All auditions take place at Spotlight Theatre, 129 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081 (PAC Center).
All roles are non-union and non-paid. Any future audition dates follow the current audition.
To save time, please print a copy of the audition form from the link below, complete it (please add name of show) and bring it with you to the audition. Copies will be available at auditions for those who are unable to print it from the website.
For more information call 484-326-5172 or email email@example.com
Saturday, December 9th at 2:00 pm,
Monday December 11th at 7:00 pm
Callbacks, if needed, will be Wednesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm
Spotlight Theatre is bringing back The Great American Trailer Park Musical. We previously opened this musical on March 13th, 2020, but sadly were shut down by COVID after one performance.
Our new performance dates are March 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th & 17th.
The rehearsal schedule will be Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings beginning on December 17th, 2023.
All (in person and video) are asked to please sign up in advance (Audition form), and we will send you backing tracks to help you prepare for your in-person or video audition.
Video auditions may be submitted to the director, Joe Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) until December 12th.
There’s a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, a stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew. Warning: This show contains crude language, adult situations, ugly wigs, adultery, bad perms, spray cheese, tacky outfits, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, kleptomania, and strippers. With music set to country rock, gospel, blues and disco.
JEANNIE GARSTECKI – 35–45 Years old Mezzo with high belt Jeannie has lived in a trailer at Armadillo Acres for 20 years with her husband and high-school sweetheart, Norbert. A trauma made her an agoraphobic. She hasn’t left her trailer in 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 – 35–45 Years old High baritone with a country twang Jeannie’s husband Norbert collects tolls for a living and tries to be as good a husband as one can be to an agoraphobic. 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 – 28–35 Years old Mezzo with high belt Pippi is a 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 – 20–30 Years old Rock tenor 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 – 38–50-Something Alto 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. Betty is really a mother hen to the denizens of the trailer park. Of all “The Girls,” Betty is the most grounded.
LINOLEUM “LIN” – 30s Mid-range belt 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, rockand-roll past and is the fieriest of “The Girls.”
DONNA “PICKLES” – 18 Years old Mezzo with mix 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. 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.
Thank you for your interest!