516 S Trade St
P.O. Box 654
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
© Tryon Little Theater


Announcing Auditions for

The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Sunday, June 9th - 3:00pm
Monday, June 10th - 6:30pm

at the TLT Workshop Space
516 S Trade St, Tryon NC

Please prepare 16-32 bars of any upbeat song (either sheet music or a track–NO acapella please), and be ready to do some cold readings from the play.

Callbacks (if needed) will be Thursday, June 13th at 6:30pm

Those with conflicts, email waddell_scott@yahoo.com to set up an alternate date.

ROLES AVAILABLE  (5 Females, 2 Males)

Jeannie Garstecki - 35+ Years old
Jeannie has lived in a trailer at Armadillo Acres for 20 years with her husband and high-school sweetheart, Norbert. A faded beauty, she was 17 when she 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 all these years, and the man she loves is drifting further and further away and she’s determined to get him back ... that is if she could manage to get out of the trailer to do it ...

Nobert Garstecki - 35+ Years old
Jeannie’s husband Norbert collects tolls for a living and tries to be as good a husband as one can be to an agoraphobic. A former high- school football star, he has rugged good looks marred by fatigue and the stress of his difficult marriage. He is a simple man who desperately wishes his wife could get out of the trailer, but he’s not equipped with the emotional or intellectual tools to help her do it. He has never loved or slept with a woman other than Jeannie. That is until he meets ...

Pippi - 25-40 Years old
Pippi is a striking beauty with a great body and a taste for clothing that shows it off. Up to this point, Pippi’s life has been about surviving. She is a professional stripper who has gotten by on her looks and talents for dancing and petty theft. She means no harm and is ready to stop making bad choices and start making changes, but first she has to get lost in a hick-town trailer park in North Florida so she won’t be found by her last bad choice.

Duke - 24-30 Years old
Duke is Pippi’s obsessive, possessive and excessive Magic Marker–sniffing boyfriend; “ex”-boyfriend according to Pippi. Not so, according to Duke. Not the brightest guy south of the Mason-Dixon Line, Duke leaves a trail of disaster in his wake 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 - 35–50-Something
Betty attended high school with Norbert and 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,” Betty is the most grounded, earthy and dry.

Linoleum “Lin” - 30s-40s
So-named because her mother gave birth to her on the kitchen floor, Linoleum 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” - 20+ Years old
A newlywed, Donna is 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.


Musical Numbers

This Side of the Tracks - Norbert, Pippa

Immobile in My Mobile Home - Jeannie

Do Nuthin' Day - Norbert & Jeannie

One Step Closer - Betty, Norbert, Jeannie & Girls

The Buck Stops Here - Pippi with Lin and Men

It Doesn't Take a Genius - Pickles, Betty & Lin

Owner of My Heart - Jeannie & Norbert

The Great American TV Show - Betty, Lin and Pickles

Flushed Down the Pipes - Jeannie and Girls

Storm's-A-Brewin' - Betty, Lin & Pickles

This Side of the Tracks (reprise)

Road Kill - Duke & Girls

But He's Mine/It's Never Easy Pippi, Jeannie & Norbert

That's Why I Love My Man - Lin, Betty and Pickles

Panic - Jeannie

Big Billy's No-Tell Motel

Finale - Ensemble



There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over North Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. 

This country, rock, blues and disco musical about road kill, adultery, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair and kleptomania, The Great American Trailer Park Musical centers around the love triangle between regular guy tollbooth collector Norbert and his Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic wife Jeannie, whose marriage is threatened by Armadillo Acres' newcomer, the hot young stripper-on-the-run, Pippi. 

The trailer park also plays home to a Greek-chorus-like trio of women (Linoleum, Betty and Pickles), changing characters as fast as you can say, “spray cheese”, and confronting the audience with their own dirty laundry.  The cussing gets loud and storms begin to brew, and the result is a sense of friendship and community – the lifeblood of neighborhoods everywhere – even trailer parks!  

Join us for this offbeat, fun-loving musical that the New York Times called “a heartfelt, humorous look at trailer park life,” with music that “slips across the dial of American radio–from country to blues, from rock & roll to disco.”  The result is a hilarious recipe of redneck humor, box wine, 80’s nostalgia and unforgettable sass, some calling it more fun than a chair-throwing episode of Jerry Springer or The Real Housewives all set to upbeat music!  So, join us for The Great American Trailer Park Musical this at Tryon Little Theater!


Patron Alert: This production includes guns, loud noises, strobe lights, a disco ball, rock and roll, profanity and adult situations.


Full Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzTPUEOxCJI