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University Theatre Opens Wild Western Musical

OCT. 12, 2007--The doors of the Chicken Ranch are prepared to swing open at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as the University Theatre kicks off its 2007-08 season with Tony Award-nominated musical, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." The fast-stepping production runs from Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. at UWRF's Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.  

Based just outside of the fictional borough of Gilbert, Texas, the show focuses on the off-color activities of a brothel that garners its name from the days of the Depression when customers were allowed to pay with poultry. A musical masterpiece created by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson and Carol Hall, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" was inspired by the closing of a real-life brothel in King's home state.

Admission for all performances is $14 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available for walk-up sales at the Box Office at the Kleinpell Fine Arts building. They may also be purchased by phone at 715-425-3114 or toll-free 800-228-5423.

For more information on this production, please contact director Jim Zimmerman at 715-425-4288.

Cutline: Players in the University Theatre's opening of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3, include: (First row, left to right): Mark Barnard, a junior music education major from Westfield, Wis .; Kyle Olson, a freshman music education major from Shiocton, Wis . Row two: Nick Moen, a senior theater major from Colfax, Wis. , Jonathan Lyksett, a sophomore social studies major from Cottage Grove, Minn .   Row three: Ben Tufte, a freshman music education major from Plymouth, Minn. ; Mark Bergen, a sophomore theater major from Shakopee, Minn . Row four: Keith Cremin, a freshman communications studies major from Webster, Wis. ; Ben Tatro, a sophomore theater major from Stillwater, Minn .


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