Auditions set for December 9 & 10 from 7-10 p.m. nightly
The Stage Door in Yukon is thrilled to be holding auditions for its biggest production in years, “The Best little Whorehouse in Texas.” Directed by Frieda Penn, with musical direction by Lisa Gigstad-Francel and choreography by Patty Hull, the show features a cast of close to 40.
The show is set in the small town of Gilbert, Texas. On the outskirts of town is a nice, well-kept farmhouse that the locals refer to as the Chicken Ranch. The Chicken Ranch is a house of ill repute run by Miss Mona. Now, aside from the moral discussion of a bordello, most of the townsfolk look the other way when it comes to the Chicken Ranch. Miss Mona runs a clean business, pays her taxes, supports several charitable organizations around town, and most of the wives appreciate a night off every now and then.
However, idyllic, peaceful situations never seem to last long before someone stirs up trouble. Enter The Watchdog: Melvin P. Thorpe. He hears about Gilbert, Texas and its shameful circumstances and decides to turn his puritanical “watchdog” eyes and ears towards this sleepy little town and shine his spotlight on their sin!! And that’s when things really start to get out of hand.
Filled with lots of good, toe-tappin’ music, great over-the-top characters, and lots of laughs, “The Best little Whorehouse in Texas” is a font of fun and friendliness.
The cast consists of 13 male and 14 female roles with extras. Most of the leads are for more “mature” adults, ranging in ages of 35-60. The “girls” employed at the Chicken Ranch need to look like they are in their 20’s, with a couple of “barely 18’s.” The “customers” are all ages, but one particular farmboy is just 18 and then the Texas A&M boys would need to be early 20’s. Because the show is R-rated, the director asks that no one under 18 audition.
Most of the main characters will need to be able to sing along with their acting, but few will actually have to dance. There are a few roles, mainly male, that require no vocals. However, those cast as an “extra” or “chorus” will definitely need to be able to sing and dance at least minimally.
Those auditioning need to bring their acting resume along with a headshot. If you do not have a headshot, a photo can be taken at the theatre for a nominal $1.00 fee. Everyone also needs to provide a list of their conflicts from January 2 through February 23. Those wishing a singing role also need to come prepared to sing 16 bars of a Broadway-style song. A piano and accompanist will be available, as well as, a cd player. Cold readings from the script will follow musical auditions, and the evening will conclude with the participants learning and performing some simple choreographed steps.
“The Best little Whorehouse in Texas” performance dates are February 14, 15, 21, & 22 at 7:30 p.m. and February 16 and 23 at 2:00 p.m.
Audition dates are December 9 & 10 from 7-10 p.m. nightly. Callbacks will be Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m., if needed.
If you have questions or require more information, the director can be reached at 405/640-5095 or e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.