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Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, The - Full Length Musical, Satire/Political Satire

Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, The

Carol Hall, Larry L. King, Peter Masterson

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Full Length Musical, Satire/Political Satire

18m, 15f

ISBN: 9780573626609

This hilarious sequel to that other whorehouse musical is a clever skewering of sexual and political foibles. The I.R.S. has seized a Nevada brothel in lieu of millions in back taxes and brought in Miss Mona to recover that big chunk of money.
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Description

Full Length Musical

Satire/Political Satire

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, 1990s

Settings Of Play - Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Texas, and elsewhere.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes, Nudity/Partial Nudity

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

This hilarious sequel to that other whorehouse musical is a clever skewering of sexual and political foibles. The I.R.S. has seized a Nevada brothel in lieu of millions in back taxes and brought in Miss Mona to recover that big chunk of money. The spirited songs are witty and delightful, and the book is loaded with laughs.
The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public was first presented on Broadway by Stevie Phillips and MCA/Universal at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in New York City on May 10, 1994. It was directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune, and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun and Tommy Tune.
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CASTING

18m, 15f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Non-Traditional casting, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Expandable casting, Flexible casting, Local Celebrity Cameo, Room for Extras, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Originally performed on Broadway with 18 men and 15 women. Parts can be expanded or further doubled among the ensemble to accomodate different performing groups.

CHORUS SIZE

Medium

MONA STANGLEY
SENATOR A. HARRY HARDAST
IRS DIRECTOR
SCHMIDT - an IRS assistant
B.S. BULLEHIT
SAM DALLAS
TERRI CLARK
SHOWROOM PATRONS
LAS VEGAS LEGENDS
WALL STREET WOLVES
WORKING GIRLS
COMEDIAN
THE PRESIDENT'S HAIRDRESSER
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
RALPH J. BOSTICK
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Classic Broadway

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

10 Piano/Conductor Scores

Reed I (Alto Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet)
Reed II (Alto Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet)
Reed III (Clarinet, English Horn, Tenor Saxophone, Oboe)
Reed IV (Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarainet)
Reed V (Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Clarinet)
Trumpet I
Trumpet II
Trumpet III
Trombone I
Trombone II
Trombone III
Percussion (2 books)
Drums
Guitar I
Guitar II
Harp
Keyboard I
Keyboard II
Violin I
Violin II
Violin III
Cello
Bass
Author(s)
Carol Hall

Carol Hall

Carol Hall wrote both music and lyrics for the TONY-winning The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and contributed to Sesame Street, A...My Name is Alice, and the landmark children’s classic Free to Be You and Me. For that project, she wrote both music and lyrics for “It’s All Right To Cry,” “Parents Are People,” and “Glad To Have A Friend Like You.” She also wrote the Off-Broadway musical To Whom ... view full profile

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