JP Studios will hold open auditions for performances of Larry L. King and Peter Masterson's The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 from 7:00pm - 9:30pm at the Cameo Theatre, 1123 E. Commerce St., San Antonio, Texas, 78205 (click for map)
Music and Lyrics are by Carol Hall. Director will be Jonathan Pennington.
No appointment necessary, but email is encouraged. Put 'Best Little Whorehouse' in subject line if you email and send to JP Studios Productions at email@example.com. Late arrivals will be seen at the discretion of the director.
Prepare 16 -24 bars of an upbeat pop song or country ballad of your choice. it is okay to perform a song from the show; bring a track on media device or CD. Wear comfortable clothing for a movement portion of the audition and readings from the script will occur. For further information, contact JP Studios Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is based on a story by King that was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. In this telling, it is the late 1970s, and the infamous brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas for more than a century. It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, having been left to her by the original owner. While taking care of her girls, she is also on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. When crusading television reporter, Melvin P. Thorpe (based on real-life Houston news personality Marvin Zindler), decides to make the illegal activity a political and moral issue, loosened morals, belts and politicians abound.
Songs include: 20 Fans, Lil Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place, 24 Hours of Lovin', The Aggie Song, The Sidestep and Hard Candy Christmas. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre on June 19, 1978 and ran for 1,584 performances. The production was directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune and choreographed by Tune and Thommie Walsh. The opening cast included Carlin Glynn, Henderson Forsythe, Jay Garner, Joan Ellis, Delores Hall and Pamela Blair. Glynn and Forsythe won Tonys for their performances. A touring revival starred Ann-Margret and the film adaptation starred Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds and Jim Nabors.