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Theatre Victoria's latest musical aimed to reach different audience

By JR Ortega
Feb. 11, 2014 at 10:01 a.m.
Updated Feb. 11, 2014 at 8:12 p.m.


Theatre Victoria's "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" is still looking for an audience - or, should we say, tenants.

Scott Mohon, the theater's executive director said when choosing this musical, the goal was to hit a different audience altogether.

"It's a different kind of avenue for us to go on," he said. "It's pure comedy."

Mohon calls the humor a marriage of "Married with Children" with "King of the Hill" with "The Simpsons" - well, if it isn't all my favorite shows?

There is still plenty of seats available, Mohon said, and that could be because the production is a bit more mature and intended for adult audiences.

"It's fun," he said. "But it's great entertainment."

The production is very different from what the theater does, Mohon said.

"It's definitely not 'Beauty and the Beast,'" he said. "It's not the 'Arsenic and Old Lace' and Neil Simon comedy."

The musical stars a new tenant at Armadillo Acres who is stirring up trouble. The production also features a stripper on the run, an agoraphobic woman and a toll-booth worker - all residents of this wonderfully, trashy trailer park, of course.

It definitely sounds like something to show up to, if you're into that kind of humor.

"We try and mix it up to all audiences," Mohon said.

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