Auditions for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” at Bellevue Little Theatre

Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W. Mission in Bellevue, will hold auditions for “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”,  the opening production of the 2015–2016 season,  on  Sunday July 12 and Monday., July 13 at 7 pm on both evenings. Callbacks will be held on Thurs., July 17, also at 7 pm. All auditions will be held at the theatre. NOTE: The role of Jewel has been precast.

A large cast of adult singers and dancers are needed for this production which will open on Sept.11 and run for three weekends, closing on Sept.27.

Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday July 20.

D. Laureen Pickle will direct this production, and Chris Ebke is musical director.  Kerri Jo Watts is serving as choreographer, and Sandra Thompson is producer.  For information call 402 -681-9785

Those auditioning will be asked to sing 16–32 bars of a song of their choice with accompaniment. An accompanist will be provided. There will also be a dance audition and some cold readings from the script.

Due to the adult nature of this production, no one under the age of 16 will be allowed to participate.  Additionally, there are no children’s roles in this production.  If under 18, a parent/guardian must attend the audition and must sign a permission form before the young person will be allowed to audition.

This show is set in the late 1970′ and presents a happy go lucky view of small town vice and statewide political side-stepping as it 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.

The resulting conflict is portrayed in this musical, which features lots of singing, dancing, and innuendo. The musical opened on Broadway in 1972 and was made into a movie a decade later.