MONDAY, JULY 26, 2021
Based on a story by Texas local legend Larry L. King and inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas, this happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello until that puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.
Miss Mona Stangley (alto, 35 - 55) – The madam of the house. She runs a tight ship and as a result, a successful business. She’s seen enough of life to know what to expect from other people, and she dares not allow herself to be disppointed in others. 4 songs (1 solo)
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (baritone, 35-55) – The sheriff who has had a long standing relationship with the Chicken Ranch and Miss Mona. His compulsiveness leads to the ultimate downfall of Mona and the Ranch. A good ole boy who grows tired of the hypocrisy of others. 1 song.
Melvin P. Thorpe (baritone, 30-55) – The media “watchdog” who helps bring the trouble to the Chicken Ranch. A cross between Jerry Clower and Glenn Beck. 2 songs.
Jewel (mezzo, 30-55) – The housekeeper of the Chicken Ranch, she is Miss Mona’s right hand. 4 songs, including a featured number.
Governor (45-65) – The Texas governor who eventually orders the closure of the Chicken Ranch. 1 song.
Doatsy Mae (alto, 30-55) – A waitress in the town who has known about the Chicken Ranch for years, has no issue with it or Miss Mona. 1 solo song.
Angel (mezzo, 22-35) – A new arrival to the Chicken Ranch, she presents herself as a more experienced working girl. Eventually joins the rest of the working girls. 4 songs.
Shy (mezzo, 18?27) – A new arrival to the Chicken Ranch, she is young and inexperienced, she is running away from something. Eventually
joins the rest of the working girls. 4 songs.
Working Girls (various) - Up to 8 different girls in the house, working for Miss Mona. These roles shall be HEAVY on song and musical staging. 5 songs.
Aggies (various) – In the 1st scene and in the number “Good Ole Girl”. These actors will be expected to sing and dance. 3 songs.
Other Supporting Roles
Senator Wingwoah, Edsel Mackey, C.J. Scruggs, Mayor Rufus Poindexter, Thorpe’s Chorus, and additional supporting roles.
These actors shall round out ALL group numbers.