Crighton Theatre Newsletter
October-November 2012


See the comedy
My Three Angels
at the Crighton!

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Capitol Steps

Join comedians who can make politics fun - Saturday Night Live style!

So who are The Capitol Steps? They began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group was born in December 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They decided to dig into the headlines of the day and they created song parodies and skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

See the Capitol Steps on September 29th at the Crighton at 7:30 PM.

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Beauty Lou and the Country Beast

MCPAS and Missoula Children's Theatre present Beauty Lou and the Country Beast, an original country western adaptation of a classic fairy tale. Beauty Lou is the oldest daughter of the bronc-bustin' balladeer Buck. At the local county fair, young Beauty Lou is upset by the ungrateful behavior of a miner who has won the blue ribbon for his beautiful roses. She calls him a beast and wishes that he would look like one, too. Years later, when in danger of losing the family farm, Buck meets the miner-turned-beast. Beauty Lou agrees to befriend the Beast in order to save her family. Beauty Lou and the Beast both learn to look beyond appearances and first impressions and to see the beauty that dwells inside. The story, set in the American West, also features Beauty Lou's six sisters, her Imaginary Friend, her dog Fleabite Clyde, farmhands Slim and Dusty, the neighborly country folk and the barnyard critters.

Auditions are on Monday, Oct. 1 at 4 PM with performances for Beauty Lou and the Country Beast on October 6, 2012 at 7 PM.

MCPAS | Missoula Children's Theatre | Buy tickets online! | youtube



Fiesta!

You don't want to miss this exciting and beautiful evening with ROCO, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. This concert features Barcelona-born guest conductor, Josep Caballe-Domenech, Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, piano soloist, Anne-Marie McDermott, and a dynamic program of Spanish and Argentine classics by Arriaga, Ginastera and Turina, plus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20. ROCO is a forty-piece professional chamber orchestra that was founded in 2005 by Alecia Lawyer, a Juilliard-trained musician and recording artist.

The performance is on October 7, 2012 at 7 PM.

About ROCO | Buy tickets online! | youtube



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.

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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 12:30 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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Crazy for You

Houston Family Arts Center presents the musical Crazy for You. Bobby Child longs to be a star in the Zangler Follies on Broadway. But his mother insists he become a respectable banker. When Bobby travels to Nevada to foreclose on a derelict theater, he meets the love of his life who shuns him at every turn. What follows is a glorious riot of toe tapping cowpokes, mistaken identity, and Gershwin tunes. Winner of a Tony Award for Best Musical, Crazy For You is fun for the whole family!

See Crazy for You at Houston Family Arts Center from November 2-25, 2012.

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Lion's Club

If you forgot to bring your used eyeglasses during the run of The Miracle Worker you can still bring them to the theatre or take them to your local Lion's Club. The Lion's Club is most proud of its Eyeglass Program that provides eye exams & eyeglasses for school ages children in times of hardship.

Since 1917, Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. From involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community.

Visit the Lion's Club website or see the youtube video for more information.

website | youtube

One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre

Tired of sound bites that put a spin on reality? Then get the real stories of real people without the drama 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 The Miracle Worker 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, travel, school, transitioning to Broadway, real life, politics, religion, films, sports - all the backstory about people that make their volunteer efforts even more amazing.

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

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