Crighton Theatre Newsletter
September-October 2014

See The Dixie Swim Club
at the Crighton!

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The Dixie Swim Club

It's time for another Southern comedy from the comedy writing trio Jones, Hope, and Wooten. If you liked Christmas Belles and Mama Won't Fly, you'll love The Dixie Swim Club.

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.

As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of 'teamwork', rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. 'The Dixie Swim Club' is the story of these five unforgettable women - a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Performance dates for this comedy are Sept 5-21, 2014!

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe, is pleased to announce auditions for their upcoming production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. The show will be directed by Brenda Storseth. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES: Sept. 14 & 15 at 7 pm The historic Crighton Theatre

Auditions will be held in the upstairs rehearsal hall. Entrance to the rehearsal hall is at 117 Simonton Street (next door to the Red Brick Tavern). Rehearsal will generally be held at the theatre Sunday-Thursday nights 7-10 pm. Children will rehearse first and be released before 9 pm. Actors are requested to bring headshot and resume to the auditions if they have one. For more information, go to or contact the director by email.

For more information about the auditions go to the website.

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Bravo Company

Do you have kids that enjoy acting or want to learn how to act? Are your kids talented but need to work on their presentation skills? Then contact Bravo Company, the educational arm of Stage Right. Learn with acting teachers that have years of experience working with kids. Their experiences include both film and theatre mediums.

Kids will work on more than just productions but will learn acting techniques and how to adapt various presentation settings. More importantly, your kids will learn skills that will carry over into other disciplines: how to project while speaking, work on creativity exercises, and work on life skills useful on-stage and off-stage.

Come play with us! Contact Amy Sowers for more information. Classes start Sept. 9 and 10 with Wednesday classes starting at 5:30 PM.

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The Little Mermaid

Join CYT for a journey "under the sea" with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., adapted from Disney's 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home - and her fins - behind and live in the world above. But first she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the eveil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she's the girl whose enchanting voice he's been seeking.

Written to flow seamlessly between land and sea, Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. provides plenty of opportunities to bring these locations to life through creative movement and configurations. The fantasy of being underwater means the cast can let their imaginations run wild.

Performance dates for this musical are Sept 26-28, 2014!

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For Aladdin it's not easy to find a magic lamp but it's even harder to get a date! It's a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade and even Sinbad the Sailor as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a cave of (not-so-great) wonders. Along his way Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise genies, a powerful sultan and even his own mother to find a way to meet the princess. However, even with the lamp in hand, Aladdin will have to learn that it takes more than a wish to make a good impression!

Auditions will be on September 29, 2014 at 4:30 PM. All Missoula Children's Theatre shows are designed for students Kindergarten through 12th grade. There are roles especially suited for all ages, skill levels and experience levels. Performance dates for this show are October 4, 2014 at 7 PM!

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

TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang

Even though TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang have been married since 2007, they have continued to work separately despite their fans' requests until the debut of their duets record. With the release of "Iconic Duets" -- a collection that features their take on many timeless collaborations, such as "Jackson" and "Golden Ring," they have fulfilled their fans' request.

Lang felt the time was right for the duets project. "People have asked us to record or to sing together, and we put it off. I didn't want people to think that's all we did. I wanted to establish some music on my own."

In addition to his solos, Sheppard indicates that recording a duet is very different. "It's more difficult than I thought it would be. When you're doing an album on your own, you only have to worry about one individual." Sheppard indicated he had a blast recording with his wife.

See TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang at the Crighton on October 17, 2014.

MCPAS website | Buy tickets online! | Kelly Lang's website | TG Sheppard's website

Family Promise

During the run of The Dixie Swim Club, we will be spotlighting Family Promise of Montgomery County. Founded in 2001, Family Promise of Montgomery County is a faith-based non-profit organization that supports families who are experiencing homelessness as they search for new jobs, undergo job training, and obtain permanent housing. Family Promise of Montgomery County is an affiliate of Family Promise National which began in New York in 1986.

Our vision is to alleviate homelessness for families with children in Montgomery County, Texas. We believe strong families build strong communities and our goal is to strengthen families and enable them to become self-sufficient and stable.

On Oct. 6, 2014, Family Promise hosts the 13th Annual Montgomery County Charitable Golf Tournament with over 200 golfers, numerous staff, volunteers and friends in attendance. You can put your merketing dollars to work and support homeless families with children who are striving to become stable and self-sufficient!

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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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Audition Network

Looking for private lessons to help you improve your auditioning skills? Auditioning can be a nerve-racking experience, even for the seasoned pro. Being well prepared can make a world of difference in how smoothly and successfully you get through the process. STAGE RIGHT is creating a network of instructors to provide private lessons to help you with upcoming auditions. Our first instructor is Tina Cafeo - director of Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, and Annie.

Tina studied acting personally with Stella Adler years ago in New York. She went on to do professional theater both in NYC and national touring companies. She was the leading lady for several major summer stock companies. She has been active in the greater Houston area for many years. Contact her directly via email if you are interested.

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