Crighton Theatre Newsletter
April-May 2012

See The Carol Burnett Show
at the Crighton!

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A Night of One Acts

The Crighton Theatre presents the UIL middle school winners in a series of one acts on Saturday, March 31st. Proceeds support each middle school's theatre department. Magnolia Jr. High School presents the first one act called "And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson" at 7 PM which is a powerful, haunting memory play offering a vivid and deeply affecting account of the agonies inflicted on a young crippled girl growing up in a small Indiana town. "Dracula" is the second one act presented by Montgomery Jr. High at 8 PM. The final one act is a comedy called "The Foreigner" by Lynn Lucas Middle School at 9 PM. The Foreigner is about an Englishman who pretends he doesn't know English.

Each one act lasts 40 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. If you are unable to come but want to support the schools, called the Box Office at 936-441-7469 and indicate you wish to make a donation for UIL.

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Connie Smith

Dolly Parton once noted, famously, that there were just three real female singers around: Barbra Streisand, Linda Ronstadt, and Connie Smith. "The rest of us," she said, "are only pretending." It's less-well known that when Ms. Smith was introduced to Keith Richards, he grabbed fellow Connie Smith fan (and Rolling Stone) Ron Wood and brought him up to meet her, too, exclaiming "She's the real deal!"

See Connie Smith in concert at the historic Crighton Theatre on April 7, 2012 at 8 PM!

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The Carol Burnett Show

Remember variety shows? Just as Vaudeville (Finally) Comes to the Crighton! was a fabulous success, now it's time for another classic variety show: The Carol Burnett Show! Comedy sketches from the original show will make their return on the Crighton stage.

At Carol Burnett's request, we will be collecting funds for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF). TBCF provides financial assistance families in the midst of cancer treatment. In some cases they take terminally ill patients and their families to Disneyland. Patients undergoing cancer treatment can get free tickets to the show by calling the Box Office at 936-441-7469.

See The Carol Burnett Show from April 17- May 6, 2012 at the Crighton Theatre! Note that Carol Burnett is NOT in the show.

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A Pirate's Life for Me

Bravo Company presents this peg leg tappin' score of rollicking sea shanties and contemporary styles - a surefire audience-pleaser! Aristocrat Roger Goodman has his heart set on a conventional life married to the wealthy Sarah Huffington and living happily ever after. That is, until he finds out she thinks he's boring and would rather marry a brave and adventurous pirate! It's not a pirate convention, it's a game of hide-and-seek! Come see this swashbuckling comedy for waves of laughter and the most comical musical pirate adventure yet!

Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 to see this show at 7 PM on Friday, May 11th and 2 PM on Saturday, May 12th.

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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

"Goin' courtin" has never been so much fun! Christian Youth Theatre presents Seven Brides for Seven Brothers which takes place in the 1850s Oregon wilderness. The story revolves around Adam Pontipee, a rugged country man, who goes to town looking for a bride to marry to help him take care of his six rowdy brothers. His new bride soon plans to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage. Bursting with rambunctious energy, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is full of boisterous fun.

Go to the CYT website for tickets. Performances are from May 18-27, 2012.

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First Baptist of Ivy Gap

During WWII, six women gather at the church to roll bandages and plan the church's 75th anniversary. Overseeing things is Edith, the pastor's wise-cracking wife who dispenses Red Cross smocks and witty repartee to Luby, whose son is fighting in the Pacific; Mae Ellen, the church's rebellious organist who wants to quit but hasn't the courage; Olene, who dreams of a career in Hollywood; Sammy, a shy newcomer with a secret; and Vera, an influential Baptist with a secret of her own.When Luby learns her son has been wounded, she confounds the others by blaming the vulnerable Sammy.

Twenty-five years later, our "First Baptist Six" reunite. Back to reconcile with Luby - whose son died of his wounds - is Sammy, whose own son is now in Vietnam; and Olene, whose flashy show business career will set the town on its ear. There to welcome them are Vera, her secret still safe; Mae Ellen, still rebellious and still looking for an escape; and Edith, whose biggest challenge isn't the church's upcoming centennial but revelations that shake relationships formed over a quarter of a century. With humor and pathos, these six very different women find comfort, forgiveness and redemption in each other. Winner of multiple playwriting awards.

Performances are at Theatre Suburbia from April 13 to May 12, 2012.


Waterway Arts Festival

The 7th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival returns to the visually stunning setting of The Woodlands Waterway in The Woodlands, just north of Houston, Texas. Produced by The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, in partnership with community partners such as STAGE RIGHT, the WWAF raises funds for the Council's non-profit mission to provide regional cultural enrichment opportunities that encourage, support and promote the performing and visual arts.

This award winning two-day celebration of the arts attracts art patrons and tourists from across the nation as one of The Woodlands premier attractions. Featuring 200 juried fine art and fine craft artists from 36 different states and 3 countries along with performing arts, delicious food, wine tasting and an "Art of Food" Chef demonstration tent to compliment your experience.

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Exercise Defined

Conroe native, Ken Hutchins - the world's leading exercise researcher - directed the world's cornerstone osteoporosis study to derive the SuperSlow Exercise Protocol. Experience SuperSlow Exercise Equipment specially designed by Ken Hutchins to properly track human muscle and joint function.

"Stimulating skeletal muscle represents the only window into the human body via exercise to effect reasonable improvements in several aspects of health. They are increased bone density, secured joint stability, improved metabolism, enhanced vascular efficiency, as well as restored youthful appearance and vitality."

Call Missi Fletcher (936.520.6803), Judy Robert (936.537.5511), Steve Kasmiersky (936.520.6369) or Marilyn Moore (936.522.8830) for a complimentary orientation and sample workout! Exercise Defined, Inc. is located at 6440 Longmire Road in Conroe.

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