Directed by Signature’s Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway’s Follies and Hairspray at Signature), the production stars Helen Hayes Award-winner Sherri L. Edelen as the legendary Miss Mona Stangley, proprietor of the infamous brothel known as The Chicken Ranch. DC favorites Christopher Bloch (Melvin P. Thorpe), Thomas Simpson (Sheriff Earl Dodd), Erin Driscoll (Angel), and Nova Y. Payton (Jewel) headline the impressive cast of twenty-four.
The town of Gilbert, Texas will also be inhabited by Tracy Lynn Olivera, Madeline Botteri, Matt Conner, Dan Manning, Amy McWilliams, Stephen F. Schmidt, Jamie Eacker, Tamara Young, Maria Rizzo, Nora Palka, Nadia Harika, and Brianne Camp. Rounding out the cast, are the Aggie boys played by Stephen Gregory Smith, Gannon O’Brien, Vincent Kempski, Davis Hasty, Benjamin Horen, David Jennings, and Jay Adriel.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas plays at Signature’s MAX Theatre through October 7, 2012. Single tickets to the public go on sale July 20th.
Inspired by real-life events, the political satire features music and lyrics by Carol Hall, and a book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson. The production, recounting the good times and demise of America’s most famous brothel, features an award-winning creative team including Karma Camp (choreographer), Collin Ranney (set designer), Kathleen Geldard (costume designer), Colin K. Bills (lighting designer), and Matt Rowe (sound designer). Gabriel Mangiante is the music director, and will be conducting the country band in the MAX Theatre.
Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with 2pm matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Single tickets go on sale on July 20th and will be available in person at the Signature Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (703) 573-SEAT. Ticket prices start at $40. Student discount tickets are $30 and must be purchased the week of the performance. Signature also offers a “$22 for Tuesdays” special, making available $22 tickets to the first two public Tuesday performances on August 14th and 28th.
Recipient of the 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, Signature Theatre is a non-profit professional theater company in Arlington, Virginia dedicated to producing contemporary musicals and plays, reinventing classic musicals, and developing new work. Under the leadership of co-founder and Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland, Signature has presented 38 world premiere productions and is renowned for combining Broadway-quality productions with intimate playing spaces.
For more information, visit www.signature-theatre.org.
Photo Credit: Scott Suchman
Sherri L. Edelen and Madeline Botteri
Sherri L. Edelen
Nova Y. Payton and Company
Thomas Adrian Simpson and Sherri L. Edelen
Tracy Lynn Olivera
Gannon O'Brien and Company
Matt Conner and Sherri L. Edelen
Sherri L. Edelen and Nova Y. Payton
Amy McWilliams, Maria Rizzo and Nora Palka
Thomas Adrian Simpson
Sherri L. Edelen and Company
Davis Hasty, Benjamin Horen, Vincent Kempski, Stephen Gregory Smith