Crighton Theatre Newsletter
August-September 2012

Last chance to see Cinderella
at the Crighton!

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MCPAS website | Sounds of Texas website | Stage Right website | Season ticket


You may have noticed a lot of people in downtown Conroe dressed as Cinderella. They were part of the 1000 patrons in a Disney-esque atmosphere! 3 performances of the musical were followed by a tea party (at the matinee), photo and autograph opportunities with the cast of Cinderella and pony rides in a mini-teapot. You could even buy magic wands and "glass" slippers before the show. You can see pictures of Cinderella in the gallery or see in-depth stories about the actors in our new One on One series.

The last weekend will also feature pony rides ($5/person) after the matinee. Tickets are still available to the tea party at Chelsea's Tea Room with Cinderella, the prince, and the fairy godmother. Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 to get tea party tickets.

Cinderella has one more weekend at the Crighton. We will be collecting funds for Children's Safe Harbor during the musical. Bring your donation and don't miss Cinderella at the Crighton from July 13-29, 2012.

STAGE RIGHT | Buy tickets online! | Dockline | Posters | Podcasts | Playbills | Inside the Crighton | Gallery

The Flatlanders

The Flatlanders are coming to the Crighton on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 8 PM. Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock have been friends for almost 40 years, and members of that not-really-a-band, life-of-its-own musical entity known as The Flatlanders for nearly as long.

The Flatlanders formed in 1972 in Lubbock, Texas, small West Texas city with a prominent artistic community, due in part to the atmosphere at Texas Tech University. Gilmore, Ely and Hancock formed the group, with Gilmore as the main songwriter and singer, with several other collaborators: their friends Steve Wesson, previously a non-musician, on autoharp and musical saw and Tony Pearson on mandolin and backup harmony, as well as Butch's brother Tommy Hancock on fiddle and string bassist Syl Rice. They reunited in 1998 when asked to write a song for "The Horse Whisperer" soundtrack.

Don't miss this Sounds of Texas presentation of the Flatlanders at the Crighton!

website | youtube | Gallery

The Miracle Worker

You know the story; now see it onstage. Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.

We will be collected used eyeglasses with the local Lions Club during the run of the show. The Miracle Worker opens STAGE RIGHT's fifth season at the Crighton from Sept. 7-23, 2012. See the August Dockline magazine for more pictures on the upcoming production. Get your tickets today!

STAGE RIGHT | Buy tickets online! | Dockline | Posters | Podcasts | Playbills | Inside the Crighton | Gallery

My Three Angels

Auditions for this Christmas comedy are on September 9-10, 2012 at the Crighton Theatre at 7 PM. The film version featured Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov.

The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three convicts are employed as roofers by a family, whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father's daughter for an heiress. The three convicts - two of them murderers, the third a swindler - take the visitors on. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right and in doing so redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family.

Performances for My Three Angels will be on Nov.30-Dev. 16, 2012.

STAGE RIGHT | Buy tickets online! | Dockline | Posters | Podcasts | Playbills | Inside the Crighton | Gallery

Capitol Steps

It's here! Get their new album Take the Money and Run - for President.

So who are The Capitol Steps? They began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They decided to dig into the headlines of the day and they created song parodies and skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials. See the Capitol Steps on September 29th at the Crighton at 7:30 PM.

website | youtube

The Wrong Side of the Law

Theatre Suburbia presents their summer melodrama. Flint Buckshot is away at a Sheriff's convention, so his daughter Shania is deputy in charge. Two desperados roll into town and they realize they have found easy pickings. Telegrams soon arrive reporting that Flint's been badly hurt. Smelling opportunity, Bertha points out that Barney should be the sheriff because he has considerable experience with law enforcement - although on the wrong side of the law!

Will Flint and Shania along with Wrandall and his mother be able to convince the townsfolk that the newcomers are wanted criminals? Will good triumph over evil and will our hero finally realize love at last.

See The Wrong Side of the Law at Theatre Suburbia until August 25, 2012.


Children's Safe Harbor

Children's Safe Harbors' mission is to protect and enhance the life of every child who has the courage to battle sexual and physical abuse. With a team of community and professional agencies united, we are committed to counsel the mind and heal the body of brave children and prosecute the offenders of the youngest and most vulnerable victims of our society.

Visit our website or see the youtube video for more information.

website | youtube

Chelsea's Tea Room

This weekend Chelsea's Tea Room hosted a tea party for patrons that wanted photographs with Cinderella and the cast. Even the mice were popular with the kids when it came to photo ops. Chelsea's Tea Room is a quaint out of the way Tea Room and gift shop located in Downtown Conroe Texas just 3-4 doors down the street from the Crighton Theatre.

The last weekend of Cinderella will also feature a tea party with the princess and prince. You can get your picture taken in front of a carriage (painted on the wall). Look for the teacup rides by the Crighton and by Chelsea's Tea Room. The teacup rides provide a short but nice way to pass the time while you are waiting in line to get your photos taken with the cast of Cinderella. Get your reservations with the Box Office at 936-441-7469 today!


One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre

One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre is a new interview series that highlights the lives of the cast and crew at the Crighton. The episodes feature in-depth conversations about life on and off the stage. See the interviews with the cast of Cinderella or cast/crew members from previous shows at the Crighton.

So far we have interviewed cast members from CYT and Shoot to Kill Productions (Always...Patsy Cline). Interviews with the cast of The Carol Burnett Show have started and will be available in the next few weeks. We continue to seek interviews with anyone who has helped with shows at the Crighton.

So what do guests talk about? Yes, we talk about theatre. But we also talk about travel, school, transitioning to Broadway, real life, politics, religion, films, sports, careers (other than theatre) - just about anything a guest wants to talk about. As we tell our guests: it's your life; you know the answers.

About One on One | Interviews

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