Crighton Theatre Newsletter
April-May 2014

See the comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy
at the Crighton!

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Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama that enjoyed success on the screen and on-stage. The story defines Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over a 25-year period.

Driving Miss Daisy won four awards including Best Picture and Best Actress for Jessica Tandy, the oldest person at the time to win a competitive acting Oscar.

For more information about the show click here. Make your plans to see this comedy-drama Apr. 18 - May 4, 2014!

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Hairspray Auditions

The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Auditions for Hairspray will be on Apr. 27-28, 2014 at the historic Crighton Theatre! Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

For more promos about the show click here. Performance dates for this musical are July 11-27, 2014!

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Delbert McClinton

The venerable Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock and roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best time-honored Texas tradition. A formidable harmonica player long before he recorded as a singer, McClinton's career began in the late '50s, yet it took him nearly two de`cades to evolve into a bona fide solo artist. A critics' darling and favorite of his peers, McClinton never really became a household name, but his resurgence in the '90s helped him earn more widespread respect from both the public at large and the Grammy committee.

Delbert McClinton was born in Lubbock, Texas, on November 4, 1940, and grew up in Fort Worth. Discovering the blues in his teenage years, McClinton quickly became an accomplished harmonica player and found plenty of work on the local club scene. In 1989, McClinton issued the album Live From Austin, which earned him his first Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album. In 2013, after a 40-year break, McClinton reunited with Glen Clark for an album of new material, Blind, Crippled and Crazy.

See Delbert McClinton at the Crighton on May 10, 2014!

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The Rockin' Tale of Snow White

The wonderful world of the Brothers Grimm is brought to life in this delightful adaptation. This familiar story has lost nothing in the way of excitement, adventure and fun. All our old friends are here - the lovely Princess, the mischievous Dwarfs, the Prince, the Huntsman, the evil Queen. But wait until you meet the hilarious palace Cat and the Enchanted Vixen.

In this version, the Magic Mirror not only talks - it walks! Shiver and shake as the scheming Queen transforms herself into various personalities like Esmeralda, the young gypsy, and a withered Crone so horrible even the Queen herself is terrified! Don't forget that poisonous apple waiting for our heroine. Laughs, chases through the forest and more than enough stage magic to light up the stage.

See Bravo Company at the Crighton on May 15-16, 2014!

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Into the Woods

The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in Into the Woods Jr., an adaptation of one of Sondheim's most popular works.

All of your favorite characters - Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch - meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever.

See Into the Woods Jr at the Crighton from May 23-25, 2014!


Mark Chesnutt

Mark Chesnutt is one of Country's true musical treasures. Critics have hailed him as a classic Country singer of the first order and some of Country music's most elite entertainers, from George Jones to George Strait, echo the sentiment.

Mark has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit; he maintains a front-and-center presence with a hefty tour schedule year after year.

Country music critics and fans alike need look no further when it comes to Country music basics. See Mark Chesnutt at the Crighton on May 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM!

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Country Playhouse

STAGE RIGHT members will be joining Country Playhouse in an interactive comedic dinner show at Brio! Carolyn Corsano Wong and Leona Hoegsberg (sisters in Arsenic and Old Lace) and Steven Wong (Brother John in Anything Goes) will participate in an evening of murder, mayhem, madness, and mystery! Who is the criminal and why? Solve the crime, and you will be rewarded!

Your five course meal includes a cheese course, chopped or caesar salad, light pasta appetizer, entree (chicken, vegetable lasagna, or 5 oz filet), and dessert (tiramisu, cheesecake, or chocolate cake). Tea or coffee is included.

Call Brio at 713-973-9610 for tickets to the dinner show at 6 PM on Sunday, April 6, 2014! Brio is located at the Town and Country center on the southeast corner of I-10 and the Beltway. Feel free to contact us if you want the murder mystery dinner theatre for a private event.

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Friendship Center

The Friendship Center has been serving the senior adult population in Montgomery County since 1973 with the goal of creating an aging friendly community. We currently provide Meals on Wheels services for the county, delivering 500 healthy meals per day to the doorstep of our homebound population through our well trained and friendly volunteers.

Our transportation program gives senior adults a ride to important destinations such as the doctor's office or grocery store, and to social activities where they can continue an active life. Our case management program provides caregiver support through groups, resource assistance, and collaborative efforts to help them navigate their way through this sometimes complicated season of life.

The Friendship Center strives to maintain excellence in staff, programming, and client satisfaction. We deeply value the aging in our community and are committed to creating a supportive environment for them, and those who care for them in Montgomery County.

Members from the Friendship Center will be in the lobby during the run of Driving Miss Daisy distributing information about their services and collecting donations.

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has earned worldwide respect for its integrity and effectiveness in helping the poor and disaster victims. The organization serves more than 30 million people in the U.S. each year through its various social service programs. The Salvation Army ranked as the second largest charity in the United States in 2008 with $3.2 billion in donations.

In this new century, The Salvation Army is serving more people in the USA than ever before. They are seeing large increases in the number of Americans seeking the basic necessities of life - food, shelter, and warmth. There are many ways to help - click here to see the many ways to participate.

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Waterway Arts Festival

STAGE RIGHT will be at the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival for the fourth year in a row. The Arts in Montgomery County area is a collaboration between the various performing art groups in the area. STAGE RIGHT was instrumental in the formation and inclusiveness of the Arts area at the Festival.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (WWAF) weekend event is a celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts. The Festival gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with artists from around the country, sample great food, watch the Art of Food demos, enjoy live music and entertain their families at our interactive 'ARTOPOLY' area.

By popular demand the Because Art Matters DRUM JAM will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway Square. The public is invited to the second annual event that will feature interactive drum and beat stations, bongo drums, drum lines and junkyard percussion. DRUM JAM is being held in conjunction with The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and provides the opportunity to experience the drumming expertise of percussion artists including Let Them Drum! All-Stars, the Sam Houston State University Steel Drum Band, Dan the Drummer and more!

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Caribbean Cruise

Win a cruise to Mexico, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica! For the next three shows we will be raffling a cruise to Mexico departing from the port of Galveston! Travel to a Caribbean island perched atop a coral reef: Cozumel. Swim with the dolphins or spend the day shopping onshore!

Next is Grand Cayman - a group of three magnificent tropical islands Christopher Columbus called "Las Tortugas" (the turtles) for the sea creatures he found in the ocean water. Among other attractions, visitors to the island will enjoy learning about the turtles, exploring Seven-Mile Beach and enjoying the undersea world.

Last stop is Jamaica where beachcomers can spend time on the white sands and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Take a leasurely ride in a glass bottom boat and see underwater life without having to snorkel or scuba dive. Visit the spectacular Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios, where you can climb 600 feet up from the base of the falls or retreat to the beach where the rushing water exits into the ocean.

This eight day, seven night cruise will be awarded to one lucky couple on the last performance of the season (Hairspray - July 27, 2014). Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. You can buy tickets during intermission or purchase tickets online. Proceeds will support future Stage Right shows at the Crighton.

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234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301

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