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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmasby Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez
and Lee Mendelson
Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
By Special Arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson
permission by Tams-Witmark
Audition Dates: Sept. 17-18, 2017
Performance Dates: Dec. 1-17, 2017
Production Photos: Nov. 29, 2017 (Wednesday)

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 Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas. See the video by the cast!
Dec. 1-17, 2017; $15-$22

For tickets click here or call (936)441-SHOW

Parade on the Second Weekend of 'A Christmas Story'

Tickets continue to sell at a rapid pace. To date we will have an average of 300 patrons per performance with the matinees having the highest attendance.

To promote the show, the cast of 'A Christmas Story' dressed in costume and marched in the Kiwanis Club Parade through downtown Conroe. The leg lamp was instantly recognizable by all in the crowds. The kids in the cast gave out over 1000 candy canes to parade afficionados. Phrases like "you'll shoot your eye out", "a Bumpus hound!", and "it's Miss Shields" were blurted out by the crowd in recognition of the show.

The last performance is on Sunday, December 18th. Get your tickets now!

Opening Weekend for A Christmas Story

Over 400 patrons came opening weekend to see 'A Christmas Story'. People know the story and all the gags. Even so, they still come for that feeling from a story that is like an old, familiar friend. They come to laugh and remember a simplier time: their childhood.

I'm halfway around the world and wish I could have been there to join a holiday tradition which includes seeing a show at the Crighton. As I walked and longed for home I ran across a poet who brought a smile to my face.

I will stop to smell the roses.
I will take every day as it comes.
I will celebrate life.
I will make a difference.
I will appreciate the small things.
I will smile-even when it hurts.
I will kick up my heels.
I will explore my own backyard.
I will make time for family.
I will enjoy the journey...

Come and enjoy the journey that is A Christmas Story!

"Mele Kalikimaka" is the Thing to Say...

STAGE RIGHT continues its tradition of bring laughter to the season with "A Christmas Story". We know that the holidays can be stressful. It's nice to be able to relax for a short time. Even better if you and your family can have fun together in a safe, clean, and nothing controversial style.

Every culture has a way to "party" or celebrate. The Hawaiians don't really have a proper Hawaiian phrase for "Merry Christmas" and came up with a phonetic translation that rolled more easily off their tongues. The phrase "Mele Kalikimaka" was popularized in the song by Bing Crosby. Perhaps you remember the song and hopefully it brings a smile to you. Sometimes when you say something familar in a different way you are able to find new meaning or appreciation.

I have to work hard every year to make Christmas special. It's too easy to become jaded by the commercialism of the season. Relax. Take a deep breath. Try yoga. Do a random act of kindness. Forgive someone or tell the you're sorry.

I have delayed my Christmas holidays every year since I can remember so that our extended family can spread a little joy to our patrons in Montgomery County. It's hard work and takes some sacrifice. But nothing is more rewarding than sharing a little joy during this Christmas season. Join us at the Crighton for a A Christmas Story!

A Message From Carol Burnett

Even though the Carol Burnett Show is over six months away, planning has already started. Coincidentally, Carol Burnett will be in the area presenting her one woman show "Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett" at the Grand in Galveston on the same weekend as our opening weekend. Wouldn't it be wonderful if she could come by and lend support to a show with her name?

It was not to be. However, Carol herself called to wish STAGE RIGHT well and make some skit suggestions. Addiitonally she has suggested that the non-profit spotlight for the Carol Burnett Show benefit one of her favorite charities called The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. This nonprofit organization provides financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer who live in Santa Barbara area. STAGE RIGHT will work with The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation to most efficiently help them and local kids with cancer.

If you have talent or an act that is reminiscent of the 1970's, start practicing now!

STAGE RIGHT Announces Fifth Season at the Historic Crighton Theatre

STAGE RIGHT is pleased to present the following shows during the 2012-2013 Season. Audition dates are tentative and likely to change to earlier times. Check the website for updated information.
The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

By William Guibson
Auditions: July 15-16, 2012
Performances: Sept. 7-23, 2012

The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.
My Three Angels

My Three Angels

By Samuel Spewack and Bella Spewack Based on La Cuisine Des Anges By Albert Husson
Auditions: Sept. 9-10, 2012
Performances: Nov. 30 -Dec. 16, 2012

Three convicts on work release from Devil’s Island prison, hired to repair the shop roof conspire to assist the family that hired them.
The Drowsy Chaperone

The Drowsy Chaperone

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Book by Bob Martin & Don McKellar
Auditions: Dec. 2-3, 2012
Performances: Feb. 15- Mar. 3, 2013

A musical within a comedy about the effect musicals have on the fans who adore them.
The Red Velvet Cake War

The Red Velvet Cake War

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Auditions: Feb 17-18, 2013
Performances: Apr. 19-May 5, 2013

The Verdeen family reunion - southern style - as only Jones, Hope, and Wooten can retell.
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

By L. Frank Baum
Auditions: April 21-22, 2013
Performances: Jul. 12-28, 2013
Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

A Christmas Story - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT of Texas announces auditions for their upcoming production of A CHRISTMAS STORY. Director Jim Bingham is looking for a large cast of all ages.

The cast requirements are for two men (ages 40 and older), two women (ages 35 and older), four boys (ages 9-12), one boy (age 5-7), and two girls (ages 9-12). Other children ages 5-12 and adults will be cast for various non-speaking roles. The planned rehearsals at this time are: Sundays through Thursdays from 7 to 10 p.m. to begin upon completion of casting. Actor call times are staggered with children rehearsing first and released early on school nights. All cast and crew are required to be present for tech week beginning Nov. 27th.

Auditions will be held at the Crighton Theatre rehearsal hall (enter at 117 Simonton) on Oct. 16 & 17 at 7 pm. Callback auditions may be held at the discretion of the director. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides can be emailed prior to the audition by request via info@stage-right.org . Contact the director at info@crightontheatre.org for questions about the auditions, the show or to volunteer to help backstage.

Christmas is a time of great expectations, especially through the eyes of a child. For nine-year-old Ralphie Parker that great expectation is a genuine Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Air Rifle. No self-respecting cowboy would be without one. Unfortunately, his mom, teacher and even the Santa Claus toiling away at Goldblatt's Department Store share the same reaction to his Christmas wish: "You'll shoot your eye out!" Based on the book by humorist Jean Shepherd and adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian the play has all the scenes you’ve come to love in the movie; the flagpole, the bunny suit, and the infamous lamp! A CHRISTMAS STORY will delight the whole family and fill you with the spirit of the season.

Show dates are Dec. 2-18 with Friday & Saturday performances at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees on Dec. 11 & 18 at 2 pm. Performances will be held at the historic Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main in downtown Conroe.

Mama Won't Fly Continues to Break Box Office Records

The second weekend of Mama Won't Fly brought in ~1000 patrons. This puts the World Premiere on track to having the largest audience for a non-musical to date with 2-3 times the normal attendance for a straight show. Not bad at all for show that has had no additional press and competes with several other premieres in the greater Houston area. Large groups from as far away as Beaumont have been coming to see what the "buzz" is all about.

Thanks to Deb Evans who has posted some new pictures of opening night. You can also find the reviews of the World Premiere here.

Get your tickets for Mama Won't Fly before it's too late!

Opening Weekend for Mama Won't Fly - World Premiere

After a year and a half of preparation and planning, it all comes down to opening night. Over 330 people came to meet Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten who worked as greeters. They got to the Crighton earlier than most of the cast. This was the biggest opening of a non-musical in terms of effort, patrons, press, and pre-show activities for Stage Right to date. Not bad for a theatre group who just passed the 3 year mark. The buzz in the air was electric. You never know what lines patrons will find funny. We were surprised at the kids in the audience who had a fabulous time. Not a bad birthday present for Carolyn Corsano Wong (artistic director) who always seems to be doing a show on her birthday. Then again, who wouldn't want to spend time with your extended theatre family?

Believe it or not, Saturday's performance was even better. Another 300+ patrons came to see this hilarious premiere. Don't miss the remaining performances of Mama Won't Fly! Pictures of opening night are now in the gallery. Thanks to Nikie Brown of WishNik Photography for the production pictures. We have also posted the draft commemorative poster.

Mayor Declares Sept 9, 2011 as Jones, Hope, and Wooten Day

Normally the Thursday prior to the opening of a show is reserved for dress rehearsal. Not this time. Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten - authors of Mama Won't Fly - came to town to meet season subscribers and the cast/crew of Mama Won't Fly. Angela Graves hosted the party for approximately 100 guests at her house dubbed 'Villa Graves'. Mayor Webb Melder declared September 9, 2011 (opening night for the World Premiere) as Jones, Hope, and Wooten day. Believe it or not, this is the first time that any town has declared such a day for our authors. Jessie, Nicholas, and Jamie were overwhelmed by our southern hospitality. After the party the authors returned to their other host - Lyn Hawthorne Howard - who has provided a place for the authors to stay while they are here. In case you missed the party, check out the pictures.

Get your tickets now for the opening on September 9, 2011!

Mama Won't Fly Rehearsal

It's only one month before the authors of the hilarous world premiere of "Mama Won't Fly" come to town! You will have a chance to talk to the authors that have brought us the trilogy of the Futrelle sisters: Christmas Belles, Southern Hospitality, and Dearly Beloved. Meanwhile, the cast is learning lines and fight choreography so they will be able to relax and enjoy tech week.

Enjoy tech week?! Not to worry - no animals or people will get hurt during any of the scenes. After all, this is a Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy. You can see more promotional pictures of the cast here.