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Dinner theatre show will run July 24-27, July 31-Aug. 3.
'Great American Trailer Park Musical'
Reservations required, all ages welcome
Leah Jackson

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” a Granny-slappin’ good time dinner theatre, July 24-27 and July 31-Aug. 3. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner and show beginning at 6 p.m.

 Reservations are required. 

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” is a two-act musical, written by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso. It explores the relationships between the tenants at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Florida, particularly between Pippi, "the stripper on the run," the Dr. Phil-loving agoraphobic Jeannie and Jeannie's tollbooth-collector husband Norbert. It was performed in the first annual New York Music Theater Festival in 2004 and Off-Broadway in 2005.

The cast includes Adele Hebert of Lafayette as Pickles, Chase Crane of Livingston as Norbert, Jade Duthu of Marrero as Jeannie, Kristie Contreary of Geismar as Linoleum, Mary-Scott Pourciau of Baton Rouge as Pippi, Milla Gonzales of Bossier City as Betty and Ricky Hernandez of Las Vegas, Nevada, as Duke.

Pia Wyatt, professor of Theatre and Dance, is the director. Krislyn Mardis of Choudrant is stage manager and Je’Breanne Morgan of Plaquemine is assistant stage manager and sound designer. Elizabeth Guy of Anacoco is costume designer.

Tickets are $30, which includes the meal and show. The meal will include soup, salad, an entrée, dessert, tea and coffee. Dress is casual and the show is appropriate for all ages.

For more information or to make reservations, call (318) 357-4483, or visit to order tickets online.