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Crighton Theatre News at 234 N. Main St., Conroe, TX 77301
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Friday, 12 October 2012 18:51

On Golden Pond

The loons are back again on Golden Pond and so are Norman Thayer, a retired professor, and Ethel who have had a summer cottage there since early in their marriage. This summer their daughter Chelsea - whom they haven't seen for years - returns for Norman's birthday. She and her fiance are on their way to Europe the next day but will be back in a couple of weeks to pick up her fiance's son. When she returns Chelsea is married and her stepson has the relationship with her father that she always wanted. Will father and daughter be able to communicate at last?

See the website for more details on the show. We will be collecting donations for the Houston SPCA to benefit the 200 horses that were rescued in Conroe in June of this year.

Join us for this comedy-drama with performances for On Golden Pond on Sept. 11-27, 2015!

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



LIttle Red Riding Hood

The popular Missoula Children's Theatre comes to the Crighton to present an imaginative musical retelling of Red Riding Hood.

Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house she goes... Red Riding Hood and her pre-teen pals try to stay on the straight and narrow as they encounter a variety of colorful characters. The Big Bad Wolf (who isn't so bad after all) and a friendly forest ranger urge our heroes to stay true to the path and away from the sinister surprises of the shadows. Add a pack of nasty little wolves, a handsome woodsman who's too good to be true, the Three Little Pigs, a bunch of rascally raccoons who steal Red's picnic basket, and of course the boy who cried... you guessed it... and you have quite an adventure! With help from her family and a loyal young locksmith, Red finds her grandmother (and a whole lot more) as she discovers that life is no picnic when you stray from the trail.

Performance is on Oct 3, 2015 with auditions on Sept. 28, 2015 at 4:30 PM.

MCPAS | Missoula Children's Theatre



Christmas Belles

Auditions for this Christmas comedy are on Oct 11-12, 2015 at 7 PM at the Crighton. Most of the roles are precast as this is primarily a reunion of the original cast.

See the website for more details on the show. Performances for Christmas Belles will be on Dec. 4-20, 2015 for this Jones, Hope, and Wooten favorite.

It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters - Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye - are not exactly in a festive mood. The celebrity guest Santa Claus - played by Frankie's long-suffering husband, Dub - is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

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



The Spinners

The Spinners were the soul group of the early '70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. Ironically, the band's roots lay in Detroit, where they formed as a doo wop group during the late '50s. Throughout the '60s, the Spinners tried to land a hit by adapting to the shifting fashions of R&B and pop. The Spinners developed a distinctive sound, one that relied on Wynne's breathtaking falsetto and the group's intricate vocal harmonies. Bell provided the group with an appropriately detailed production, creating a detailed web of horns, strings, backing vocals, and lightly funky rhythms. Between 1972 and 1977, the Spinners and Bell recorded a number of soul classics, including "I'll Be Around," "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," "Mighty Love," "Ghetto Child," "Games People Play," and "The Rubberband Man."

Join us for a great performance on Oct 17, 2015!

MCPAS | The Spinners | Facebook



Centennial Sinatra

Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of standards and traditional pop music in the nation. Steve's youthful, energetic talent and powerful show creates a perfect blend of classic with today. His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music of Sinatra while appealing to long-time listeners.

Steve has headlined in highly successful, extended engagements at the RIO SUITES HOTEL AND CASINO in Las Vegas and RESORTS HOTEL AND CASINO in Atlantic City, where standing room only audiences lined up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. He has performed in multiple engagements for Hilton Atlantic City and Casino Windsor, among others.

In testimonials, directors write: "...the best POPS concert they had ever seen anywhere in the country." "Almost a year before the date, a fan called to purchase tickets." "...extremely well run show that brought the audience to its feet for two sold-out performances." "...Steve was a knockout. His show was everything advertised and much more."

Join us for an incredible tribute to Sinatra on Nov. 7, 2015!

MCPAS | Steve Lippia | Twitter



The Producers

Auditions for this outrageous Mel Brooks comedy are on Nov 15-16, 2015 at 7 PM at the Crighton. Be prepared to act, sing, and dance! See the website for more details on the show. Performances for The Producers will be on Feb. 12-28, 2016.

It's Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters - Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye - are not exactly in a festive mood. The celebrity guest Santa Claus - played by Frankie's long-suffering husband, Dub - is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him.

The entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

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



Houston SPCA

Our spotlight non-profit for On Golden Pond is the Houston SPCA. When 200 horses in Conroe were rescued only the Houston SPCA had the resources to deal with the crisis. Even so, they need our help to defray the cost of the emergency veterinary care that the horses need. We will collect donations on behalf of the Houston SPCA during the run of On Golden Pond.

The Houston SPCA intervenes on behalf of more than 50,000 animals each year, including dogs and cats; small mammals such as guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits; horses and farm animals like cows, goats, sheep and pigs; Texas native wildlife; and exotic species such as lions, tigers and bears.

The Houston SPCA provides the most comprehensive array of animal adoption, shelter, rescue, rehabilitation and other programs and services in the Gulf Coast area. In fact, the Houston SPCA serves two times the number of animals and provides a wider scope of services than any other animal care organization in the region. Founded in 1924, our mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation.

SPCA | youtube | Facebook



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FACTOID: Shrek the Musical is the highest ticketed show in the history of the Crighton (4285) besting The Buddy Holly Show (4096).

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Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2015 06:13
 
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.


Read about the Background

 

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


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