Crighton Theatre Newsletter
November 2016-January 2017

See Miracle on 34th Street at the Crighton!

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Anything Goes

CYT Houston presents Anything Goes, the age-old tale of boy-meets-girl and all of the surrounding complications and situations. This timeless show and its classic characters are wrapped around some of Cole Porter's most magical scores, which include It's Delovely, Friendship, I get a Kick Out of You, All Through the Night, Anything Goes, You're the Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow. Audiences will enjoy tapping right along with the cast members in CYT Houston's production of Anything Goes!

Performances are at the Crighton November 10-12, 2016!


Peter Pan

It's that time of year again! Covenant's annual Junior Play Performance at the historic Crighton Theater this year is Peter Pan based on the novel by J. M. Barrie Adapted by Craig Sodaro.

This superb adaptation captures all the magic and charm of everyone's favorite story. The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan's adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. Wendy, John and Michael become friends with the Lost Boys and Princess Tiger Lily and Wendy becomes everyone's mother. When the evil Captain Hook captures Wendy and the Lost Boys, Peter Pan comes to their rescue. Together with the ticking crocodile, Peter Pan puts Captain Hook in his place and returns the Darling children to their home.

Performances are on November 16 at 12:30 PM and November 17 at 12:30 and 7 PM. Ticket price is 5 dollars for students and 8 dollars for adults. You can purchase tickets at the door or call 936-890-8080.


Miracle on 34th Street

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle is so believeable that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and his authenticity.

Performance Dates: Dec. 2-18, 2016. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 P.M. Sunday matinees at 2:00 P.M.

Please bring personal care products for the Salvation Army!

Interesting facts about the original movie:
  • Miracle on 34th Street won three Academy Awards. One was for Best Screenplay, one for Best Original Story, and the last for Best Supporting Actor Edmund Gwenn in the role of Kris Kringle.
  • 8-year-old Natalie Wood shot two movies simultaneously. (Miracle on 34th Street and The Ghost and Mrs. Muir).
  • Natalie Wood was convinced that Gwenn really was Santa Claus.
  • The movie marked the screen debut of Thelma Ritter. The American actress who'd go on to be nominated for six Academy Awards for films like All About Eve, Pillow Talk and Birdman of Alcatraz.
  • The little Dutch girl's Christmas wish was already granted. When Santa asks the child what she wants for Christmas, she says she wants nothing now that she's gotten her adoptive mother.

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Jammin for Jay

Jay Ross Martin was a co-founder of the Sounds of Texas Music Series and also had a hand in the planning of the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival and a number of city of Conroe projects. For the second year in a row a tribute titled "Jammin' for Jay" will be held on Jan. 14, 2017. The show will feature a multi-person jam in conjunction with the funding of a Jay Ross Martin Scholarship.

"If you knew Jay you knew his passion for music, especially those touring/recording artists that hailed from the state of Texas," said Craig Jones, Chairman of the Sounds of Texas Music Series in a release this week. Previous year's line up included Mason Langford, Kevin Black, Davin James, Tony Ramey, Richard Bowden, Lisa Morales, Shelia Marshall, Tres Womack, Kyle Hutton and Dustin Welch.

Don't miss this special event on Jan. 14, 2017 at the Crighton!

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Peter Pan

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us... who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

Performances have been changed to Jan. 20-22, 2017 at the historic Crighton Theatre. website

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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