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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas   Tour  

 
Opening Date: September 29, 1979    
Closing Date: February 1, 1981

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, National Tour
Setting: The State of Texas.



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Produced by Universal Pictures
Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; Music by Carol Hall; Lyrics by Carol Hall; Vocal arrangements by Robert Billig; Musical Director: Robert Billig
Directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune; Musical Numbers Staged by Tommy Tune
Scenic Design by Marjorie Kellogg; Costume Design by Gary Jones; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Hair Styles by Michael Gottfried
General Manager: Jack Schlissel and Jay Kingwill; Company Manager: Jo Rosner
Production Stage Manager: Jack Welles; Stage Manager: Ric Barrett
Musical Supervisor: Robert Billig; Texas Tally Wacker (Piano, Bandleader): Mark Hummel; Texas Tally Wacker (Guitar): Bradley Clayton King; Texas Tally Wacker (Drums): Greg De Belles; Texas Tally Wacker (Steel Guitar): Lynn Frazier; Texas Tally Wacker (Fiddle): Jeremy C. Cohen; Texas Tally Wacker (Bass): Frank D. Wagner
General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Press Representative: Warren Knowlton; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne, Jeff Ash and Sandra Mandel; Dance Captain: Pamela Pilkenton; Photographer: Ilene Jones
Cast
Alexis Smith
Mona Stangley
Valerie Austyn
Shy
Tom Avera
Governor
Traveling Salesman
C. J. Scruggs
T.V. Announcer
Chip Brewster
Mimi Bessette
Dawn
Girl at Miss Mona's
Angelette Imogene Charlene
Girl
Ruth Gottschall
Ginger
Girl at Miss Mona's
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Girl
Choir
Angelette
William Hardy
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Larry Hovis
Melvin P. Thorpe
Marilyn J. Johnson
Jewel
Barbara Marineau
Doatsey Mae
Reporter #1
Robert Moyer
Edsel Mackey
Choir
Rebecca Seay
Angel
Joseph Warren
Mayor Rufus Poindexter
Senator Wingwoah
Beau Allen
Cowboy
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Aggie #79
Photographer
Reporter #2
Dance Specialty Alternate
Don Bernhardt
Cowboy
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Aggie #3
Scandinavian Placekicker
Valerie Leigh Bixler
Linda Lou
Girl at Miss Mona's
Girl
Angelette
Jeff Calhoun
Shy Kid
Stage Manager
Cameraman
Aggie #81
Specialty Dance
Reporter #3
Dolly Colby
Taddy Jo
Girl at Miss Mona's
Girl
Townsperson
Angelette
Davis Gaines
Cowboy
A Dogette
Aggie #44
Photographer
Governor's Aide
Jeffry George
Slick Dude
Leroy Sliney
Co-Dog
Aggie #35
Photographer
Joe Gillie
Alternate Dancer
Joe Hart
Choir
A Dogette
Aggie #64
Photographer
Robert R. Hendrickson
Choir
A Dogette
Aggie #23
Bradley Clayton King
Narrator
Roxie Lucas
Miss Wulla Jean
Beatrice
Girl at Miss Mona's
Girl
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
2nd Alternate Angelette
Deborah Magid
Durla
Girl at Miss Mona's
Girl
Choir
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Amy Miller
Ruby Rae
Girl at Miss Mona's
Girl
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Angelette
Andy Parker
Farmer
A Dogette
Aggie #11
Pamela Pilkenton
Alternate Dancer
Karen Tamburrelli
Eloise
Girl at Miss Mona's
Girl
Townsperson
Angelette
Understudies: Mimi Bessette (Angel), Dolly Colby (Shy), Davis Gaines (Co-Dog, Melvin P. Thorpe), Roxie Lucas (Doatsey Mae, Jewel), Barbara Marineau (Miss Mona Stangley), Amy Miller (Ginger), Robert Moyer (C. J. Scruggs, Governor, Mayor Rufus Poindexter, Senator Wingwoah, Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, T.V. Announcer), Andy Parker (Edsel Mackey, Narrator) and Karen Tamburrelli (Dawn, Linda Lou)
music by Carol Hall; lyrics by Carol Hall
ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue The Texas Tally Wackers
20 Fans The Girls, the Cowboys, Farmer, Shy Kid, Miss Wulla Jean, Traveling Salesman, Slick Dude and Choir
A Lil Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place Mona Stangley and the Girls
Girl You're a Woman Mona Stangley, Shy, Jewel and the Girls
Watch Dog Theme Dogettes
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It Melvin P. Thorpe, the Melvin P. Thorpe Singers and Dogettes
Twenty-Four House of Lovin' Jewel and the Girls
Watch Dog Theme (Reprise) Dogettes
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It (Reprise) Melvin P. Thorpe and Dogettes
Doatsey Mae Doatsey Mae
Angelette March Angelette Imogene Charlene and the Angelettes
The Aggie Song The Aggies
Bus from Amarillo Mona Stangley
ACT 2 Sung By
The Sidestep Governor, Governor's Aide, Senator Wingwoah, Reporter, Melvin P. Thorpe, Dogettes and Melvin P. Thorpe Singers
Lonely at the Top Melvin P. Thorpe and Co-Dog
No Lies Mona Stangley, Jewel and the Girls
Good Old Girl Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd and the Aggies
Hard Candy Christmas Angel, Linda Lou, Ginger, Dawn, Ruby Rae and Beatrice
Hard Candy Christmas (Reprise) The Girls
Finale The Company
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