Crighton Theatre Newsletter
October-November 2013

See the comedy A Christmas Story
at the Crighton!

In This Issue:

MCPAS website | Sounds of Texas website | Stage Right website | Season tickets


MCPAS hosts the Missoula Children's Theatre's twist on this classic tale takes you on a frivolous frolic through the French countryside. Ogres, Wood Elves, and Unicorns, along with mischievous Gremlins and playful Pixies join Rapunzel in this tale with a a braid! In short, Rapunzel and all the rest of the characters tell a silly tale of personal triumph and friendship.

Auditions are on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at 4:30 PM with a performance on Saturday, October 5, 2013.

If you are interested in different twists on the classic tale from the Grimm brothers, see the Disney version called Tangled and its sequel Tangled Ever After.

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

John Conlee

During the past two decades, American country music artist John Conlee has achieved great success with hits including "Lady Lay Down", "Before My Time", "I'm Only In It for the Love", "In My Eyes", "As Long as I'm Rocking With You", "Years After You", "Domestic Life", "Mama's Rockin' Chair" and many more. Overall, there have been 29 single releases throughout the years with 26 of them charting in the top 20 or better.

Eight of those 26 have reached the coveted No. 1 spot on the national country charts. Mr. Conlee has been part of 9 Farm Aid concerts, a love dear to his heart, which have raised 13 million dollars to aid the family farmer. Mr. Conlee has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1981.

See John on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8 PM.

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

The Music Man Jr.

A fast-talking con man Harold Hill - The Music Man - goes from town to town selling citizens on starting a "boy's band," then extracts money from them by ordering instruments and uniforms, with the promise that he'll teach the kids how to be musicians. Once he's collected his bankroll, Hill skips town, leaving the kids in the lurch.

Looking for new suckers in Iowa, Hill arrives in River City, where he declares that the only way to save the youth of River City from the lure of the poolroom is to organize a boy's band. He charms the mayor's wife Eulalie into forming a "ladies' dance committee" and sets his sights on winning over local music teacher Marian Paroo. Marian rightly considers Hill a fraud, especially when he espouses the "Think System" of learning music: if you think a tune, he claims, you can play it. But Marian becomes Hill's staunchest ally when her young brother Winthrop, withdrawn since the death of his father, exuberantly comes out of his shell at the prospect of joining Hill's band; and Marian's budding romance with the charming but unreliable Hill ultimately brings her out of her own shell as well.

CYT presents The Music Man Jr. on Saturday, October 24-27, 2013.

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Anything Goes - Auditions

Stage Right is pleased to announce auditions for "Anything Goes" on Nov 3, 4, 2013 at 7 pm both nights. Seeking male/female experienced tap dancers (age 15 and up) who can sing well. Show dates are Feb 14- Mar 2, 2014. Auditions will be held at the historic Crighton Theatre, 234 N. Main, Downtown Conroe. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, a dance audition, and singing. The choreographer will teach a short combination, no need to prepare a dance. Prepare a 1 minute song from the 1930's. Bring tap shoes with you to the audition. If you don't have tap shoes, wear a hard-soled shoe that can make tapping sounds. If cast in a tap dance role, you will be required to buy tap shoes. Bring your music on MP3 or CD. No rehearsal accompanist is available.All roles are available including non-dance roles. All Aboard the S.S. American!!

For more information about the show click here or on the Facebook auditions page.

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Georgette Jones

Sharity Productions present Tamala Georgette Jones - daughter of the only Hall of Fame husband and wife country artists, George Jones and Tammy Wynette. She's been singing with one or both parents since the age of three. She recorded her first single with her Dad, "Daddy Come Home" when she was ten years old and performed it on an HBO special.

Georgette also worked as a backup singer for her Mom. Georgette recorded a duet with Mark McGuinn that was included on his "One Man's Crazy" CD and has appeared on TV shows such as Crook and Chase, RFD-TV and The Grand Ole Opry. Georgette is a songwriter and member of SESAC and the CMA.

See Georgette on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

Georgette's website | Buy tickets online! | youtube

The Man Who Wanted to Be Santa

"Who IS that guy?" That's what they're asking each other at the local police station when Santa Claus shows up handing out gifts. It's not so much the gifts that amaze Howard and Bertie but the fact that ol' Santa seems to know them all so well...and they haven't a clue who's wearing the red and white. It's not like they haven't seen people dressed for the holidays, especially since Earlene drops in costumed first as an elf and then a big bunny. Even Chief Culpepper has been known to don the Santa Claus suit.

As if this weren't enough to keep them guessing, state investigator Russell Brooks arrives to check on some irregularities which have been reported. It doesn't take long for Brooks to get on the trail of the phantom Kris Kringle and then he gets his first big break - he finds Santa's bag of presents and, in it, a collection of old wallets. Could it be that Santa is a pickpocket?

From singing messengers to lovesick reporters this holiday tonic is just the antidote for a cynical world and goes a long way to prove things aren't always what they seem to be. Especially for one old gentleman. He knows what it's like to be The Man Who Wanted to Be Santa Claus.

See Pat Cook's play at Theatre Suburbia from Nov. 1-30, 2013.


International Winter on the Waterway Festival

The cast of A Christmas Story have already begun preparations for their Christmas shows. Meanwhile, members from STAGE RIGHT have been continuing their community outreach. You can find us at the 2013 iWoW Festival (International Winter on the Waterway) giving out rack cards and talking to Crighton patrons - new and old. We will be pushing the rest of the season including Anything Goes, Driving Miss Daisy, and Hairspray. See the pictures of Santa's float and video clips from the 2012 fireworks in the gallery.

Come by our booth at iWoW and enjoy the Festival on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

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

Assistance League of Montgomery County

All efforts of Assistance League are directed towards its mission of providing direct social and educational services to Montgomery County's economically disadvantaged children and adults. All services are carefully coordinated with other Montgomery County organizations. Since its inception in 1985, Assistance League has raised and spent over $3 million dollars to meet the needs of the community. Your financial support helps ensure that Assistance League can continue to make a difference in the lives of thousands of people each year.

It is through the efforts of nine philanthropic programs that Assistance League reaches out to the community:
A new program called "Caring and Sharing" is being implemented. We are working diligently with other agencies to help homeless people and young people who age out of foster care and furnish residences. There are many ways to help - click here to see the many ways to participate.

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