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A musical about a legendary Texas brothel in Gilbert, Texas that operated from 1840s to 1973. The brothel was protected by a sheriff and was frequented by patrons that ran the gamut from politicians and football teams to regular Texans. The brothel was forced to shut down when a radio commentator from Houston and his conservative audience drew attention to the brothel.

Music and lyrics by Carol Hall. Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson. Based on a story by Larry L. King.

Director: Rod Maxwell

Choreographer: Vince Parell

Musical Director: Marilyn Campbell

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Sheridan Hall, Sheridan


Bandleader: Mike Donald
Angel: Donna Dwyer
Shy: Lisa MacNeil
Jewel: Kathy Julian
Mona Stangley: Christy Hughes
Linda Lou: Lynn Bourque
Dawn: Kim Marshall
Ginger: Michelle Berting
Beatrice: Joan Ballantyne
Taddy Joe: Carolyne McGuire
Ruby Rae: Pam Dunsmoor
Eloise: Kristin Doern
Durla: Mandy Snape
Melvin P. Thorpe: Andrij Hucal
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd: Phillip Hughes
Scruggs: Rob Corbett
Mayor Rufus Poindexter: Carl VanEsch
Edsel Mackey: Bruce Baggett
Doatsey Mae: Valerie Boyce
Chip Brewster: Stephen Webb
Senator Wingwoah: Michael Harvey
Announcer: James Wood
Governor: Lawrence Mahuskey

Joan Ballantyne, Michelle Berting, Lynn Bourque, Kristin Doern, Mike Donald, Pam Dunsmoor, Tracy Forster, Kathy Hall, Kim Marshall, Mike McGinn, Carolyn McGuire, Catherine Russell, Fernando Santos, John Smith, Mandy Snape, Stephen Webb, Josie Vint, James Wood


The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Theatre and Performance Studies


Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design


Department of Visual and Performing Arts

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Original Citation

Maxwell, R. (Director). (1986, November 19 – December 6). The best little whorehouse In Texas [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, November 19 – December 6, 1986



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