Crighton Theatre Newsletter
November-December 2014

See The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
at the Crighton!

In This Issue:

MCPAS website | Sounds of Texas website | Stage Right website

Woodlands' Idol Competition

Woodlands Idol is a local amateur singing competition produced by The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.

At each of the three preliminary events we'll take the first 30 paid contestants. They'll each have the opportunity to sing only 3 minutes of their pre-selected song. At each preliminary there will be 9 Judge's picks and 1 winner voted upon by the People.

There are 30 slots going into the Semi-Finals which will be held at the Crighton. Again, 9 Judge's picks and 1 winner voted upon by the People will advance to the Finals. Cash prizes and amazing opportunities available to the winners!

See the Woodlands' Idol Competition (Semi-Finals) at the Crighton on Nov. 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

Idol website | Buy tickets online (Semi-finals)! | youtube

Singing in the Rain - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe, is pleased to announce auditions for their Feb 2015 production of Singing in the Rain. The show will be directed by Manny Cafeo. Auditions will consist of cold readings, singing, and dancing. Backup music without vocals on CDs, iPods, and phones will be acceptable.

Nov. 16 & 17 at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre

Auditions will be held onstage. Rehearsal will generally be held at the theatre Sunday-Thursday nights 7-10 pm. Actors are requested to bring headshot and resume to the auditions if they have one. For more information, go to

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

Joni Morris

Joni Morris will be performing her 'Legendary Ladies In Country Music' show at the Crighton! She is well known for her own special tribute to the queen of country music, Patsy Cline, along with songs by Kitty Wells, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette, amount other classic hits. This is a show no country music fan should miss!

'Morris Has Cline Down Pat' said the newspaper headlines from the San Francisco Examiner of Joni's most recent performance there. And the San Francisco Chronicle's Date Book section reads 'It's Patsy All Over Again' of her re-creation of the country and western legend, Patsy Cline, at the bay area's Alcazar Theater.

Joni Morris, from Stockton, CA, has traveled nationally for the past 15 years with her talented 'Jordanaires singing style' band. Her own original music is included in every show. Her performance is a solid one, saturated with true showmanship and authentic sound and personality. Fairs, festivals, dinner theaters, conventions, casinos, fundraisers and private parties alike are raving about Joni's shows. Rave reviews and standing ovations are guaranteed!

See Joni Morris at the Crighton on Nov. 22, 2014 at 7:30 PM.

MCPAS website | Buy tickets online! | Joni's website | youtube

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Herdmans are six scrawny children ( Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie and Gladys) who are notorious delinquents in their community. Among other things, they lie, steal, smoke cigars (even the girls!), and hit little kids. The kids basically raise themselves. Their father walked out when the youngest was two years old, and their mother works double shifts at the shoe factory.

The story is narrated by Beth Bradley, a girl in Imogene Herdman's class. Beth's mother is put in charge of the Christmas pageant when the original leader, Mrs. Helen Armstrong, fells and breaks her leg. The announcement for the auditions happens to be on the day the Herdmans show up at church, and, avid movie fans that they are, the Herdman's volunteer (and threaten) their way into all six of the main parts.

In spite of the Herdmans never having heard the Christmas story before (and wanting to change the script so they can hunt down the evil King Herod) and in spite of never making it through a complete rehearsal, the show does go on and turns out to be, as everyone says, the best Christmas pageant they have ever seen. How does this happen? Come and see on Dec 5-21, 2014!

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

Salvation Army

During the run of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever we will be collecting personal care products for the Salvation Army. Bring a bag of donations for the Salvation Army when you come to the show.

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.

website | youtube

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance (MCEA) is a not-for-profit organization was established in 1981 to provide real, practical solutions that help Montgomery County residents during times of crisis. These are families and individuals whose health and well-being are threatened by an unexpected crisis or need.

Our Mission is to aid residents of Montgomery County who require temporary financial assistance to regain self-sufficiency. Last year, we provided services to more than 16,000 individuals residing in Montgomery County. We are the only agency with a county-wide reach for emergency assistance. MCEA is here to offer "A Source of Hope in Times of Crisis."

Our forward looking vision involves continuing our work with community partners to fight against hunger, homelessness, and poverty. Our new initiatives will position MCEA to be able to help more families in a sustainable manner with community partners.

Donate to MCEA | website

Lone Star Greeting Service

Let our personalized greeting service represent your business or church! We are the premier welcoming service in the Houston area. Our friendly greeters personally deliver welcome packages, including area information, local coupons and gifts to new homeowners. We tell the new resident about your business or church - who you are, where you are located and the services you offer. New homeowners will purchase more products and services in the first few months of their arrival than an established resident will purchase over several years.

We greet neighbors personally! Effective and affordable advertising that gets results. By connecting personally with each of the new homeowners in the community we have the distinct advantage of "word of mouth" advertising. Junk mail, TV and billboards all miss the interaction of a neighborly visit. We deliver small gifts and information about your business or church, and above all, we answer questions. Every time your materials are presented to a newcomer, it's a new opportunity to create that all important "first impression".


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