Best Little Whorehouse..., Starring Adinah Alexander, Begins at TriArts Sharon Playhouse
By Adam Hetrick
Adinah Alexander, who is set to be part of the new Cyndi Lauper musical Kinky Boots, stars as Miss Mona in the TriArts Sharon Playhouse production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which opens its doors June 28 in Sharon, CT.
TriArts artistic director John Simpkins (Pool Boy, Bloodsong of Love) directs the Tony Award-winning musical that has a book by Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, with a score by Carol Hall. Whorehouse will run through July 15.
Alexander is joined by Travis Mitchell (Spring Awakening) as Sheriff Earl Dodd in a cast that also features Meggan Utech (Jewel), Rose Bisogno (Shy), Kathleen Weston (Angel), Ashley Sweetman (Doatsey), Emily Soell (Miss Wulla Jean), Tim Shea (Melvin P. Thorpe), John Champion (Governor), Duane Estes (Senator Wingwoah), Dave Cadwell (Bandleader/Edsel Mackey), Russ Sawicki (C.J. Scruggs) and Philip O’Reilly (Mayor Rufus Poindexter).
The ensemble features Stephen Beard, Drew Berezowitz, Amber Cameron, Livie Casto, Sarah Pearl Loman, Gena Loe, Zach Longstreet, Christian Lowery, Nick Savarese, Becky Sawicki, Jim Scofield and Samantha Weinstein.
M.K. Lawson choreographs with musical direction by Rob Rokicki.
Here's how it's billed: "Miss Mona's Chicken Ranch brothel comes to life in this rollicking production of the award-winning musical. When crusading television watchdog Melvin P. Thorpe ogles the whorehouse as his next moral target, Miss Mona, her bevy of working girls and Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd must buck the muckraker to keep the ranch open."
The design team includes Erik D. Diaz (scenic design), Chris Dallos (lighting design), Michelle Humphrey (costume design) and Jay Stirone (sound design).
For tickets visit TriArts. The TriArts Sharon Playhouse is located at 49 Amenia Road in Sharon, CT.
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