The Great American Trailer Park Musical


Trailer Park residents

Justin Smith


Justin Smith is the artistic director of City Stage and Carolina Theatre Group, LLC. Justin graduated with a BFA in Theatre from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He has produced over 50 shows.  Favorite directing credits include RENT, Full Monty, Debbie Does Dallas The Musical, Wait Until Dark, Greater Tuna, Marvin’s Room and The Rocky Horror Show. Favorite acting roles include Petrucchio, Iago, Orsino, Frank-N-Furter, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast and Norbert Garsteki in The Great American Trailer Park, the Musical.

Kendra Goehring-Garrett


Kendra Goehring-Garrett is thrilled to be a part of this wonderfully funny show! I have been very fortunate to be a part of some awesome shows here in Wilmington. Some of my favorites have been...Debbie Does Dallas (Debbie), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Mairead), A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), The King and I (Anna), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Anything Goes (Reno), Legally Blonde (Serena), and I will now add "Trailer Park" to the mix. I have had a blast sharing this stage with some of my favorite performers in this town! I thank you all for your support and talent!!!! Many thanks to Don, Justin, and Chiaki for doing this show again! All of my love to my family and friends and many many thanks to my love Mitch!!!! Enjoy the show!

Amy Tipton


Amy Tipton is very excited to reprise her role as Pippi in The Great American Trailer Park. She is also thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and crew. Some of her favorite past performances include City Stage’s Rent (Raleigh), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rent (Wilmington), The Wild Party, The Producers, Reefer Madness and Red Barn’s Four Dogs and a Bone.

Michelle Reiff


Michelle Reiff is happy to be working with City Stage again on one of her favorite shows.  She works for Springer-Eubank Oil Co. and has been performing in Wilmington for over 20 years.  Some of her other City Stage roles include Mrs. Lovitt in Sweeny Todd, Joann in Company, and Penny in Urintown.  She works for Springer-Eubank Oil Co.and teaches musical theater for Theater Dance Workshop with Judy Greenhut.  One of her passions is working with TACT (Thalian Association's Children's Theater)

A very big thank you to Don,Chiaki and Justin for giving me the chance to play at the Trailer Park again.

Madison Moss


Madison is thrilled to be doing this show again at City Stage!!! You may have seen her in Debbie Does Dallas, Ruthless, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, or Lost Highway. She studied Musical Theater in NYC at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She had a guest starring role on Drop Dead Diva and has acted in many films shot throughout the southeast. She sends a special thank you to her family and her super talented, sweet, and famous husband Cullen!

Brit Garner

(u/s Betty, Lin)

Brit Garner has no idea how she's in this show but is thankful for the opportunity to get back to her roots. Born 30 minutes from Starke, Florida, recent shows include "Tommy" (ensemble, Acid Queen swing), "Little Shop of Horrors" (Crystal), and "Songs for a New World" (Woman 3). Here's to flan, rendezvous(s), and a great cast and crew. I love you Amy! 

Patrick Basquill


Patrick is super exited and grateful to be apart of this crazy cast and awesome show. He was last seen in Tommy (Ensemble), and Next to Normal (Henry). He can also be seen Wednesday nights at the Nutt Street Comedy Room. Many thanks to Justin, Chiaki and Don for letting him be apart of this.

Heather Setzler


Heather Setzler knew she was destined to find her inner Lin again and has kept her six-inch huntin' knife on standby just for this opportunity to reprise the role. While not having lived in a trailer park herself, she grew up near them, so there's that. She also has a vast knowledge of mullets, the French language, and girl fights which she is sure made her a front runner for this production. She is married to the show's choreographer because that's how she rolls.

The Great Americal Trailer Park Musical

Starring Justin Smith, Kendra Goehring-Garrett, Amy Tipton, Michelle Reiff, Heather Setzler, Madison Moss, Patrick Basquill and Brit Garner

Directed by Don H. Baker

Choreography by Jason Aycock

Music Direction by Chiaki Ito

SHOW DATES:  April 18-21, 26-28, May 3-5 and 10-12

All shows are at 8:00 PM.

TICKETS:  Click here or (910) 264-2602

ABOUT THE SHOW: There's a new tenant at Armadillo Acres—and she's wreaking havoc all over Florida's most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil–loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband—the storms begin to brew.

Jason Aycock


Jason Aycock had a blast working with the cast and crew of The Great American Trailer Park. He saw the show so many times in 2008 and is glad that it has come back around. He has choreographed for CityStage before for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and appeared in a few of their shows as well. He grew up in Burgaw but not in a trailer park and he's now married and living happily with Linoleum, also not in a trailer park.

Don Baker


Don Baker is an old fart who is glad to have insurance again. Ah, the public option called Medicare. He needs it since he's been fooling around with theater, movies, and painting all his life to little gain save some simple satisfaction that he can at times speak about himself in the third person. And still count a few milestones - and maybe do a movie and direct one or two shows a year at City Stage. This is his second go-around with "The Great American Trailer Park Musical". He would like to thank life.

Chiaki Ito

(Music Director/Producer)

Chiaki is a graduate of NC School of the Arts, UNC-CH, Univ. of Guam and Univ. of SC.  She practices law in New Hanover County and has music directed over 80 musicals.  She enjoys participating in triathlons and spending time with her dog, Elvis.