“Parental Discretion Advised Due to Language”
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
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, a rollicking hootenanny of a musical, is based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel, which operated from the 1840s to 1973. Protected by a friendly sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams, and others, the “Chicken Ranch” thrived in the small town of Gilbert, Texas. Girls came from all over to work at the ranch and make a little extra cash. However, a crusading do-gooder Houston television personality and his conservative audience expose the Chicken Ranch, forcing it to shut its doors forever.