Crighton Theatre Newsletter
March - April 2011

See Always...Patsy Cline at the Crighton!

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Always...Patsy Cline

If you haven't seen Patsy Cline yet, you have two more weekends! STAGE RIGHT brings this true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger. She befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.

The play, complete with down home country humor, true emotion and even some audience participation, includes many of Patsy's unforgettable hits such as Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Waking After Midnight...27 songs in all. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Louise Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS... Patsy Cline."

Don't miss Always...Patsy Cline at the Crighton on Feb. 18-Mar. 6, 2011. For more information about the show read the January Dockline article.

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Young Texas Artists

MCPAS presents the 27th Annual Entergy Concert of Finalists of the Young Texas Artists Music Competition.This prestigious event is an official music competition of the state of Texas and draws talent from around the world for divisions of VOICE, PIANO, STRINGS, WINDS, BRASS, PERCUSSION, HARP and GUITAR. The exciting evening culminates in the awarding of cash prize money, as well as the now famous Audience Choice Award. YTA judges are distinguished artists who have achieved acclaim in their respective disciplines. Candidates are generally pursuing a career in classical music, and are either residents of Texas or enrolled in Texas music schools.

Don't miss YTA at the Crighton on March 12, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

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One Night with Elvis

World-renowned Elvis Presley tribute artist Donny Edwards will bring his act showcasing the King of Rock n Roll's entire career to Conroe, TX for a one night only show on March 18th at 7 p.m. at the historic Crighton Theatre. The show also features Roy Orbison tribute artist Wayne King and the ultimate tribute band 'Fever'.

For Edwards, like many Elvis fans, his love of the King is a lifelong affair. "Ever since I was a kid I just remember listening to him and loving listening to him," Edwards said. "My parents said that when I was 2 years old they would play Elvis records and I would shake my leg kind of like him." Edwards spent much of his teen years and early adulthood being compared to Elvis, but it was in 2002, when he won an Elvis look-alike contest in Lake Jackson, that he began to wonder if it could be a career. He has performed around the United States and the world performing approximately 200 shows a year.

Don't miss Donny at the Crighton on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 7 PM or Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 3 PM.

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Rhythmic Circus-Feet Don't Fail me Now

MCPAS presents Rhythmic Circus' groundbreaking production, Feet Don't Fail Me Now! The company showcases their technical capacity as dancers and explores rhythm through percussive dance as it plays off a wide array of musical genres spanning from Minneapolis funk to salsa.

Infusing their unique style of hard-hitting tap, high-spirited humor, and finger-snapping tunes, Rhythmic Circus satisfies their "rhythmic appetite" on everything from sand to folding chairs, and in one number even utilizes the technology of electric drum triggers to change the sound of their taps! This unforgettable show is guaranteed to leave audiences of all ages amazed with its unique "you have to see it to believe it" quality!

Don't miss Rhythmic Circus at the Crighton on March 19, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

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Tony Arata/Lee Roy Parnell/JD Souther

The Sounds of Texas bring Tony, Lee, and J.D. to the Crighton! Tony Arata was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. While studying for a journalism degree at Georgia Southern University, he began performing his original songs in local bands.

Lee Roy Parnell is part of a long line of Texas roots-music eclectics and is among the elite few who can be identified as a triple threat: an ace guitarist as well as a distinctive singer and hit songwriter. His music runs the gamut of diversity: blue-eyed soul, Deltablues, road house rock, Southern boogie, Texas swing, and gospel defying conventional classification.

Souther is probably best known for his well-crafted songwriting abilities, especially in the field of country rock. He co-wrote some of the biggest hits for the Eagles, including "Best of My Love", "Victim of Love", "Heartache Tonight", and "New Kid in Town".

Don't miss this trio at the Crighton on March 26, 2011 at 8 PM.

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T. Graham Brown

T. Graham Brown, journeyman and songwriter ,whose blue-eyed soul sound defies musical boundaries. He has penned several hit country songs and has garnered twelve Top-Ten hits including "Hell and High Water","Don"t Go to Strangers", and "Darlene", a CMA Award and a long list of national radio and television jingles. In 1998, T. Graham Brown's single "Wine Into Water" not only inspired the lives of countless individuals but went all the way to the top of the Christian Country Music chart and was awarded the number one independent music video of the year.

Don't miss T. Graham Brown at the Crighton on April 2, 2011.

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Lorrie Morgan

Sharity Productions present Lorrie Morgan. She was barely a teenager when she made her first major appearance in 1975 singing "Paper Roses" with her dad, country star George Morgan on the Grand Ole Opry. Since that fateful night, Lorrie has never looked back. Her whirlwind life and career has engrained in her a confident sense of self that shines through on her latest recordings like the late afternoon sun glows through the stained-glass windows of the Ryman Auditorium.

Don't miss Lorrie Morgan at the Crighton on April 5, 2011 at 8 PM.

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Yesterday & Today-The Interactive Beatles Experience

MCPAS invites you to rock to the music of the Beatles in an all new interactive concert experience where the audience creates the playlist for the night... EVERY NIGHT!

There's no denying that everyone has a Beatles song attached to an event in their life. Through laughter and personal stories, Yesterday & Today connects the audience and performers in a way like none other. Each performance becomes a unique and remarkable event.

With dead-on musical precision and stunning set designs, your theatre will be immersed in the sights, sounds and memories of the 1960's.

Don't miss Yesterday & Today at the Crighton on April 8, 2011 at 7:30 PM.

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The Woodlands Concert Opera

A magical evening with scenes and arias from Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, and Mozart, featuring World-Renowned soprano, Elena Nikulshina-Fray. In addition, The Woodlands very own baritone, Bryan Followell who recently won "Lonestar's Got Talent" competition, and special guest tenor, Robert Hiwat, winner of the Italian-American idol competition in Houston, TX. Ms. Nikulshina-Fray debuted at the Rimsky-Korsakov Music Theater singing Tosca. From 1994-2000, she was a soloist with the St. Petersburg Concert singing with over 500 performances. A portion of the proceeds go to support the local Breast Cancer Awareness charity.

Don't miss The Woodlands Concert Opera at the Crighton on April 9, 2011 at 7:00 PM.

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STAGE RIGHT presents the classic story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.

Don't miss Harvey at the Crighton on April 22-May 8, 2011.

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Waterway Arts Festival

"It's incredible that after only five years, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is among the top fine art festivals in the country," said Jenny Wright, festival director. "The Art Fair SourceBook is the 'go to' website for fine artists across the country, ranking the festivals by artists' sales. Not only is our festival performing on a level that attracts the best fine artists, it has quickly risen to the #2 spot among Houston-area festivals."

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, produced by The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, is an annual juried arts festival, featuring over 200 national, regional and international fine artists in a wide variety of mediums. The 2011 festival is set for Saturday, April 9 from 10 am-7 pm and Sunday, April 10 from 10 am-6 pm.


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