Over 3700 people have seen or are planning to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the Crighton. By week's end The Best Christmas Pageant will be the highest attended show at the Crighton in the past 7 years. Merry Christmas to the Crighton!
So what? Are you kidding!? Most theatres in the greater Houston area could have sellout crowds all weekend and not have as many patrons as we do at a single performance. Yet we don't do theatre to simply get a large number of patrons. Our mission is to support the historic Crighton Theatre. STAGE RIGHT succeeds at this mission by putting on the best show we can that appeals to the largest number of people. We strive to present the best show possible. At the end of the day we know we must be a good corporate citizen and support not only the arts in Montgomery County but all non-profits that serve our community.
A heartfelt thanks to all our patrons who help us to support the Crighton. Thanks for bringing personal care products to support the Salvation Army. And by all means, come to see the Best Christmas Pageant Ever before it's too late!
In case you don't get to come to the show, check out our production photos.
The cast of the Best Christmas Pageant Ever have worked hard to prepare for the opening weekend despite seasonal illnesses that have gripped the cast and crew. Nevertheless, they were rewarded as 1100 patrons came to opening weekend.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is about a group of unruly kids that discover the true meaning of Christmas. What a lovely reminder as we proceed into the holiday season where it is easy to forget the meaning of the season. Bring some personal hygiene items to benefit the Salvation Army and enjoy the show!
STAGE RIGHT is pleased to present the following shows during the 2015-2016 Season. Audition dates and performance dates are tentative and may change. Check the website for updated information. Note that Christmas and musicals will have 3 matinees with a total of 9 performances.
In addition, we are adding an extra show to our season starting in the Fall of 2016 (Season 9).
By Ernest Thompson
Dramatists Play Service
Audition Dates (tentative): July 12-13, 2015
Performance Dates: Sept. 11-27, 2015
On the beautiful Golden Pond elderly couple Ethel and Norman deal with the onset of his senility and his relationship with his daughter.
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jaime Wooten
Dramatists Play Service
Audition Dates (tentative): Sept. 11-12, 2015. Some roles have been precast
Performance Dates: Dec. 4-20, 2015
If you missed this in 2010, don't miss this hilarious Christmas celebration described as "The Golden Girls" meet "A Charlie Brown Christmas"!
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
Audition Dates (tentative): Nov. 15-16, 2015
Performance Dates: Feb. 12-28, 2016
A show within a musical where a present day troupe is performing Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
Written and orginally directed by Ted Swindley. Based on a TRUE STORY.
Licensed by the family and Estate of Patsy Cline. All Rights Reserved.
Original Cast Album available on MCA/Decca Records.
Audition Dates (tentative): Feb. 15-16, 2016
Performance Dates: April 15-May 1, 2016
The hit musical about a fan's relationship with Patsy Cline.
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Music Theatre International
Audition Dates (tentative): April 26-27, 2016
Performance Dates: July 8-24, 2016
The transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams
Season 9 Extra Show in Fall 2016
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Audition Dates (tentative): July 17-18, 2016
Performance Dates: Oct. 20-Nov. 6, 2016
A musical about boy meets girl and her unusual family.
Thanks to everyone who came and auditioned! We look forward to working with everyone. There were many hard choices to make. See some of the "triple threats" in action.
Zelda Zanders (Zip Girl) .... Sachi Tanaka
Olga Mara (exotic star in spider gown) ....Meaghan Schulz
Mary Margaret (Mary Pickford type) ... Lorelei Acuna
R. F. Simpson (Mogul, Head of Monumental Pictures) .... Will Radcliffe
Roscoe Dexter (Director of Monumental Pictures) .... Todd Brady
Cosmo Brown (Don Lockwood's best friend) .... Ryan Rodriguez
Lina Lamont (Leading Lady for Monumental Pictures) .... Alexandra Casey
Don Lockwood (Leading Man for Monumental Pictures) .... Victor Suarez
Young Don (tap dancer) .... Taylor Maresca
Young Cosmo (tap dancer) (not cast yet)
Villain (silent movie scene) ... Josh Sandros
Lady-In-Waiting (silent movie scene) .... Sachi Tanaka
Rod (Head of Publicity at Monumental Pictures) .... Josh Sandros
Kathy Selden (Up and Coming star & Don's love interest) .... Sara Priesler-Kent
Policeman .... (not cast yet)
Butler .... (not cast yet)
1st Assistant Director .... Kelly Drath
2nd Assistant Director .... Ana Ramirez-Morales
Script Girl .... Tina Lockhart
Wardrobe Mistress .... Amber Babcock
Hairdresser ....Katie Kelly
Production Singer (sings "Beautiful Girls") .... Richard Isaiah Owens
Sid Phillips (Another Director for Monumental Pictures) .... (not yet cast yet)
Miss Dinsmore (vocal coach) ... Lindsay Freireich
Male Diction Coach ... Adam Isbell
Dora Bailey (Film Columnist) .... Carolyn Wong
DANCERS: Mikki Woodard, Meaghan Schulz, Angela Ward, Lorelei Acuna,
Cricket Pepper, Sachi Tanaka, Taylor Maresca, Ana Ramirez-Morales
First rehearsal will be tomorrow on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at 7 PM, Come and join us for breaking of bread!
If you auditioned but do not see your name listed and you are interested in chorus work, please talk to the director before rehearsal.
STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for the musical Singin’ In the Rain Nov. 16 & 17 at 7 pm. The show is directed by Manny Cafeo.
Singin’ in the Rain is based on the MGM film with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. 1920's Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted, with each unforgettable scene and song present and accounted for, including ‘Moses Supposes’, ‘Make ‘Em Laugh,’ ‘You are my Lucky Star’, the show stopping title number.
Audition Dates & Times:
Sunday & Monday Nov. 16 & 17 at 7:00 PM
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301
Monday auditions will start in the upstairs rehearsal hall. Enter the backstage entrance to the theatre at 117 Simonton Street (next door to the Red Brick Tavern) and go up the stairs.
February 13 – March 1, 2015
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening
Please bring a resume and headshot (if you have one) and a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. (a rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions and online at www.stage-right.org). Please prepare at least 16 bars or song in the style of the show. Please bring your music accompaniment on iPod, phone, etc. or a CD as long as the track is cut to the correct section of the song and there are no vocals. Bring tap shoes if you have them. Be prepared to dance, bring comfortable clothes and shoes. You will also be asked to read from the script. No appointment necessary.
Thanks to all who attended auditions! The cast list is posted below.
Some roles will be finalized during the read through on Wednesday.
Beth Bradley: Lauren Ferro
Grace Bradley: Cristy Campobella
Bob Bradley: Bob Galley
Charlie: Bradley Rice or Cole Smith
Leroy Herdman: Cole Smith or Bradley Rice
Ralph Herdman: Andrew Stewart
Imogene Herdman: Maddie Rodriguez
Claude Herdman: John Wallace Barton
Ollie Herdman: James Pate
Gladys Herdman: Lucy Barrera
Alice Wendleken: Elena Yanez
Maxine: Brooklyn Spikes
Elmer: Kolby Hughes
David: Palmer Smith
Hobie: Cash Fournier
Beverly: Lena Marlow Clarke
Mrs. Slocum: Katie Kelly
Mrs. McCarthy: Tiffany Rutledge
Mrs. Armstrong: Wendy Albright
Mrs. Clark: Tina Lockhart
Mrs. Clausing: Mary Gulch
Reverend Hopkins: Craig Campobella
Firemen: Steve Murphree, Phil Clarke and John Barton
ANGEL CHOIR: (dressed like angels)
Baby Angel Shirley: Annie Tenhet
Baby Angel Juanita: will be chosen later
Andrew Mathieson- "Voice" in scene 3
CHOIR MEMBERS: (dressed in robes)
Joy Jones Luce
THE FIRST READ THROUGH IS WEDNESDAY, Sept 17th (tomorrow) and those with
lines need to be there. If you are a fireman, in the angel choir or regular choir
or under the heading of shepherd, etc....you do not HAVE to be there
Wednesday, but you may come if you want to sit and listen to the read through.
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
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301
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: Rehearsal will generally be held at the theatre Sunday-Thursday nights 7-10 pm. Children will rehearse first and be released before 9 pm.
December 5-21, 2014 , Friday & Saturday nights at 8 pm and three Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Tickets available at 936-441-7469 or www.stage-right.org.
The prize for two lucky folks went to Daniel Guthrie of Conroe, TX. Daniel and whomever he selects will be taking a sedan car thanks to Gulf Coast Limo to Galveston where he will go on an 8 day/7 night cruise to Cozumel, Jamaica, and the Cayman Islands at the end of October. Congratulations to Daniel. Lucky guy. Wish I were going...
If Daniel were at the last performance to claim his prize - which was not a requirement - he could have stayed and had BBQ thanks to Darrel's Catering along with the cast and crew of Hairspray. The brisket and sausage were awesome as usual. We had so many desserts that we will have a hard time getting to sleep. Not a bad way to enjoy a great time with the cast and crew of Hairspray. Until next time...
If you haven't seen Hairspray yet, then you need to join the 3300+ that have seen it or will see it! Over 85 minutes of fast paced, 60's style music, singing, and dancing! For a glimpse of the action during the show, check out our production photos or the commemorative poster from Hairspray! Thanks to Dave Clements of DWC Photography for the wonderful memories of the show!
If you prefer the magazine articles, see the June and July Dockline articles. Don't forget we will be doing the drawing for the cruise on Sunday - the last performance of Hairspray. Get your raffle tickets during the show before the drawing.
Get your tickets before it's too late!
The cast and crew of Hairspray marched, danced, and sang their way around the Market Street area in the Woodlands, TX. If an award was given for the greenest entry (i.e. least carbon footprint) they would have won as the vintage car they used had to be pushed all the way around the parade route. That did not deter or detract from the energy that the cast had while dancing, singing, and giving out rack cards to push the show. The parade was simulcast on Sunny 99.1 and the Woodlands Online website. See this video clip on the Hairspray cast. You can also read more about the show in the Dockline magazine.
After the show those that still had energy went to Red Robin for lunch. See pictures from the parade here.
Hairspray open this Friday on the 11th of July. Get your tickets today!