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Musical productions highlight local community theater offerings

Posted: 10:35 AM, Jul 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-26 14:07:03-04
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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Community Theater is alive and well in the Coastal Bend and for proof, you need look no further than Corpus Christi and two of our local groups.

Every weekend between now and August 11, you will have a chance to catch the Harbor Playhouse (1802 N. Chaparral) production of the musical ‘Gypsy.’

Arthur Laurent’s landmark show is set in the 1920s, as Vaudeville was dying and Burlesque was born. It explores the world of two-bit show business and tells the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for the success of her daughters, while secretly yearning for her own. The play features musical numbers with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication.

Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday, with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

For ticket information, call (361) 888-SHOW (7469) or visit www.harborplayhouse.com .

Over at the Aurora Arts Theatre (5635 Everhart Rd.), the cast and crew of ‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ have already opened to a string of sold-out performances.

This production is based on the true story of a legendary Texas brothel known as the Chicken Ranch, which operated from the 1840s to 1973. Protected by a friendly Sheriff and frequented by politicians, football teams and others, the Chicken Ranch thrived in the small town of Gilbert, Texas. Girls come from all over to work at the ranch and make a little extra cash. However, a crusading Houston radio commentator and his conservative audience eventually expose the Chicken Ranch, forcing it to shut its doors forever.

Tickets are still available for the August shows, which begin at 7:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday, with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.

Get your tickets by calling (361) 851-9700 or visiting www.auroraartstheatre.com .