Crighton Theatre Newsletter
February-March 2014

See the musical comedy Anything Goes
at the Crighton!

In This Issue:

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Anything Goes

See musical comedy as you have never seen before! The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. This Tony awarding winning show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porter's magical scores.

Terrific Cole Porter songs include It's De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You're The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. It's a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES!

When you come to the show please bring a gift card for donation to the Montgomery County Women's Center. For more information about the show click here or on the Facebook auditions page. Make your plans to see this tap extravaganza on Feb. 14- Mar 2, 2014!

website | Buy tickets online! | Dockline | Posters | One on One: Inside the Crighton | Gallery | Playbills | Podcasts

Anything Goes Cruise

Win a cruise to Mexico, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica! For the next three shows we will be raffling a cruise to Mexico departing from the port of Galveston! Travel to a Caribbean island perched atop a coral reef: Cozumel. Swim with the dolphins or spend the day shopping onshore!

Next is Grand Cayman - a group of three magnificent tropical islands Christopher Columbus called "Las Tortugas" (the turtles) for the sea creatures he found in the ocean water. Among other attractions, visitors to the island will enjoy learning about the turtles, exploring Seven-Mile Beach and enjoying the undersea world.

Last stop is Jamaica where beachcomers can spend time on the white sands and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Take a leasurely ride in a glass bottom boat and see underwater life without having to snorkel or scuba dive. Visit the spectacular Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios, where you can climb 600 feet up from the base of the falls or retreat to the beach where the rushing water exits into the ocean.

This eight day, seven night cruise will be awarded to one lucky couple on the last performance of the season (Hairspray - July 27, 2014). Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. You can buy tickets during intermission or purchase tickets online. Proceeds will support future Stage Right shows at the Crighton.

website | Buy tickets online! | Dockline | Posters | One on One: Inside the Crighton | Gallery | Playbills | Podcasts

Driving Miss Daisy Auditions

Auditions for Driving Miss Daisy will be at the Crighton on Feb. 16-17 at 7 PM. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama that enjoyed success on the screen and on-stage. The story defines Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over a 25-year period.

For more information about the show click here. Make your plans to see this comedy-drama Apr. 18 - May 4, 2014!

website | Buy tickets online! | Dockline | Posters | One on One: Inside the Crighton | Gallery | Playbills | Podcasts

30th Annual Young Texas Artists Competition

MCPAS presents the 30th 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 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

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Los Lonely Boys

Hailing from San Angelo, TX, Los Lonely Boys are a sibling trio whose music draws equally from rock, blues, Tex-Mex, conjunto, and tejano. The band consists of three brothers: Henry (guitar, vocals), Jojo (bass, vocals), and Ringo (drums, vocals) Garza. They follow the tradition of their father, Ringo Garza, Sr., who formed a band with his brothers called the Falcones. The family relocated to Nashville in the 1990s, and gradually the sons emerged as a group separate from their father. Their debut single, "Heaven," was a number one hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart and reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004.

Don't miss Los Lonely Boys at the Crighton on March 15, 2014 at 8 PM.

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Kenny Cetera

In 1984 Kenny Cetera added his unmistakeable tenor vocals to several songs on the "Chicago" 17 album, including the chart topping "You're the inspiration," "Along Comes a Woman" and "Prima Donna" and was quickly recruited to hit the road for one of the most memorable tours in "CHICAGO’S" history.

Kenny has recorded with Richard Marx, Kenny Rogers, Julio Iglesias, his brother Peter Cetera, and more. Kenny records and performs regularly in the Los Angeles area with three different bands: The Long Run: Experience the Eagles, a Steely Dan cover band: Doctor Wu, and Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience.

Sit back and enjoy the legendary songs of Chicago, sung by former Chicago tour member, Kenny Cetera. Don't miss Kenny Cetera in the "Chicago Experience" at the Crighton on March 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

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Starbound Dance Troupe

Founded in 1994 by Cheré Baldwin, Starbound Dance Troupe has made a reputation for producing award winning dancers year after year. Known for its variety of dance styles, Starbound thrives to exceed expectations and challenge students to mature in their chosen genres of dance.

Challenge your child in a fun environment with talented instructors. We teach beginning through advanced in all of the following genres: Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Modern, Pointe, Hip-Hop, and Cheer. We invite you to join our team to compete and perform. Come reach for the stars at Starbound!

Thanks to Starbound for letting us use their facilities for dance rehearsal of Anything Goes!


Montgomery County Women's Shelter

During the run of Anything Goes we encourage gift card donations to benefit the Montgomery County Women's Shelter. The emergency shelter for women and children has operated for more than 20 years providing a safe, emergency refuge for women and children. Shelter has the capacity to house up to 60 women and children per night, and we shelter more than 800 women and children every year.

The agency also offers: a 24-hour hotline, non residential counseling, support groups, legal services, educational scholarships, advocacy, re-housing assistance and counseling, and community and school-based education programs. Feel free to contribute directly to the Women's Shelter or bring your donation when you come to the show.


WoodsEdge Community Church

The history of WoodsEdge spans 19 years and several locations. As a church, we have grown deeper in community, relationship and authenticity over the last two decades as we have sought to love and serve Jesus with all that we are.

On any given Sunday morning you can expect to experience great contemporary worship, engaging messages, and real people. The dress is casual and the atmosphere is always relaxed.

In addition to a host of excellent classes and programs that are catered to people of all ages and walks of life, WoodsEdge features ground-breaking local and international service opportunities. Children will have a blast in our preschool and grade school areas, and your middle school and high school students will love connecting with their friends in our student gatherings.

Thanks to WoodsEdge Community Church for letting us rehearse Anything Goes!

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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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