Orfeh Hitches Down to Great American Trailer Park Musical
Produced by Jean Doumanian and Jeffrey Richards, the musical will also star Shuler Hensley (Tony Award for Oklahoma, "Van Helsing"), Linda Hart (Hairspray, Anything Goes), Kaitlin Hopkins (Bat Boy, Noises Off, Bare), Leslie Kritzer (Hairspray, Bat Boy), Wayne Wilcox (A Man of No Importance, The Light in the Piazza) and original cast member Marya Grandy. Markas Henry will design the costumes, while Peter Fitzgerald will do the same for the sound; they join previously-announced set designer Derek McLane and lighting designer Donald Holder.
The Great American Trailer Park Musical, which was a hit at last summer's New York Musical Theatre Festival, will be helmed by Betsy Kelso, who wrote the show's book to David Nehls' country-and-blues music and lyrics. In the musical, "an agoraphobic housewife must tear herself away from Dr. Phil long enough to leave her trailer and save her marriage. Why the sudden fuss after being safely tucked away for nearly 20 years? Armadillo Acres' newest tenant--a hot, young stripper with an questionable agenda. With guidance from a trailer-trash style Greek Chorus (three local women with phobias, neurosis and hang-ups of their own), the story unfolds."
Orfeh has appeared in the Actor's Fund Benefit concerts of Hair and Dreamgirls, as well as on Broadway in Saturday Night Fever, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm and Footloose. She played Joplin in off-Broadway's Love, Janis, and her husband is Andy Karl who currently stars in another NYMTF hit that transferred to Dodger Stages--Altar Boyz.
For more information, visit www.trailerparkmusical.com.