With a posse of more than 40 students and community members performing as cowboys, cowgirls, line dancers and country crooners, this month the College of the Canyons theatre and music departments will present a production of 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.
“This production features a multi-talented cast full of music, theatre and dance students as well as veteran actors from the Santa Clarita Valley,” added Wickline. “The talent, energy and enthusiasm they bring to the production will make this an entertaining, memorable experience for audiences. We can’t wait for opening night!”
However, because the production does contain some mature content, parental discretion is advised for children under 13.
“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” will run on the PAC main stage at the following times:
- 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15
- 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17
- 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22
- 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24