The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Opens for Business Thursday

By Carol Hall

Glow Lyric Theatre kicks off its 2019 Summer Festival with The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Thursday, July 18 at The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville.

Located in sleepy Gilbert, Texas, the Chicken Ranch has been operating for over 75 years as the best little whorehouse in Texas.  It is run by the town’s biggest philanthropist: Miss Mona, the charming and respected madam who treats every one of her “girls” with loving care. When big city, pious reporter Melvin Thorpe exposes the brothel on live TV, the small town is turned on its head.  With the help of her old flame, Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd, Mona must fight to keep her girls safe and her livelihood intact.Based on the true story of the Texas Chicken Ranch, a brothel located in La Grange, Texas, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a Tony award winning musical that was adapted into a movie featuring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds. It features classic country hits like “Hard Candy Christmas,” and is a hilarious comedy with biting commentary that will have you tapping your toes!

Rated R

Content warning: prostitution and sexual themes, including depiction of sexual acts; brief mention of childhood sexual assault; intense and frequent profanity; and gunshots.

Please be aware, all of our shows employ the use of strobe/flashing lights, haze and smoke machines, and loud noises.


7/18 at 8pm
7/19 at 8pm
7/20 at 2pm
7/24 at 8pm
7/27 at 8pm
8/1 at 8pm
8/3 at 2pm
8/4 at 2pm

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