Crighton Theatre Newsletter
July-September 2017


Step in time with Mary Poppins at the Crighton!

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Mary Poppins

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Tickets are selling fast!

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones she has a profound effect upon. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

Performances are from July 7-23, 2017!

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Noises Off

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for Noises Off July 9 and 10th at 7 pm. The show is directed by Travis Bryant.

AUDITION LOCATION: Crighton Theatre 234 N. Main St. Conroe, TX 77301

SYNOPSIS: Michael Frayn's Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines! For more information see the website.

Performances are from Sept. 8-24, 2017!

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Young Frankenstein

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for Young Frankenstein July 16 and 17th at 7 pm. The show is directed by Brenda Storseth.

AUDITION LOCATION: Crighton Theatre 234 N. Main St. Conroe, TX 77301

SYNOPSIS: Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. For more information see the website.

Performances are from Oct 20-Nov. 5, 2017!

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Peter Pan

Join us for the presentation of Peter Pan by the Crighton Theatre Summer Camp!

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This show has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Performances will be Aug 3-6, 2017 at the historic Crighton Theatre.

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The Monties

Guys, get your tuxedos to the dry cleaners! Ladies - now is the time to start looking for the perfect evening dress because The Montie Awards are going to be HUGE this year! Grab some seats, it's going to be a very special night for the Montgomery County arts community at the glorious Crighton Theatre. Tickets are 10 dollars at the Crighton Box Office.

What are the Monties? The Monties is an awards ceremony followed by an after-party in the spacious Founders Plaza Park. It features music, dancing, refreshments and a chance to socialize with a veritable who's who in the arts community of Montgomery County. This glamorous event is open to the public but has a limited number of seats.

The celebration of excellence happens on August 12, 2017 at 8 PM!

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Fiddler on the Roof

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Come to CCT's production of Fiddler on the Roof from Aug. 18-20, 2017 at the Crighton! Get tickets from CYT's online Box Office. website | Buy tickets online!



BJ Thomas

A true American institution whose iconic pop, country and gospel hits defined their respective generations and now transcend them, B.J. Thomas has found a unique way to celebrate an incredible half a century in music and some 47 years since his first gold selling hit on Scepter Records. Come see this five time Grammy and two time Dove Award winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard's Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, as he entertains a packed house.

Many of Thomas' signature hits (from "Raindrops" to "Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" and "Lonesome") find him seeking some level of positivity to overcome the proverbial universal battle with loneliness. He extended this theme into his successful late 70s-early 80s foray into gospel music, which earned him the first four platinum albums in the genre's history: Home Where I Belong, Happy Man, You Gave Me Love and Amazing Grace. Four of the singer's Grammy Awards were earned from his work in gospel, in the category of "Best Gospel Other: Incl. Sacred, Religious or Inspirational Recording, Musical or Non-Musical."

See BJ Thomas on Aug. 26, 2017 at 8 PM at the Crighton! website | Buy tickets online!



Operation Pets Alive

During the run of Mary Poppins we will be collecting donations for Operation Pets Alive! who believe that many in our community share our values with regard to homeless dogs and cats. Therefore, we see a need to increase community awareness and community involvement regarding the No-Kill movement and the plight of homeless dogs and cats in our community. We want to help people "do the right thing" for animals.

Operation Pets Alive! (OPA) is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that depends on generous donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations to fund our programs, supplies, and operational expenses. We do not receive any money from the government.

OPA's Foster/Adoption program provides animals in its care with food, shelter, veterinary care and the promotion and matching necessary to find a forever family. OPA's Trap, Neuter, Return of Feral Cats and Targeted Spay and Neuter programs help to dramatically limit the number of homeless dogs and cats entering our local shelters. Both programs require funds for low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, equipment and transportation charges.

Donate to Operation Pets Alive online!

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Harry's Dream

Starting on June 2017 we will be conducting tours of the Crighton Theatre. The tour is free but appointments are required. Preferred times are Wednesday and Saturday (10AM-2PM). The tour will begin with a 20 minute movie about the founder of the theatre - former Mayor Harry M. Crighton. During the process of making the documentary we were able to find materials not previously discovered or well known. After the short movie we will take a walking tour around the Crighton which should last about 15-20 minutes.

Call us at the Box Office at 936-441-7469 or text 972-814-0811 to book a group or individual tour.

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