Crighton Theatre Newsletter
July-September 2012

See Cinderella
at the Crighton!

In This Issue:

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


The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers and Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

Afte each matinee there will be a tea party with Cinderella and the Prince. Seating is limited. Sign up with the Box Office when you get your matinee tickets. You can read more about Cinderella, her tea party, and other promotional events in the Dockline Magazine.

We will be collecting funds for Children's Safe Harbor during the musical. Bring your donation and don't miss Cinderella at the Crighton from July 13-29, 2012.

STAGE RIGHT | Buy tickets online! | Dockline | Posters | Podcasts | Playbills | Inside the Crighton | Gallery

The Miracle Worker

Auditions for The Miracle Worker will be on July 15-16, 2012 at 7 PM at the Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe. Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.

The Miracle Worker opens STAGE RIGHT's fifth season at the Crighton from Sept. 7-23, 2012.

STAGE RIGHT | Buy tickets online! | Dockline | Posters | Podcasts | Playbills | Inside the Crighton | Gallery

The Flatlanders

The Sounds of Texas present The Flatlanders on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 8 PM. Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock have been friends for almost 40 years, and members of that not-really-a-band, life-of-its-own musical entity known as The Flatlanders for nearly as long.

The Flatlanders formed in 1972 in Lubbock, Texas, small West Texas city with a prominent artistic community, due in part to the atmosphere at Texas Tech University. Gilmore, Ely and Hancock formed the group, with Gilmore as the main songwriter and singer, with several other collaborators: their friends Steve Wesson, previously a non-musician, on autoharp and musical saw and Tony Pearson on mandolin and backup harmony, as well as Butch's brother Tommy Hancock on fiddle and string bassist Syl Rice.

website | youtube | Gallery

Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They decided to dig into the headlines of the day and they created song parodies and skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Take the Money and Run - for President. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials. See the Capitol Steps on September 29th at the Crighton at 7:30 PM.

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The Festival of Originals

Now entering it's 15th year, Theatre Southwest is proud to present their annual Festival of Originials. Five original one-act plays, by five different playwrights with five different casts, are premiered on our stage each year. This eclectic mix never fails to please.

The Houston Press calls The Annual Festival of Originals (or the FOO as the folks at Theatre Southwest call it) an absolutely inspired idea. For 12 years, hungry playwrights from across the country have been submitting their scripts in hopes of seeing their words come to life onstage. Return addresses include both prisons and universities. Only five get chosen for a full production, and there are charming comedies among the lucky quintet of selected scripts.

See the FOO at Theatre Southwest from July 20 - August 4, 2012.


Children's Safe Harbor

Children's Safe Harbors' mission is to protect and enhance the life of every child who has the courage to battle sexual and physical abuse. With a team of community and professional agencies united, we are committed to counsel the mind and heal the body of brave children and prosecute the offenders of the youngest and most vulnerable victims of our society.

Visit our website or see the youtube video for more information.

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Chelsea's Tea Room

Chelsea's Tea Room is a quaint out of the way Tea Room and gift shop located in Downtown Conroe Texas. The Thomas Kinkade Gallery in the front of the Tea Room is an added bonus to the many different things that you will find. To add to the beauty of the Tea Room, you may walk around before, during, and after your meal and look at the many Thomas Kinkade paintings, which by the way are all for sale. Of coarse in the tea room there are numerous paintings by various artists for sell as well. Chelsea's Tea Room has the best cucumber sandwiches around.

After each Cinderella matinee a tea party with the princess and prince will be held in the Tea Room. Get your reservations with the Box Office at 936-441-7469 today!


Platinum Carriage Company

The Platinum Carriage Company came to the rescue and allowed Cinderella to make an impression on the 4th of July Parade around Market Street in the Woodlands. We are the only carriage company in the Greater Houston area with true pink skinned white horses, ponies, donkies and mules!

After each Cinderella matinee a tea party with the princess and prince will be held in the Tea Room. The Platinum Carriage Company will take kids for a ride in a mini-horse driven teacup. Get your reservations with the Box Office at 936-441-7469 today!


One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre

It's always interesting to hear the story behind the story. What inspires or motives the performers or directors that make the shows at the Crighton? Now you can hear and see the people behind the magic.

One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre is an interview series without commercials. Meet the people who donate their time to make you laugh and cry. Their personal stories can be as entertaining or fascinating as the shows that support the Crighton Theatre. See the interview with Cinderella or the rest of the cast.

During July we will be highlighting the cast of Cinderella. Subsequent shows will go back to interview casts and crews from previous shows at the Crighton.

About One on One | Interviews

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