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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

PHOTO BY SIGGI RAGNAR
  • Photo by Siggi Ragnar

After staying in business for well over 50 years, when La Grange’s Chicken Ranch brothel was finally closed, it wasn’t relegated to be a footnote in local history. Instead, the ramshackle operation that once accepted chickens as payment for “services rendered” became immortalized in the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (and later, a movie starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds). Fittingly, The Playhouse has brought the musical back to the stage a mere stone’s throw from the original locale, giving numbers like “The Aggie Song” and “The Bus from Amarillo” a little extra oomph. $12-$30, 8pm Fri-Sat, 3pm Sun, The Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby Pl., (210) 733-7258, theplayhousesa.org. — Kelly Merka Nelson

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