Crighton Theatre Newsletter
September-October 2012

See The Miracle Worker
at the Crighton!

In This Issue:

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

The Miracle Worker

You know the story; now see it onstage. Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution. Her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate.

We will be collected used eyeglasses with the local Lions Club during the run of the show. The Miracle Worker opens STAGE RIGHT's fifth season at the Crighton from Sept. 7-23, 2012. See the Dockline magazine for more pictures on the upcoming production and the new season. If you prefer personal stories, see our new interview series One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre with the cast and crew of each production.

Special discounts are available for school groups. Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 (SHOW) for details.

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

My Three Angels

Auditions for this Christmas comedy are on September 9-10, 2012 at the Crighton Theatre at 7 PM. The film version featured Humphrey Bogart and Peter Ustinov.

The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. 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.

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

Capitol Steps

It's here! Get their new album Take the Money and Run - for President.

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


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

The Philadelphia Story

Unity Theatre presents The Philadelphia Story - a wickedly witty Broadway hit that starred Katharine Hepburn as the haughty, spoiled socialite Tracy Lord. Tracy is beautiful and privileged but she has too many men in her life! She is about to marry successful but stuffy George when her congenial ex-husband and sparring partner, C.J. Dexter Haven arrives. Throw in a straying father; a brother who has sold her wedding story in exchange for silence; a tabloid reporter who is about to expose the family skeletons; a precocious, scheming younger sister; a case of mistaken identity; too much champagne and high jinks abound!

See The Philadelphia Story at Unity Theatre in Brenham from September 20-October 7, 2012.


Lion's Club

During the run of The Miracle Worker we are partnering with the Lion's Club to collect used eyeglasses. 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 our website or see the youtube video for more information.

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One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre

One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre is a new interview series that 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.

So what do guests talk about? 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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