Theatre Under The Stars presents The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Photo by Bruce Bennett

It's all big songs and big hair in this spirited musical about a real-life brothel in Texas. Based on the "Chicken Ranch," the "house of ill repute," this story chronicles Miss Mona Stangley, a classy yet brassy madam with a heart of gold, as her business becomes the center of a media controversy. Thrusting the Chicken Ranch into the spotlight is Melvin P. Thorpe, a loud-mouthed reporter based on Houston's own late Marvin Zindler. Spicing up the story line is a hot-headed town sheriff, the Texas A&M football team and Miss Mona's racy girls.

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (four per person over age 16, while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. If tickets remain at 1 p.m., the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. Open seating on the hill is always available.

Don't want to wait in line? For each $50 tax-deductible donation to TUTS, the organization will set aside two reserved tickets under the covered pavilion. To reserve tickets, visit or call 713-558-2651. Ticket holders are asked to arrive early as any unfilled seats will be released to the general public at 8 p.m.

Event Details


7.20.14 | 8:15 pm
7.19.14 | 8:15 pm
7.18.14 | 8:15 pm
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7.17.14 | 8:15 pm
7.16.14 | 8:15 pm
7.15.14 | 8:15 pm


6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77030


Ticket Info

Admission is free.