Despite our best efforts and audition opportunities, we have made the
decision to postpone our show dates until January 19-21 and 26-28, 2024.
In the meantime, we are still looking for males to fulfill our Aggie football team.
If you know someone who would be interested in these roles, please encourage them to audition
via video audition singing "The Aggie Song" as attached below.
Video submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Directed by Mike Beecham and Annslyn Pilkington.
This happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona’s cozy bordello, until that Puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.
Please note this production contains explicit and adult content, language and subject manner.
Auditioners can prepare to sing one of the following songs from the show or bring an audio accompaniment (speaker provided) of a 1970's style country song by Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash or Ray Charles.
Please arrive in time to complete registration prior to 6:30 pm start time. Auditionees should wear comfortable clothes to learn and rehearse choreography as part of the audition process.
Higher range voices
Lower range voices
Miss Mona Stangley
Owner and operator of “The Chicken Ranch.” No nonsense, fierce business woman, protective over her “girls” and energetic.
Housekeeper at The Chicken Ranch for more than twenty five years. A confidante of Miss Mona’s, self-assured and delightfully sassy.
Doatsey Mae Grimes
Waitress at the Texas Twinkle Café. She’s a trusting, reliable ear, and totally over the men of the town.
Imogene Charlene Greene
Texas A&M university student, double majoring in Home Economics and Religion. She’s a proud pageant girl and an excellent cheerleader.
“Angel” aka Nancy Jean Drury
Former teen mom who left home after giving birth to her son Billy, now six years old, after her father beat her up. She’s tough, and scrappy.
“Shy” aka, Annamerle Seltzer
Country, farm girl; young, fresh faced, sheltered and gawky. Naïve and shy, but headstrong and capable.
Has a “been there, done that” attitude, sarcastic and mouthy. The inappropriate clown of the group.
Divorcee, nice, welcoming and well adjusted. Gets her name from her red hair.
Innocent, positive, peppy down home girl next door.
Awkward. Tries everything she can think of to improve her stock at the ranch, but always seems to be the last chosen. Not at all negative about it, though.
A native New Yorker, named by Mona after the precocious and dramatic six year old character in some of her favorite children’s books.
Royal, regal, prim and proper- the tallest of the “girls.”
Athletic, direct and grounded- called the tomboy of the group.
Economical, chameleon-like and not prone to socializing. Known for turning around clients the quickest.
“Bandleader” aka John Fitzgerald Stangley
Full of charm and good feeling. He is the narrator of the story.
Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Sheriff of La Grange,Texas.A down home, cowboy type, lovingly curmudgeonly-more than a little rough around the edges. He’s a “live and let live” type, though, surprisingly liberal in his ideas and his language.
Melvin P. Thorpe
Television personality and part-time revivalist preacher. He’s brash, bigger than life and a complete blowhard.
A former rancher and businessman from Uvalde, TX now a first term Governor in his first year in office. He’s the quintessential politician: Saying a lot of nothing.
He’s now Editor in Chief of the local newspaper and is, without question, the smartest man in town. Witty, dry and shrewd.
Mayor Rufus Poindexter
Local automobile dealer and youngest son of the town’s richest and most well known family. He is overwhelmed by his job, and incompetent.
A good, deeply religious insurance salesman. In contrast to his personality, he’s the loudest, worst dresser in town.
Senator JT Wingwoah
Young, short, Napoleonic good ole boy
Quarterback of the Texas A&M Aggies. Full of bravado and star power.
Star running back of the Texas A&M Aggies. Always trying to prove his masculinity.
Freshman benchwarmer for the Texas A&M Aggies. Scrawny and small, but full of enthusiasm.
Third year senior at Texas A&M and defensive end for the Aggies. Loud and big.
“Scandinavian Place Kicker” Alvar Askelson
International recruit and place kicker for the Texas A&M Aggies. Has a sweet, confused disposition. Speaks with a very thick Scandinavian accent.
Audition Form - Please print and bring completed to your audition. Blank forms will be available for any unable to print in advance.
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