Crighton Theatre Newsletter
August-September 2014

Experience The Dixie Swim Club
at the Crighton!

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Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan A'Dale

All the joy, love, adventure and danger associated with the outlaw Robin Hood are found in this romantic coming-of-age adventure story. Set sometime in the middle of Robin Hood's infamous career, plot elements are taken from several of the traditional Robin Hood stories. This musical is filled with humor, swordfights, hidden identities, and even a group of singing nuns!

Genevieve, the duke's daughter, is dreaming with her ladies in waiting about the perfect man in "If I Marry." Her father has promised her hand in marriage to Rodric, the Sheriff of Nottingham, a mismatch he will announce at a feast. Robin Hood, visiting Nottingham in disguise on market day, manages an invitation. He tells Maid Marian and the other Merry Outlaws of Sherwood Forest his plan to attend the feast. Allan A'Dale, the young minstrel, begs for the opportunity to prove himself a worthy outlaw by going along, and Robin consents, at the urging of Maid Marian.

Will Allan A'Dale proves his worth? Join us at the Crighton for comedy, romance, and music! Performance dates for this musical are August 7-10, 2014!

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Dave and Phil Alvin and the Guilty Ones

The 2014 Sounds of Texas Music Series presents Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the historic Crighton Theatre. Opening artist John Evans Band. In this show, brothers Dave and Phil Alvin will make an appearance together, backed by Dave’s band, The Guilty Ones. Dave and The Guilty Ones wowed the Crighton crowd last year in the final show of the 2013 season.

Last year, Dave and Phil joined Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Bingham, Will Dailey, Rosanne Cash, Clyde Mulroney, John Mellencamp and Neko Case and Taj Mahal on the southern gothic musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, produced by T Bone Burnett. Dave has several acting credits, including the FX television series Justified. Dave Alvin's music has been featured on Justified four times. The Justified official soundtrack album was released with two songs by Dave Alvin, "Harlan County Line" and "Beautiful City 'Cross the River".

Dave and Phil are currently finishing a new album together. Common Ground, featuring the songs of Big Bill Broonzy, is scheduled to be released in June, 2014. Dave and Phil Alvin will be backed up in this show in the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas by The Guilty Ones - Chris Miller on guitar, and husband and wife rhythm section Brad Fordham on bass and Lisa Pankratz on drums.

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The Dixie Swim Club

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.

As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of 'teamwork', rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. 'The Dixie Swim Club' is the story of these five unforgettable women - a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Performance dates for this comedy are Sept 5-21, 2014!

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For Aladdin it's not easy to find a magic lamp but it's even harder to get a date! It's a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade and even Sinbad the Sailor as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a cave of (not-so-great) wonders. Along his way Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise genies, a powerful sultan and even his own mother to find a way to meet the princess. However, even with the lamp in hand, Aladdin will have to learn that it takes more than a wish to make a good impression!

Auditions will be on September 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM. All Missoula Children's Theatre shows are designed for students Kindergarten through 12th grade. There are roles especially suited for all ages, skill levels and experience levels. Performance dates for this show are October 4, 2014 at 7 PM!

MCPAS website | Buy tickets online! | Missoula Children's Theatre

Assistance League of Montgomery County

All efforts of Assistance League are directed towards its mission of providing direct social and educational services to Montgomery County's economically disadvantaged children and adults. All services are carefully coordinated with other Montgomery County organizations. Since its inception in 1985, Assistance League has raised and spent over $3 million dollars to meet the needs of the community. Your financial support helps ensure that Assistance League can continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people each year.

It is through the efforts of nine philanthropic programs that Assistance League reaches out to the community:
A new program called "Caring and Sharing" is being implemented. We are working diligently with other agencies to help homeless people and young people who age out of foster care and furnish residences. There are many ways to help - click here to see the many ways to participate.

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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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Conroe Coffee

Here at Conroe Coffee, we strive to serve you top quality coffee, drinks, and food! My love for great coffee began in Europe. Once I tasted Lavazza, Italy's most popular brand, I knew there would never be another coffee brand for me.

Years later I opened a coffee shop in Michigan and sold Lavazza. Folks in the small town of Lake Orion, Michigan could not believe that Lavazza had arrived in their town. Much like Lake Orion, Conroe has that small town feel: Friendly folks and merchants genuinely interested in our town and bringing our customers the best of the best. We serve the best coffee, teas, sandwiches, pastries and desserts! Not to mention imported English goods! (I am English). We welcome you to our shop! Come on in, sit down, relax, and become family!

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Darrel's Catering

When you need someone to help you with catering for a large group, look no further than Darrel's catering. STAGE RIGHT asked Mickey (the owner) to cater a BBQ lunch for the World War II veterans that make up the Lone Star Honor Flight. Mickey went out of his way to work within our schedule and budget to give the vets a memorable lunch on stage. His brisket is incredibly moist, tender, and flavorful. His staff is enthusiastic and helpful.

Mickey was touched by STAGE RIGHT's benefit performance of No Time for Sergeants for veterans and donated his company's services that day. Support this patriotic business and you will find many more reasons to be a repeat customer.


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