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The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas

Music & Lyrics by Carol Hall

Book by Larry L. King & Peter Masterson

November 24-26, November 30-December 3, 7-10, 2017

Sign language-interpreted performance: December 2.

(Interpretive services provided by Luna Language Services)

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About the show:

The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas is an exuberant and bawdy musical comedy based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel known as the Chicken Ranch, which operated from the 1840’s to 1973. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams and others, girls came from all over to work and make a little extra money there. However, when a crusading Houston radio commentator and his conservative audience exposed the ranch, it was forced to close down forever. The show weaves elements of country music and a story full of stereotypes that pulls at the heartstrings from a time gone by. This high energy romp will have you pulling on your cowboy boots, box-stepping in your saddles and foot stompin’ along.

*Intended for Mature Audiences*

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Miss Mona – Julie Powers
Sheriff Ed Earl – Mike Bauerle
Jewel – Eryn Bowser
Melvin P. Thorpe – Todd Kemmerer
Mayor Rufus – Chad Jones
C.J. Scruggs – Michael Cleaver
Edsel McKay – James Whelan
Angel – Abby Okerson
Shy – Molly Campbell
Doatsy Mae – Jennifer Kaufmann
Governor – Jim Nelms
Senator Wingwah – Bob Jessen
Beatrice – Illissa Rassner
Ginger – Julianne Kowalski
Dawn – Danielle Carnagua
Eloise – Shannon Clancy
Miss Wulla Jean – Serita Borgeas
Texas Aggies – Chris Jones, Steven Allen, Cameron Hicks, Chris Watson, Rick Barber, Eric Van Veelen
Ensemble – Jason Kasubjak, Chris Jones, Eric Van Veelen, Steven Allen, Josh Brunsting, James Whalen, Steve DeMuth, Cameron Hicks & Serita Borgeas.

Production Staff:

Director – Jim Thorp
Assistant Director – Therese Burns
Assistant Director – Chris Watson
Choreographer – Marie Beason
Band Leader – Will Scharfenberger
Vocal Coach – Rick Barber
Lighting Design – Cody Wence
Set Design and Master Carpenter – Fred Margison
Properties – Judy Lombardo
Stage Managers – Corbyn Capshaw, Nik Folley, Alysa Craigie
Hair and Makeup – Chie Sharp
Costumes – Jeff Farley
Producer – Rich Baker
Development Committee Liason – G. David Caudill