Crighton Theatre Newsletter
June/July 2010

See Annie at the Crighton!

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MCPAS website | Sounds of Texas website | Stage Right website | Season ticket form

Just Some Orphans Looking for a Good Home

STAGE RIGHT will be performing Annie at the historic Crighton Theatre from July 23 to August 8. But what is Annie without her dog? Our Annies - Hope Harris and Kaylie King - went to visit the shelter located at 8535 Hwy 242 East in Conroe to look for their "Sandy". They found one at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (MCAS). As part of the show, STAGE RIGHT is actively seeking a home for Sandy and other animals like her. Come see this incredible musical and help the local animal shelter in their quest to stay a "no-kill" community.

Look for the Annie orphans around town. If you missed them at the Animal Shelter or the Conservatory, you may still see them at the Fourth of July parade in the Woodlands.

Read the DockLine article | Get Tickets Online! | Help Sandy | See Annie at the Conservatory

Donny Edwards- 'A Tribute to Elvis'

This international award winning performer comes back to the Crighton! But don't take our word. Come and see him live and judge for yourself! He has performed all over the world in casinos, theaters, fairs, and production shows. He performs each era of the king's inspiring career from the early rock 'n roll years of the 1950's to the legendary Vegas years of the 1970's. Travel back through time with Donny!

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".

Don't miss Donny at the Crighton on July 2nd and the 9th, 2010!

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

America From Sea to Shining Sea

The Statesmen Chorus present a tribute to America with the special guest quartet Vocal Spectrum. They have been singing together since 2003. The Vocal Spectrum was originally formed as a one-time educational quartet to sing for a local high school and has never stopped singing since! V.S. has traveled to Germany, Holland, Sweden, Russia, England, Japan, New Zealand and throughout the United States singing for various shows and conventions as well as teaching high school students about barbershop harmony. Vocal Spectrum has had the privilege of singing the National Anthem at the St. Louis Ram's Monday Night Football Game, to Russian National Television. Jim Henry and David Wright assist with coaching and arrangements for the quartet.

STAGE RIGHT will be working with the Statesmen Chorus to inject comic relief during the fabulous concert. Come on July 10th to the Crighton for this musical trek!

Read more about the Statesmen | Get Tickets Online! | Listen to the Vocal Spectrum

Mark Germino, Tony Arata, Vince Gill

The Sounds of Texas Music Series is proud to host Mark Germino, Tony Arata, Vince Gill on Saturday, August 21.

Mark Germino is an American folk rock and country singer-songwriter. Born in North Carolina, he initially worked as a poet before moving into folk rock songwriting; by 1974, he had moved to Nashville. Initially, he did not plan to become a singer, although he eventually bought a guitar and took up singing as well, as he decided that singing was easier than reciting poetry.

Tony Arata was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up on nearby Tybee Island. While studying for a journalism degree from Georgia Southern University, he began performing his original songs in local bands. In 1986, he and wife Jaymi moved to Nashville where his unique, soulful style began to get the attention of people like Allen Reynolds and Garth Brooks. Garth to date has recorded seven of Tony's songs, and "The Dance" won song of the year at The Academy of Country Music and received both a County Music Association and a Grammy nomination, as well as a most performed song in Radio and Records Magazine.

Vince Gill needs no introduction. He likes Mark and Tony and decided to join them on the intimate stage we call the historic Crighton Theatre. This should be a concert that will rock the house!

Buy tickets online! | Visit the Sounds of Texas | Who is Tony Arata | Listen to Mark Germino

Stage Right Announces New Season Lineup

Stage Right announces its third season lineup. Help us to double our season subscriber base!

No Time for Sergeants by Ira Levin - A southern comedy about a country bumpkin drafted into the Air Force originally starring Andy Griffith. Performances are on Sept. 10-26, 2010 with final auditions on July 5, 2010.

Christmas Belles by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten - The laugh-out-loud comedy with a touch of "The Golden Girls" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas". Performances are on Dec. 4-19, 2010 with auditions on Oct. 17-18, 2010.

Always Patsy Cline - The music of Patsy Cline with the comic story of her friendship with a Houston fan. Written and orginally directed by Ted Swindley. Based on a TRUE STORY. Licensed by the family and Estate of Pasty Cline. All Rights Reserved. Original Cast Album available on MCA/Decca Records. Performances are on Feb. 18-Mar. 6, 2011 with auditions by appointment.

Harvey by Mary Chase - The story is about a man whose best friend is a six foot rabbit. James Stewart played the lead in the 1950's movie. Performances are on Apr. 22-May 8, 2011 with auditions on Feb. 20-21, 2011.

The Music Man by Meredith Wilson - Robert Preston originally played a boys' band organizer and leader that sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town. Performances are on Jul. 15-31, 2011 with auditions on May 15-16, 2011.

Audition dates are subject to change. Please check the website periodically for updates.

Read More About Stage Right | Buy tickets online! | Download the rack card

West Side Story

Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) is proud to present the iconic masterpiece West Side Story. Created by perhaps the greatest collaborative team in musical theatre history, Jerome Robbins' landmark adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet features a sweeping and intensely romantic score by Leonard Bernstein, witty and moving lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a powerful book by Arthur Laurents and has touched countless audiences for over fifty years.

West Side Story features some of Broadway's most beloved music including: "Somewhere," "One Hand, One Heart," "Tonight," "America" and "Maria." In addition to winning two Tony Awards and the Academy Award for Best Picture, West Side Story became one of the most successful shows ever produced on Broadway.

Come and enjoy this family favorite from June 25 to July 11, 2010 at the new home of the Houston Family Arts Center on 10760 Grant Road in Houston.

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