‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ comes to Reno in January
“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” the story about Miss Mona and her girls, is open for business from Jan. 28-30 at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno. The rollicking Broadway musical is filled with lots of laughs, good ole country singin’, dancin’ cowboys and innocent, good fun.
Tickets for the performance, which range from $35 to $70, can be purchased online at pioneercenter.com and at the Pioneer Center box office from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or charged by phone at (877) 639-3728. Groups of 20 or more can all (775) 686-6600 for special discounts. Prices are subject to service charges.
“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” started its journey to being a Broadway smash as a magazine article written by the show’s author, Larry L. King. Its characters are based upon the true story of “The Chicken Ranch” in La Grange, Texas. The Chicken Ranch got its name because, during hard times, chickens were often used as barter to settle a gentleman’s debt. The Internal Revenue Service knew it as “Edna’s Ranch Boarding House.”
The musical was originally produced at the Actor’s Studio, New York, in 1977. In 1978, it moved to the 46th Street Theater on Broadway, now known as the Richard Rogers Theater. There it enjoyed a run of 1,584 performances before closing in 1982. The musical won two Tony awards in 1979.