Crighton Theatre Newsletter
March-May 2016


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Donny Edwards - One Night with Elvis

SOLD OUT! The Crighton Theatre presents Donny Edwards - One Night with Elvis. Donny Edwards was recently chosen as the first and only Elvis tribute artist to perform on the estate of Graceland. This Las Vegas Headliner will take you through the early years and Elvis' 70's concert era. This is considered the #1 Elvis show in the world. Featuring the 9 member 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.

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A Night of One Acts

Come join the fun while supporting 3 local Junior High Schools! On Saturday, March 5th you will be entertained by three talented groups of teens presenting their award-winning performances!

Magnolia Jr. High - "Anne of Green Gables"
Lynn Lucas Middle School - "No Time for Sergeants"
Montgomery Jr. High - "The Outsiders"

There will be two intermissions at which time you are invited to please enjoy the silent auction that will be held in the lobby. Proceeds go to the drama departments of the schools.

Each one act lasts 40 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. If you are unable to come but want to support the schools, called the Box Office at 936-441-7469 and indicate you wish to make a donation for UIL.

Experience a Night of One Acts at the Crighton on March 5, 2016 at 7 PM.

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Dust Bowl Motel

Dust Bowl Motel, a unique and exciting theater experience which combines lively dialogue, storytelling and good Texas and Red Dirt music and is scheduled for the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas March 18-20. An uplifting story of how dreams come true. Never a dull moment as the story of Katie Jo Dawkins exemplifies the hopes and dreams of everyone through the success of their own strengths.

The play will run as a theatrical non-profit benefit, March 18-20 at The Historic Crighton Theatre, with performances at 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

After a SOLD OUT debut in 2014, this inspirational story promises to leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Proceeds to the play go to support the Crighton Theatre Foundation, SHSU Performing Arts Scholarships and Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. Come out and enjoy a fun evening at the theatre and support some good causes. This is a Conroe Live NON-PROFIT production.

See the Dust Bowl Motel on March 18-20, 2016.

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Todd Snyder

Todd Snider is on the happy back end of happy hour at a favorite East Nashville bar, talking about his new album Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables. "This record doesn't come from good times," Snider says. "I wanted to sound the way I feel, which sometimes means sounding like a broken soul."

These aren't protest songs and they're not meant to incite class warfare (though he knows they might anyway). At album's outset ("In The Beginning"), Snider credits the church with sustaining peace. From there, it's on to the certainty of warped karma ("Good things happen to bad people," he sings in "New York Banker."), to a remarkable reworking of "West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown".

Todd will be at the Crighton on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

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Montgomery County's Got Talent

Join us as we welcome rising stars to compete in MCPAS's own talent show! The best of Montgomery County's greatest singers, dancers, actors, musicians and poets will be at the Crighton to show case their talent! Don't miss out on all the fun and a chance to see what the constestants have!

Attracting local singers, dancers, actors, musicians and poets, the top three winners will receive cash prizes. Performers are ages 15 and up.

The competition will be at the Crighton Theatre on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

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Rumors

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.

"Has nothing on its mind except making the audience laugh." - The New York Times
"Light, frothy and fun." - New York Post
"Neil Simon makes people laugh a lot!" - USA Today
"Not only side splitting, but front and back splitting." - NBC-TV

Performances are on April 15-May 1, 2016!

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Legally Blonde - The Musical

STAGE RIGHT of Texas announces audition dates for Legally Blonde the Musical.

Date: April 24-25, 2016
Time: 7-9 PM
Location: historic Crighton Theatre
Performance Dates: July 8-24, 2016


Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds

For over 30 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group's distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up". Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member, still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.

"We started as a straight blues band", vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. "We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We're an American music band and we're much higher energy than we were before."

Don't miss the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the historic Crighton Theatre on May 6, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

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Aladdin Jr.

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment and the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince!

All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney film - Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more - are here in Disney's Aladdin JR., a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.

Disney's Aladdin JR.'s tuneful, accessible Academy award-winning score, with songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice, including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me," will send audiences soaring. See CYT's presentation of Aladdin Jr. at the historic Crighton Theatre on May 12-14, 2016!

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Romeo and Harriet

Bravo Company presents this hilarious musical spoof puts the "shake" in Shakespeare! With the help of a group of quarreling chorus members — Oregano, Carpaccio, Risotto, Prosciutto, Antipasto, Pesto, Mayo and Romano — we get a deliciously funny spoof of Romeo and Juliet. Their comedic and intelligent commentary seasons the show with laughter galore so actors and audience alike won’t even realize they're learning about Shakespeare! The stage is set in modern-day New York City, where clerks of the swanky Montague's Department store and the second-rate Capulet's Discount Mart meet in the street to trade insults. Words are their daggers, so watch out, you might die laughing! Naturally, the heirs to these two retail empires, Romeo and Harriet, fall in love, but don't think you know the rest...this musical has a happy ending! "Humph. Call yourself a tragedy," exclaims Oregano at the end of the show, disappointed to find no dead bodies. Nope, it's pure comedy with pie fights in place of duels, a nurse obsessed with paper cuts, Romeo dressed in a white leisure suit a la John Travolta and an outrageous parody of the most romantic scene in literature. A fun, eclectic collection of musical numbers underscores all this hilarity, including a number in iambic pentameter! It would be a real tragedy to miss out on this one!

See Romeo and Harriet at the historic Crighton Theatre on May 20-21, 2016!

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Reckless Kelly with Folk Family Revival

Austin's own Reckless Kelly return with their 8th studio album, Long Night Moon on September 3, 2013. The album is the follow-up to 2011's Grammy Nominated Good Luck and True Love, which took home four Lone Star Music Awards, and sent three singles to #1 on Texas Radio.

When Willy Braun, frontman and principal songwriter for the band began writing songs for Long Night Moon, he quickly found a theme emerging. "About halfway through writing this record, I noticed that almost all of the songs I was writing, whether they were songs about the road, life, or love, had something to do with traveling. It started as an accident and I decided to just go with it. Before we knew it, there was a definite theme." It's honest, original and constantly evolving. The group is known for their explosive live shows and a passion for making albums of substance. Long Night Moon is no exception to this rule.

See Reckless Kelly at the Crighton on May 28, 2016.

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Meals on Wheels

Most of the elderly find themselves at some point unable to meet their basic needs for health and wellness. As the senior adult population continues to grow around the country, including in Montgomery County, services to support this vulnerable cohort are critical. The mission of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County is to provide home delivered meals and transportation services to the homebound elderly in Montgomery County.

As an organization, we seek to provide strategically placed services to support elderly preventative health initiatives, benefiting the individual, their family, and the county at large. Our Meals on Wheels program provides both consistent nutrition services and a safety check by a friendly volunteer. We partner with our County Commissioners to provide daily group dining opportunities at the Commissioner's local centers, so that qualifying seniors can have a hot nutritious meal in a social environment, transportation included. These services ensure the seniors we serve the independence they seek to age in place. Our Senior Rides program offers transportation services to seniors and disabled community members. Our passenger buses have curbside services that transport our clients to the places they need to be, including doctor's offices, grocery stores, and activity centers.

At Meals on Wheels Montgomery County, we believe that well-nourished and valued seniors are a big part of a well-nourished valuable community. It's what we're all about. You can donate online

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