Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with TexARTS BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a political satire full of flirty fun and gusto. Based on a true story, the show tells of the demise of a brothel located just down the road from Austin. The real-life story made national headlines in the 1970's when investigative reporter Marvin Zindler started a crusade to shut the infamous house that had been in operation for more than a century. The cornball TV personality from Houston caused such a primetime ruckus that the local politicos, most of whom were regular customers, forced the Sheriff to close down the legendary institution. The show ran for 1,584 performances on Broadway and was nominated for eight Tonys, including best musical, in 1979. A film adaptation followed in 1982, starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.
Photo Credit: Karla Ent
LAuren DeFilippo (Angel)
Michael Wheeler (Aggie Soloist)
Roderick Stanford (Jewel) and the Ladies of the Chicken Ranch