The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
by Wimberley Players

Mar. 26 - Mar. 28

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.


 

 

Audition Notice

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

by Hall, King, and Masterson

(www.wimberleyplayers.org)

Wimberley Players, Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley, 78676

 

Production Dates:  June 28th-July 21. Performances are Fri., Sat. nights and Sunday matinee. There will be two added Thurs. night performances July 12th and July 19th.

Director: Tracy Arnold

Audition Dates:

  • Tuesday, March 26th at 7:00 pm at the Wimberley Playhouse
  • Thursday, March 28th at 7:00 pm at Texas State University, location TBD

Callbacks will be held on Sat., March 30th from 11 am.-4 pm., at the Wimberley Playhouse located at 450 Old Kyle Road, Wimberley TX 78676

Process: 1st round: Please prepare 16 bars of a song and be prepared to learn a dance combination. Please provide your own sheet music. There will be an accompanist.

Please schedule a reserved audition time by emailing the address below and bring a headshot and resume. Callbacks will be by invitation only. Be prepared to read, sing, and dance. Not all potential cast members will be called back.

Characters:

(Band Leader): storyteller and ensemble.

Edsel Mackey: Editor of the town newspaper.

Miss Mona Stangley: Owner and operator of “The Chicken Ranch.” No nonsense, but also very warm, motherly, energetic and personable.

Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd: Town sheriff. Friend to Miss Mona. Sings.

Shy, Angel, and Imogene Charlene: Featured roles for girls who sing and dance.

Jewel:  Torch singer has lines, dances.

Doatsey Mae-Waitress in town. Sings and dances.

Melvin P Thorpe: Fanatical T.V. reporter

Girls at Miss Mona’s: Reside at the chicken ranch.

Governor of Texas: Sings and dances.

Senator Wingwoah: Gets caught at the Chicken Ranch.

Aggie football players: College men that visit the Chicken Ranch. Must be strong dancers.

Rufus Poindexter: Mayor of Gilbert.

C.J. Scruggs: Insurance man and President of Jaycees.

 

There is a very large singing and heavy dancing ensemble, which includes several featured actors and roles for senior actors. Most ensemble members will have more than one role. Especially seeking non-traditional and multicultural casting.  

 

For information and to schedule audition, please email auditions@wimberleyplayers.org