Last weekend to see “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”

Published 11:10 am Monday, March 4, 2024

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Tryon Little Theater’s “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” has only three more shows at the Tryon Fine Arts Center: Friday, March 8; Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10. 

This award-winning show has earned Drama Desk Awards, Tony Awards, and, in 1981, the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Written by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, with music and lyrics by Carol Hall, the musical is based on King’s story inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch – a legendary brothel that operated in Texas from the 1840s to 1973. TLT’s production is directed by Lori Lee, with musical direction from Pam McNeil.

The production last weekend received rave reviews. It has been described as “utterly charming, lively and genial; a font of fun and frolics; engagingly rich in regional nostalgia; and spiced with delicate bawdry.”  The score is delightful, too, and will have you tappin’ those toes.

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Tickets are $25 ($12 for those under 18) and are available at or by calling 828-859-2466.


Submitted by Monica Jones