Crighton Theatre Newsletter
January-February 2013

See the musical comedy
The Drowsy Chaperone
at the Crighton!

In This Issue:

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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!

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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.

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Sweet Soul Sounds

Silkie Soul Entertainment invites you to enjoy a soulful evening celebrating the music of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and Sam & Dave. This musical night features the talents of Andrey SeVille, Cecil Shaw, Tony Mac, Robert Allen Berry, and Travis Hearne. Smooth voices, live band, heartfelt music--a night you don't want to miss.

In the late seventies, Andrey started singing with Otis My Man and the Animal House Band. They toured the southern states from college campuses to private functions. Later, Andrey began singing in local bands before putting together his own ensemble, Silkie Soul. Silkie Soul performed all over Texas and Louisiana. Andrey also worked for Club Nouveau on tour during their glory days. Andrey SeVille is noted for his immaculate vocals as he sings music from Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Frankie Beverly and many more.

Performances are on Feb. 2, 2013 at the Crighton Theatre.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

"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 and Tony award winning 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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The Red Velvet Cake War - Auditions

Auditions for The Red Velvet Cake War are on Feb. 17-18, 2013 at 7 PM at the historic Crighton Theatre. The Red Velvet Cake War will be the fifth Jones, Hope, and Wooten southern play done by Stage Right.

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins - Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette - could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have set tongues wagging in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having "accidentally" crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband's girlfriend's doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, the saucy number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it's time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the roughhewn store manager of Whatley's Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum's newest widower. velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you'll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!

See The Red Velvet Cake War on April 19-May 5, 2013!

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A Steady Rain

Island ETC presents A Steady Rain: the story of two seasoned police officers, Denny and Joey who find themselves caught up in a conflict between family and duty. Joey is a single, shy cop who drowns his problems with alcohol. His partner Denny is his complete opposite - loud, adulterous, and corrupt. When a seemingly routine domestic disturbance call results in tragedy, one of the two must take the blame. Their life-long friendship is put to the test, as both men struggle with issues of honor, love and loyalty in the face of adversity.

See A Steady Rain from Jan. 11-19, 2013 at 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays only.

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Montgomery County Women's Shelter

During the run of The Drowsy Chaperone 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.


One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre

Tired of hundreds of channels with nothing to watch? Then get the real stories of people from One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre.

We are starting to collect interviews with the cast of The Drowsy Chaperone. The interviews for Ray Price, Larry Gatlin, and the rest of the opening acts for Ray Price's Christmas show are 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

Get the App!

The app is only the beginning to a lot of changes coming to the Crighton Theatre! If you have a smart phone, scan the appropriate QR code.

So why get the app? The app gives patrons the ability to buy tickets online for any Crighton show without having to enter web addresses. See youtube videos on casts and crew that have come to the Crighton. Download podcasts. Read the newsletter during intermissions. See pictures, posters, and articles from past performances. Find out what going on at other theatres! And find out what other exciting changes are coming to the Crighton.

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). Meanwhile, feel free to try the app and suggest additions or changes to make it better.

The app is free. Be the first to have one of the only theatre apps around!

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