COMING UP

SEASON 58

Performances on:

SEPTEMBER 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19

 

Based on a story by Texas local legend Larry L. King and inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas, this happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of 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.

"Utterly charming, lively and genial."- The New York Daily News

CAST

Mona Stangley.......................................Velma De Los Santos

 

Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd..............................Ronnie Rodriguez

 

Angel........................................................Jocelyn Michelle

 

Shy............................................................Isabella Barrios

 

Melvin P. Thorpe.......................................Francisco Partida

 

Jewel........................................................Leslie Willard

 

Governor...................................................David Salinas

 

Doatsey Mae............................................Sylvia Lester

 

Ginger........................................................Melanie Claire

 

Dawn.........................................................Julie Ng-Castillo

 

Beatrice....................................................Andrea Cruz

 

Linda Lou...................................................Kat Vale

 

Taddy Jo....................................................Karlee Vasquez

 

Ruby Rae....................................................Karen Goldschmidt

 

Edsel Mackey............................................Paul LaMarche

 

Rufus Poindexter......................................Jaime Menchaca

 

C.J. Scruggs..............................................Ricky Garza

 

Senator J.T. Wingwoah.............................Brandon Binder

 

Bandleader.................................................Joel LaMar Cruz

 

Ensemble..................................................Jorge Turrubiates

                                                               Vanessa Martinez

                                                               Abel Capistran

                                                               Geovani Aragus

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

Principals

 

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 disppointed 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 who grows tired of the hypocrisy of others. 1 song.

 

Melvin P. Thorpe (baritone, 30-55) – The media “watchdog” who helps bring the trouble to the Chicken Ranch. A cross between Jerry Clower and Glenn Beck. 2 songs.

 

 

Featured

 

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 shall be HEAVY on song and musical staging. 5 songs.

 

Aggies (various) – In the 1st scene and in the number “Good Ole 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 additional supporting roles.

These actors shall round out ALL group numbers.