Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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At Show Palace, a comedic spin on trailer park life

Opening this weekend at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre in Hudson is The Great American Trailer Park Musical. The campy, two-act musical, written by David Nehls and Betsy Kelso, promises lots of belly laughs with its comedic spin on characters living at Florida's most exclusive trailer park, Armadillo Acres. Among them — Jeannie, an agoraphobic housewife played by Bridgette Karl, making her Show Palace debut; her tollbooth-working husband, Norbert, played by Matthew Frusher (West Side Story, Beauty and the Beast), and Pippi, an "exotic dancer" on the run, played by another Show Palace first-timer, Elizabeth Koepp. The Great American Trailer Park Musical is directed by Matthew Belopavlovich, with Steven Jones serving as assistant director and choreographer and Matty Colonna, who also plays Duke, as music director. Matinee and evening shows run from April 15 through May 21 at the theater, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Ticket prices: buffet dinner and show, $49.50 plus tax. Show only: $38.45 plus tax. Gratuities not included. Youth and group rates available. For tickets or information, call (727) 863-7949 or go to showpalace.net.

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