Based on a story by Larry L. King
Larry L. King and Peter Masterson
Music and Lyrics by
A country-music extravaganza, based on the last days of Miss Mona’s “Chicken Ranch,” a legendary Texas brothel (which derived its name from a Depression-era policy that allowed customers to pay with poultry) in operation from the 1840s to 1973. Crusading television broadcaster Melvin P. Thorpe seeks to shut down Miss Mona’s business by publicly embarrassing its patrons. Although many of the state’s leading politicians have been customers of the Ranch, they are persuaded to preserve their political careers and join Thorpe in denouncing the establishment and its inhabitants. When Senator Wingwoah covertly promises the victors of a big college football match an evening with Miss Mona and the girls, chaos wins the day as Melvin and a cavalcade of cameramen break into the brothel and begin snapping pictures. Slightly risqué, but loaded with great country songs and hilarious humor.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Samuel French.