Crighton Theatre Newsletter
April-June 2016


See the comedy Rumors
at the Crighton!

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Montgomery County's Got Talent

Join us as we welcome rising stars to compete in MCPAS's own talent show! The best of Montgomery County's greatest singers, dancers, actors, musicians and poets will be at the Crighton to show case their talent! Don't miss out on all the fun and a chance to see what the constestants have!

Attracting local singers, dancers, actors, musicians and poets, the top three winners will receive cash prizes. Performers are ages 15 and up. This is the second in this annual series. One with undisputed talent, Cheryl Billlings, won last year with her interpretation of a Whitney Houston song.

The competition will be at the Crighton Theatre on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

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Rumors

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

"Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh." - The New York Times
"Light, frothy and fun." - New York Post
"Neil Simon makes people laugh a lot!" - USA Today
"Not only side splitting, but front and back splitting." - NBC-TV

Performances are on April 15-May 1, 2016!

During the run of Rumors we will be collecting funds to support the Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary. Help us to support the Sanctuary.

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Legally Blonde - The Musical

STAGE RIGHT of Texas announces audition dates for Legally Blonde the Musical.

Date: April 24-25, 2016
Time: 7-9 PM
Location: historic Crighton Theatre
Performance Dates: July 8-24, 2016


Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group's distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up". Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

"We started as a straight blues band", vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. "We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We're an American music band and we're much higher energy than we were before."

Don't miss the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the historic Crighton Theatre on May 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

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Aladdin Jr.

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince!

All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in Disney's Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

Disney's Aladdin JR.'s tuneful, accessible Academy award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me," will send audiences soaring. See CYT's presentation of Aladdin Jr. at the historic Crighton Theatre on May 12-14, 2016!

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Romeo and Harriet

Bravo Company presents this hilarious musical spoof puts the "shake" in Shakespeare! With the help of a group of quarreling chorus members - Oregano, Carpaccio, Risotto, Prosciutto, Antipasto, Pesto, Mayo and Romano - we get a deliciously funny spoof of Romeo and Juliet. Their comedic and intelligent commentary seasons the show with laughter galore so actors and audience alike won’t even realize they're learning about Shakespeare!

The stage is set in modern-day New York City, where clerks of the swanky Montague's Department store and the second-rate Capulet's Discount Mart meet in the street to trade insults. Words are their daggers, so watch out, you might die laughing! Naturally, the heirs to these two retail empires, Romeo and Harriet, fall in love, but don't think you know the rest...this musical has a happy ending! "Humph. Call yourself a tragedy," exclaims Oregano at the end of the show, disappointed to find no dead bodies. Nope, it's pure comedy with pie fights in place of duels, a nurse obsessed with paper cuts, Romeo dressed in a white leisure suit a la John Travolta and an outrageous parody of the most romantic scene in literature. A fun, eclectic collection of musical numbers underscores all this hilarity, including a number in iambic pentameter! It would be a real tragedy to miss out on this one!

See Romeo and Harriet at the historic Crighton Theatre on May 20-21, 2016!

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Reckless Kelly with Folk Family Revival

Austin's own Reckless Kelly returned with their 8th studio album, Long Night Moon on September 3, 2013. The album is the follow-up to 2011's Grammy Nominated Good Luck and True Love, which took home four Lone Star Music Awards, and sent three singles to #1 on Texas Radio.

When Willy Braun, frontman and principal songwriter for the band began writing songs for Long Night Moon, he quickly found a theme emerging. "About halfway through writing this record, I noticed that almost all of the songs I was writing, whether they were songs about the road, life, or love, had something to do with traveling. It started as an accident and I decided to just go with it. Before we knew it, there was a definite theme." It's honest, original and constantly evolving. The group is known for their explosive live shows and a passion for making albums of substance. Long Night Moon is no exception to this rule.

See Reckless Kelly at the Crighton on May 28, 2016.

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Pam Tillis

Pam Tillis has enjoyed many career-defining moments on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. The daughter of singer and songwriting legend Mel Tillis, she made her Opry debut on the Ryman Auditorium stage at age 8, singing "Tom Dooley" with her dad.

Throughout her career, Pam has earned nearly 20 Top 10 and six No. 1 singles. She has won three Country Music Association Awards - including the coveted Female Vocalist of the Year in 1994 - and two Grammys. She has experimented with pop, Broadway, soul, and jazz, seamlessly incorporating those influences into music that remains unmistakably country at its core.

In addition to guest acting roles on prime-time TV series L.A. Law and Diagnosis: Murder, the versatile performer starred in the Broadway show Smokey Joe's Cafe in 1999. In 2010, Pam became the host of her own WSM radio show, Lettin' My Roots Show. In 2013 Pam teamed again with Lorrie Morgan for the Dos Divas album and the pair hit the road on their Grits and Glamour Tour.

See Pam Tillis at the Crighton on June 4, 2016.

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Sweet Soul Music

The Crighton Theatre welcomes back Andrey SeVille! He is the most under rated artist in the music industry. His silky soul style brings new but 'ole school flavor to the board. He brings back the days of "sanging" Teddy, Al Green and Otis Redding.

Andrey SeVille's career and positive attitude toward the world was carved at an early age! Being an Air Force brat traveling the world with his father, he realized, people all over the world need to be entertained and Andrey could be the one to provide the entertainment!

Andrey has captivated audiences where ever he performs with his style of vocals. Andrey also was part of a group called The Emperors of Soul with Temptations Legendary vocalist Ollie Woodson singing first tenor. While performing in Casinos and various venues in Las Vegas, Andrey has dazed audiences with his smooth vocals.

ANDREY won an award in a Best Male Vocalist Category at the BMA AWARDS 2011 in Las Vegas. See Sweet Soul Music with Andrey SeVille at the Crighton on June 5, 2016.

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Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel has seen miles and miles of Texas. They got their kicks on Route 66. And, in 2015, the band hit another milestone with their 45th anniversary. Now in their 46st year, the band continues to introduce western swing to a new generation on tour and takes audiences on the ride of a lifetime with their play, A Ride with Bob. "It has been an amazing ride. From Paw Paw to San Francisco to Austin, we've seen it all", says Wheel front man Ray Benson. "But, rest assured, there's still many exciting projects in the works. The Wheel keeps rolling!"

See Asleep at the Wheel at the Crighton on June 18, 2016.

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Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary

During the run of Rumors we will be collecting funds to support Pure Mutts Animal Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is founded in honor of a loving soul "Moti" who showed us humans what it means to love unconditionally.

Sanctuary is founded to fill the need of providing special care for old, seriously sick and injured animals that ordinary shelters can't provide due to lack of resources. These special need animals come to the Pure Mutts Sanctuary from other shelters, from other rescuers and volunteers, from concerned citizens. Our Patience, Care, and Compassion and their will to live, love and be loved makes this Sanctuary a special place.

It is a private sanctuary and does not get any state or federal funding.

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Eagles Nest Ministries

A Conroe ministry is helping those who desire to be closer to God soar to their destination.

Eagle's Nest Ministries, located at 1525 Blake Road off Texas 105 West, is a non-denominational, Bible-based, "organic church" and also a 501c3 that started as a house church that takes a first century, Jesus-style approach to religion. Participants are ministered to by example and then sent out to continue the message.

Pastor Jeff Williams’ focus is "hope through change one life at a time."

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