MISS MONA STANGLEY: This role has been cast
SHERIFF ED EARL DODD: This role has been cast
MELVIN P. THORPE: This role has been cast
JEWEL: Housekeeper and Miss Mona’s confidant. Sassy but respectful. An experienced, long-serving girl at The Chicken Ranch – Torch, blues style singer. Alto/Mezzo – Big belt, age 30 – 45
SHY: A naive, inexperienced girl, fresh off a farm, who arrives at The Chicken Ranch looking for work. Some dancing. Mezzo age 18- 25
ANGEL: A somewhat experienced, street-wise working-girl, who arrives at The Chicken Ranch looking for work. Mezzo age 25 – 35
DOATSEY MAE: A seemingly introverted waitress at the local diner/cafe, with secret dreams of being wild and outgoing – Sings Country and Western. Alto 25 – 35
GOVERNOR: A Texas politician with a brilliant knack for managing to sidestep all the important issues. Good mover, does a soft shoe – Sings. Tenor age 35 – 65
NARRATOR/BANDLEADER: Opens the show and the occasional-narrator of the story. Country and Western voice. Good speaking voice. Ability to play Guitar a plus! Age 18 +
THE GIRLS who work at The Chicken Ranch:
LOU, DAWN, GINGER BEATRICE, TADDY JO, DURLA, RUBY RAE, ELOISE: All different characters. Singers/Dancers. Various ages 18 – 35
MAYOR RUFUS POINDEXTER: The local mayor and used-car salesman. 35 – 65
C. J. SCRUGGS: President of local committee and insurance salesman. Age 35 – 65
EDSEL MACKEY: Editor of local newspaper. Age 25 – 55
SENATOR WINGWOAH: Local politician who takes the local football team, THE AGGIES, to The Chicken Ranch after a big win. Age 35 – 65
IMOGENE CHARLENE: Attractive cheerleader. Sings and Dances/ tapping. Age 18-25
Ensemble are also featured as:
THE DOGETTES Melvin’s singers
MELVIN P. THORPE SINGERS Gospel type singers
ANGELETTES Cheerleaders, some lines, dancing and some tapping required.
THE AGGIES High testosterone football team. “Singing, dancing with some solo dancing and tapping”.
Some of the roles will double up and you may be cast into more than one role.
Other parts include:
COWBOYS; A FARMER; A SHY KID; MISS WILLA JEAN; A TRAVELLING SALESMAN; A SLICK DUDE; CHOIR; LEROY SLINEY; SOUNDMAN; STAGE MANAGER; TOWNSPEOPLE; TV ANNOUNCER; PHOTOGRAPHERS; REPORTERS