Crighton Theatre Newsletter
September/October 2010

See No Time for Sergeants at the Crighton!

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

No Time for Sergeants

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe, will present the opening show of their 2010-2011 "Season of Southern Comfort:" NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS by Ira Levin.

The show that made Andy Griffith a star on Broadway tells the story of Will Stockdale, a country bumpkin from Georgia and his hilarious attempts to be classified for duty in the Air Force of the late 1950s. Will's simple country ways drive those around him crazy, no one more so than his Sergeant. Once classified, Will and his unassuming friend Ben are off on a high flying explosive adventure that could ruin the careers of not only Sergeant King, but a few Generals as well!

Performances run from Sept. 10-26 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees Sept. 19 & 26 at 2 pm. All performances will be at the historic Crighton Theatre located at 234 N. Main Street in downtown Conroe. Don't miss this chance to see this southern comedy!

Buy tickets online! | Website | Dockline | Posters | Podcasts | Playbills | Gallery

Help the US Troop Support Foundation

During the run of No Time for Sergeants we will be partnering with the local chapter of the US Troop Support Foundation which provides care packages for our troops. Our partnership with the Texas Chapter of US Troop Support Foundation will allow our patrons to boost the morale of not just one squad but many who have volunteered to serve our country. There are many ways for patrons to show their support:

Bring donated items to the Crighton Theatre before the No Time for Sergeants performances. The most requested items are:

  • Pouched meats, tuna, chicken, turkey
  • Protein bars
  • Cereal / Fiber bars
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Hickory farm type items
  • Jerky
  • Cigarettes

  • Check the website for a more complete list. The US Troop Support Foundation is a registered 501c3 charity and has been operating since January of 2003 when Joshua, son of Co-Founders Linda & Jeff Relitz deployed to Iraq. The active list includes over 8000 service men and women. Both Linda & Jeff are former military and can easily relate to the issues facing our deployed military.

    When you come to No Time for Sergeants, US Troop Support Foundation volunteers will be on hand to receive your donations.

    Buy tickets online! | US Troop Support Foundation website | Dockline article about the USTSF

    Honoring Our Veterans

    STAGE RIGHT is holding a special performance of No Time for Sergeants for the members of the Lone Star Honor Flight (LSHF) on Sunday, September 12, 2010. The organization, founded by Montgomery resident Brenda Beaven, has taken over 1500 World War II veterans to Washington D.C. to see the World War II memorial. Brenda founded Lone Star Honor Flight in 2008 after learning about a man out of North Carolina who was taking World War II vets to D.C.

    Craig Duff, Time magazine writer and producer, has made an excellent documentary on one of the Lone Star Honor Flights that take local WWII veterans to Washington D.C. to see many of the memorials. Craig has also given us permission to reprint his blog. Look for his article in the September Dockline magazine.

    As a small "thank you", all veterans and active duty personnel will be given complimentary access to performances of No Time for Sergeants. So when you come to see No Time, you can thank a veteran for their service, bring items to the Crighton Theatre for our active duty troops, and share a great time during No Time for Sergeants. Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 (SHOW) to buy tickets!

    Buy tickets online! | LSHF Website | Dockline article about LSHF | Craig Duff's video about LSHF

    Bravo Company Begins Third Year of Youth Classes

    Bravo Company will host an open house on Thursday, September 2 from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Crighton Theatre. Meet the instructors, tour the Crighton, and register for classes. Classes will begin the following week.

    So what is Bravo Company? It's STAGE RIGHT's group of young actors aged 5-17 who study acting techniques and perform on the Crighton stage. So come to Open House and get your kids involved!

    Pictures from Ever After: The Musical | Poster from Ever After: The Musical

    The Frog Prince

    MCPAS and the Missoula Children's Theatre present THE FROG PRINCE, an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale performed by over 60 local children from the Montgomery County area on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7 PM.

    Deep in the royal swamp, a lonely Frog retrieves a golden ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship and comfort. The spoiled princess doesn't want to live up to her part of the bargain, and puts her royal Knights on alert. And so the trouble begins. Luckily, Frog gets some good advice from Ollie the wise old Aspen tree, the well-read Alligator, and the kindly Swamp Things. The Ducks, a busy Fly and dancing Flamingos also come to Frog's assistance as the Frog's kindly servant tirelessly tries to set things right. Even the Queen, kindly Princess Proper, and spunky Princess Peppy get involved and, despite the trouble caused by the nasty Venus Fly Traps, all ends happily. Our hero becomes a Prince (formerly known as Frog) and realizes that friendships are made, not bought and he discovers that it is not what you are but who you are that counts.

    Come and see the kids perform! Better yet, bring your kids to audition on Monday, Sept. 27. Check the MCPAS website for more details on how your kids can participate in this program.

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

    Benise and the Spanish Guitar

    MCPAS presents Benise: The Spanish Guitar. The Spanish Guitar is an epic tale that will transport the audience to such exotic places as a Parisian cafe, a Flamenco Tapas Bar in Spain, an Arabian desert, a Venetian Masquerade ball, and the cobblestone streets of Old Havana. This new show will feature Benise's guitar as protagonist, as it becomes the keeper of the stories of glory and tragedy through time and worlds gone by. Brilliantly choreographed dance numbers and orchestral pieces accompany the stories that were sealed inside this magical instrument. Benise's The Spanish Guitar takes us on a deeply personal journey to worlds both far and away and reminds us that hope can be the healing thread in all our lives.

    The dancers in The Spanish Guitar were carefully handpicked from a global pool of some of the most brilliantly diverse talent to be found. Traditional flamenco dancers, Broadway performers, and soloists previously featured with the likes of Madonna, Gloria Estefan, and Ricky Martin, have all joined forces to make up Benise's female dancers - The Gitanas.

    Come and see Benise live!

    MCPAS website | Buy tickets online! | Benise on youtube


    The legend of Pocahontas lives on inside the hearts of the Algonquin Indians and they want us to learn from her story. "Let's celebrate the legend that lives inside of us, it lives there inside of our soul. It tells where we come from, it tells where we'll go." This quote is taken from one of the new music scores written especially for this show. You will find CYT's Pocahontas to be a more historically accurate account than the animated movie version. A new script, new music and a brand new style will make this show memorable. Come, rediscover the legend of Pocahontas!

    Performances are at the historic Crighton Theatre October 22-30, 2010. Tickets go on sale September 10, 2010.

    CYT website


    Theatre Southwest is proud to present the stage version of "Laura". New York City police detective Mark McPherson is investigating the murder of beautiful and highly successful advertising executive Laura Hunt.

    Through the testimony of her friends and the reading of her letters, McPherson comes to know Laura and slowly becomes obsessed with her, so much so Lydecker - newspaper columnist and personal friend - accuses him of falling in love with the dead woman. One night, the detective falls asleep under her portrait and is awakened by the sound of someone entering the apartment. He is shocked to discover it is Laura. McPherson determines the murder victim actually was Diane Redfern, a model brought there by Carpenter while Laura was away in the country. Now it becomes even more urgent to unmask the murderer.

    Performances are September 3-25, 2010.

    Read more about Theatre Southwest

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