The Manatee Players’ production of the two stepping, hand clapping musical
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS opens at the Manatee
Performing Arts Center on Thursday October 23 and plays through Sunday
November 9, 2014.
Performances are Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $27-$37 including facility fee for
adults, $15-$18 including facility fee for teachers and $13-$16 including facility
fee for students. Tickets may be reserved by calling 941-748-5875 Monday –
Friday from 10-5, Saturday 10-2 and one hour before curtain on performance days
or on the Manatee Players’ website: www.manateeplayers.com. All
performances are at the Manatee Performing Arts Center at 502 3rd Avenue West
in downtown Bradenton.
This happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping
recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the
1850s as 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. Based on a true story by author Larry
King, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS enjoyed a four year run
on Broadway and numerous national tours.
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS does contain strong language
and sexual situations. All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds.
The show stars Michele Spears, who last appeared at the Manatee Performing
Arts Center as ‘Princess Puffer’ in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, as
‘Miss Mona’, Adam Baker as ‘Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd’ and Rodd Dyer as ‘Melvin
P. Thorpe’. Other principals include John Andruzzi, Phyllis Banks, Sarah
Cassidy, Rachel Knowles and David Cox. A large ensemble completes the cast.
The show is being directed and choreographed by Rick Kerby with Teresa
O’Connell as musical director
The Manatee Players is an award-winning non-profit community theater located in
downtown Bradenton, Florida. Our Mission is to represent, enrich and stimulate people
through the art of live theatre by providing entertainment, education and an artistic outlet.
The Manatee Players and its performance venue serve as a significant cultural, educational
and economic resource for the Florida Gulf region.
The Manatee Players, Inc.
502 3rd Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
Board of Directors
Members of the Board
Dr. Steve Tinsworth
Janene M. Witham
Producing Artistic Director