Little Theatre of Norfolk announces auditions for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”

Audition Dates: June 22-24 from 7-9PM, June 27 from 10AM-1PM

Performance Dates

: September 4, 2015 – September 27, 2015 (13 Performances; Double Saturday. September 12, 2015 @ 1:00PM)

Fridays / Saturdays at 8:00 PM 
Sundays at 2:30 PM 

Directed by Chris Hogan, 
Musical Director: Shelley Cady,
 and Choreographer: Becca Schatti

Contact Information: Chris Hogan – 

What to prepare for Auditions and other important information:

1. You will need to prepare a one-minute selection in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music. No accappella or CD’s will be permitted.  

2. All those who audition will be required to undergo a dance audition. The routine will be simple. It is strongly advised that you wear comfortable clothing that allows movement and appropriate shoes. You will not be able to dance bare foot. 


The Read Through will be Monday, June 29, 2015. Librettos/Scores will be distributed at that time. You will need a check written out to the Little Theatre of Norfolk in the amount of $ 50.00 to secure your copy of the Libretto/Score. Checks will not be cashed and are securely stored until the Libretto/Score are returned in good condition.  

4. You should expect at least five rehearsals per week, 4 during the week and one weekend afternoon. Times and dates to be determined. Rehearsals will be broken down into singing, dance and acting. Call sheets will be available to announce which rehearsals you should attend. 

5. As we get closer to opening additional rehearsals may be added. 

6. All cast members are required during tech week (Aug 29 – Sep 3). 

7. There will be at least one talk back (TBD). 

8. All cast members are required to assist in strike on Sep 27, 2015 immediately following the show. Assignments will follow, as we get closer to that date. 

Character Descriptions

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 disappointed 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 that grows tired of the hypocrisy of others. 1 song.

Melvin P. Thorpe (baritone, 30‐55) – The media “watchdog” that 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 will be heavy on song and dance. 5 songs.

Aggies (various) – These men will also be used in the first scene and in the number “Good Old 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 other supporting roles. These actors may be called upon for group scenes.