Crighton Theatre Newsletter
March-April 2014

See the comedy-drama Driving Miss Daisy
at the Crighton!

In This Issue:

MCPAS website | Sounds of Texas website | Stage Right website | Season tickets

Caribbean Cruise

Win a cruise to Mexico, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica! For the next three shows 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

30th Annual Young Texas Artists Competition

If you missed the 30th Annual Entergy Concert of Finalists of the Young Texas Artists Music Competition, you missed some awesome competition. The gold medal and $3,000 prize in the Piano category went to Hui Shan Chin who beautifully performed the "Andante and Presto" from Mendelssohn's "Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25." Winning the gold medal and $3,000 prize in Winds, Brass, Percussion and Harp category was Nicholas Davies for his performance of both Schumann's "Fantasiestucke, Op.73," and Stravinsky's "Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo."

The gold medal and $3,000 prize in the Strings category went to Emma Hoeft. She won over the judges with Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme for Violoncello and Orchestra, Op.33." The gold medal and $3,000 prize for Voice was awarded to mezzo-soprano Allegra DeVita. She also won the Grand Prize and an additional $3000 for "Tu preparati a morire," from Handel's "Ariodante."

Don't miss YTA at the Crighton next year!

Website | Youtube | David Dow Bentley III's review

Los Lonely Boys

You've never heard of Los Lonely Boys?! You just missed their return to the Crighton on March 15. They play a style of music they call "Texican Rock n' Roll," combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown eyed soul, country, and Tejano. Their debut single, "Heaven," was a number one hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart and reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004. The same hit single of "Heaven" was also nominated in Record of the Year category at the Grammy Awards held in 2005.

Be sure to see Los Lonely Boys the next time they return to the Crighton!

Website | MTV biography | Facebook | Twitter

A Night of One Acts

Come support three award-winning Montgomery County Junior High drama teams as they present "A Night of One Act Plays"! Magnolia Jr. High presents "Steel Magnolias," Montgomery Jr High performs "Cyrano De Bergerac," and Willis's Lynn Lucas Middle School presents "To Kill a Mockingbird." Ticket sales support the local theatre departments at each of the schools.

There will be a Silent Auction before the show and during the intermissions. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cheer as you watch these talented drama students--don't miss the opportunity to support our local youth!

Performance will start at 7 PM on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Buy tickets online!

Kenny Cetera

In 1984 Kenny Cetera added his unmistakeable tenor vocals to several songs on the "Chicago" 17 album, including the chart topping "You're the inspiration," "Along Comes a Woman" and "Prima Donna" and was quickly recruited to hit the road for one of the most memorable tours in "CHICAGO'S" history.

Kenny has recorded with Richard Marx, Kenny Rogers, Julio Iglesias, his brother Peter Cetera, and more. Kenny records and performs regularly in the Los Angeles area with three different bands: The Long Run: Experience the Eagles, a Steely Dan cover band: Doctor Wu, and Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience.

Sit back and enjoy the legendary songs of Chicago, sung by former Chicago tour member, Kenny Cetera. Don't miss Kenny Cetera in the "Chicago Experience" at the Crighton on March 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Website | Youtube | Facebook | Twitter

One Night With Elvis

Donnie Edwards - the international award winning performer - returns to the Crighton with the band FEVER and Dion Pride! He has performed all over the world in casinos, theaters, fairs, and production shows. He performs each era of the king's inspiring career from the early rock 'n roll years of the 1950's to the legendary Vegas years of the 1970's. Travel back through time with Donny!

Donny says, "First and foremost I'm a huge Elvis fan. So everytime I take the stage, I do my ultimate best to honor the legacy of Elvis Presley. It's a privilege to perform for the fans all over the world like myself." Beisdes his live shows, Donny has entertained on TV including appearances on ABC's Monday Night Football and CBS's "The Young and the Restless".

Don't miss Donny at the Crighton on March 28th at 7 PM!

Read more about Donny | Shake, Rattle, and Roll! | Get Tickets Online!

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama that enjoyed success on the screen and on-stage. The story defines Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over a 25-year period.

Driving Miss Daisy won four awards including Best Picture and Best Actress for Jessica Tandy, the oldest person at the time to win a competitive acting Oscar.

For more information about the show click here. Make your plans to see this comedy-drama Apr. 18 - May 4, 2014!

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

Hairspray Auditions

The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Auditions for Hairspray will be on Apr. 27-28, 2014 at the historic Crighton Theatre! Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a family-friendly 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. 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!

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

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

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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