The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a musical about the public furor arising over the long-serving establishment of the title, which opened on Broadway in 1978. Universal Pictures, which produced the stage version, also distributed a 1982 film version.
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- Mary Jo Catlett played Rita in the film version
- Dom DeLuise played Melvin P. Thorpe in the film version
- Charles Durning played the Governor in the film version
- Carol Hall wrote the songs, score, and was a replacement as Mona during the Broadway run
- Jeffrey Hornaday played an Aggie in the film version
- Jennifer Hudson played Jewel in a 2016 benefit performance
- Richard Kind played Senator Wingwoah in a 2016 benefit performance
- Robert Mandan played Senator Wingwood in the film version
- Jim Nabors played Deputy Fred in the film version
- Dolly Parton played Mona Stangely and was music supervisor in the film version