August 19 – October 1, 2017
Winner of the 1978 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Lyrics
Winner of the 1978 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Music
Nominee for the 1979 Tony Award, Best Musical
Nominee for the 1979 Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical
Nominee for the 1981 Olivier Award, Best New Musical
This happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona’s cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.