2013 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

21 November - 14 December 2013


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a musical with a book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson and music and lyrics by Carol Hall and is based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel known as the Chicken Ranch, which operated from the 1940s to 1973.


It is the late 1970s, and a brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas, for more than a century.  It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, having been left to her by the original owner.  While taking care of her girls, she is also on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd.  When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down.


Miss Mona - Joanne Sale
Ed Earl Dodd - David Hands
Melvin P Thorpe - Brian O'Flaherty
Narrator - Samuel Gordon
Angel - Ashleigh Blummont
Shy - Charlotte Cook
Jewel - Joelle New
Linda Lou - Paula Fredericks
Ginger - Cara O'Neill
Ruby Rae - Mel Basher
Beatrice - April Xu-Holland
Dawn - Tessa Satherley
Durla - April Miller
Imogene Charlene - Melissa Priest
Doatsey Mae - Stephanie Harmsworth
Edsel - Greg Dow
CJ Scruggs - Larry Walker
Mayor Rufus - Mike Dunn
Governor - Mike Whitton
Senator Wingwoah - Terrence Stapleton
Aggie Boys - Conil Tod, Gordo Laing, Sam Daly, Nikora Lewis, 
                          Jason Harkett, Mata Tanginoa, Norton McCormick


Guitar - Jacob Pritchard
Bass - Henry Smithers
Drums - Cam Dow
Keyboard - Chris Thompson
Violin - Pete Warren

Production Team

Production Manager - Merryn Osborne
Production Secretary - Linda Warren
Stage Manager - Alastair Manning
Crew - Rex Hansen, Bruce Sinclair, Gordon Deller, Aaron Bailey
Wardrobe Co-ordinator - Lisa Coombes
Wardrobe Assistants - Ian Harman, Erna Ferry
Wigs - Linda Warren
Props - Linda Warren, Erica Ward
Make-up - Jocelyn Manning
Make-up Assistants - Alex Herbert, Miranda Orpin, Kate Robinson,
                                            Charleen Toes
Sound - Stuart Lind, Jeremy Matthews, John Spelman
Front of House - Jayne McQueen, Merryn Osborne, Craig Maxwell,
                                    Debs Marshall, Raelene Watts, Laurel McKendry,
                                   Carol Nagy, Jude Weavers, Laura Hook, Mel Hands,
                                   Gail Lucinsky, Debbie Cresswell, Kate Nolan
Bar Staff - Kay Nagy, John Spelman
Lighting - Sam Fletcher
Follow Spots - Glen Eustace, Taylor Hansen
Set Construction - Allan Nagy, John Spelman, Craig Maxwell,
                                       Phil Sale, Ben Ogden, Glen Eustace, Rex Hansen