Critics and audiences agreed; STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, first production of CHRISTMAS BELLES in 2008 was a hoot and a half! It was so popular they brought it back in 2010 and are bringing it back again this holiday season as part of their ‘Season of Love & Laughter”. The show will be directed by Jim Bingham. Many of the original cast will be returning however, there are 5 roles to be filled:
Twink Futrelle – female 35- 45 yr-the middle Futrelle sister and in prison for setting most of the town on fire when she tried to burn her boyfriend’s NASCAR memorabilia in a jealous rage
Justin Waverly – male 20-30 yr.-shy interim pastor at the Tabernacle of the Lamb Church, and in love with Gina Jo but afraid to tell her
Gina Jo (G.J.) Dubberly, Frankie and Dub’s daughter, 20’s. Guileless and enthusiastic
Raynerd Chisum, adult male. Part-time employee at The Dairy Dog, very simple and earnest, always speaks from the heart.
Patsy Price, 40-60. Elegant society matron, high-class and believes she is the only one who can save the disaster fraught Christmas pageant.
Auditions for these roles will be held at the Crighton Theatre on Oct. 11 & 12 at 7 pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning should bring a headshot and resume if they have one and their calendars so any conflicts between Oct and Dec can be noted. Contact the director at email@example.com for questions about the auditions, the show or to volunteer to help backstage.
The story revolves around squabbling sisters, a family secret, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Despite all the chaos encountered when putting on a church Christmas pageant, the true meaning of Christmas is at the heart of this delightful play written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Show dates are Dec. 4-20 with Friday & Saturday performances at 8 pm and three Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Performances will be held at the historic Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main in downtown Conroe. Tickets for CHRISTMAS BELLES can be obtained by calling the Crighton Theatre box office at 936-441-SHOW (7469) or online at www.stage-right.org .
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Shrek the Musical! This show broke the record for the highest number of tickets (4285 tickets) for any event in Crighton Theatre history by surpassing the Buddy Holly Story in 2008 (4096 tickets). Having been in both shows, I can tell you that both were incredible musicals and very popular with audiences. Both ran a minimum of 10 performances. Both shows had talented casts and awesome backstage crews. But as Gen. Patton once said, "all glory is fleeting". The cast and crew will miss working together but will support each other as they embark on new adventures. Now on to the next show!
Over 1400 people are expected to see Shrek the Musical opening weekend. It is not just about the silliness or the poignant moments in the musical. The music is upbeat and fun but also has some incredible chances for the actors to display their talents. You can find moments that touch or times to laugh out loud. But you will only experience all these emotions by coming to the Crighton!
See the production pictures online to get a glimpse at the show. But by all means, get your tickets today! While you are here, pick some Shrek ears or join us before the drawing for the Build Your Own Vacation!
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The winning ticket will be drawn during the last performance of Shrek the Musical on July 26, 2015. Enjoy the show and try your luck at a relaxing time! Donate online at or buy your raffle tickets when you come to Shrek the Musical.
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STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for Ernest Thompson's masterpiece: On Golden Pond. Auditions will be held July 19th and 20th. The show is directed by Jim Walker. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
July 19 and 20 at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301
See here for more details on the show.
Performances for On Golden Pond are Sept. 11-27, 2015!
Thanks for all who auditioned for Shrek the Musical. The talent was phenomenal! You made casting this show very difficult.
|Fiona||Scarlett Czarnopis||Lane Roberts|
|Donkey||Stevie Smith||R. Isaiah Owens|
|Lord Farquaad||Adam Isbell||Victor Suarez|
|Big Bad Wolf||Steve Murphree|
|Three Little Pigs||Lacey Coleman|
|White Rabbit||Laura Lange|
|Fairy Godmother||Crystal Stampes|
|Peter Pan||Nicholas Champagne-Aves|
|Wicked Witch||Meaghan Schulz|
|Sugar Plum Fairy||Jacqueline Flores|
|Ugly Duckling||Madeline Navarro|
|Mad Hatter||Adam O'Connor|
|Alice in Wonderland||Kennedy Rockwell|
|Red Riding Hood||Becka Hale|
|Baby Bear||Quinn Schulz|
|Mama Bear||Tanya Nero|
|Humpty Dumpty||Ana Guirola Ladd|
|Dwarf (Farquaads Father)||R. J. Kendrick|
|Little Shrek||James Pate|
|Mama Shrek Ogre||Layne Roberts||Crystal Stampes|
|Papa Shrek Ogre||Victor Suarez||Brandon Baker|
|King Harold||Bill Shafer|
|Queen Lillian||Jenn Henkel|
|Young Fiona||Aria Czarnopis|
|Teen Fiona||Taylor Maresca|
|Pied Piper||Brandon Baker|
|Three Blind Mice||Monique Lott|
|Tweedle Dum||Sierra Westra|
|Tweedle Dee||Angelie Aggarwal|
|R. Isaiah Owens|
First rehearsal is Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7 PM in the theatre.
Over 350 are expected to take The Trip to Bountiful this weekend! This is the touching tale of Carrie Watts finding her way back home. Experience laughter, tears, tension and forgiveness - all in one play.
Does Mrs. Watts outwit her son and daughter-in-law and find her way back home? Who does she meet? Where is Bountiful? These and other questions are answered on this journey through South Texas. To see a glimpse of the show check out the production photos here or the associated Dockline article.
Get your tickets to Bountiful!
If you missed Singin' in the Rain then you didn't join the 3740 patrons from as far away as The Netherlands who came to see this tap, singing, dancing, and comic extravaganza! Whether you came with low expectations or looking forward to seeing family and friends on stage, all were suitably impressed. The show set the attendance record for the highest attended show in the last 7 years.
If you want to reminisce or are just curious, check out the production photos. Or learn about the magic of making rain from Dennis O'Connor. Read the review from David Dow Bentley III. Or see the iconic dance from both the backstage and front of stage view.
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Thank you all again for auditioning for The Trip to Bountiful. As I said previously, you ALL made my job casting this show very difficult. Everyone brought their 'A' game. The cast list is given below. If you were not cast in a role or the role you wanted it does not mean you didn't do a great job - everyone did! As a director, I must make a picture for the audience. All the pieces need to fit together. As an actor, I know it is very difficult to accept when we are not cast, believe me I know, but I hope you can appreciate that what you all did was great but it may not have fit with the others I had to choose from.
Carrie Watts.....Leona Hoegsberg
Ludie Watts.....Bill Giffen
Jessie Mae Watts.....Melody Montez
Houston Ticket Man #1.....Jim Murph
Houston Ticket Man #2.....Riley O. Piddle
Harrison Ticket Man.....Tom Richard
Bus station passengers- if anyone that auditioned and did not get a role would be interested in being a bus station passenger, please let me know. It would be minimal rehearsal - come to first read through, when we block that scene, and then 2 weeks prior to opening (we'll need to have you help with running crew as well for the other scenes).
First read is Sunday the 22rd at 6 pm.
STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for Texas playwright Horton Foote’s masterpiece: The Trip to Bountiful will be held Feb. 15 & 16. The show is directed by STAGE RIGHT Artistic Director Carolyn Corsano Wong. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
Feb. 15 & 16 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.
April 17 – May 3, Friday & Saturday nights at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees April 26 and May 3 at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stage-right.org or by calling the Crighton Theatre box office at 936-441-SHOW (7469). Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and groups of 15 persons or more, $15 for youth 16 and under and for senior groups of 15 or more persons. The historic Crighton Theatre is located at 234 N. Main St. in downtown Conroe.
Living in an overcrowded three-room Houston apartment with her dutiful, yet melancholy son Ludie and his brittle, bossy wife Jessie Mae, elderly and frail Carrie Watts longs to visit her childhood home in the small Texas town of Bountiful before she
dies. Forced to leave the land where she grew up twenty years ago, her powerful memories sustain her as she dreams of making the trip back to reclaim her dignity and strength. The play follows the journey when one day, Carrie decides to take the trip back to Bountiful. Her journey, though trying, is one filled with faith, love and hope. Audiences will laugh at the familiar ‘family’ situations and ultimately have tears in their eyes, as Carrie does, when she realizes her dream.
CAST NOTES: Characters: 3 Women, 6 Men (No roles have been pre-cast)
Carrie Watts – Age 60+ An aging widow who longs to return to the country home of her youth, Bountiful. She is certain this change will carry her through her waning years. She’s feisty, indomitable and endearing. There is no doubt she will get exactly where she wants.
Ludie Watts – Age 30s to late 40s After working for a company for eight years, he became ill for two years and lost his savings. He has been working for six months, but still requires the assistance of his mother’s pension check. Residing in a small apartment with two women has equally taken its toll.
Jessie Mae Watts – Age 30s to late 40s She would love to be going out doing things for herself, but feels trapped taking care of her mother-in-law. Jessie Mae doesn’t dislike Carrie, just the behavior and dislike she feels from Carrie.
Thelma – Age 20-24 A new bride returning to her family home while she waits for her husband’s return from his duty overseas. Riding on the bus to Harrison, TX and their separate destinations, her acquaintance with Carrie provides the opportunity to hear why Carrie must go home.
Sheriff – Age 40-50s Small town sheriff. Responding to Carrie’s pleas, he helps her complete her pilgrimage to Bountiful.
Roy – Age 25-40 Not familiar with the Bountiful of Carrie’s memory, he shares time before daylight with Carrie as she continues her journey.
2 Ticket Masters – Age Open Exchange lines with Carrie and Ludie respectively at the Houston bus depot.
Passengers- various age and gender (most likely these will also be running crew)