The Best Little Whorehouse at Catchment

The Best Little Whorehouse at Catchment

Catchment Players (Vic) presentThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas from Octoner 21 – 29.

The musical is based on the true story of a legendary Texas Brothel known as the Chicken Ranch, which operated from the 1840s to 1973.  Protected by a friendly local Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd and frequented by politicians, football teams and others, the Chicken Ranch thrived in the small town of Gilbert, Texas. It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, having been left to her by the original owner Miss Wulla Jean. Girls come from all over to work at the ranch, however, a crusading do-gooder, Houston TV commentator Melvin P.Thorpe and his conservative audience, expose the Chicken Ranch forcing it to shut its doors forever.

With a book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson and musicand lyrics by Carol Hall, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opened on Broadway in 1978, running for 1,584 performances.

Friday 21st October @ 8pm (Gala), Saturday 22nd October @ 8pm, Sunday 23rd October @ 2pm, Thursday 27th October @ 8pm, Friday 28th October @ 8pm and Saturday 29th October @ 5pm

Banyule Theatre, Heidelberg

Tickets:Gala: $38 flat rate. Adult $35. Con/Groups: (12+ inc. Thursday 27th)  $29

Bookings:  0437 228 246

Production Team:

Director:  Anne Dewar. Musical Director:  Nathan Firmin. Choreographer:   Di Crough. Set Design:  Anne Dewar. Lighting Design:  Yaz Sesta. Audio Design:  Marcello Lo Ricco – LSS Productions


Miss Mona - Adrienne George

Sherriff - Scott Reid

Jewel - Ruth Bishop

Melvin P. Thorpe - Brad Fischer

Doatsy Mae - Natalie Silsbury

Angel – Kerry Foster

Shy – Gabrielle Curtain

MIss Mona's Girls.........

Ginger - Kim Siemensma       

Linda Lou - Holly Barr              

Dawn - Natalie Carden           

Beatrice - Ashley Hill            

Ruby Rae - Emily Dewar 

Taddy Jo - Shaelyn Hughes    

Eloise -  Isabella Perversi

Durla - Sarah Stokes

Brandy - Natalie Silsbury      

Governor/ C.J.Scruggs -  Will Deumer

Senator Wingwoah/Mayor Rufus Poindexter - Arno Vann

Narrator/Dogette/Aggie - Dean Pearcey

Edsel Mackay/Aggie - Gary O’Dwyer

Chip Brewster/Governor’s Aide/Aggie– John Dagley 

Aggie Coach/Announcer - Gary Mills

Aggies - Dean Schulz, Albert Tapper, Matt Sheahan.

Aggie Scandinavian Place kicker - Chris Richardson 

Aggie's Solo Tapper – Ben Stokes  

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