The musical, made popular by the movie starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds, is set in late-1970s Texas, at the famous Chicken Ranch brothel.

The story surrounds its madam, Miss Mona, the town sheriff, Ed Earl, with whom Miss Mona is very friendly, and their efforts to save the Chicken Ranch from those who want to shut it down.

Full of good-old boys and girls who are eager to please, the show stars Rebecca Rinaldi as Miss Mona, Mark Barrasso as Sheriff Ed Earl, and singing and dancing by some of your favorite Portland Players, along with some new faces, too.

Director Michael Donovan and musical director David Delano bring “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” by Carol Hall, Larry King and Peter Masterton, to the Portland Players stage. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students with ID.

Call 207-799-7337 for tickets, or purchase online at

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” is presented through an exclusive arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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