With a posse of more than 40 students and community members performing as cowboys, cowgirls, line dancers and country crooners, this month’s production by College of the Canyons theatre and music departments is the foot-stomping musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”
Written by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, with music and lyrics by Carol Hall, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” is a happy-go-lucky romp centering on the infamous Chicken Ranch brothel — so named because during the Great Depression poultry was accepted as a form of payment.
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“Some audiences may be familiar with the 1982 film of the same title starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds, but the stage version of this musical is much funnier, faster-paced and enjoyable for audiences,” said Paul Wickline, COC theatre department chair and director of the production.
Featuring a delightful country western score and a Texas-sized cast of actors, dancers and singers, this musical is cheerfully inoffensive and promises to be a frolicking good time for teens, adults, seniors, and anyone else who finds joy in a good old-fashioned line dance.
“We had a good opening weekend and look forward to sharing this Tony award-winning musical with more this coming weekend” added Wickline. “The talent, energy and enthusiasm the cast brings to the production makes this an entertaining, memorable experience for audiences.”
The production contains adult language and mature subject matter. Parental discretion is advised for children under 13.
“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” will run on the PAC main stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24. General admission tickets are $12 for adults or $6 for COC students and senior citizens.
For more information about the COC production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” or to purchase tickets please contact the PAC Box Office at (661) 362-5304 or visit www.CanyonsPAC.com