Crighton Theatre Newsletter
October-December 2017


Need a laugh? Join us for Mel Brooks'
Young Frankenstein at the Crighton!

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Alice in Wonderland

Crighton Theatre Foundation presents the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland! Auditions on Monday, October 2 at 4:30 PM. Must be in K thru 12th grade and at least 5 years old. If cast you must be available Mon-Sat for rehearsals and the show and pay the $25 registration fee.

Missoula Children's Theatre does a wonderful job of adapting stories so that kids of all ages can put on a great show after only one week! See an example of their efforts on youtube.

Throughout its 45 year existence, the Missoula Children's Theatre International Tour has fostered developmental life skills in more than a million kids in all 50 states and 17 countries! Come and be a part of the most exciting week at the Crighton!

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Young Frankenstein

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. For more information see the website.

Check out the five minute summary of the movie on youtube. Performances are from Oct 20-Nov. 5, 2017! Contains adult language and situations. It's Mel Brooks, not Mary Poppins!

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Hello Dolly

STAGE RIGHT announces auditions for Hello Dolly on Oct 29-30, 2017 at 7 PM. All roles are available except for Dolly Levi which has been precast.

Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and with heart. Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler - but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Along the way she also succeeds in matching the young and beautiful Irene Molloy with Vandergelder's head clerk, Cornelius Hackl; Cornelius's assistant Barnaby Tucker with Mrs. Molloy's loop assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist Ambrose Kemper with Mr. Vandergelder's weeping niece, Ermengarde.

Set in New York City at the turn-of-the-century, Hello-Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. Hello, Dolly! features such memorable songs as "Before the Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes a Moment," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," and - of course - the title number, "Hello, Dolly!"

Performances are from Feb. 9-25, 2018!

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Tarzan the Musical

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan unforgettable theatrical experience.

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

See Tarzan on Nov. 10-12, 2017!

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Mickey Gilley

Sharity Productions in Association with John Wiesner Automotive presents Country Music Legend and the Original Urban Cowboy, Mickey Gilley and the Grammy Award Winning ''Urban Cowboy Band'' and the outstanding backup vocals of the ''Urbanettes''. Gilley's charm, wonderful music and singers offer you an evening you will long remember.

Experience the legendary entertainer live on stage. Enjoy his greatest hits like, ''Room Full of Roses'', ''Talk to Me'',''Put Your Dreams Away'', ''True Love Ways'', ''You Don't Know Me'', ''That's All That Matters'', and more, which made the famed Mickey Gilley's Houston Nightclub and the well-known and popular Urban Cowboy movie with John Travolta, a Texas Legend combination. Also performing will be Grand Ole Opry and The Voice TV star Mary Sarah.

Get tickets to Mickey Gilley on Nov. 18, 2017!

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

The TV Christmas classic comes to the Crighton stage! Celebrate the Christmas season with this musical brought to Conroe for the first time!

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus' help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Performances are from Dec. 1-17, 2017!

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Asleep at the Wheel

Merry Texas Christmas Y'all! From Asleep At The Wheel! Asleep at the Wheel has won nine Grammy Awards since their 1970 inception, released over twenty albums, and has charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard country charts!

Since the early '70s, Asleep at the Wheel have been a force in keeping the sound of Western swing alive. The Wheel have earned critical praise throughout their lengthy career; they have not only preserved classic sounds that had all but disappeared from country music, but have also been able to update the music, keeping it a living, breathing art form. The group has gone through personnel changes (at last count, over 80 members had passed through their ranks), but 6'7" frontman Ray Benson has held it together for four decades, keeping Asleep at the Wheel a viable recording and touring concern and maintaining their devotion to classic-style Western swing.

Come celebrate the season with the outstanding talent of Asleep at the Wheel! Get tickets to Asleep at the Wheel for Dec. 19, 2017!

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The Three Texan Tenors

Kingwood has its own call to fame with their very own, Three Texan Tenors, who have entertained and serenaded audiences with a repertoire of Pop, Broadway, Opera and Classic Standards for more than three years. At the helm of this vocal trio, Chris Holloway, a Houston-based professional opera singer and founder of the performing arts company, Opera Leggera.

Called "the Pavarotti of Sacred Music," Holloway has performed with opera companies and classical symphonies at home and abroad, including the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israeli Opera and many more. From their first concert in a local church, Holloway knew they were onto something exciting. "The sanctuary that seated 800 was completely full with an enthusiastic audience ready for the only thing three skilled tenor voices could bring them. We are not to be confused with The Three Texas Tenors of Branson, Missouri. We're homegrown in Texas," said Holloway.

Come celebrate the season with the Three Texan Tenors! Get tickets for the Christmas show on Dec. 21, 2017!

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Harry's Dream

Join us on a tour of the Crighton Theatre. The tour is free but appointments are required. Preferred times are during the day. The tour will begin with a 20 minute movie about the founder of the theatre - former Mayor Harry M. Crighton. During the process of making the documentary we were able to find materials not previously discovered or well known. After the short movie we will take a walking tour around the Crighton which should last about 15-20 minutes. The tour can be customized to meet any interests or educational requirements.

Call us at the Box Office at 936-441-7469 or contact Steve to book a group or individual tour.

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