The Lyric Theatre on N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles continues its 2011 season of musicals with the West Coast premiere of Lust ‘n Rust, The Trailer Park Musical, written by Frank Haney, Carol Kimball & Dave Stratton, and directed by Thomas Colby, performances begin on Friday, March 25 Opening night is set for Friday, April 1 at 8:00, and the limited run will continue through April 30.

Across the heartland of America, small towns face the profound hardship of multinational corporations closing factories and moving work out of the country. Often these factories are the driving force of the local economies. While there's a tendency to view these occurrences as simply the workings of faceless corporations, they are in fact choices made and acted upon by people: executives pouring over spreadsheets and middle-managers charged with the dirty work of firing hardworking loyal employees.

Lust ‘n Rust, The Trailer Park Musical starts as the story of Steve, a corporate manager from New Jersey who is transferred by his company to a small Southern Illinois town to run the local Agribig food processing plant. He moves into the Redbud Mobile Estates and meets the quirky characters that live in the trailer park. We soon find that the story is also about Connie, Steve's neighbor in the park, who is in the process of splitting up with her husband. Connie's relationship with Steve complicates matters, and their lives are further complicated when Steve gets a difficult assignment ... one that could have a disastrous impact on the local economy. The show includes 14 memorable original alternative-country songs arranged for multi-part vocal harmonies and a country band.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Becky Birdsong, Sal Cecere, Joyanna Crouse, Scott Dean, Ward Edmondson, Josh Evans, Terra Taylor Knudson, Leann Lamb, and Derek Long. The set design is by Allan Jensen, the lighting design is by Irina Khodorkovsky, costume design is by Gennifer Anderson, and sound design is by Marika Tjelios. Lauren Buck serves as music director, the choreographer is Josh Brodis, and the production stage manager is Stephaine Boltjes. Dorrie Braun produces.

Lust ‘n Rust, The Trailer Park Musical will play two preview performances on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, at 8pm. Opening night is set for Friday, April 1 at 8:00, and the run will continue through April 30 only. The running schedule is Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00, with added Sunday performances on April 17 and 24 at 7pm. Tickets for Lust ‘n Rust are on sale now, and may be purchased by visiting, or by calling (626) 695-8283.

The Lyric Theatre is located at 520 N. La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, 90036. Street parking is available. For more information on Lust ‘n Rust, the Lyric Theatre, and the season of musicals, visit

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