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David Nehls

 

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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Musical Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Music Arranger
Musical Director

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David Nehls News

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL to Open at the Millbrook Playhouse This Week Photo THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL to Open at the Millbrook Playhouse This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2022

The Millbrook Playhouse production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, music and lyrics by David Nehls with a book by Betsy Kelso, will run on the Ryan Main Stage from October 14 through the 22, 2022. 

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL to be Presented At Rochester Opera House in S Photo THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL to be Presented At Rochester Opera House in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

Rochester Opera House will present The Great American Trailer Park Musical, directed by Patrick Dorow. This raunchy, all-American musical will be filmed in front of a live audience at Rochester Opera House on Opening Night, Friday, September 16th at 7:30pm.

New Dates for Insight Colab Theatre's “Say My Name” - Show has moved to August 22 Photo New Dates for Insight Colab Theatre's “Say My Name” - Show has moved to August 22 - 24 at The People's Building in Aurora
by Grace Cutler - Jun 25, 2022

New dates have been added for Insight Colab Theatre's SAY MY NAME. SAY MY NAME tells the story of Seung-Min, a Korean immigrant, studying for civics practice/naturalization test.  On her path to citizenship, she is haunted by ghosts of Asian women from history who plead with her to say their names, and help release their souls to become citizens as well.

New Musical Adaptation of TREASURE ISLAND & More Announced for The Aurora Fox's 38 Se Photo New Musical Adaptation of TREASURE ISLAND & More Announced for The Aurora Fox's 38 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

For the first time since 2020, the Aurora Fox Arts Center will present a full season of four mainstage shows and two smaller black box shows. The Aurora Fox’s 38th season will include Joan Didion’s theatrical adaption of her best-selling memoir, “The Year of Magical Thinking;” the Colorado premieres of “Futurity” by César Alvarez and The Lisps and more.

Updates Announced for DCPA Cabaret Summer Lineup At The Garner Galleria Theatre Photo Updates Announced for DCPA Cabaret Summer Lineup At The Garner Galleria Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2022

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Cabaret announces two shows for the summer lineup at The Garner Galleria Theatre; Rockin' and Rollin' with Miss Rhythm: The Story of R&B Legend Ruth Brown plays two weekends only June 3&4 and June 10&11, and Dixie is back where it all started with Dixie's Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (and 16 Other Things I learned while I Was Drinking Last Thursday) June 22 through July 17. Tickets are on sale now at denvercenter.org.

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).

BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE Comes To Musical Theatre University Photo BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE Comes To Musical Theatre University
by Kay Kudukis - Dec 22, 2021

When most people think of drama schools, Julliard in New York, The Goodman in Chicago, and UCLA in Los Angeles spring to mind. But just a two hour drive from LA is Palm Springs, California, the home to Musical Theatre University (MTU), the ultimate arts training program for high school students.

Arnaz, Bullock, Luft, Wagner And More Featured In New Holiday Movie Musical BLAME IT  Photo Arnaz, Bullock, Luft, Wagner And More Featured In New Holiday Movie Musical BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE On Broadway On Demand
by David Green - Dec 10, 2021

Lucie Arnaz, Jim J Bullock, Lorna Luft and Lindsay Wagner join the students of Musical Theatre University in a full-length, original holiday movie musical BLAME IT ON THE MISTLETOE which plays in theaters in Palm Springs, CA as well as streaming for one week, December 19-24, on Broadway On Demand. The holiday teen romantic comedy features a screenplay and lyrics by David Green and music by David Nehls (Great American Trailer Park Musical).

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.

David Nehls 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!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Arvada Center
by Stage Tube - Nov 23, 2015

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open Irving Berlin's White Christmas directed by Gavin Mayer on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. The musical will run through December 23 in the Main Stage Theatre. Check out a sneak peek below!

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 TV: First Look at the Arvada Center's SHE LOVES ME
by Robert Diamond - Nov 21, 2014

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open She Loves Me directed by Gavin Mayer on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. The musical will run through December 21 in the Main Stage Theater.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Arvada Center's TARZAN
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2014

The Arvada Center presents the Colorado stage debut of Tarzan® The Stage Musical directed by Gavin Mayer on Friday, July11 (Please note the Friday opening date). Tarzan® The Stage Musical features music and lyrics by British pop icon Phil Collins (drummer and lead singer for rock group Genesis), and is written by David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Aida). Tarzan® The Stage Musical is based on the Disney animated film and the original book by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Performances run through August 3. Check out a first look at highlights below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with END OF THE RAINBOW at the Arvada Center
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2014

The Arvada Center is making a bold move with its current main-stage production. The regional premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW follows Judy Garland during a six week run in London six months before her tragic death. While it includes many of Judy's actual arrangements of some of her most loved songs, it isn't a musical. It is a play with music. This week, 'In Focus' host Eden Lane takes viewers behind the scenes for some of the early rehearsals to meet the creative team and the cast. Click below!

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Arvada Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2013

In this week's episode of 'In Focus', host Eden Lane gets in the holiday spirit at the Arvada Center with 'A Christmas Carol, The Musical.' Going behind the scenes, Eden takes viewers to rehearsal to meet the creative team as well as the star of the show - Scrooge himself. She also gets a sneak peek in the wig shop to see how local technicians bring the show to life. Watch below!

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.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Scenes from Arvada Center's LEGALLY BLONDE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2012

The Arvada Center opened last night with LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, now playing through July 1 at the Main Stage Theater. BroadwayWorld shows you a first look at scenes from the production below!


David Nehls Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has David Nehls written?
David Nehls has written 2 shows including The Water Coolers (Author), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Composer).