Crighton Theatre Newsletter
December 2012 - January 2013

See the comedy
My Three Angels
at the Crighton!

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My Three Angels

Ready for a break from the Christmas rush? Then come and see the hilarious Christmas comedy "My Three Angels"! The film version featured Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov as the loveable convicts.

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. Bring a toy for the Toys for Tots campaign! Call the Box Office for details on group rates.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone are scheduled for Dec. 2-3, 2012 at the historic Crighton Theatre at 7 PM. Bring a CD, and iPod/iPhone with your song.

So what is the Tony awarding winning Drowsy Chaperone about? It's a musical within a comedy with 1920's style music and dancing - only the musical was written in ~2006.

"To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre afficionado known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favorite record (yes, records!) - the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy dame, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre."

Performances for The Drowsy Chaperone will be on Feb. 15-Mar. 3, 2013.

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Holiday Open House

Get your picture with Santa! See professional ventroloquists! Get your kids fingerprinted! See Santa's workshop next to the Crighton and see the plans for the new annex to the Crighton! Make puppets and eat holiday food! Enjoy singing, story telling, and more!

STAGE RIGHT is hosting a Holiday Open House at the Crighton. Bravo Company will provide the entertainment from 3-4 pm. This Fall Showcase allows our youth acting classes to share their comedic and singing talents for the community.

Professional ventriloquists Phil and Melissa Nichols, and their pals, Bosworth the crow and Ick the germ, are the featured guests before and after the Bravo Company Showcase. "We have been doing a lot of movie special effects, puppetry and animatronics, but the puppets are always popular at live events."

We will also be in the parade advertising our holiday Christmas comedy - My Three Angels.

The Holiday Open House at the historic Crighton Theatre will be on Saturday, December 8, 2012 during and after the Conroe Christmas Parade from 1 to 5 PM. Tickets are $5.

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Ray Price

Sharity Productions presents Ray Price - A Christmas Gift for You. Ray was at the Crighton last year and is making his way back to us!

Ray Price is one of American music's truly great stars. He was inducted into Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996, but has long shown his genius in other genres as well. After more than a half-century in the business, Ray can still belt out a song with the best of them, whether it's honky-tonk, country, pop, blues, jazz, or anything in between. With his May 2000 Buddha Records release--"Prisoner of Love"--Ray has delightfully proven this once again with a big-band-backed medley in many moods and styles.

Ray Price will be at the historic Crighton Theatre on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 8 PM.

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Lucinda Williams

The Sounds of Texas music series presents Lucinda Williams on January 19, 2013 at the historic Crighton Theatre. Named "America's best songwriter" by TIME magazine in 2002, Lucinda's latest album is "Blessed" released in 2011.

Her best songs rival the great American songwriters who have drawn from the wellspring of blues, country, folk and rock to create perfection: Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, Gram Parsons and Bonnie Raitt. "Blessed" is one of the best albums she's ever released. Produced by Don Was (who produced Raitt's "Nick of Time"), "Blessed" tackles complicated emotions with a deft touch to create profoundly moving moments. As on her classic albums, Lucinda mixes it up with electric guitar songs, personalized protest songs, and gorgeous ballads. The result is a dynamic, human album - one that's easy to love.

See Lucinda at the Crighton on January 19, 2013!

website | Buy tickets online! | youtube

Schoolhouse Rock: Live

The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, instructing a whole new generation to "Unpack Your Adjectives" and "Do The Circulations," it's lighting up stages everywhere all around the country. See this pop culture phenomenon on the musical stage!

Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs as "Just A Bill," "Lolly, Lolly, Lolly" and "Conjunction Junction."

Performances are on Jan. 24-27, 2013 at the Crighton Theatre.

website | youtube

Scrooge: The Musical

Champion LIfe Centre presents Scrooge: The Musical. Come fly with us as we embark on another great season of Scrooge The Musical. Join Ebenezer Scrooge as he is taken on a magical journey of redemption that will forever change the future of Christmas in London Town. You'll experience an unforgettable presentation of dancing, singing, amazing lights, a live orchestra and flying stuntsówith magical snow at the end of every show.

Yes, there are many versions of the classic Scrooge story. Champion Life Centre has adapted their own songs and music to bring this classic to life!

This rendition of Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol, is a must see! Performances are on Dec. 14-16, 2012 at Champion Life Centre off of FM2920 in Spring, TX.

website | Tickets | youtube

Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which donates toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major William L. Hendricks. Hendricks was inspired by his wife Diane when she tried to donate a doll to a needy child but could find no organization to do so. At her suggestion he gathered a group of local Marine reservists, including Lieutenant Colonel John Hampton, who coordinated and collected some 5,000 toys for local children that year from collection bins placed outside of Warner Bros. movie theaters. Their efforts were so successful that, in 1948, Toys For Tots was launched as a national campaign. Hendricks used his position as director of Public Relations for Warner Brothers Studio to enlist celebrity support, as well as have Walt Disney Studios design the red toy train logo.

Just as we did last year, STAGE RIGHT is collecting toys to benefit this wonderful charity. Bring a toy when you come to see My Three Angels or come to the Holiday Open House!

Toys for Tots Montgomery County Coordinator | Buy tickets online!

One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre

How about a reality show without the "language" or drama? Then get the real stories of real people from One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre. What is one of the great myths about One on One?

MYTH: It's only for amateurs and community theatre.
FACT: While the bulk of the interviews are with actors, directors, and producers that volunteer their time, we also interview working professionals (comedians, musicians, actors, magicians, and more).

See the interviews with the cast of My Three Angels or cast/crew members from previous shows at the Crighton. The interviews for the magician and comedian team Andy Gross / Fred Anderson are also online.

Don't have time to watch a video? Download the podcast to your mp3 player or phone. Yes, we talk about theatre, but we also talk about careers outside of the theatre, transitioning to Broadway, living in New York - all the backstory about people that make their volunteer efforts even more amazing. And now that we have an app for Android, you have another way to see the interviews...

About One on One | Interviews by Actor | Interviews by Show | Podcasts by Name

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What about iPhone and Blackberry users? The app works for you, only you can't install it - yet. When the iPhone specific app is out, we'll let you know. The iPhone app is complete. We're just waiting on Apple to approve the app (which will take a long time).

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