Crighton Theatre Newsletter
July-August 2014

Join us for Hairspray
at the Crighton!

In This Issue:

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The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next starlet on his show. With help from her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

During the run of Hairspray we will be collecting funds to support Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. MCEA will also have a booth with information during intermission.

For more promos about the show click here. Performance dates for this musical are July 11-27, 2014!

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Caribbean Cruise

Last chance to win a cruise to Mexico, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica! During the run of Hairspray we will be raffling a cruise to Mexico departing from the port of Galveston! Travel to a Caribbean island perched atop a coral reef: Cozumel. Swim with the dolphins or spend the day shopping onshore!

Next is Grand Cayman - a group of three magnificent tropical islands Christopher Columbus called "Las Tortugas" (the turtles) for the sea creatures he found in the ocean water. Among other attractions, visitors to the island will enjoy learning about the turtles, exploring Seven-Mile Beach and enjoying the undersea world.

Last stop is Jamaica where beachcomers can spend time on the white sands and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Take a leasurely ride in a glass bottom boat and see underwater life without having to snorkel or scuba dive. Visit the spectacular Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios, where you can climb 600 feet up from the base of the falls or retreat to the beach where the rushing water exits into the ocean.

This eight day, seven night cruise will be awarded to one lucky couple on the last performance of the season (Hairspray - July 27, 2014). Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. You can buy tickets during intermission or purchase tickets online. Proceeds will support future Stage Right shows at the Crighton.

website | Buy tickets online! | Dockline | Posters | One on One: Inside the Crighton | Gallery | Playbills | Podcasts

Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan A'Dale

All the joy, love, adventure and danger associated with the outlaw Robin Hood are found in this romantic coming-of-age adventure story. Set sometime in the middle of Robin Hood's infamous career, plot elements are taken from several of the traditional Robin Hood stories. This musical is filled with humor, swordfights, hidden identities, and even a group of singing nuns!

Genevieve, the duke's daughter, is dreaming with her ladies in waiting about the perfect man in "If I Marry." Her father has promised her hand in marriage to Rodric, the Sheriff of Nottingham, a mismatch he will announce at a feast. Robin Hood, visiting Nottingham in disguise on market day, manages an invitation. He tells Maid Marian and the other Merry Outlaws of Sherwood Forest his plan to attend the feast. Allan A'Dale, the young minstrel, begs for the opportunity to prove himself a worthy outlaw by going along, and Robin consents, at the urging of Maid Marian.

Will Allan A'Dale proves his worth? Join us at the Crighton for comedy, romance, and music! Performance dates for this musical are August 7-10, 2014!

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Dave and Phil Alvin and the Guilty Ones

The 2014 Sounds of Texas Music Series presents Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the historic Crighton Theatre. Opening artist John Evans Band. In this show, brothers Dave and Phil Alvin will make an appearance together, backed by Dave’s band, The Guilty Ones. Dave and The Guilty Ones wowed the Crighton crowd last year in the final show of the 2013 season.

Last year, Dave and Phil joined Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Bingham, Will Dailey, Rosanne Cash, Clyde Mulroney, John Mellencamp and Neko Case and Taj Mahal on the southern gothic musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, produced by T Bone Burnett. Dave has several acting credits, including the FX television series Justified. Dave Alvin's music has been featured on Justified four times. The Justified official soundtrack album was released with two songs by Dave Alvin, "Harlan County Line" and "Beautiful City 'Cross the River".

Dave and Phil are currently finishing a new album together. Common Ground, featuring the songs of Big Bill Broonzy, is scheduled to be released in June, 2014. Dave and Phil Alvin will be backed up in this show in the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas by The Guilty Ones - Chris Miller on guitar, and husband and wife rhythm section Brad Fordham on bass and Lisa Pankratz on drums.

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Remembering Motown

Sit back relax and enjoy as 50's and 60's Entertainment take you back in time in their musical tribute to some of the best music in history, the Music of Motown. You'll hear songs from what has been called the greatest female group of all time, the fabulous Supremes, as performed by The New Supremes Revue. Shantel Baker talks about replacing Diana Ross, her audition for The Supremes, the first time someone asked for her autograph and how her group is still in contact with Motown.

Also Stacia Hall and her group The Marvelettes Revue will be performing songs from the first female group to be signed by Motown. That is of course The Marvelettes. All in all it promises to be a fantastic night of Remembering Motown!

See Remembering Motown at the Crighton on August 23, 2014! Funds will go toward construction of the Mary K. Sweet Shepherd Teen Center, a facility to serve kids of all ages by providing sports activities, video games and movies, after school programs, a study center and support group, a tutoring program, a summer camp program, and other activities.

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Montgomery County Emergency Assistance

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance (MCEA) is a not-for-profit organization was established in 1981 to provide real, practical solutions that help Montgomery County residents during times of crisis. These are families and individuals whose health and well-being are threatened by an unexpected crisis or need.

Our Mission is to aid residents of Montgomery County who require temporary financial assistance to regain self-sufficiency. Last year, we provided services to more than 16,000 individuals residing in Montgomery County. We are the only agency with a county-wide reach for emergency assistance. MCEA is here to offer "A Source of Hope in Times of Crisis."

Our forward looking vision involves continuing our work with community partners to fight against hunger, homelessness, and poverty. Our new initiatives will position MCEA to be able to help more families in a sustainable manner with community partners.

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Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has earned worldwide respect for its integrity and effectiveness in helping the poor and disaster victims. The organization serves more than 30 million people in the U.S. each year through its various social service programs. The Salvation Army ranked as the second largest charity in the United States in 2008 with $3.2 billion in donations.

In this new century, The Salvation Army is serving more people in the USA than ever before. They are seeing large increases in the number of Americans seeking the basic necessities of life - food, shelter, and warmth. There are many ways to help - click here to see the many ways to participate.

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Darrel's Catering

When you need someone to help you with catering for a large group, look no further than Darrel's catering. STAGE RIGHT asked Mickey (the owner) to cater a BBQ lunch for the World War II veterans that make up the Lone Star Honor Flight. Mickey went out of his way to work within our schedule and budget to give the vets a memorable lunch on stage. His brisket is incredibly moist, tender, and flavorful. His staff is enthusiastic and helpful.

Mickey was touched by STAGE RIGHT's benefit performance of No Time for Sergeants for veterans and donated his company's services that day. Support this patriotic business and you will find many more reasons to be a repeat customer.


Conroe Coffee

Here at Conroe Coffee, we strive to serve you top quality coffee, drinks, and food! My love for great coffee began in Europe. Once I tasted Lavazza, Italy's most popular brand, I knew there would never be another coffee brand for me.

Years later I opened a coffee shop in Michigan and sold Lavazza. Folks in the small town of Lake Orion, Michigan could not believe that Lavazza had arrived in their town. Much like Lake Orion, Conroe has that small town feel: Friendly folks and merchants genuinely interested in our town and bringing our customers the best of the best. We serve the best coffee, teas, sandwiches, pastries and desserts! Not to mention imported English goods! (I am English). We welcome you to our shop! Come on in, sit down, relax, and become family!

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