Crighton Theatre Newsletter
January-February 2010

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Lend Me a Tenor

This screwball comedy takes place in a Cleveland, Ohio, hotel suite where Italian opera divo Tito Merelli and his wife, Maria, will stay during his run as Otello with the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Greeting him are the artistic director, Henry Saunders; his mischievous daughter, Maggie; and Saunders' bungling assistant Max. Diana, a soprano in the company, and Julia, the well-aged Chairman of the Opera Guild, each want to better her career by spending some "quality time" with Tito. Thrown into the mix is Frank, the hotel bellhop, a huge Merelli fan who tries his best to see the tenor any way he can.

Hysteria ensues when the star is presumed dead in his hotel room and a "suicide" note is found (actually Maria's "Dear John" note to Tito). Saunders scrambles to find a suitable solution that won't cost him his job. After much convincing and manipulation, Max agrees to play the first and toughest role in his life: Tito himself. Can Max pull it off and get the girl of his dreams?

Performances are from Feb. 19 to Mar. 7, 2010. Invite a friend and get your tickets today!

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Featured Group: ACE Theatre

Murder mystery or melodrama? You can have both at our sister theatre on FM 1960 by I45.

Rehearsal For Murder opens January 22nd ad plays through February 13th. Playwright Alex Dennison stages an elaborate plan to reveal the truth behind his movie star fiancée's supposed suicide. Cast and crew from her first, and only stage play performance are gathered together a year after her death under the pretext of a reading of his new play. The group learns that Alex believes Monica was actually murdered, and that one of them is the prime suspect. The dazzling, yet basically logical twists build to a climax and solution that are theatrically stunning!

For those who prefer to get your ten-gallon hats and your corny accents, it's time for the Spring Melodrama! This year brings the revival of the fan favorite "The Diligent Daughter." Nellie and Naomi Nice are in search of their father who has disappeared. He must be found before midnight so they can claim their family inheritance from poor Aunt Hester’s estate. But if they fail, the entire estate goes to the Bilious Brewery and the sneaky Alfred Avarice. Can Peter Princely help find their father and save the interitance? And will the blind Nellie get her sight back once she gets over the grief of her father's death? Come and throw popcorn at the villains! Cheer the good guys! Get your tickets by calling 281-587-1020 or emailing reservations@acetheatre.org.

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The King is in the House!

What if you could see Elvis live one more time? Donny Edwards is an Elvis Tribute Artist with international credentials. Throughout his career Donny has had the opportunity to work beside many of the original musicians that performed with Elvis himself. The list includes The Jordanaires, The Sweet Inspirations, Charlie Hodge, DJ Fontana, and Bob Moore.

Donny is only one of three tribute artists to work and perform for Elvis Presley Enterprises. Donny performs each era of the king's inspiring career from the early rock 'n roll years of the 1950's to the 1960's movie hits to the historic 1968 comeback special to Vegas years of the 1970's. Travel back through time with Donny!

The January 22nd show is soldout. However there are still seats for the January 30th and 31st shows. Get your today by calling 936-441-SHOW or buy them online!

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Buddy Holly Returns to the Crighton

Come see an incredible show that pays homage to another rock 'n roll legend - Buddy Holly. Billy McGuigan has received national acclaim for his portrayals of the legendary Buddy Holly. Audiences continue to be awed by his realism, sincerity and talent. His interpretation of Buddy Holly has taken him all over the United States, and has led to incredible box office successes.

Call the Box Office at 936-441-SHOW or get your tickets online today before the house sells out!

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Auditions

The next auditions at Crighton are as follows:

Feb 21-22 Dearly Beloved - a southern comedy by Jones, Hope, and Wooten. First in the trilogy (Christmas Belles, Southern Hospitality)

May 23-24 Annie - musical about a spunky girl and her dog

All auditions are at 7 PM. See the website for more details.

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