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Betsy Kelso

 

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director
 
[New York, 2004]
Director

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Betsy Kelso (Book/Direction)

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Date:
08/04/2005


Patti Colombo (Musical Staging), Markas Henry (Costume Design), Betsy Kelso (Book/Direction), and David Nehls (Music/Lyrics)

From: 
Date:
08/04/2005

 

Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Director

[New York, 2004]
Director






Betsy Kelso News

West Bay Community Theater to Hold Auditions for THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSI Photo West Bay Community Theater to Hold Auditions for THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 27, 2021

West Bay Community Theater will hold auditions for its May, 2022 production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical on Monday, January 24th (7-9pm) and Saturday, January 29th (Noon-3pm).

BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL at Titusville Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL at Titusville Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 5, 2021

It is rare for audiences to have the chance to come back and revisit characters in a musical – and when producers do decide to go the sequel route, they often end up critically panned - take ANNIE WARBUCKS or LOVE NEVER DIES, for example. But when a show already doesn’t take itself too seriously, such as Betsy Kelso and David Nehls’ THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, a follow-up can be just as much of a rollicking good time as the first. Make that sequel a Christmas show and that can be a recipe for a hilarious, entertaining, and yes, heartwarming night of theatre. That is just the case for Titusville Playhouse’s latest production on its Shuler Stage – THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL. So, pull up your lawn chair, grab some tinsel and keg nog, and see how the denizens of Armadillo Acres - Starke, Florida’s “most festive trailer park” - deal with the stresses and joys of the holiday season.

BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at Titusville Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at Titusville Playhouse
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 11, 2021

It’s always exciting to get to be the first to experience something. From the first person in line to buy the newest iPhone, to the first guests to board a new theme park ride, there is a special thrill in being there when something great begins. That was my experience last night at the very first performance in Titusville Playhouse’s new venue, the Shuler Stage. It was especially exciting that the first show in that space also happened to be a favorite of mine, one guaranteed to bring hearty laughs and a huge smile – THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. And if the rest of the performances that will follow in this new space are anything like what came to life under the Shuler tent last night for the first time – then Titusville theatregoers have quite a thrilling adventure ahead of them.

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL Will Be Performed at Lake Worth Playhouse Nex Photo THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL Will Be Performed at Lake Worth Playhouse Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 10, 2021

The story has, at its center, a love triangle between an agoraphobic, a highway toll collector and an exotic dancer with an unhinged ex-boyfriend. A Greek-chorus-eque trio of trailer park women helps guide the narrative, playing any character or gender they choose while breaking the fourth wall at whim to air their own dirty laundry.

BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at Desert Rose Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at Desert Rose Playhouse
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 2, 2021

The Desert Rose Playhouse production of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is currently running in the company's new location in Palm Springs. The show features fabulous performances and design, and terrific direction by Robbie Wayne. Combined with David Nehls' clever lyrics and tuneful music (reminiscent of GREASE), audiences are sure to have a good time.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Zoom Event: Adapting Works For Socially Distanc Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Zoom Event: Adapting Works For Socially Distanced And/or Virtual Performance
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 7, 2021

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) hosts weekly Community Gatherings every Friday at 4:30pm via Zoom, to explore the creation of art and theater in the time of COVID-19.

VIDEO: Regional Spotlight Shines on Houston's Stages on Stars in the House Photo VIDEO: Regional Spotlight Shines on Houston's Stages on Stars in the House
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 26, 2020

Stars in the House continues today (2pm) with Regional Theatre Spotlight On: STAGES - Houston, TX. Hosted by Kenn McLaughlin with guests David Nehls, Betsy Kelso, Josh Morrison, Holland Vavra and Brooke Wilson.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: September 26-27- with Debbie Allen, Vanessa Williams an Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: September 26-27- with Debbie Allen, Vanessa Williams and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 26, 2020

This weekend (September 26-27) in live streaming: Fame reunites on Stars in the House, Irish Rep presents Belfast Blues, and so much more!

BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is a Trailer Trash Treat! Photo BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is a Trailer Trash Treat!
by Adrienne Proctor - Feb 15, 2020

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is a rip-roaring, genuinely hilarious, and over the top good time for patrons of OKC's preeminent dinner theatre and drag club, THE BOOM!

BWW Feature: Experience Life on This Side of the Tracks with THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAIL Photo BWW Feature: Experience Life on This Side of the Tracks with THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by Adrienne Proctor - Jan 27, 2020

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is a hilarious, poignant telling of life in Trailer Park, America. The residents of Armadillo Acres suffer from a host of ailments, the least of which is Agoraphobia. Rocking tunes and uproarious comedy make American trailer park living great again.

Betsy Kelso Videos

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL UK Premiere
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2016

Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. The hit off-Broadway show finally receives its London premiere, running now through 5 June 2016. Go inside opening night below!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from British Premiere of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2016

Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. The hit off-Broadway show finally receives its London premiere, running now through 5 June 2016. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

BWW Review: TRAILER PARK Trashes Gleefully!
by John James DeWitt - Aug 19, 2015

The final installment of STAGEright's "Find Your Light" season is the uproarious white-trash lampoon, THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, by Betsy Kelso and David Nehls. Concerning the rather sordid lives of several denizens inhabiting a southern Florida trailer park, the show touches on as many hilarious stereotypes as it can cram into its 95-minute length. From double-wide mobile homes and mullet haircuts to stripper bars and pole dancing, it's all there… about the only thing missing was pimento cheese on toasted Wonder bread. Featuring an appealing cast under the direction of Jay D. Irwin and with music direction by Josh Zimmerman, the show is a toe-tapping, crowd-pleasing diversion for a sultry August evening.

BWW Reviews: Stages Rep's GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL Is A Heart-Warming Hoot
by David Clarke - Nov 16, 2013

David Nehls and Betsy Kelso's 2005 Off-Broadway hit show THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL has been a favorite of theatre patrons and companies ever since it first premiered. This holiday season the duo's brand new madcap musical comedy THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL is making its World Premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston. Serving as a companion to the original show and not a direct sequel, the new musical serves up innumerous laughs to audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with the original romp.