Crighton Theatre Newsletter
February - March 2011

See Always...Patsy Cline at the Crighton!

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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. For more information about the show read the January Dockline article.

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David Bromberg

David Bromberg singer/songwriter with an eclectic style, playing bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock & roll. From fiddle to guitar,he is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time! "Try Me One More Time" was nominated for Best Traditional Folk Album at the 2008 Grammy Awards. James McMurtry is an Americana singer/songwriter and guitarist. In 2005, "Childish Things" won song and album of the year at the Americana Awards. In 2008, he continued with "Just Us Kids". Following his 2009 European tour, "Live In Europe" was released.

Don't miss David and James at the Crighton on Feb. 5, 2011 at 8 PM.

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Young Texas Artists

MCPAS presents the 27th Annual Entergy Concert of Finalists of the Young Texas Artists Music Competition.This prestigious event is an official music competition of the state of Texas and draws talent from around the world for divisions of VOICE, PIANO, STRINGS, WINDS, BRASS, PERCUSSION, HARP and GUITAR. The exciting evening culminates in the awarding of cash prize money, as well as the now famous Audience Choice Award. YTA judges are distinguished artists who have achieved acclaim in their respective disciplines. Candidates are generally pursuing a career in classical music, and are either residents of Texas or enrolled in Texas music schools.

Don't miss YTA at the Crighton on March 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

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One Night with Elvis

World-renowned Elvis Presley tribute artist Donny Edwards will bring his act showcasing the King of Rock n Roll's entire career to Conroe, TX for a one night only show on March 18th at 7 p.m. at the historic Crighton Theatre. The show also features Roy Orbison tribute artist Wayne King and the ultimate tribute band 'Fever'.

For Edwards, like many Elvis fans, his love of the King is a lifelong affair. "Ever since I was a kid I just remember listening to him and loving listening to him," Edwards said. "My parents said that when I was 2 years old they would play Elvis records and I would shake my leg kind of like him." Edwards spent much of his teen years and early adulthood being compared to Elvis, but it was in 2002, when he won an Elvis look-alike contest in Lake Jackson, that he began to wonder if it could be a career. He has performed around the United States and the world performing approximately 200 shows a year.

Don't miss Donny at the Crighton on March 18, 2011 at 7 PM.

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Willy Wonka

See this fun, lively show based on Roald Dahl's classic children's story of the world-famous candy man, Willy Wonka, and his quest to find an heir. Young, good-natured Charlie wins one of five golden tickets hidden amongst thousands of Wonka chocolate bars. What have Charlie and the other four kids won? A tour through Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, led by the eccentric Wonka himself. The factory itself is like a fantasy world: crazy color schemes, wild inventions, secret rooms, busy Oompa Loompas, and lots and lots of delectable sweets. But Wonka has a hidden agenda, and during the tour he tests each child's character and honesty.

See Willy Wonka at the Berry Center from March 4-20, 2011. Check the Houston Family Art Center website for tickets, driving directions, and showtimes.

HFAC website

Four by Four Plus - Shards of Love

Eight Stories, eight couples, eight less-than-ideal relationships. See this Houston premiere comedy by Paullette MacDougal. Paullette MacDougal's plays have been staged widely in the United States and throughout the English-speaking world. An award-winning playwright and filmmaker, MacDougal holds an M.F.A. degree from Columbia University and has taught cinema studies at Drew University. She has performed in opera and musical comedy and is currently artistic director of Paradox Players in Austin, Texas.

Performances are from Feb. 25 to March 26, 2011 at Theatre Suburbia. Check the Theatre Suburbia website for tickets, driving directions, and showtimes.

Theatre Suburbia website

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