Crighton Theatre Newsletter
June-August 2016

See the musical Legally Blonde
at the Crighton!

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Pam Tillis

Pam Tillis has enjoyed many career-defining moments on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. The daughter of singer and songwriting legend Mel Tillis, she made her Opry debut on the Ryman Auditorium stage at age 8, singing "Tom Dooley" with her dad.

Throughout her career, Pam has earned nearly 20 Top 10 and six No. 1 singles. She has won three Country Music Association Awards - including the coveted Female Vocalist of the Year in 1994 - and two Grammys. She has experimented with pop, Broadway, soul, and jazz, seamlessly incorporating those influences into music that remains unmistakably country at its core.

In addition to guest acting roles on prime-time TV series L.A. Law and Diagnosis: Murder, the versatile performer starred in the Broadway show Smokey Joe's Cafe in 1999. In 2010, Pam became the host of her own WSM radio show, Lettin' My Roots Show. In 2013 Pam teamed again with Lorrie Morgan for the Dos Divas album and the pair hit the road on their Grits and Glamour Tour.

See Pam Tillis at the Crighton on June 4, 2016.

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Sweet Soul Music

The Crighton Theatre welcomes back Andrey SeVille! He is the most under rated artist in the music industry. His silky soul style brings new but 'ole school flavor to the board. He brings back the days of "sanging" Teddy, Al Green and Otis Redding.

Andrey SeVille's career and positive attitude toward the world was carved at an early age! Being an Air Force brat traveling the world with his father, he realized, people all over the world need to be entertained and Andrey could be the one to provide the entertainment!

Andrey has captivated audiences where ever he performs with his style of vocals. Andrey also was part of a group called The Emperors of Soul with Temptations Legendary vocalist Ollie Woodson singing first tenor. While performing in Casinos and various venues in Las Vegas, Andrey has dazed audiences with his smooth vocals.

ANDREY won an award in a Best Male Vocalist Category at the BMA AWARDS 2011 in Las Vegas. See Sweet Soul Music with Andrey SeVille at the Crighton on June 5, 2016.

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CTF Summer Camp

The Crighton Theatre Summer Camp will perform Treasure Island this year. Auditions are June 6-7, 2016 from 4-5:30 PM at the Crighton Theatre with performances on August 4-7. The camp meets in July on Mondays through Thursday from 1-4 PM each day. Learn about theatre craft - both on and off stage.

When Treasure Island premiered Off-Broadway, it received unanimous critical acclaim. Parents Magazine considered it, "First rate all the way, a delightful experience," and the New York Times called it an "inventive classic." Treasure Island is certainly one of the most durable adventure stories of all time, with the villainous Long John Silver following young Jim across the ocean to search out a buried fortune on Treasure Island. You must see the delightful adaptation!

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Walking Man

Be a part of the solution to end suicide and bullying in Montgomery County. Come to a free screening of Walking Man at the Crighton on June 9.

5:30-6 PM: Reception
6-7:30 PM: Movie
7:30 PM : Discussion with Mark Norwine

After a Missouri high school loses three students to suicide, Mark Norwine (a mental health advocate) embarks on a 200-mile walk across the state, seeking to educate students and better understand the epidemic for himself.

Mark is joined by his son, Eric, but when the road proves difficult, father and son must confront their own mental health struggles, which they've kept secret for so long. Endorsed by universities and mental health organizations across the U.S., Walking Man is an honest look at one family's journey with mental illness.

For more information call 936-521-6100.

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Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel has seen miles and miles of Texas. They got their kicks on Route 66. And, in 2015, the band hit another milestone with their 45th anniversary. Now in their 46st year, the band continues to introduce western swing to a new generation on tour and takes audiences on the ride of a lifetime with their play, A Ride with Bob. "It has been an amazing ride. From Paw Paw to San Francisco to Austin, we've seen it all", says Wheel front man Ray Benson. "But, rest assured, there's still many exciting projects in the works. The Wheel keeps rolling!"

See Asleep at the Wheel at the Crighton on June 18, 2016.

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Legally Blonde - The Musical

Don't Miss Legally Blonde the Musical! A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!

Performances are on July 8-24, 2016!

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Blithe Spirit Auditions

STAGE RIGHT of Texas announces auditions for Noel Coward comedy Blithe Spirit. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

July 17 and 18 at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301

See here for more details on the show. The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles' current wife Ruth is accidentally killed, "passes over", joins Elvira and the two "blithe spirits" haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

Performances are on Sept. 2-18, 2016!

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Addams Family - The Musical Auditions

STAGE RIGHT of Texas announces auditions for the musical comedy Addams Family - The Musical. Auditions will consist of reading and singing.

July 25 and 26 at 7 pm (Monday and Tuesday)
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301

See here for more details on the show. In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus Lippa, Brickman, and Elice's musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family - the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they've managed to avoid for generations: change.

Performances are on Oct. 21-Nov. 6, 2016!

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The Monties

Guys, get your tuxedos to the dry cleaners, and 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 Players Theater Company and Stage Right 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 15, 2015 at 8 PM!

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The Music Man

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson's six-time Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

Christian Community Theater's performances are at the Crighton August 18-20, 2015!


Operation Pets Alive

During the run of Legally Blonde 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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