Cast Announced for Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

By: Jun. 30, 2017

Next up this summer at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The show runs August 2 through August 23 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will be directed and choreographed by Parker Esse with Tony Neidenbach as Assistant Choreographer; Corinne Aquilina will serve as musical director. The show will feature scenic design by Chad Healy, lighting design by Jose Santiago, costume design by Tiffany Howard, and sound design by Bobby Johnston.

The cast includes Sally Wilfert (Margaret in The Light in the Piazza at FLMTF; Broadway: Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, King David; National Tour: 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Miss Mona Stangley and Ryan Andes (Broadway: Big Fish, Sweeney Todd) as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd. Jamison Stern (Broadway: By Jeeves, How the Grinch Stole Christmas; National Tours: Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast) will play Melvin P Thorpe, Neal Mayer (Broadway: Les Miserables; National Tours: Priscilla Queen of the Desert, 101 Dalmations) will play CJ Scruggs/Governor of Texas, Emily Drennan (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, New York Spectacular starring The Rockettes; International Tours: Mamma Mia!, VOCA PEOPLE) will play Doatsey Mae, Crystal Sha'nae will play Jewel, Siri Howard (Broadway: Les Miserables, The Sound of Music; National Tour: Les Miserables, Parade, The Sound of Music) will play Angel, Rachelle Rose Clark (National Tour: Anything Goes) will play Shy, Brad Rupp will play Senator Wingwoah/Rufus Poindexter, and Sergio Pasquariello will play Bandleader/Edsel Mackey.

The ensemble will feature: Annelise Baker, Aaron Burr, Eric Geibel, Crawford Horton, Alicia Newcom, Aimee Lane, Adam Mandala, Caleb Marshall, Megan McLaughlin, Eddie Olmo, Lizz Picini, Elle May Patterson, Anna Terese Stone, and Thomas Sutter.

The 2017 season also includes Ghost The Musical (Aug. 30-Sept. 16), and Always...Patsy Cline (Sept. 21-Oct. 11).

Tickets can be purchased by phone at 315-255-1785 or toll free at 1-800-457-8897, and online at

Headquartered in Auburn, NY, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is a dynamic arts organization committed to creating theatrical experiences at the highest levels of artistic integrity. It leverages the power of the arts as a tool for entertainment, education, social awareness and cultural development in its community and in the region. The Festival is situated in the picturesque Finger Lakes wine region of Central New York. Four hours from NYC and situated between Syracuse, Rochester and Ithaca, the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is one of the largest producing musical theatre organizations in New York State, outside of New York City.

The Festival's mainstage, the Preston H. Thomas Theatre in the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, presents large-scale Broadway spectacles with high caliber talent from Broadway and across the country at its flagship location in beautiful Emerson Park on Owasco Lake. 2017 Season: Guys and Dolls, Parade, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Ghost The Musical and Always...Patsy Cline. The Festival's second venue, Theater Mack, is a cabaret-style environment, housed in a converted and beautifully restored carriage house. There, it presents a new musical in development each week, encouraging audience feedback and discourse in its new works series, "The PiTCH." This year, the Festival celebrates the sixth anniversary of "The PiTCH" and to date, it has given development opportunity and visibility to 54 new musicals.

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