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Overview


Synopsis

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a rollicking hootenanny of a musical, is based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel, which operated from the 1840s to 1973. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams, and others, the “Chicken Ranch” thrived in the small town of Gilbert, Texas. Girls came from all over to work at the ranch and make a little extra cash. However, a crusading do-gooder Houston radio commentator and his conservative audience expose the Chicken Ranch, forcing it to shut its doors forever.


Characters

Female

Lead

Alto

Male

Lead

Baritone

Male

Lead

Baritone



Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1978
Genres
Comedy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1930s, 1970s, texas
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Musical Staging
Licensor:
Ideal For
college, community theater, regional
Casting Notes

Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, late teen characters
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