The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public

by  Peter Masterson, Larry L. King, Carol Hall

Full Length Musical, Satire/Political Satire  /  18m, 15f

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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The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public

by  Peter Masterson Larry L. King Carol Hall

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    18m, 15f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Competition or audition material
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

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.
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Keywords

Business, Politics

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes
  • Caution Nudity Nudity/Partial Nudity

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1990s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Texas, and elsewhere.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Elaborate / High Volume Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Medium
  • Chorus Size: Medium

Casting

18m, 15f
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
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Cast 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.

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34 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

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Authors

Peter Masterson

Peter Masterson

Larry L.  King

Larry L. King

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 “Gl ...

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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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