Texas two-step

By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 5, 2006

But with three dozen actors and about 80 roles, this musical is offering hustle and bustle more than character development. It’s the production numbers and ensemble frenzy that make this show come alive, such as when a football team does a rousing thumbs-in-belt hoedown. Act One builds up to a traditional Thanksgiving night whoop-de-do at the Chicken Ranch for the seniors on the victorious Texas Aggies. This year it’s courtesy of Senator Wingwoah (John Messere), and we know that he’s bound to be caught with his pants down if that nosy TV reporter and his camera crew are in the wings.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is directed by Paula McGlasson, with musical direction by Lila Kane; costume design is by David T. Howard and lighting design by Christian Wittwer. The scenic design by Cheryl deWarderner is a complex affair with a two-story façade and a turntable for interior changes. Unaccountably, a bus is missing, although the football team on the way to their big night sings a song establishing that they are on one.

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