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Stage Center’s “Whorehouse” to Wrap Up Second Weekend

Stage Center’s box office is now open for their production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Nominated for 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, Whorehouse features boot stompin’ tunes with music and lyrics by Carol Hall and a book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson. The show is directed by Jared Watson, with musical direction and scenic design by Seth Taylor, and choreography by Katie Lerchie.

The cast is led by Anna Maria Sparke as Mona Stangley, Meade Patton as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, Jason Shidiskis as Melvin P. Thorpe, Maddison Gilcrease as Angel, Milla Gonzalez as Shy, Mary King as Jewel, Mary Kate McLaurine as Doatsy Mae, and Brian H. Smith as Governor.

In addition to Watson, Taylor, and Lerchie, the show’s creative team consists of lighting designer Sam Copeland, costume designers Courtnei Gabriel & Jason Shidiskis, as well as sound design by Barry Butler & Bryan Grisham.

This happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping is the high-spirited true tale of Miss Mona and the gold-hearted shady ladies of the famed Chicken Ranch, who try to foil an evangelistic television commentator’s plan to shut down the Ranch and its evil ways. Get ready for loud-n-rowdy laughs and boot stompin’ tunes like “Hard Candy Christmas” and “The Sidestep!”

Winner of two Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opens July 26th. Performances are scheduled for July 26, 27, 28, August 2, 3, and 4 at 7:30pm and July 29 at 3pm.

Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students. Stage Center is proud to offer Student Rush Tickets for college and high school students, for $10 (cash only, with valid I.D.) 10 minutes before the show starts as well.

Tickets can be purchased online at and by calling the Stage Center box office at (318) 218-9978, noon to 4pm, weekdays.

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