CMTC has always endeavoured to bring new and exciting productions to the local area, from new takes on tried and tested traditional musicals, to some of the lesser known and more risky (or risqué) productions.

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Our Latest Production


 

May 2024

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

About the show

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
@ The Elgiva Theatre


21 years since we last produced the show.
We are excited to bring back this fun, upbeat production for spring 2024


Film Synopsis -

Miss Mona runs the Chicken Ranch, a brothel with a long history in a small Texas town. The locals have a good relationship with the institution, and Mona is respected in the community. The sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd, also looks out for the Chicken Ranch due to his past with Miss Mona. However, when pious reporter Melvin Thorpe exposes the brothel, outside interests want it shut down, putting the governor in a tough spot.

Stage Production Synopsis -

The brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas (based on La Grange) for more than a century. It is currently under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, who inherited it from the original owner Miss Wulla Jean. While taking care of her girls, she is also on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd, and donates to the greater community. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe (based on real-life Houston news personality Marvin Zindler) decides to publicize the illegal activity, the ensuing political ramifications eventually cause the business to be closed down.


Songs featured include:

"20 Fans"
"Girl, You're a Woman"
"The Aggie Song"
"The Bus from Amarillo"
"Hard Candy Christmas"