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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

Noises Off

Need a good laugh? Join us for Michael Frayn's Noises Off: a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupes production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run.

A unique feature of this play is that the ENTIRE set is rotated in Act 2 to reveal the backstage shenanigans during a performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines! For more information see the website.

Bring NEW socks and underwear to benefit our Montgomery County neighbors affected by Hurricane Harvey. Performances are from Sept. 14-24, 2017 (updated)!

Anyone impacted by Harvey and needing a good laugh is invited to a free preview performance of Noises Off on Thursday, Sept 14. The doors will open at 7:30 PM with open seating (i.e. no tickets required). Special needs should contact the Box Office to reserve a seat.

Patrons with tickets for Sept. 8 and 9 should call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 to reschedule their tickets. A performance date (Thursday, Sept. 21) has been added. If you are unable to pay full price due to financial distress, please call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 for a special rate.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

The TV Christmas classic comes to the Crighton stage! Be a part of the show by coming to auditions Sept. 17-18, 2017 at the Crighton. Please download the audition guide and the calendar if you are interested in an audition.

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linux help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Performances are from Dec. 1-17, 2017!

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Bravo Company

Bravo Company will restart youth classes in September. The classes focus on life skills with a showcase in the Fall and a kid's show in the Spring. Tuition is $50.00 per month for one child with discounts for multiple children.

Join us for fun stagecraft experiences! Classes will fill quickly, so don't delay. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details.

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Ricky Skaggs

Join us for the return of Ricky Skaggs to the Crighton Theatre!

Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin over 50 years ago, and this 14-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. It's clear that his passion for the music he loves puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations.

Ricky Skaggs has often said that he is "just trying to make a living" playing the music he loves. But it's clear that his passion for it puts him in the position to bring his lively, distinctively American form of music out of isolation and into the ears and hearts of audiences across the country and around the world. Ricky Skaggs is always forging ahead with cross-cultural, genre-bending musical ideas and inspirations.

Join Ricky Skaggs on Saturday September 30, 2017 at 8 PM.

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Alice in Wonderland

Crighton Theatre Foundation presents the Missoula Children's Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland! Auditions on Monday, October 2 at 4:30 PM. Must be in K thru 12th grade and at least 5 years old. If cast you must be available Mon-Sat for rehearsals and the show and pay the $25 registration fee.

Missoula Children's Theatre does a wonderful job of adapting stories so that kids of all ages can put on a great show after only one week! See an example of their efforts on youtube.

Throughout its 45 year existence, the Missoula Children's Theatre International Tour has fostered developmental life skills in more than a million kids in all 50 states and 17 countries! Come and be a part of the most exciting week at the Crighton!

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Young Frankenstein

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. For more information see the website.

Check out the five minute summary of the movie on youtube. Performances are from Oct 20-Nov. 5, 2017! Contains adult language and situations. It's Mel Brooks, not Mary Poppins!

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Hello Dolly

STAGE RIGHT announces auditions for Hello Dolly on Oct 29-30, 2017 at 7 PM.

Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and with heart. Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler - but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn-of-the-century, Hello-Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. Hello, Dolly! features such memorable songs as "Before the Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes a Moment," "Put on Your Sunday Clothes," and - of course - the title number, "Hello, Dolly!"

Dolly herself is one of the strongest and richest starring roles for a woman ever written for the musical theatre, and famous Dolly Levis have included Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Barbra Streisand, and now Bette Midler (Tony for Best Lead Actress in a Musical).

Performances are from Feb. 9-25, 2018!

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Tarzan the Musical

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan unforgettable theatrical experience.

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

See Tarzan on Nov. 10-12, 2017!

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Mickey Gilley

Sharity Productions in Association with John Wiesner Automotive presents Country Music Legend and the Original Urban Cowboy, Mickey Gilley and the Grammy Award Winning ''Urban Cowboy Band'' and the outstanding backup vocals of the ''Urbanettes''. Gilley's charm, wonderful music and singers offer you an evening you will long remember.

Experience the legendary entertainer live on stage. Enjoy his greatest hits like, ''Room Full of Roses'', ''Talk to Me'',''Put Your Dreams Away'', ''True Love Ways'', ''You Don't Know Me'', ''That's All That Matters'', and more, which made the famed Mickey Gilley's Houston Nightclub and the well-known and popular Urban Cowboy movie with John Travolta, a Texas Legend combination. Also performing will be Grand Ole Opry and The Voice TV star Mary Sarah.

Get tickets to Mickey Gilley on Nov. 18, 2017!

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Harry's Dream

We have started formal tours of the Crighton Theatre. The tour is free but appointments are required. Preferred times are during the day. The tour will begin with a 20 minute movie about the founder of the theatre - former Mayor Harry M. Crighton. During the process of making the documentary we were able to find materials not previously discovered or well known. After the short movie we will take a walking tour around the Crighton which should last about 15-20 minutes. The tour can be customized to meet any interests or educational requirements.

Call us at the Box Office at 936-441-7469 or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to book a group or individual tour.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 14:57
 
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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