Crighton Theatre Newsletter
November 2015-January 2016


Celebrate the holidays with Christmas Belles
at the Crighton!

In This Issue:

MCPAS website | Sounds of Texas website | Stage Right website


Centennial Sinatra

Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of standards and traditional pop music in the nation. Steve's youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of classic with today. His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music of Sinatra while appealing to long-time listeners.

Steve has headlined in highly successful, extended engagements at the RIO SUITES HOTEL AND CASINO in Las Vegas and RESORTS HOTEL AND CASINO in Atlantic City, where standing room only audiences lined up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. He has performed in multiple engagements for Hilton Atlantic City and Casino Windsor, among others.

In testimonials, directors write: "...the best POPS concert they had ever seen anywhere in the country." "Almost a year before the date, a fan called to purchase tickets." "...extremely well run show that brought the audience to its feet for two sold-out performances." "...Steve was a knockout. His show was everything advertised and much more."

Join us for an incredible tribute to Sinatra on Nov. 7, 2015!

MCPAS | Steve Lippia | Twitter



Christmas Belles

It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters - Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye - are not exactly in a festive mood. The celebrity guest Santa Claus - played by Frankie's long-suffering husband, Dub - is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

Performances for Christmas Belles will be on Dec. 4-20, 2015 for this Jones, Hope, and Wooten favorite. Please bring a donation for the Salvation Army.

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



The Producers

Auditions for this outrageous Mel Brooks comedy are on Dec. 6-7, 2015 at 7 PM at the Crighton. Be prepared to act, sing, and dance! See the website for more details on the show. Performances for The Producers will be on Feb. 12-28, 2016.

Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. Now as a big Broadway musical, The Producers once again sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor. It is a truly "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit!

The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime For Hitler"), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"

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Stage Right's Season of Fantasy

STAGE RIGHT is pleased to present the following shows during our ninth season. Audition dates are tentative and may change. The Christmas and musicals will have 3 matinees with a total of 9 performances. We also have added a musical around Halloween - The Addams Family.


By Noel Coward
Performances: Sept. 2-18, 2016
Auditions: July 10-11, 2016 (tentative)
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Performances: Oct. 21-Nov. 6, 2016
Auditions: Aug. 19-20, 2016 (tentative)
by Valentine Davies
Performances: Dec. 2-18, 2016
Auditions: Oct. 7-8, 2016 (tentative)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Performances: Feb 10-26, 2017
Auditions: Dec. 2-3, 2016 (tentative)
By Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Performances: April 14-30. 2017
Auditions: Feb 10-11, 2017 (tentative)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Performances: July 7-23, 2017
Auditions: April 23-24, 2017 (tentative)


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



Salvation Army

During the run of Christmas Belles 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.

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FACTOID: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever had the highest attendance (3740) of any Christmas show in Crighton history.

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