Crighton Theatre Newsletter
April/May 2010

See Ricky Skaggs at the Crighton!

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Dearly Beloved

You've seen Christmas Belles and Southern Hospitality. Now come and see the first in the Jones, Hope, and Wooten trilogy that started it all!

The Futrelle Sisters, Frankie, Honey Raye and Twink, are throwing a wedding. Frankie has almost made herself sick with elaborate preparations for her daughter Tina Jo's "Gone with the Wind" themed wedding, and the rumor mill in their small town of Fayro, Texas, is working overtime. No surprise there, the Futrelle Sisters have never been strangers to gossip. After all, they did survive the scandalous breakup of their almost-famous gospel singing trio, The Sermonettes. But Twink's desperate attempts to get her boyfriend of fifteen-and-one-half years down the aisle, Frankie's ongoing conversations with their dead mother, and Honey Raye's tendency to race to the altar at every opportunity have kept tongues wagging for years.

Performances are from April 16 to May 2, 2010. See for yourself why over 1 million theatre patrons have enjoyed the Jones, Hope, and Wooten southern comedies!
Read more about Jones, Hope, and Wooten | Get Tickets Online!

Bravo Company Presents "The Ever After"

A cheesy talk show host invites traditional fairy tale characters who have been estranged for 20 years to reconcile on live television. From Snow White and the Evil Queen to Cinderella and her middle-aged ugly stepsisters, this TV show parody asks the question, "Can't we all just get along?" The talk show is punctuated by questions from obnoxious studio audience members and hilarious infomercials for fairy tale related products. Even Jiminy Cricket is now an occupational therapist and author of "My Life as Your Conscience" makes a guest appearance to lend his professional opinion.

Come on May 21-22, 2010 and join the Bravo Company for this youth event!

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Mavis Staples

Don't miss Mavis on May 14, 2010 at the Crighton Theatre! During her career Staples has appeared in many films and television shows, including The Last Waltz, Graffiti Bridge, Wattstax, New York Undercover, Soul Train, Soul to Soul and The Cosby Show. Her voice has been sampled by some of the biggest selling hip-hop artists, including Salt 'N' Pepa, Ice Cube and Ludacris. Mavis has recorded with a wide variety of musicians, from her close friend Bob Dylan (with whom she as nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award in the "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" category for their duet on "Gotta Change My Way Of Thinking" from the album Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan) to The Band, Ray Charles, Nona Hendryx, George Jones, Patty Griffin, Natalie Merchant, Ann Peebles, Delbert McClinton and many others. Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 and don't miss this spectacular Sounds of Texas event!

Read more about Mavis | Get Tickets Online! | Hear Mavis

The Latin Tenors

One day after Mavis MCPAS will present the Latin operatically trained singers, Mauro Calderon and Cesar Rodriguez. On May 15, 2010 they will take you on a musical journey that covers the great arias made famous by Pavarotti, Carreras and Domingo; while including the classics of Bocelli's, American and Latin American songs and other greats that you have never seen before. Renowned, Aldo Delgadillo plays symphonic organ. The sound is irresistible! The show is unforgettable! Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 and reserve your spot today!

Hear the Latin Tenors | Buy tickets online!

Stage Right Announces New Season Lineup

Stage Right announces its third season lineup:

No Time for Sergeants by Ira Levin - A southern comedy about a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force originally starring Andy Griffith. Performances are on Sept. 10-26, 2010 with auditions on June 20-21, 2010.

Christmas Belles by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten - The laugh-out-loud comedy with a touch of "The Golden Girls" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Performances are on Dec. 4-19, 2010 with auditions on Oct. 17-18, 2010.

Always Patsy Cline - The music of Patsy Cline with the comic story of her friendship with a Houston fan. Written and orginally directed by Ted Swindley. Based on a TRUE STORY. Licensed by the family and Estate of Pasty Cline. All Rights Reserved. Original Cast Album available on MCA/Decca Records. Performances are on Feb. 11-Mar. 6, 2011 with auditions on June 13-14, 2010.

Harvey by Mary Chase - The story is about a man whose best friend is a six foot rabbit. James Stewart played the lead in the 1950's movie. Performances are on Apr. 22-May 8, 2011 with auditions on Feb. 20-21, 2011.

The Music Man by Meredith Wilson - Robert Preston originally played a boys' band organizer and leader that sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town. Performances are on Jul. 15-31, 2011 with auditions on May 15-16, 2011.

Audition dates are subject to change. Please check the website periodically for updates.

Read More About Stage Right | Buy tickets online! | Download the rack card

The Sounds of Texas Continue Their 2010 Season

Besides Rodney Crowell who came to the Crighton on March 20, 2010 and Mavis Staples who is coming on May 14, 2010, the Sounds of Texas is proud to present:

Marty Stuart on June 25, 2010 with Rosie Flores opening. If you caught him in Nashville in September you'd find him in front of his band, the Fabulous Superlatives. His show was full of terrific original songs, but periodically he played a touchstone of country music history, beginning with the bluegrass of "In the Pines".

Mark Germino, Tony Arata, and Vince Gill on August 21, 2010. Germino and Arata are journeyman songwriters and performers who have written for numerous recording artists as well as performing for enthusiastic audiences across the country.? Gill has sold more than 26 million albums, earned 18 CMA Awards and is a 2007 inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Read More About The Sounds of Texas | Buy tickets online! | See Marty Stuart videos

The Statesmen Chorus Presents Their Great Time Show

The Great Time Show will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in The Woodlands on Saturday, May 8, 2010. The Statesmen Great Time Shows are always a great entertainment value. As is our tradition, we will present two performances. The featured group will be Level Up, Spring's own International Qualifying Collegiate Quartet.

The matinee (2:30 P.M. - doors open at 1:45) will feature the members of the Statesmen Chorus in concert and we'll be joined by our great chapter quartets. Our singers will serve all you want popcorn and complementary beverages.

Our evening performance (7:30 P.M. - doors open at 6:45) will also feature the chorus and quartets. We will be serving steaming hot tamales, nachos, and complementary beverages.

Read More About the Statesmen Chorus

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Country Playhouse presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest adapted by Dale Wasserman and from the novel by Ken Kesey from May 7-22.

A gripping drama set in an Oregon psychiatric facility, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest tells the story of a group of mental patients trying find dignity under the watchful eye of tyrannical nurse Ratched. Among them are an imposing, yet docile man of American-Indian heritage, referred to as "chief" and McMurphy, a loose cannon who purchases basic human freedoms for his fellow facility patients, eventually at great cost.

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