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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas   Tour  

 
Opening Date: November 17, 1980    
Closing Date: June 27, 1982

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, National Tour
Setting: The State of Texas in the Fall of 1973.



Production Staff [See More]
Produced by Stevie Phillips; Produced in association with Universal Pictures; Associate Producer: Bonnie Champion and Danny Kreitzberg
Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson; Music by Carol Hall; Lyrics by Carol Hall; Musical Director: Guy Strobel
Directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune; Musical Numbers Staged by Tommy Tune; Associate Choreographer: Thommie Walsh
Costume Design by Ann Roth; Scenic Design by Lawrence Miller; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Hair and Wig Design by Lamara Jackson; Associate Lighting Design: Toni Goldin
General Manager: American Theatre Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Peter H. Russell
Production Supervisor: Paul Phillips; Production Stage Manager: Michael J. Frank; Stage Manager: Grant Brown
Band Leader: Ernie Reed; Fiddle: Ernie Reed; Bass: Jamie Hines; Piano: George Groehsl; Drums: Ed Payton; Steel Guitar: Jim Loesbberg
Personal Assistant to Ann Roth: Neil J. Spisak
General Production Press Representatives: Jeffrey Richards Associates; Production Press Representative: Fred Weterick; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Dance Captain: Mitzi Maxwell
Cast
Eric Aaron
Slick Dude
Soundman
Aggie #42
Specialty Dance
Photographer
Reporter #3
Trick Rope Spinner
Joel Anderson
Cowboy
A Dogette
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Aggie #25
Susan Beaubian
Jewel
Choir
Alan Bruun
Leroy Sliney
A Dogette
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Aggie #35
Photographer
Choir
Jan Buttram
Doatsey Mae
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Reporter #1
Choir
Charmion Clark
Ginger
Girl at Miss Mona's
Townsperson
Girl
Angelette
Marcia-Anne Dobres
Eloise
Girl at Miss Mona's
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Choir
Townsperson
Steven Earl-Edwards
Melvin P. Thorpe
Chip Brewster
Farmer
Martha Gehman
Shy
Kristie Hannum
Beatrice
Girl at Miss Mona's
Choir
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Angelette
Susan Hartley
Ruby Rae
Girl at Miss Mona's
Girl
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Townsperson
Angelette
Page Johnson
Mayor Rufus Poindexter
Senator Wingwoah
Larry L. King
T.V. Announcer
Wendy Laws
Linda Lou
Girl at Miss Mona's
Girl
Townsperson
Angelette
Mitzi Maxwell
Alternate Dancer
Francie Mendenhall
Mona Stangley
Joey Morris
Shy Kid
Melvin Thorpe Singer
A Dogette
Aggie #48
Photographer
Ernie Reed
Edsel the Fiddler
Marian Reed
Miss Wulla Jean
Mark Reina
Choir
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Cameraman
Aggie #50
Photographer
Reporter #2
William Ryall
Cowboy
Choir
A Dogette
Melvin Thorpe Singer
Aggie #61
Texas Ranger
Gena Scriva
Dawn
Girl at Miss Mona's
Girl
Angelette
Guy Strobel
Cowboy
Stage Manager
Aggie #3
Scandinavian Placekicker
Reporter #4
Choir
Timothy Tobin
Alternate Dancer
Vincent Vogt
Choir
Townsperson
Aggie #28
Texas Ranger
Jenny Lee Wax
Angel
Angelette Imogene Charlene
Robert Weil
C. J. Scruggs
Governor
Traveling Salesman
Christopher Wynkoop
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Understudies: Joel Anderson (C. J. Scruggs), Alan Bruun (Chip Brewster, Melvin P. Thorpe), Jan Buttram (Miss Mona Stangley), Marcia-Anne Dobres (Ginger), Kristie Hannum (Shy), Susan Hartley (Angel), Page Johnson (Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd), Wendy Laws (Jewel), Mitzi Maxwell (Doatsey Mae), William Ryall (Mayor Rufus Poindexter, Senator Wingwoah), Gena Scriva (Angelette Imogene Charlene) and Guy Strobel (Edsel the Fiddler, Governor)
music by Carol Hall; lyrics by Carol Hall
ACT 1 Sung By
Prologue The Bandera Regulars
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
ACT 2 Sung By
The Sidestep Governor, Texas Rangers, Senator Wingwoah, the Reporters, Melvin P. Thorpe, Dogettes and Melvin P. Thorpe Singers
No Lies Mona Stangley, Jewel and the Girls
Good Old Girl Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd and the Aggies
Hard Candy Christmas Mona Stangley, Angel, Shy and the Girls
Hard Candy Christmas (Reprise) The Girls
Bus from Amarillo Mona Stangley
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