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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

October 3-21, 2018
Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco 94111

Wednesday-Thursday 7:00; Friday 8:00; Saturday 6:00; Sunday 3:00
Saturday Matinee October 13 at 1:00 PM

By Carol Hall, Larry King, and Peter Masterson
Director/Choreographer Christina Lazo
Music Director Dave Dobrusky

Irreverent, fun, and surprisingly sentimental, the true story of Texas’ Chicken Ranch brothel comes to life in this 1979 country and western musical. Miss Mona’s “establishment” has operated for decades with a turned eye from the local Sheriff, entertaining politicians, celebrities and even the local college football teams. But when a television moral crusader sets his sights on shutting down the Ranch, chaos ensues all the way up to the Governor’s office! Nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS is a down-home treat!


Dyan McBride as Mona*
Michael Ray Wisely as Sheriff Dodd*
DC Scarpelli as Melvin
Michael Barrett Austin as Senator/Rufus*
Taylor Bartolucci DeGuilio as Doatsy Mae/Ens
Brian Watson as Governor/CJ*
Doris Renee Bumpus as Jewel/Ens
Ashley Garlick as Angel/Ens
Madison Genovese as Shy/Ens
Matt Hammons as Bandleader/Edsel/Ens
Andrea Dennison-Laufer as Ginger/Ens
Yuliya Eydelnant as Mona’s Girl/Ens
Catrina Manahan as Immogene/Mona’s Girl/Ens
Anne Norland as Mona’s Girl/Ens
Mike Birr as Aggie/Ens*
Patrick Wayne as Aggie/Ens
Carlos Guerrero as Aggie/Ens
Cameron La Brie as Aggie/Ens

And the creative team is also off the charts talented.

Christina Lazo Director/Choreographer
Dave Dobrusky Music Director
Tammy Berlin Costume Designer
Brian Watson Resident Scenic Designer/Artist
Michael Palumbo Resident Lighting Designer
Alicia Lerner Resident Stage Manager*
Lauren Howry Resident ASM*

*AEA Member

Earlier Event: September 7
Into The Woods
Later Event: July 11
Matilda, The Musical