Crighton Theatre Newsletter
December 2010 /
January - February 2011

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Christmas Belles

It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters - Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye - are not exactly in a festive mood. This delightful, laugh-out loud comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten will help you to remember the reason for the season! It is one of the few holiday shows with the retelling of the Christmas story.

If you missed this show two years ago then you missed a great time! The show has been called 'The Golden Girls' meet 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. Performances are from December 3-19, 2010. Bring unwrapped gifts for the Toys for Tots Campaign and start your holidays with laughter!

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Ray Price

Sharity Productions present Ray Price two days after Christmas Belles closes. Ray (born January 12, 1926) is an American country singer, songwriter and guitarist. His more well-known recordings include "Release Me", "Crazy Arms", "Heartaches by the Number", "City Lights", "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You", "For the Good Times", "Night Life", "I Won't Mention It Again", "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me", and "Danny Boy". He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996 and - now in his mid 80s - continues to record and tour.

The performance is on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 8 PM. Don't miss this country legend!

Buy tickets online! | For the Good Times on Youtube | Comedy sketch

The One O'Clock Lab Band

Where can you hear students play jazz at a level competitive with every other professional jazz player in the world? Immerse yourself in the The One O'Clock Lab Band. The name indicates the rehearsal time for this University of North Texas jazz band.

Wiest is the director of the One O'Clock Lab Band. They received another Grammy Award nomination for the accomplished CD, Lab 2009. Wiest was also nominated for an individual Grammy in the best instrumental composition division.

"To me it's a huge thing for jazz education in general and it's an amazing thing for our program here at North Texas," says Wiest. "It says that the recording academy acknowledges that students can be competing and put on the same even playing field as professionals. It's a statement to me that the future of jazz is in very, very good hands."

The One O'Clock Lab Band will be at the Crighton on Jan. 6, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

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Night and Days with Kevin Spirtas

Get ready for Days of Our Lives' Kevin Spirtas in his one-man show, Night and Days. In this exciting, tuneful, and energetic concert, MCPAS and Kevin takes you on a tour of his career highlights, from his Broadway debut to his years as Dr. Craig Wesley on Days of Our Lives - and he brings down the house time and again, whether crooning his way through a beautiful ballad or dancing and singing from a plethora of classic Broadway shows like A Chorus Line, Phantom Of The Opera, West Side Story, Camelot, Chicago, The Boy From Oz, and many others.

Kevin will be at the Crighton on Jan. 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

Buy tickets online! | Youtube | Official website

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

In this retelling of the Biblical story, Joseph is a handsome young man who is his father's favorite child, able to interpret dreams, and the bearer of an amazing coat. These facts lead Joseph's eleven brothers to become insatiably jealous. Thus, they sell Joseph into slavery to some passing Ishmaelites. After refusing the advances of his owner's wife, Joseph is sent to jail. Once in jail, he quickly becomes popular due to his ability to interpret dreams. The Pharaoh soon hears of Joseph's ability and appoints him to the post of Number Two man in Egypt. Years later, Joseph's now starving brothers arrive in Egypt and ask Joseph, whom they don't recognize, for assistance. Joseph, in turn, gives his brothers a scare, but eventually grants them all they desire, reveals his identity, and reunites the family.

See this musical at the Crighton on Jan. 21-30, 2011.

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Always, Patsy Cline

If you are a fan of Patsy Cline, then you must see this musical! The show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger. She befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

The play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Waking After Midnight...27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Louise Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS... Patsy Cline."

Don't miss Always, Patsy Cline at the Crighton on Feb. 18-Mar. 6, 2011.

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Imagine Christmas

Imagine Christmas as you has never seen it before. Relive the story of Christ's birth through fresh eyes and recapture the wonder of God's miraculous gift. Imagine Christmas combines inspiring music, beautiful dance and imaginative aerial acrobatics to tell the story of Christ's birth in a way that evokes child-like wonder, awe and amazement.

Created by the world renowned Willow Creek Community Church team, this biblically sound narrative ties fast-paced scenes with fresh arrangements of traditional Christmas music in a way that is uniquely visual. See Imagine Christmas at Moody Gardens from December 16-December 26, 2010.

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Forest Shadows

At Forest Shadows Pet Resort their goal is to make your pet feel as if Forest Shadows is his/her "home away from home". Their full-service, air-conditioned facility with complete back-up generators was built to provide all of the comforts of home with a quality, well-trained caring staff.

This is the best pet hotel/daycare around. You know this when your pet sees this place and can't wait to play with his friends. The staff knows each and every pet and treats each as if they were their own. Check out Forest Shadows for your pet's home away from home!

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Main Street Gift Shop

On Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 from 6:30-8:30 PM join Vanessa and Toby Powell for a celebration of the Christmas spirit and the grand opening of the Main Street Gift Shop. Stop by and have a glass of wine, wassail, or hot chocolate!

Vanessa Powell once owned a store in Montgomery but she was looking for new opportunities. "I love the historic area of town. I don't know how many times I've told Toby, 'I wish I had a shop down here,'" she said. When a spot became available in downtown Conroe, Vanessa jumped at the chance for a new adventure. Main Street Gift Store is a welcoming store with candles, bunnies, soaps, lotions, greeting cards and other speciality food products made in Montgomery. Come and visit the store before Christmas Belles!

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