Cast Announced For "Fat Shirley's: A Trailer Park Opera"
Friday, January 21, 2005
"Fat Shirley's Trailer Park is the place to be...." or so the opening lyrics go of Tom Brown and David Crawford's original musical, "Fat Shirley's – A Trailer Park Opera." Dalton Little Theatre will present the original musical comedy on Feb. 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m., with one Sunday matinee on Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Little Theatre, located at 210 N. Pentz Street in downtown Dalton in the Old Firehouse.
Directed by Tom Brown and Bob Smith, "Fat Shirley's: A Trailer Park Opera" explores the lives of trailer park residents in the aftermath of the death of their beloved landlady Fat Shirley. Not only do they have to cope with the sadness of Fat Shirley's loss but with the uncertainty of the trailer park's future. Fat Shirley's trailer park was a last resort for many of the tenants, many of whose lives are characterized by the hardships that often accompany poor decision making. The show features musical numbers like "Will There Be Trailer Parks in Gloryland?," "She's My Cousin - She's My Wife," "Muscadine Rag," "Hickies" and "Fat Shirley's Lament." ...