Crighton Theatre Newsletter
April - May 2011

See Harvey at the Crighton!

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Lorrie Morgan

Sharity Productions present Lorrie Morgan. She was barely a teenager when she made her first major appearance in 1975 singing "Paper Roses" with her dad, country star George Morgan on the Grand Ole Opry. Since that fateful night, Lorrie has never looked back. Her whirlwind life and career has engrained in her a confident sense of self that shines through on her latest recordings like the late afternoon sun glows through the stained-glass windows of the Ryman Auditorium.

Don't miss Lorrie Morgan at the Crighton on April 5, 2011 at 8 PM.

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Yesterday & Today-The Interactive Beatles Experience

MCPAS invites you to rock to the music of the Beatles in an all new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night... EVERY NIGHT!

There's no denying that everyone has a Beatles song attached to an event in their life. Through laughter and personal stories, Yesterday & Today connects the audience and performers in a way like none other. Each performance becomes a unique and remarkable event.

With dead-on musical precision and stunning set designs, your theatre will be immersed in the sights, sounds and memories of the 1960's.

Don't miss Yesterday & Today at the Crighton on April 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

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The Woodlands Concert Opera

A magical evening with scenes and arias from Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, and Mozart, featuring World-Renowned soprano, Elena Nikulshina-Fray. In addition, The Woodlands very own baritone, Bryan Followell who recently won "Lonestar's Got Talent" competition, and special guest tenor, Robert Hiwat, winner of the Italian-American idol competition in Houston, TX. Ms. Nikulshina-Fray debuted at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music Theater singing Tosca. From 1994-2000, she was a soloist with the St. Petersburg Concert singing with over 500 performances. A portion of the proceeds go to support the local Breast Cancer Awareness charity.

Don't miss The Woodlands Concert Opera at the Crighton on April 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM.

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STAGE RIGHT presents the classic story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.

Is Harvey real or not? Come and find out on April 22-May 8, 2011.

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Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood

It's the 1950s, hula-hoops are in high demand, and so is Little Red Riding Hood! Wise Prince Jason (winner of the Math Olympics and the Nobel Prize), Strong Prince Justin (who can bench press his own mother) and ordinary Loud Prince Frank all want to woo Red Riding Hood. So the king and queen hire the Fairy Godmother to set three tasks for the princes. Only the prince who can find the missing girl, defeat the dragon and awaken a castle visitor from her slumber earns the right to woo Wed Widing Hood... that is, Red Riding Hood! Complete with the big bad wolf and a sock-hopping '50s score, this adventure is guaranteed to end in happily-ever-after laughter for audiences of all ages!

Performances are on May 13 at 7 PM and May 14 at 2 PM.

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Willy Wonka Jr.

The storyline has been through many renovations since Roald Dahl first created his hilarious and enchanting novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In 1971, the book was adapted into a popular musical film, starring Gene Wilder as the incomparable candy-making genius, Willy Wonka.

The stage adaptation draws its material from the original film. Charlie and his poverty stricken family comprise the first half of this play. Willy Wonka�s tour with the bratty kids and their ill-mannered parents takes up the remaining half. The best part of the show is watching each obnoxious child get their comeuppance. The show also makes audience members incredibly hungry for chocolate - unless you're choco-phobic.

Performances are on May 20-27, 2011 at the Crighton - where else?

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Andrea Marcovicci: Love Songs of World War II

MCPAS presents Andrea's most requested show. Andrea takes the audience on a journey through America's most dramatic era when every song became irrevocably entwined in each precious moment. The music represents many of America's most prolific songwriters including Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, Jule Styne, and the many others responsible for hits like Sentimental Journey, We'll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover and Skylark.

"An enchantress. A timely concoction of nostalgia and optimism." raves The Times-Picayune of New Orleans.

Performances are on May 28, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

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Waterway Arts Festival

"It's incredible that after only five years, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is among the top fine art festivals in the country," said Jenny Wright, festival director. "The Art Fair SourceBook is the 'go to' website for fine artists across the country, ranking the festivals by artists' sales. Not only is our festival performing on a level that attracts the best fine artists, it has quickly risen to the #2 spot among Houston-area festivals."

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, produced by The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, is an annual juried arts festival, featuring over 200 national, regional and international fine artists in a wide variety of mediums. The 2011 festival is set for Saturday, April 9 from 10 am-7 pm and Sunday, April 10 from 10 am-6 pm.


Always...Patsy Cline

If you haven't seen Patsy Cline yet, you have one more weekend! Playhouse 1960 brings this true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger. She befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

The play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Waking After Midnight...27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Louise Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS... Patsy Cline."

Don't miss Always...Patsy Cline at Playhouse 1960 on Mar. 11-26, 2011. For more information about the show read the January Dockline article.

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