San Fran 42nd Street Moon Announces Cast/Creative Team for Season Opener The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors) has announced the full cast and creative team for the opening production of its 2018-2019 season, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (nominated for seven Tony Awards).

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas features a book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, and music and lyrics by Carol Hall. 42nd Street Moon's production runs from October 3 – 21, 2018 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (formerly the Eureka Theatre).

42nd Street Moon's production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will be directed and choreographed by Christina Lazo (making her Moon debut), with Music Direction by Dave Dobrusky.


PBS Wants YOU to Join THE GREAT AMERICAN READ


The cast of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will feature Michael Barrett Austin* as "Senator/Rufus," Taylor Bartolucci as "Doatsey/Mae/Ensemble," Mike Birr* as "Aggie/Ensemble," Patrick Brewer as "Aggie/Ensemble," Doris Bumpus as "Jewel/Ensemble," Andrea Dennison-Laufer as "Ginger/Ensemble," Yuliya Eydelmant as "Mona's Girl/Ensemble," Ashley Garlick as "Angel/Ensemble," Madison Genovese as "Shy/Ensemble," Carlos Guerrero as "Aggie/Ensemble," Matt Hammons as "Bandleader/Edsel Mackey/Aggie," Cameron LaBrie as "Aggie/Ensemble," Catrina Manahan as "Immogene/Mona's Girl/Ensemble," Dyan McBride* as "Mona," Anne Norland as "Mona's Girl/Ensemble," DC Scarpelli as "Melvin," Brian Watson* as "Governor/CJ Scruggs" and Michael Ray Wisely* as "Sheriff."

In addition to Ms. Lazo and Mr. Dobrusky, the creative team will include Brian Watson as Scenic Designer, Tammy Berlin as Costume Designer, Michael Palumbo as Lighting Designer, Taylor Bartolucci as Props Designer, Lauren Howry* as Assistant Stage Manager and Alicia Lerner* as Stage Manager.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

"What we love about The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," said Co-Executive Directors Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, "is its heart - something that often gets overlooked in the rollicking humor and energy of the show. It's a surprisingly sentimental story, and there's a message about family - you never know where you'll find yours - and the strong bonds of friendship. After all of the outrageousness and laughter, you'll get misty-eyed as the story of Miss Mona and her girls unfolds. It's definitely not for the whole family, but it's a down-home evening of fun for the parents after they drop their kids at the babysitter's."

"I am thrilled to be at 42nd Street Moon," said director Christina Lazo, "working with this amazing cast and team on The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas! The show, which originally opened in 1978, is filled with boot stomping music, and down home, country humor. All the while, it also makes a poignant commentary on the effect of media and sensationalism in our society and the choices we make. Based on the true events of The Chicken Ranch, the show is going to be a rollicking good time!"

Irreverent, fun, and surprisingly sentimental, the true story of Texas' Chicken Ranch brothel comes to life in this 1979 country and western musical. Miss Mona's "establishment" has operated for decades with a turned eye from the local Sheriff, entertaining politicians, celebrities and even the local college football teams. But when a television moral crusader sets his sights on shutting down the Ranch, chaos ensues all the way up to the Governor's office! Nominated for seven Tony Awards including "Best Musical," The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a down-home treat!

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas runs about two hours and fifteen minutes, including one intermission.
42nd Street Moon's 2018-2019 season will continue with Dames At Sea (November 28 – December 16, 2018),  Fiorello! (February 27 – March 17, 2019), 110 In The Shade (April 24 – May 12, 2019), ONCE (June 12 – 30, 2019) and The Oldest Living Cater Waiter (performances begin June 23, 2019).

Subscriptions and more information about 42nd Street Moon are available online at www.42ndstmoon.org.

Tickets to The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas may be purchased online at www.42ndstmoon.org or by calling the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 (Tues/ Fri., 11 a.m. 4 p.m.).


42nd Street Moon celebrates and preserves the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre. The organization contributes to its evolution and continuing vitality by presenting intimately produced performances of classic and rarely performed musical works. Through productions, educational programs, and community outreach, 42nd Street Moon is committed to increasing the awareness and appreciation of the rich heritage and cultural perspective of the musical theatre and its vast influence on the world stage. For more information, visit: www.42ndstmoon.org.


Photographer Henry Diltz Gets Onboard the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Mentoring Mission


THE TEAM:
Company: Michael Barrett Austin* as "Senator/Rufus," Taylor Bartolucci as "Doatsey/Mae/Ensemble," Mike Birr* as "Aggie/Ensemble," Patrick Brewer as "Aggie/Ensemble," Doris Bumpus as "Jewel/Ensemble," Andrea Dennison-Laufer as "Ginger/Ensemble," Yuliya Eydelmant as "Mona's Girl/Ensemble," Ashley Garlick as "Angel/Ensemble," Madison Genovese as "Shy/Ensemble," Carlos Guerrero as "Aggie/Ensemble," Matt Hammons as "Bandleader/Edsel Mackey/Aggie," Cameron LaBrie as "Aggie/Ensemble," Catrina Manahan as "Immogene/Mona's Girl/Ensemble," Dyan McBride* as "Mona," Anne Norland as "Mona's Girl/Ensemble," DC Scarpelli as "Melvin," Brian Watson* as "Governor/CJ Scruggs" and Michael Ray Wisely* as "Sheriff."

Book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson
Music and Lyrics by Carol Hall
Director/Choreographer: Christina Lazo
Music Director: Dave Dobrusky

Scenic Designer: Brian Watson
Costume Designer: Tammy Berlin
Lighting Designer: Michael Palumbo
Props Designer: Taylor Bartolucci
Stage Manager: Alicia Lerner*
Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren Howry*

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

Haute Tease

  • A Fine Artist’s Saga: The Fascinating Journey of Pinque Clark

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Pinque Clark is no stranger to a challenge, from pop-up shows to shooting a boudoir series to art exhibitions in Italy, the Boulder-based photographer has immersed herself in a range of interesting and compelling work.

     
  • Smithsonian Channel Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of The National Park Service With New One-Hour Special

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Fill up the Mini-Van, load the camping gear, hit the highway and settle in for a summer of fun, travel, and unforgettable adventures or just tune in Sunday, August 28 at 8p.m. for AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS AT 100.

     
  • Unique Lotus Evora Sport 410 Honours Iconic Esprit S1; Tribute To One Of Lotus' Most Famous Liveries

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Representing the state of the Supercar art, a one-off Evora Sport 410 has been commissioned through Lotus Exclusive as a tribute to one of its most famous ancestors, the Lotus Esprit S1.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Vacation; ISIS, UN Military Accused of Rape; China; Julian Bond; WWII VJDay

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Havana, Cuba, this week, with the three Marines that lowered the flag closing the embassy over five decades ago allowing them the honor of raising the flag reopening and reestablishing diplomatic relations.

     
  • Austin Serial Bomber Dies in Self-Detonation

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, along with Special Agents in Charge from FBI and ATF, announced the serial bomber terrorizing the greater Texas city for three weeks had detonated explosive devices as they approached his vehicle killing himself.

     
  • Scottish Psych Pop Band The Moonkids Are Something Spectacular

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button
    Scottish Psych-Pop outfit The Moon Kids are shooting for the stars.The band's latest single 'Forever Blue' - a sunshine-drenched slice of 21st century Indie attitude - is the latest salvo in a series of white hot releases that began with their acclaimed debut EP.  
  • Red Sparrow Review - Gripping, An Attention-Grabbing Espionage Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Red Sparrow, from 20th Century Fox, presents the story of modern Russian espionage, where a select few are recruited to penetrate the highest levels of foreign governments, using the two accepted global currencies: Sex and the U.S. dollar.

     
  • Hotel Domestique Review - Homespun Hospitality for Active Travelers

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Nestled within South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits Hotel Domestique, a charming boutique hotel owned by legendary 17-time Tour de France cyclist George Hincapie, an intimate, culturally-styled property guaranteed with each stay to invigorate mind, body and soul.

     
  • The Post Review – Perfection, Rekindles the Fire of Investigative Reporting

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Post, from DreamWorks, Amblin Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox, presents a defining moment in journalism as the Fourth Estate clashed violently with government over the publishing of Top Secret and classified documents known as The Pentagon Papers.

     
  • Seven Foods To Eat For Better Skin, Hair, and Mood

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    All symptoms of the body from thin, dull hair, and sallow skin, to acne breakouts, body aches and sluggish energy all point to the gut. Gut health is incredibly important making mindful eating an essential part of longevity and anti-aging.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Challenged on Recess Appointments; January Job Numbers; Kerry Sworn In; White Nominated

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama received a stunning upset recently when the federal appeals court ruled that National Labor Relations Board appointments he made over a year ago during the recess were deemed unconstitutional.

     
  • Victor Frankenstein Review – Flawless Performances as McAvoy and Radcliffe Capture the Mind-Bending Macabre

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Victor Frankenstein, from 20th Century Fox and Davis Entertainment, brings to the screen a ghoulish and morbid tale with the history of the mad scientific study behind the folklore piecemeal creation of the first monster behind the mythology of Frankenstein.

 

Login Form