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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

Farce of Nature

The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. Meet D. Gene Wilburn, the owner and proprietor of The Reel 'Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who's just checked in - an extremely jittery Carmine DeLuca from Chicago - is only there due to a location shift in the Witness Protection Program.

In the deliciously funny romp that ensues, they all hide, lie, disguise themselves, cross-dress, and slam doors chasing one another while trying to figure out the source of an increasingly awful stench. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax of this one outrageous day, love blossoms, truths are revealed and the lives of all - family, guests, and gangsters alike - change in incredible and surprising ways. This side-splittingly funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy is guaranteed to win your audiences over, hook, line, and sinker!

We are partnering with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Sheriff's Department will have an information table at each of the performances on April 14-30, 2017.

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Mary Poppins

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for Mary Poppins April 23 and 24 at 7 pm. The show is directed by Tina Cafeo.

AUDITION DATES and TIMES: Sunday, April 23 and Monday, April 24 at 7 pm

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

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 7-23, 2017 Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates, Pickup Rehearsals or the two weeks before opening night.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Please bring a resume and headshot (if you have one) and a list of all potential conflicts including travel, school, etc. (a rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions). Please prepare at least 16 bars or song in the style of the show. Songs from the show will be accepted. Please bring your music accompaniment on iPod, phone, etc. or a CD as long as the track is cut to the correct section of the song and there are no vocals. Be prepared to dance, bring comfortable clothes and shoes. You will also be asked to read from the script. No appointment necessary.

REHEARSAL: Rehearsals will generally be held at the theatre Sunday-Thursday nights 7-10 pm. (not everyone will be called for rehearsal every night). Some Saturday morning rehearsals may be called if cast and production team schedules permit.

For more information about the show and characters, please check the website.

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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

Celebrities Call for an End To Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

In the United States April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department will have an information table at each of the performances of Farce of Nature from April 14-30, 2017. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.

Sexual violence is a major public health, human rights and social justice issue. We need everyone's help to end it. Thank you for getting involved and for supporting SAAM efforts.

Each year, the National Secual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) chooses a campaign theme and supports SAAM organizers and participants with resources, tools, and customized help. SAAM materials can be used to educate, plan activities, and support local campaigns. You can contact organizations in your state or community to learn more about activities planned for SAAM. Learn more about the history of SAAM and how you can get involved.

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Rising Stars and Legends Festival

Art and culture are everywhere in the booming community of Conroe, Texas, overflowing with fresh, new art and artists, theater companies, galleries, poets, playwrights, and filmmakers. The city boasts a symphony orchestra with a celebrated conductor, a world-renowned classical music competition, a choral group that has performed in Carnegie Hall, an esteemed Texas poet laureate, and music events from classical and jazz to country and pop.

Rising Stars and Legends of Texas brings it all together with the ultimate arts and culture mash-up on April 21 and 22 in downtown Conroe. Thirteen organizations comprising the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance are presenting art and artists from Conroe and around the state for a special time to celebrate the arts with fun, family entertainment that encompasses the visual, performing, literary and cultural arts.

Stage Right and the Crighton Theatre will be presenting a short video on Harry M. Crighton, mayor of Conroe and the founder of the Crighton Theatre from 1-3 PM on Saturday, April 22. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, with the raising of the 13 flags that have flown over Texas, musical entertainment and special guests. The festivities continue at noon on Saturday, April 22, when the streets will be filled with fun, food, entertainment and lots of fabulous art.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:25
 
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.


Read about the Background

 

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


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