Crighton Theatre Newsletter
February-March 2012


See Barefoot in the Park
at the Crighton!

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Barefoot in the Park

Based on the hit Broadway play by Neil Simon, who made his screenwriting debut with this adaptation, Barefoot In The Park follows the lives of newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter as they adjust to married life in a tiny Greenwich Village apartment. Paul is a buttoned-down, straight-arrow lawyer who's wound a little too tight, while Corie is an effervescent free spirit who won't let anything disturb her romantic bliss. Aside from the five-flight climb and the hole in their skylight, the Bratters must also contend with eccentric upstairs neighbor Victor Velasco, who must go through their apartment to get to his. Corie hatches a plot to get her mother together with Mr. Velasco, but the entire evening goes awry.

Bring nonperishable food items to support the Montgomery County Food Bank and see the light-hearted comedy Barefoot in the Park from Feb. 17- March 4, 2012 at the Crighton Theatre! Every patron who brings an item for donation will receive a $5 discount coupon on adult tickets for the Carol Burnett Show or Cinderella.

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Del McCoury Band with Milk Drive Opening

The Del McCoury Band is a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band. In 2004, nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, "It's Just the Night", and in 2006, won that category for "The Company We Keep". In 2011, the Band's "Old Memories" Tribute to Bill Monroe, "The Father of Bluegrass Music", was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album. The Del McCoury Band has garnered critical raves for their latest effort, "Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe". MilkDrive, the Austin alt-folk-progressive acoustic string band, released its debut studio album in April 2011, "Road from Home" in 2011.

See the Del McCoury Band on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at the Crighton Theatre!

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The Carol Burnett Show

Auditions for the variety show based on Carol Burnett's show during the 1970's will take place at the historic Crighton Theatre on February 19-20, 2011 at 7 PM. Come prepared to dance and sing solo or with a group! Prepared group acts reminiscent of the 1970's that would be typical of Carol's guests are encouraged. Try out as one of the guest stars that frequented Carol's show or as one of her regulars. Audition details can be found on the website.

See The Carol Burnett Show from April 17- May 6, 2012 at the Crighton Theatre! Note that Carol Burnett is NOT in the show.

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Young Texas Artists

MCPAS presents the 28th 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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The Highwaymen

Michael Moore (Willie Nelson) was born and raised in McKinney, Texas. His passion for Willie's music came at an early age. Through many years of study and about a million "Whiskey Rivers" later, Moore's ability to capture the country music legend's voice and style are considered by many to be the best in the world.

Bob Gill (Waylon Jennings) has been singing since his early pre school years and has performed in a varied phases from a one man band show incorporating the use of floor bass, guitar and beat box to a six piece cover country band. He has performed in Nashville and other venues across North America attracting growing audiences along the way. During his travels, he increasingly became compared to Waylon in both appearance and vocal style.

Alan Dryman (Johnny Cash) exudes a style only Cash could have. Through immense respect, dignity and love for Johnny Cash, the man, Dryman sings the melodies and music of his American legend. As an accomplished musician and singer, Dryman brings Johnny Cash back to perform songs such as "Walk the Line" and Daddy Sang Bass." The Legend of Johnny Cash lives on through the melodic voice of Alan Dryman.

Come and see this tribute to the Highwaymen on March 24, 2011 at 5 and 8 PM.

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Life With Mother

Set in 1800's, this production is the sequel to Life with Father. You need not have seen Life with Father to appreciate this fresh story line. Mother learns Father was previously engaged and did not retrieve his engagement ring when the engagement was broken. To make matters worse, Father never gave Mother an engagement ring! And now the oldest son wants one for his new fiancee! This has Mother scheming and Father fuming! Warm hearted family comedy at its best!

Auditions are set for Feb. 6 with performances at the Navasota Theatre Alliance from March 15-April 1, 2012.

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Montgomery County Food Bank

MCFB is a non-profit center for food distribution. We procure donated surplus food and transfer those goods in usable quantities to 50 non-profit agencies in Montgomery County, Texas. Approximately 455,000 people live in the Montgomery County service area and of those, approximately 51,000 people (11.2% of the population) live below the poverty level. More than 40% served by the pantries are children under the age of 18.

Founded in 1985, nearly 6 million pounds of food was distributed in 2010. Agency food pantries distribute food to more than 31,000 individuals per month. For each $1 donated 7 meals are given to those in need! The special event this month that we are promoting is the Souper Bowl of Caring on Feb. 5.

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Silks 'N Twigs

Silks 'N' Twigs is a home decor and gift store, but we fully transition our store to reflect each season. We have something for everyone... even that person who has everything! Please select the Products button above to view some of the items we have available. We carry an extensive selection of jewelry including Pandora, Storywheels, Kameleon, Waxing Poetic, Seasonal Whispers and Annaleece. Silks 'N' Twigs is a destination store for Lindsay Phillips line of Switchflops, purses, scarves and shoes and we carry a large selection of Mark Roberts fairies and elves, Arthur Court serving pieces and Franz porcelain. For additional information please call and talk to one of our sales associates at 936-756-3700.

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