Crighton Theatre Newsletter
November-December 2012

See the comedy
My Three Angels
at the Crighton!

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Get the App!

The app is only the beginning to a lot of changes coming to the Crighton Theatre! If you have a smart phone, scan the appropriate QR code.

So why would you want the app? Get tickets online for any Crighton show without having to enter web addresses. See youtube videos on casts and crew that have come to the Crighton. Download podcasts. Read the newsletter. See pictures from past performances. Find out what going on at other theatres! And find out what other "it"s are coming to the Crighton.

What about iPhone and Blackberry users? The app works for you, only you can't install it - yet. When the iPhone specific app is out, we'll let you know. We want something special for the iPhone, but it will take a few more weeks while we work with the Apple Development Team.

The app is free. Tell your friends!

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Annie Get Your Gun

CYT presents this Irving Berlin classic. With songs such as "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly", and "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun", how can you go wrong? The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley, a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank Butler.

Despite its popularity, the film version of Annie Get Your Gun was unavailable from 1973 until 2000 due to legal issues between Irving Berlin's estate and MGM. It was re-released in 2000 after the 1998 Broadway revival of the stage show with Bernadette Peters.

Performances for Annie Get Your Gun will be on November 1-4, 2012 at 10 AM and 7 PM on Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7 PM on Saturday, and 2 PM on Sunday.


A Night of Illusion and Comedy

Prepare to be amazed! Andy Gross performs over 150 shows a year at comedy clubs, Las Vegas, cruise ships, and performing arts venues everywhere. Named the Las Vegas' #1 Entertainer of 2010, Andy's ad-libs during his stand-up are frequently compared to Don Rickles and Robin Williams. And, his voice throwing is truly "must hear to believe" feat!

Andy Gross also appears frequently on TV, including most recently an NBC television special featuring his talents. The Las Vegas Sun calls his show "the hottest variety show in the country".

CTF presents A Night of Illusion and Comedy on November 16, 2012 on Friday at 11:00 and 7:30 PM.

Buy tickets online! | Andy's website | youtube

The Bellamy Brothers

The love affair between the Bellamy Brothers and their fans is as longstanding as it is mutual. Their latest album "Simply the Best" offers remakes of half a dozen pop-skewing Bellamys favorites plus a smattering of mostly vintage Top 40 and country hits.

Their songs include "Let Your Love Flow", "You Ain't Just Whistlin' Dixie", "She Don't Know That She's Perfect", and "Too Much Is Not Enough". Their singles span decades of music history.

See The Bellamy Brothers on November 17, 2012 on Saturday at 7:30 PM at the Crighton!

Buy tickets online! | website | youtube

My Three Angels

Tired of seeing the same old Christmas shows year after year? Then come and see the heart felt Christmas comedy "My Three Angels"! The film version featured Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov as the loveable convicts who set things right.

Three convicts are employed as roofers by a family, whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father's daughter for an heiress. The three convicts - two of them murderers, the third a swindler - take the visitors on. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right and in doing so redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family.

Performances for My Three Angels will be on Nov.30-Dev. 16, 2012.

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The Drowsy Chaperone

Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone are scheduled for Dec. 2-3, 2012 at the historic Crighton Theatre at 7 PM. Bring a CD, and iPod/iPhone with your song.

So what is the Tony awarding winning Drowsy Chaperone about? It's a musical within a comedy with 1920's style music and dancing - only the musical was written in ~2006.

"To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre afficionado known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favorite LP (remember records?) - the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy dame, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre."

Performances for The Drowsy Chaperone will be on Feb. 15-Mar. 3, 2013.

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

Holiday Open House

Get your picture with Santa! See professional ventroloquists! Get your kids fingerprinted! Join us in Santa's workshop next to the Crighton and see the plans for the new annex to the Crighton! Make puppets and eat holiday food! Enjoy singing, story telling, and more!

STAGE RIGHT is hosting a Holiday Open House at the Crighton. We will be joined by Bravo Company - the educational arm for STAGE RIGHT, singers, ventriloquists and more during the Crighton holiday open house after the Conroe Christmas Parade on December 8th. We will also be in the parade advertising our holiday Christmas comedy - My Three Angels.

The Holiday Open House at the historic Crighton Theatre will be on Saturday, December 8, 2012 during and after the Conroe Christmas Parade from 1 to 5 PM.

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

Ray Price

Sharity Productions presents Ray Price - A Christmas Gift for You. Ray was at the Crighton last year and is making his way back to us!

Ray Price is one of American music's truly great stars. He was inducted into Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996, but has long shown his genius in other genres as well. After more than a half-century in the business, Ray can still belt out a song with the best of them, whether it's honky-tonk, country, pop, blues, jazz, or anything in between. With his May 2000 Buddha Records release--"Prisoner of Love"--Ray has delightfully proven this once again with a big-band-backed medley in many moods and styles.

Ray Price will be at the historic Crighton Theatre on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 8 PM.

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

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Theatre Southwest presents Neil Simon's comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers. This comedy concerns Barney Cashman, the owner of successful seafood restaurant who is stuck in the depths of a mid-life crisis. Barney's marriage is no longer providing him with a sense of romantic adventure, and when he discovers his mother's apartment is empty one day a week, he decides that a series of extra-marital affairs is just what he needs. However, Barney's career as a spoiler of women quickly proves to be laughably unsuccessful; he's able to lure three different women to his make-shift love nest but try as he might, he can't convince any of them to sleep with him, and in the end, Barney has to settle for seducing his wife.

See Last of the Red Hot Lovers at Theatre Southwest from December 31, 2012 through January 19, 2013.


Heritage Museum of Montgomery County

The Heritage Museum of Montgomery County, a sesquicentennial project started in 1985, features exhibits chronicling the county's roots, from the lumber and oil industries to the everyday lives of Montgomery County residents. The Museum is housed in the historic Grogan/Cochran home, built in 1924.

The Museum is composed of three permanent galleries including Glimpses of Montgomery County, Towns, People & Events, and a Hands-On Children's Room. Here children can explore a log cabin and a turn of the century general store.

The Museum also offers a research room, oral histories of county residents, traveling exhibitions, a gift shop and several outdoor exhibits depicting the history of Montgomery County. Special events include a summer program for area children focusing on the cultures and heritage of the County. Hands on activities include churning butter, candle dipping, washing on rub boards, pioneer games, and log sawing.

Visit the the Heritage Museum website for more information about Montgomery County.


One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre

How about a reality show without the "language" or drama? Then get the real stories of real people from One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre. The interviews highlights the lives of the cast and crew at the Crighton. The episodes feature in-depth conversations about life on and off the stage. See the interviews with the cast of My Three Angels or cast/crew members from previous shows at the Crighton.

Don't have time to watch a video? Download the podcast to your mp3 player or phone. Yes, we talk about theatre, but we also talk about careers outside of the theatre, transitioning to Broadway, living in New York - all the backstory about people that make their volunteer efforts even more amazing. And now that we have an app for your smart phone, you have another way to see the interviews...

About One on One | Interviews by Actor | Interviews by Show | Podcasts by Name

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