Trailer Park’ comes to Triad

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Theatre Alliance, 1047 Northwest Blvd., is mounting “The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical” during the month of December.

This campy production tells the story of Armadillo Acres, a mobile-living community in northern Florida during the Christmas season. When a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. This companion to the original “Great American Trailer Park Musical” is loaded with cat-fightin’, sun-worshippin’, chair-throwin’ good times — but with tinsel and Keg Nog.

The production is directed by Jamie Lawson and musically directed by Tommy Jackson.  The cast features Jaye Pierce, Ken Ashford, Linda Shillito, Michele Groneck, Kaylee Gonzalez and Gray Smith. Music and lyrics are by David Nehls. The book was written by Betsy Kelso.

Director Jamie Lawson shared, “Rarely does a sequel surpass the original in humor and creativity, but I think the writers of ‘The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical’ have struck gold. With the addition of some new characters and hysterical one-liners and outrageous situations, this show is destined to become a campy hit!”

Performance dates and times are Dec. 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, 8 p.m.; and Dec. 6, 13 and 30, 2 p.m.

Tickets are $18/adult, $16/students with ID and seniors. A $2 discount will be applied to groups of 10 or more. They can be purchased at the theatre box office on Fridays from 12:30-3 p.m., online or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006. Student rush tickets are available five minutes before each performance once seats have been released for $14. ID is required.


Tree fundraiser opened

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fred and Dot Wagoner Christmas Trees, 2701 Lawndale Dr., is now open for business and is selling trees, wreaths, bows and centerpiece arrangements, as well as ivy topiaries and more.

Shoppers can use a contribution coupon (seen here; must be presented at time of sale) toward the purchase of $50 or more of goods. The owners will then gift back $5 toward the Guilford Green Foundation, 201 S. Elm St., as a fundraising opportunity.


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