- $20 for one ticket to see The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (up to $36 value)
- Where: Cameo Theatre
- Seating: best available
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
The bawdy, jubilant, and surprisingly tender Broadway musical smash The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas charms the pants off audiences. Nominated for six Tony Awards and winner of two, the libidinous comedy whisks audiences to the fictional town of Gilbert, Texas, where foxy molls and peppy johns go about their frisky business at the fabled Chicken Ranch brothel. When a hypocritical TV reporter crusades to close down the house, the damsels-in-undress join forces with their local sheriff, who also happens to be a loyal client, in a comedic battle of the bulge. Drama Desk Award–winning composer Carol Hall’s songbook scores big laughs with rascally tunes such as “The Aggie Song” and the show-stopping “Texas Has a Whorehouse in It,” along with tear-inducing ballads such as “Hard Candy Christmas.” The hearty production boasts a singing, dancing, and teasing cast of actresses certain to put steam under the collars of the chilliest temperance leagues.
An Egyptian art-deco style anchors the Cameo Theatre, luring wandering eyes with polychrome accents, gilt columns, and a sphinx that permits entry only after guests solve a riddle. A surviving artifact of the 1940s, the theater first opened as a home for vaudeville acts and movies but has since filled its stage with a diverse roster of legendary performers from B.B. King to Metallica, and it now regularly hosts theatrical productions.