The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: Musical Info


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas takes place in the fictional Chicken Ranch, a well-established brothel in a small Texas town. The story unfolds as the town’s sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd, and Miss Mona Stangley, the madam of the brothel, navigate the challenges presented when the Ranch is threatened to shut down. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas explores themes of morality, freedom, and the clash between conservative values and personal choice.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1978)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1930s, 1970s / USA (Texas)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Carol Hall

Book: Larry L. King, Peter Masterson

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1978)➝

Touring Cast (2001)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1970s, Comedic, Country, Large Cast, Political, Tap Dance

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