
If you are interested in agoraphobia, adultery, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, kleptomania, flan and disco, then this rockabilly musical is worth a trip down the pike to the Boston Center for the Arts.
(From left): Leigh Barrett, Kerry A. Dowling and Mary Callanan in a scene from the SpeakEasy Stage Company production of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, running April 30 - May 30 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street in the South End. Tix/Info: 617-933-8600 or www.SpeakEasyStage.com. Photo: Mark L. Saperstein.
The plot is real Jerry Springer fodder. When Pippi, a stripper on the run, comes between Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her toll-collector husband, neighbors Betty, Lin and Pickles team up to save their friend's marriage.
Great casting, with Boston legend Leigh Barrett, plus Mary Callanan, Kerry A. Dowling and David Benoit starring. For more information, visit www.SpeakEasyStage.com.
The Hilarious Off-Broadway musical hit runs from April 30 to May 30, 2010 with Music and lyrics by David Nehls, Book by Betsy Kelso, Directed by Paul Daigneault, Music Direction by Nick Connell and Choreography by David Connolly
“One of the Most Laugh Out Loud Shows in Town” –Broadway.com
“A Bright New Musical” –The New York Times
“Undeniable Fun!” –The New York Post