1994 - 1995

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

It sat just outside the city limits of Gilbert, Texas (pop. 4600). It was called the "Chicken Ranch," but it sure as heck wasn't in competition with Frank Perdue. If you grew up most anywhere in Texas, you knew why Miss Mona Stangley's "Chicken Ranch" was one of the most thriving enterprises in Lanvil County.

It had tradition, respectability, and a strict set of rules, and it lived in peace with the town for a good many years. It did, that is, until a certain Thanksgiving week, not so very long ago.

The week started off quietly enough with Shy and Angel, two lost and lonely young ladies, making their way to the Ranch and convincing the soft hearted Miss Mona to let them stay on as hired hands.

Things took a surprise turn when Melvin P. Thorpe, a Houston television newscaster, took to the airwaves on his weekly Watchdog program and let the Chicken out of the bag. He publicly condemned the Ranch for raising something other than pullets, and demanded that Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd close the Chicken Ranch operation. And that got Sheriff Dodd madder than a hen on a hot griddle, he being a bosom friend of Miss Mona Stangley….


Director: Ginny Day

Musical Director: Marlene Hudson

Choreographer: Aileen Szkwarek

Cast

Art King

Mayor Rufus Poindexter

Debbie Millett

Angel

Erik Bunkis

Melvin P. Thorpe

Gary King

Narrator, Edsel Mackey

Gary Smith

Senator Wingwoah

Guylaine Roy

Jewel

Heather Monkman

Doatsey Mae

Lawrence Evenchick

Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd

Moe Romanow

Governor

Peter Messier

C.J. Scruggs

Stacey Kilrea

Shy

Suzanne Castanza

Mona Stangley

Alex Latoche

chorus

Anabela Vieira

chorus

Beth Doering

chorus

Brenda Schoenermarck

chorus

Cathy Current

chorus

Christine Moran

chorus

Eugene Oscapella

chorus

Gordon Guest

chorus

Jim Robertson

chorus

John Burgess

chorus

Karen Colvin

chorus

Karen Murphy

chorus

Ken Panton

chorus

Lisa Chisholm

chorus

Mark Munday

chorus

Patrick Donahue

chorus

Robert McColman

chorus

Robin Monaghan

chorus

Rory McGlynn

chorus

Stephanie Coward

chorus

Tim St-Louis

chorus

Production

Ann Ricard

Costume Designer

Art Whitehead

House Manager (Orpheus)

Barbara Seeton

Make-up Designer

Bill Butterworth

Sound Designer

Chris Cullen

Properties

Chris Johnson

Stage Manager

Debbie Millett

Assistant Choreographer

Donald Lambton

Master Carpenter

Helen Pelcis

House Manager (Adult High School)

John McGovern

Accompanist

John Solman

Lighting Designer, Workshop Chairman

Kraig Proulx

Hair Designer

Lena Harrington

Assistant Stage Manager

Lorna Rice

Accompanist

Melva Scott

Make-up Designer

Nancy Solman

Set Designer, Scenic Artist

Patti Mordasewicz

Production Assistant

Terry Dacey

Associate Master Carpenter

Tom Mordasewicz

Technical Director

Walt Conrad

Production Coordinator

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