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Crighton Theatre News at 234 N. Main St., Conroe, TX 77301
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Friday, 12 October 2012 18:51

Kokonut Capers

Ahoy, matey! Do the calypso while you get a diploma at Kokonut High! You'll love this buoyant island musical comedy with its swift action, treasure chest of jokes and plot that moves like a hurricane. Cordelia Hawkins and her kids must do something to earn money on storm-devastated Kokonut Island. They decide to open Kokonut High, a private institution of higher learning that promises a degree for every student... for a hefty tuition fee. In addition to the future snorklin' scholars that show up, a crime syndicate and the ghost of Cap'n Kidd also lands on the island! Come join the fun and tap your toes while walking the plank!!

Performances are on May 12-13, 2017!

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find "Truly Scrumptious."

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

Filled with amazing stage spectacle and unforgettable songs, including the Academy Award-nominated title song, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.

Performances for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang are from May 19-28, 2017.

website | movie on youtube


Peter Pan

Auditions for the Crighton Theatre Summer Camp will be on May 22-23, 2017 at 4-5:30 PM. Camp will start on July 5th and run Tuesday - Thursday from 1 - 5PM. Cost for the camp is $50/student. Ages are 10 - 17. Additional children in the same family will be discounted.

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This show has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Performances will be Aug 3-6, 2017 at the historic Crighton Theatre.

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The Jazz Connection

The Jazz Connection is a non-profit organization that has created a jazz ensemble for young musicians from area Junior High and High Schools. Our program is geared towards students that are interested in a comprehensive approach to jazz, swing, rock, R and B, and improvisation.

The Jazz Connection explores all types of stage band material ranging from the 30's and 40's to present times including songs by Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Gordon Goodwin, and Woody Herman.

Join us for some great jazz on June 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM

website | Jake Penrod | youtube | Facebook


Hank and Patsy

Hank and Patsy, starring award-winning vocalists, Jake Penrod and Lisa Layne depicts the lives and music of country's first superstars. Mr. Penrod's performance of Hank Williams' songs and Ms. Layne's interpretation of Patsy Cline's music are mesmerizing.

In 1993, Lisa won the coveted role of Patsy Cline in the first National tour of "A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline", and later began performing in the production of "Always ,Patsy Cline ". Lisa has portrayed Patsy for 22 years. In the past, Lisa has appeared with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Hall and Oates, Julio Iglesias, Little Eva, Larry Gatlin, Fats Domino, and Chicago, among others.

A relative newcomer, Jake Penrod has quickly earned a reputation as a master of Honky-Tonk music, who not only sings and writes, but can also play just about any instrument you hand him. In 2013, he released an album of original material, titled "Closer To Me". The album showcases Jake Penrod's songwriting ability as well as musicianship across an array of different styles of Honky Tonk music. He wrote each song on the album and played every instrument in authentic Honky Tonk fashion, proving he knows his stuff when it comes to traditional Country Music, and earning the title of "King of Texas Twang".

Join Hank and Patsy on June 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Lisa Layne | Jake Penrod | Lisa as Patsy on youtube | Jake as Hank on youtube


Mary Poppins

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Performances are from July 7-23, 2017!

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Noises Off

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for Noises Off July 9 and 10th at 7 pm. The show is directed by Travis Bryant.

AUDITION LOCATION: Crighton Theatre 234 N. Main St. Conroe, TX 77301

SYNOPSIS: Michael Frayn's Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines! For more information see the website.

Performances are from Sept. 8-24, 2017!

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Young Frankenstein

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for Young Frankenstein July 16 and 17th at 7 pm. The show is directed by Brenda Storseth.

AUDITION LOCATION: Crighton Theatre 234 N. Main St. Conroe, TX 77301

SYNOPSIS: Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. For more information see the website.

Performances are from Oct 20-Nov. 5, 2017!

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Operation Pets Alive

During the run of Mary Poppins we will be collecting donations for Operation Pets Alive! who believe that many in our community share our values with regard to homeless dogs and cats. Therefore, we see a need to increase community awareness and community involvement regarding the No-Kill movement and the plight of homeless dogs and cats in our community. We want to help people "do the right thing" for animals.

Operation Pets Alive! (OPA) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that depends on generous donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund our programs, supplies, and operational expenses. We do not receive any money from the government.

OPA's Foster/Adoption program provides animals in its care with food, shelter, veterinary care and the promotion and matching necessary to find a forever family. OPA's Trap, Neuter, Return of Feral Cats and Targeted Spay and Neuter programs help to dramatically limit the number of homeless dogs and cats entering our local shelters. Both programs require funds for low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, equipment and transportation charges.

Donate to Operation Pets Alive online!

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Harry's Dream

Starting on June 2017 we will be conducting tours of the Crighton Theatre. The tour is free but appointments are required. Preferred times are Wednesday and Saturday (10AM-2PM). The tour will begin with a 20 minute movie about the founder of the theatre - former Mayor Harry M. Crighton. During the process of making the documentary we were able to find materials not previously discovered or well known. After the short movie we will take a walking tour around the Crighton which should last about 15-20 minutes.

Call us at the Box Office at 936-441-7469 or text 972-814-0811 to book a group or individual tour.

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Last Updated on Monday, 01 May 2017 13:22
 
What is the Conroe Veterans Project? PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 31 October 2009 13:12

As we started to collect stories and memorabilia for the Crighton Theatre History Project we realized we were starting to collect stories about more than just the early days of the Crighton.

At first the project began as an outgrowth of junior high school requirements to interview a veteran.  The effort has evolved into a part of the community effort to record stories from our veterans before their stories are lost.  For instance, the Veterans Museum of Texas collects memorabilia and stories.

If you are interested in the stories of our veterans, find out more below.

Melvin P. Craig

Albert Spencer

More stories...

World War II documentary

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2011 11:07
 
What is the History Project? PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 August 2009 12:19

The historic Crighton Theatre is celebrating its 80th birthday. In honor of the 80th anniversary STAGE RIGHT - in cooperation with the Crighton Theatre Foundation and the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County - has started gathering pictures, posters, stories, documents, and other memorabilia that chronicle the diversity and richness of the Crighton theatre history.

The purpose of the project is to document and save the history of the Crighton Theatre for future generations. STAGE RIGHT will do this by:

  • Collecting and scanning pictures of events and people
  • Transcribing stories and memories
  • Photographing artifacts, playbills, posters, and other physical objects related to the Crighton
  • Creating a video and book dedicated to the history of the Crighton

A living history is being prepared and proceeds will fund restorations for the theater built in the 1930’s.


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Last Updated on Sunday, 30 March 2014 16:34
 
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 21:42


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