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Fullerton College Hornet  - Jill Reiss - Friday, March 8th, 1985

The Fullerton College Campus Theatre is presenting an uncut, full color production of "The Best' Little Whorehouse in Texas,'.' March 14-24.

This musical comedy was originally a Broadway smash and later turned into a box-office hit with Doly Parton and Burt Reynolds. Now it's back on stage here at. Fullerton College.

The musical, directed by Gary Krinke, promises to be a' fun* filled evening of singing, dancing and raising the roof.

"This is going to be the cleanest and best little whorehouse they've-ever seen, guaranteed to -be twice as much fun as ithe film," Krinke. said.

Adapted from the book by Larry King ,and Peter'Masterson, the story revolves around a long established brothel called "The Chicken Ranch." The "ranch" is not only protected by gutsy Sheriff Ed Earl' Dodd (Brian McKay . of Fullerton) but is tolerated by the- community and patronized by the, local college football team, the Aggies. Run by ;Miss Mona, (Jo: Monteleone of Fullerton), "The Chicken Ranch :provides a good source of income. for the town and thus is an acceptable menace.

Everything goes well for quite some time until a Bible-thumping 'do-gooder named Melvin P Thorpe (on Dickinson of Diamond; Bar) stirs. things up, drawing statewide attention to the goings-on of the ranch. With the state, now involved, Governor Winswoah (Marc Cherry of Yrba Lnda) has little choice but to close it down.:What a follows is an all-out campaign to: reopen: "The Chicken Ranch."

Krinke.feels this stage production will far exceed the film version in characters, and plot development.

"Unfortunately, the film eliminated many interesting characters that helped color the production We have maintained these characters which add dimensions the "film lacked," Krinke said.

Tickets are" available through the Fine Arts Box Office on campus between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. The tickets are :$4 for general admission, $3 for students and senior citizens.

Showings will be Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16 and 21-23 at 8 p.m.An additional matinee will be held. Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m.