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Friday, 12 October 2012 18:51

My Fair Lady

In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

We will be collecting donations for Meals on Wheels during the run of My Fair Lady. Performances are on Feb. 10-26, 2017!

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Farce of Nature

STAGE RIGHT announces auditions for this comedy from the Jones-Hope-Wooten team. Auditions will be held on Feb. 12-13, 2017 at 7-9 PM in the rehearsal hall (Simonton entrance to the Crighton).

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!

Performances are on April 14-30, 2017!

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One Night With Elvis

Donnie Edwards - Donny Edwards was recently chosen as the first and only Elvis tribute artist to perform on the estate of Graceland. This Las Vegas Headliner will take you through the early years and Elvis' 70's concert era. This is considered the #1 Elvis show in the world. Featuring the 7 member band, Fever, to open the show. Come ready to Shake, Rattle, and Roll! Don't miss this exciting concert!

Donny says, "First and foremost I'm a huge Elvis fan. So everytime I take the stage, I do my ultimate best to honor the legacy of Elvis Presley. It's a privilege to perform for the fans all over the world like myself." Beisdes his live shows, Donny has entertained on TV including appearances on ABC's Monday Night Football and CBS's "The Young and the Restless".

Put on your "Blue Suede Shoes" and order tickets now before it's too late! Don't miss Donny at the Crighton on March 3rd at 7:30 PM!

Read more about Donny | Shake, Rattle, and Roll! | Get Tickets Online!



A Night of One Acts

Come support three award-winning Montgomery County Junior High drama teams as they present "A Night of One Act Plays"! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cheer as you watch these talented drama students--don't miss the opportunity to support our local youth! Net proceeds go to the Drama Dept of each school. Magnolia Jr High--"A Midsummer Night's Dream", Brabham Middle School--"Arsenic and Old Lace" and Lynn Lucas Middle School--"Of Mice and Men".

There will be a Silent Auction before the show and during the intermissions.

Performances will start at 7 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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Young Texas Artists Competition

This competition chooses the best of the best in classical music. Categories include Piano; Voice; Strings; Winds; Brass; Percussion; Harp, and Guitar. Participants vie for the official State of Texas prize and an Audience Award. Bach, Beethoven and BBQ - all in one place.

Xuesha Hu took home the competition's Grand Prize as well as the Gold Medal in the Piano Division last year for her redition of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15." She lives in Fort Worth and earned her bachelor's in piano performance from Texas Christian University.

Don't miss YTA at the Crighton on March 11 at 7:30PM!

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Opera Leggera's The Three Texan Tenors

Pack your saddlebags and get ready for an exciting ride! The Opera Leggera's the Three Texan Tenors are coming to town! The boys have corralled together an unbelieveable collection of the most requested songs from broadway, pop, operetta and the all time favorites that you love so well. This will be an evening not to be forgotten as the Three Texan Tenors take time from their trail riding adventures to serenade you and yours at the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, texas.

Don't miss Opera Leggera's The Three Texan Tenors at the Crighton on Saturday March 25th at 7:00 PM and Sunday March 26th at 2:00 PM!

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Greater Tuna

Welcome back to Tuna, Texas!

GREATER TUNA is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens - men, women, children, and animals alike - are portrayed by only 2 performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful. Called "a good ol' down-home laugh-out-loud fest," by DC Metro Theater Arts, GREATER TUNA has enjoyed worldwide success, including long-running engagements both on and Off-Broadway, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Late Night with David Letterman, and as an HBO special. 2 Actors, 20 Characters, 20 million laughs.

Don't miss Greater Tuna at the Crighton at 7:30 PM on March 31!

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Meals on Wheels

Most of the elderly find themselves at some point unable to meet their basic needs for health and wellness. As the senior adult population continues to grow around the country, including in Montgomery County, services to support this vulnerable cohort are critical. The mission of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County is to provide home delivered meals and transportation services to the homebound elderly in Montgomery County.

As an organization, we seek to provide strategically placed services to support elderly preventative health initiatives, benefiting the individual, their family, and the county at large. Our Meals on Wheels program provides both consistent nutrition services and a safety check by a friendly volunteer.

We partner with our County Commissioners to provide daily group dining opportunities at the Commissioner's local centers, so that qualifying seniors can have a hot nutritious meal in a social environment, transportation included. These services ensure the seniors we serve the independence they seek to age in place.

Our Senior Rides program offers transportation services to seniors and disabled community members. Our passenger buses have curbside services that transport our clients to the places they need to be, including doctor's offices, grocery stores, and activity centers.

At Meals on Wheels Montgomery County, we believe that well-nourished and valued seniors are a big part of a well-nourished valuable community. It's what we're all about.

You can donate online or at the Crighton during the run of My Fair Lady.

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FACTOID: Miracle on 34th Street (2016) was the highest grossing and highest attended show in Crighton history.

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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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