The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Previews Began: May 25, 1982

Opening Night: May 31, 1982

Closing Night: July 24, 1982

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Music: Carol Hall

Lyrics: Carol Hall

Book: Larry L. King

Peter Masterson

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, who is 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.

Musical Numbers

Prologue……………….The Rio Grande Band Leader,
                                the Rio Grande Band
20 Fans….The Rio Grande Band Leader, the Girls,
                 the Cowboys, Farmer, Shy Kid,
                 Miss Wulla Jean, Traveling Salesman,
                 Slick Dude, Choir
A Lil Ole Bitty Pissant Country
Place……………………………Mona Stangley, the Girls
Girl You’re a Woman…………..Mona Stangley, Shy,
                                               Jewel, the Girls
Watch Dog Theme……………………….The Dogettes
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It…Melvin P. Thorpe,
                                                 the Thorpe Singers,
                                                 the Dogettes
Twenty-Four House of Lovin’……..Jewel, the Girls
Watch Dog Theme (Reprise)………….The Dogettes
Texas Has a Whorehouse in It
(Reprise)…………….Melvin P. Thorpe, the Dogettes
Doatsey Mae………………………………….Doatsey Mae
Angelette March……Angelette Imogene Charlene,
                                  the Angelettes
The Aggie Song…………………………………The Aggies
Bus from Amarillo………………………..Mona Stangley

The Sidestep…………….Governor, Governor’s Aide,
                                     Senator Wingwoah,
                                     Melvin P. Thorpe,
                                     the Dogettes,
                                     the Melvin Thorpe Singers
No Lies………………Mona Stangley, Jewel, the Girls
Good Old Girl…..Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, the Aggies
Hard Candy Christmas……..Amber, Jewel, Ginger,
                                       Dawn, Ruby Rae, Beatrice
Hard Candy Christmas (Reprise)………….The Girls
Finale (Reprise)…………………………………..Company

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