Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 07/7/2011 5:31 PM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 07/14/2011 2:14 PM | Updates
MTC Mainstage (Venue 1), to July 23
There’s no mistaking what you’ll get when you walk into a musical containing the words "trailer park" in the title. Strippers, cat-fights, trash TV and marker-sniffing are all in glorious order here. Unfortunately, it’s the musical part of the show’s moniker that leads to disappointment.
This local company is well-rehearsed and ready to roll, although some of the cast struggles with the vocal range the score demands. The main issue, though, is a lack of memorable songs. If as much work went into this off-Broadway hit’s music as its mining of redneck culture, we’d be in luck. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.
The show ends on a high note — the finale features one of its best songs — but by then audience’s hopes have been crushed like a beer can against a forehead.
— Barb Stewart
From the official Fringe Festival program:
Agoraphobia, hysterical pregnancy, adultery, Magic Marker sniffin' ex-boyfriends, roadkill, strippers and the Ice Capades come together at Armadillo Acres, Florida's most exclusive manufactured housing community.
This big-hearted, unashamedly vulgar musical comedy is more fun than a chair-throwing episode of Jerry Springer!
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 105 MIN
Discount Tickets: $8 If you come wearing a trashy mullet!
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Gunshots,
Updated on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM CDT: Adds review
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