November 27th, 2015 – December 20th, 2015

Sponsored by Anderson Palmer George and Walsh and Kathryn and Cory Arrand-Coldwell Banker Realtors

It’s holiday time down in Armadillo Acres, and everyone’s filled with warmth and beer. When a freak bout of amnesia strikes the trailer park Scrooge, neighborly love is put to the test. Be on hand as Betty, Lin, and Pickles jingle all the way with some new neighbors. It’s a trailer-trashy good time… but with tinsel and Keg Nog.

Tickets and more information about The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical

Brook Bassett
Brook Bassett

Brook Bassett (Director) is the owner of Verve Studio 8 and Co-founder of Cda Murder Mystery Theatre. She is secretary of the Inland Northwest Dance Association and a frequent actor, choreographer and director around the Inland Northwest. Favorite directorial credits include Children of Eden, Annie, Pocahontas, Mafia Murders and High School Musical.

Charisa Bareither 2Charisa Faith (Linoleum) has recently been seen on The Modern stage as Sister Berthe in The Sound of Music. Previous performance credits include: (Lin) The Great American Trailer Park Musical, (Florinda) Into the Woods, and (Tzeitel) Fiddler on the Roof. Also a singer/songwriter/recording artist, Charisa Faith has music available on Reverbnation and Itunes. You can watch her music video “GONE” on Youtube, you can also follow her journey via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Callie McKinney Cabe
Callie McKinney Cabe

Callie McKinney Cabe (Betty) is thrilled to be a part of this production. This is her first show at the Modern-CDA. Last spring, she was in the hilarious production of Boeing Boeing playing Berte. Last summer she was seen in Singing in the Rain and SHREK (Humpty Dumpty) with Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater. Over 30 years of performing regionally she is delighted to be performing in her own back yard with some wonderful people. Enjoy the show!

Doug DawsonDoug Dawson (Jackson) is an award-winning actor who holds a BA in Theatre from EWU. He is a SAG member and can be seen in season one and two of the Syfy Channel’s Z Nation as Skeezy. His is a playwright and composer. His original musical It’ll Come to You will make its world premiere at The Modern Theatre in the 2016-17 season. He thanks the audience for being the most important part of theatre.

Amber Fiedler
Amber Fiedler

Amber Fiedler (Pickles) is so excited to be part of such a wonderful show. This will be her third show with the Modern. Her first being Les Miserable, where she played one of her dream roles, Eponine. The other being the concert series of Hair, where she played Dionne. She is so excited to get back on the Modern stage and wants to thank everyone who has supported her with her dreams of being on the stage!


Teri Grubbs (Darlene) is so excited to be back on the Modern stage! Favorite past roles include Mother Abbess (Sound of Music), Meg Boyd (Damn Yankees), Aunt March (Little Women), and Aunt Eller (Oklahoma). Teri is the owner of B sharp Music Studio in Cd’A where she teaches voice, piano, and guitar. She thanks her family for their endless support and George Green for always pushing her to take chances on the stage. Enjoy the show!

Shawn Hunt Headshot 2 2015Shawn Hunt (Rufus) is very excited to join the cast of such a hilarious show. Shawn has already been seen this season playing Franz in Rock of Ages and will be an ensemble member in Dogfight. He was also recently seen as John Hinkley in Assassins, as Rolf in The Sound of Music as well as Nicky in Avenue Q. You’ll also be seeing him in the ensemble of The Modern-CDA’s season closer, Anything Goes. He is unbelievably grateful for the opportunities he has had in the recent year, and is excited for what is to come.

Matt Gerard - Modern - danscape (6 of 28)Matthew Gerard (Stage Manager) is ecstatic to be stage managing for the first time. He is normally on stage most recently as Charles Guiteau in The Modern-CDA’s Assassins. He also ran multi-media for Rock of Ages. He would like to thank his family for dealing with his crazy schedule.

Mariah Smith
Mariah Smith

Mariah Smith (Lights) is ecstatic to be working with such an amazing cast. After spending most of her time on stage, she’s excited to be behind the scenes! She would like to thank George Green for always pushing her, her mom for always believing in her, and her best friend Lili for doing a little bit of both. She hopes you enjoy the show and happy holidays!

Eric NowakEric Nowak (Sound Board Operator) is thrilled to be behind the sound board once again since his debut role as proud daddy of Amethyst Taylor Nowak. He welcomes you aboard as we set sail for many new adventures together at The Modern Theater. Carpe diem! Save the arts! Love each other.

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