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Friday, 12 October 2012 18:51

Hairspray

The 1950's are out and change is in the air! Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hairspray is a musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire -- to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. After one of the stars of the show leaves, Corny Collins holds auditions to see who will be the next starlet on his show. With help from her friend Seaweed, Tracy makes it on the show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

During the run of Hairspray we will be collecting funds to support Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. MCEA will also have a booth with information during intermission.

For more promos about the show click here. Performance dates for this musical are July 11-27, 2014!

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Caribbean Cruise

Last chance to win a cruise to Mexico, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica! During the run of Hairspray we will be raffling a cruise to Mexico departing from the port of Galveston! Travel to a Caribbean island perched atop a coral reef: Cozumel. Swim with the dolphins or spend the day shopping onshore!

Next is Grand Cayman - a group of three magnificent tropical islands Christopher Columbus called "Las Tortugas" (the turtles) for the sea creatures he found in the ocean water. Among other attractions, visitors to the island will enjoy learning about the turtles, exploring Seven-Mile Beach and enjoying the undersea world.

Last stop is Jamaica where beachcomers can spend time on the white sands and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Take a leasurely ride in a glass bottom boat and see underwater life without having to snorkel or scuba dive. Visit the spectacular Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios, where you can climb 600 feet up from the base of the falls or retreat to the beach where the rushing water exits into the ocean.

This eight day, seven night cruise will be awarded to one lucky couple on the last performance of the season (Hairspray - July 27, 2014). Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. You can buy tickets during intermission or purchase tickets online. Proceeds will support future Stage Right shows at the Crighton.

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Robin Hood: The Courtship of Allan A'Dale

All the joy, love, adventure and danger associated with the outlaw Robin Hood are found in this romantic coming-of-age adventure story. Set sometime in the middle of Robin Hood's infamous career, plot elements are taken from several of the traditional Robin Hood stories. This musical is filled with humor, swordfights, hidden identities, and even a group of singing nuns!

Genevieve, the duke's daughter, is dreaming with her ladies in waiting about the perfect man in "If I Marry." Her father has promised her hand in marriage to Rodric, the Sheriff of Nottingham, a mismatch he will announce at a feast. Robin Hood, visiting Nottingham in disguise on market day, manages an invitation. He tells Maid Marian and the other Merry Outlaws of Sherwood Forest his plan to attend the feast. Allan A'Dale, the young minstrel, begs for the opportunity to prove himself a worthy outlaw by going along, and Robin consents, at the urging of Maid Marian.

Will Allan A'Dale proves his worth? Join us at the Crighton for comedy, romance, and music! Performance dates for this musical are August 7-10, 2014!

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Dave and Phil Alvin and the Guilty Ones

The 2014 Sounds of Texas Music Series presents Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones Saturday, August 16, 2014 at the historic Crighton Theatre. Opening artist John Evans Band. In this show, brothers Dave and Phil Alvin will make an appearance together, backed by Dave’s band, The Guilty Ones. Dave and The Guilty Ones wowed the Crighton crowd last year in the final show of the 2013 season.

Last year, Dave and Phil joined Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Ryan Bingham, Will Dailey, Rosanne Cash, Clyde Mulroney, John Mellencamp and Neko Case and Taj Mahal on the southern gothic musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, produced by T Bone Burnett. Dave has several acting credits, including the FX television series Justified. Dave Alvin's music has been featured on Justified four times. The Justified official soundtrack album was released with two songs by Dave Alvin, "Harlan County Line" and "Beautiful City 'Cross the River".

Dave and Phil are currently finishing a new album together. Common Ground, featuring the songs of Big Bill Broonzy, is scheduled to be released in June, 2014. Dave and Phil Alvin will be backed up in this show in the historic Crighton Theatre in Conroe, Texas by The Guilty Ones - Chris Miller on guitar, and husband and wife rhythm section Brad Fordham on bass and Lisa Pankratz on drums.

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Remembering Motown

Sit back relax and enjoy as 50's and 60's Entertainment take you back in time in their musical tribute to some of the best music in history, the Music of Motown. You'll hear songs from what has been called the greatest female group of all time, the fabulous Supremes, as performed by The New Supremes Revue. Shantel Baker talks about replacing Diana Ross, her audition for The Supremes, the first time someone asked for her autograph and how her group is still in contact with Motown.

Also Stacia Hall and her group The Marvelettes Revue will be performing songs from the first female group to be signed by Motown. That is of course The Marvelettes. All in all it promises to be a fantastic night of Remembering Motown!

See Remembering Motown at the Crighton on August 23, 2014! Funds will go toward construction of the Mary K. Sweet Shepherd Teen Center, a facility to serve kids of all ages by providing sports activities, video games and movies, after school programs, a study center and support group, a tutoring program, a summer camp program, and other activities.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 05 July 2014 21:31
 
What is the Conroe Veterans Project? PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 31 October 2009 13:12

As we started to collect stories and memorabilia for the Crighton Theatre History Project we realized we were starting to collect stories about more than just the early days of the Crighton.

At first the project began as an outgrowth of junior high school requirements to interview a veteran.  The effort has evolved into a part of the community effort to record stories from our veterans before their stories are lost.  For instance, the Veterans Museum of Texas collects memorabilia and stories.

If you are interested in the stories of our veterans, find out more below.

Melvin P. Craig

Albert Spencer

More stories...

World War II documentary

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 November 2011 11:07
 
What is the History Project? PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 August 2009 12:19

The historic Crighton Theatre is celebrating its 80th birthday. In honor of the 80th anniversary STAGE RIGHT - in cooperation with the Crighton Theatre Foundation and the Heritage Museum of Montgomery County - has started gathering pictures, posters, stories, documents, and other memorabilia that chronicle the diversity and richness of the Crighton theatre history.

The purpose of the project is to document and save the history of the Crighton Theatre for future generations. STAGE RIGHT will do this by:

  • Collecting and scanning pictures of events and people
  • Transcribing stories and memories
  • Photographing artifacts, playbills, posters, and other physical objects related to the Crighton
  • Creating a video and book dedicated to the history of the Crighton

A living history is being prepared and proceeds will fund restorations for the theater built in the 1930’s.


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Last Updated on Sunday, 30 March 2014 16:34
 
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 21:42


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