Sunday, August 26, 2012

Best Little Whorehouse in.... VEGAS!

Secrets, lies, hypocrites, bribes, beautiful people and media hype.......No I'm not talking about the recent presidential campaigns. I went to see The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at "The Plaza", Las Vegas!

The musical, based on the true story of the legendary Texas brothel known as the "Chicken Ranch" was originally a Tony Award winning Broadway show. In 1982 it was made into a movie starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.

A fellow thespian, Chris Rogers, is starring in the Las Vegas production of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas as the energetic Senator. He invited me to come and check it out. My husband Bob ever so thoughtfully obliged to come along after a day of giggling babies...(to a night of wiggling ladies!)
What struck me the most about this show is that it has so much heart. I had forgotten that almost every character has a story. The Chicken Ranch owner, "Miss Mona", played by Jacquelyn Holland Wright struck the perfect balance between sensual and strong. Her solo, "Road to Nowhere" provides insight as one realizes Miss Mona is a bit of a frightened cat herself outside the walls of the brothel. Thank you, Ron Smith, "Sheriff", for reminding me of a combination of Gerald McRaney and George Strait. Amanda Kaiser as "Angel" was funny and poignant. Great pipes too! Claudia Cevenka as "Shy" was believable as a lost country girl. Geoffrey Tough stood out as the dancer to watch, and crossed between "Hill Billy" southern college boy and young TV journalist easily. Chris Rogers had the "yes man" senator down pat. Brittini Egizii was the perfect sexy "baby doll" and Skye Dee Miles as "Jewel", with her solo "Twenty Four Hours of Lovin" was a real treat!

"Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" now playing at The Plaza Las Vegas

Meet the full Las Vegas cast - (Link)

More on "Senator" Rogers - Chris Rogers was recently elected as Council Member at Large for the Nevada Branch of SAG/AFTRA. He graduated from U of Louisville, KY with a BFA in Acting, Minor in Voice from the School of Music and began his dance training with the Louisville Ballet. Like many Las Vegas performers, Chris also has a dual career. With a degree in MultiMedia from West LA College, his company (CHRMEDIA) provides digital signage, opening titles/end credits for TV/film, and presentations for corporations and trade shows.

For more info on Chris Rogers the actor, go to

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  1. Agreed - The more heart and love in the story, the better!

  2. I appreciated this blog on this production since I hadn't gotten to see it afterall. Like your Ladies of the house photo. And enjoyed the short Bio on Chris~