Crighton Theatre Newsletter
January-March 2017


See My Fair Lady at the Crighton!

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Montgomery's Got Talent

Join us as we welcome rising stars to compete in MCPAS's own talent show. Singers, dancers, actors,musicians, poets, etc., showcase their talent and you witness a new star performing Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners.

Auditions for this competition will be held at: The Conroe Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, January 10th 4:00-7:30 p.m.

The location is: The Chamber of Commerce 505 W. Davis Conroe, TX 77301

There will be a $20.00 audition entry fee for each participant. Audition order on Tuesday will be on a first-come basis. No act shall exceed 3 minutes. Performances may range from juggling, dancing, art/painting, gymnastic routines, jumping rope, stand-up comedy, musical performances as well as dramatic presentations such as original Slam poetry and original interpretative literature. Competitors' ages may be 10 years and older. All competitors who require music must bring a flash drive or CD with two selections for competition that are performance ready.

The finals will be at the Crighton Theatre on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

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Jammin' for Rett's Syndrome

Seven wonderfully talented artists want you to join them for a night of great music to help research for a cure!

Tony Arata, Kevin Black, Richard Bowden, Candy Coburn, Tony Ramey, Cecil Shaw, and Tres Womack will be here Jammin for Rett Syndrome, a terribly debilitating disease that affects far too many of our nations innocent children and their families.

Click here to learn more about these amazing artists as well as the work they will be doing on January 14, 2017! Purchase the book, "Raising A Hand" at the concert (or bring your own copy) and the artists will be happy to sign it after the show.

Please come out to the Crighton and support the Rett Syndrome Foundation and make a difference in these girls lives!

Don't miss this benefit event on Jan. 14, 2017 at the Crighton!

Buy tickets online! | Raising a Hand for Rett

Disney's Frozen (the Movie)

Dressup and join us for the movie Frozen. Who knows? You might win for best costume! Be prepared to sing, dance, and have a great time!

Anna, the sister of the queen Elsa, sets of on a dangerous and mysterious journey to bring back Elsa, who has run off causing a endless winter upon her home town. Anna must get through challenges and meet new friends, such as Olaf - an adorable talking Snowman - and face her charming boyfriend to save the kingdom from not only Hans, but from winter.

Viewing Date: Jan 21, 2017. 2:00 PM and 6 PM showing.

Facts about the movie:
  • As of April 11, 2014, Frozen (2013) became both the highest grossing animated and musical film of all time and the ninth highest grossing film of all time with a worldwide box office gross of $1.1 billion.
  • Idina Menzel auditioned for the part of Rapunzel in Disney's previous fairytale, Tangled (2010). Even though Menzel didn't get the part, a Disney casting director recorded her audition and two years later, it got her the part of Elsa.

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My Fair Lady

In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor.

We will be collecting donations for Meals on Wheels during the run of My Fair Lady. Performances are on Feb. 10-26, 2017!

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Farce of Nature

STAGE RIGHT announces auditions for this comedy from the Jones-Hope-Wooten team. Auditions will be held on Feb. 12-13, 2017 at 7-9 PM in the rehearsal hall (Simonton entrance to the Crighton).

The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. Meet D. Gene Wilburn, the owner and proprietor of The Reel 'Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who's just checked in - an extremely jittery Carmine DeLuca from Chicago - is only there due to a location shift in the Witness Protection Program.

In the deliciously funny romp that ensues, they all hide, lie, disguise themselves, cross-dress, and slam doors chasing one another while trying to figure out the source of an increasingly awful stench. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax of this one outrageous day, love blossoms, truths are revealed and the lives of all - family, guests, and gangsters alike - change in incredible and surprising ways. This side-splittingly funny Jones Hope Wooten comedy is guaranteed to win your audiences over, hook, line, and sinker!

Performances are on April 14-30, 2017!

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One Night With Elvis

Donnie Edwards - Donny Edwards was recently chosen as the first and only Elvis tribute artist to perform on the estate of Graceland. This Las Vegas Headliner will take you through the early years and Elvis' 70's concert era. This is considered the #1 Elvis show in the world. Featuring the 7 member band, Fever, to open the show. Come ready to Shake, Rattle, and Roll! Don't miss this exciting concert!

Donny says, "First and foremost I'm a huge Elvis fan. So everytime I take the stage, I do my ultimate best to honor the legacy of Elvis Presley. It's a privilege to perform for the fans all over the world like myself." Beisdes his live shows, Donny has entertained on TV including appearances on ABC's Monday Night Football and CBS's "The Young and the Restless".

Put on your "Blue Suede Shoes" and order tickets now before it's too late! Don't miss Donny at the Crighton on March 3rd at 7:30 PM!

Read more about Donny | Shake, Rattle, and Roll! | Get Tickets Online!



A Night of One Acts

Come support three award-winning Montgomery County Junior High drama teams as they present "A Night of One Act Plays"! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cheer as you watch these talented drama students--don't miss the opportunity to support our local youth! Net proceeds go to the Drama Dept of each school. Magnolia Jr High--"A Midsummer Night's Dream", Brabham Middle School--"Arsenic and Old Lace" and Lynn Lucas Middle School--"Of Mice and Men".

There will be a Silent Auction before the show and during the intermissions.

Performances will start at 7 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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Young Texas Artists Competition

This competition chooses the best of the best in classical music. Categories include Piano; Voice; Strings; Winds; Brass; Percussion; Harp, and Guitar. Participants vie for the official State of Texas prize and an Audience Award. Bach, Beethoven and BBQ - all in one place.

Xuesha Hu took home the competition's Grand Prize as well as the Gold Medal in the Piano Division last year for her redition of Ludwig van Beethoven's "Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15." She lives in Fort Worth and earned her bachelor's in piano performance from Texas Christian University.

Don't miss YTA at the Crighton on March 11 at 7:30PM!

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Greater Tuna

Welcome back to Tuna, Texas!

GREATER TUNA is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas' third smallest town, where the Lion's club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens - men, women, children, and animals alike - are portrayed by only 2 performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful. Called "a good ol' down-home laugh-out-loud fest," by DC Metro Theater Arts, GREATER TUNA has enjoyed worldwide success, including long-running engagements both on and Off-Broadway, at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Late Night with David Letterman, and as an HBO special. 2 Actors, 20 Characters, 20 million laughs.

Don't miss Greater Tuna at the Crighton at 7:30 PM on March 31!

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Meals on Wheels

Most of the elderly find themselves at some point unable to meet their basic needs for health and wellness. As the senior adult population continues to grow around the country, including in Montgomery County, services to support this vulnerable cohort are critical. The mission of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County is to provide home delivered meals and transportation services to the homebound elderly in Montgomery County.

As an organization, we seek to provide strategically placed services to support elderly preventative health initiatives, benefiting the individual, their family, and the county at large. Our Meals on Wheels program provides both consistent nutrition services and a safety check by a friendly volunteer.

We partner with our County Commissioners to provide daily group dining opportunities at the Commissioner's local centers, so that qualifying seniors can have a hot nutritious meal in a social environment, transportation included. These services ensure the seniors we serve the independence they seek to age in place.

Our Senior Rides program offers transportation services to seniors and disabled community members. Our passenger buses have curbside services that transport our clients to the places they need to be, including doctor's offices, grocery stores, and activity centers.

At Meals on Wheels Montgomery County, we believe that well-nourished and valued seniors are a big part of a well-nourished valuable community. It's what we're all about.

You can donate online or at the Crighton during the run of My Fair Lady.

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