"It was Saturday night on Sept. 11, a somber date in American history to say the least. So it was most appropriate that before the Crighton Theatre curtain rose on Ira Levin’s hilarious comedy, No Time for Sergeants, director, Carolyn Corsano Wong, came on stage to welcome the audience, and asked that everyone first rise for a moment of silence in memory of the lives lost on that unforgettably tragic day. It was also very appropriate that in this time of continuing war abroad, Stage Right has decided that every performance of this new production will offer free admission to service veterans and their spouses. But perhaps the best thing being offered would be hilarity plain and simple. This may very well be the best comedy performance I have ever seen in the great state of Texas!" - David Dow Bentley III. Read the entire review here.
CSM Holland gave the cast and crew a commemorative coin for the benefit performance of No Time for Sergeants and for working with the US Troop Support Foundation to collect items for active duty troops. While we believe it is important both as individuals and as an organization to do the right thing whether or not the effort is acknowledged, it is always nice to get a "pat on the back" once in a while. Thanks once again to Darrel's Catering who donated the BBQ dinner for the Lone Star Honor Flight (WWII veterans). See the pictures from the benefit event here. To remember the service of these brave men and women we are highlighting a little seen documentary on World War II.
No Time for Sergeants performances continue until Sept. 26.
The opening weekend for No Time for Sergeants began with a "bang". After two successful evening shows the cast and crew made it to the benefit performance. All veterans and their spouses were invited to attend free of charge. The special guests of honor were the men and women of the Lone Star Honor Flight. This group is composed of World War II veterans who have visited Washington D.C. (all expenses paid) as a small token of the community's appreciation for their service.
Stage Right of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe, will present the opening show of their 2010 2011 “Season of Southern Comfort:” No Time For Sergeants by Ira Levin. The show will run from Sept. 10 – 26 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees Sept. 19 & 26 at 2 pm. All performances will be at the historic Crighton Theatre located at 234 N. Main Street in downtown Conroe. The show will be directed by Stage Right artistic director Carolyn Corsano Wong.
STAGE RIGHT is preparing for the next comedy - No Time for Sergeants. For this show we are partnering with the Lone Star Honor Flight group based at the Storage 105 facility off 105 in Conroe. We met with some of the World War II veterans and joined them on their trip to the HEARTS museum in Huntsville. If you are interested in documentaries on the honor flights, Craig Duff has an excellent video that he did for Time magazine. Craig has also given us permission to publish his blog about one of the honor flights. Look for the article in September's DockLine magazine.
The WWII veterans are excited about coming to see No Time for Sergeants. They will be the guests of honor at a benefit performance on Sunday, September 12, 2010. All veterans and their spouses will be given complimentary tickets to the benefit performance provided they call the Box Office at 936-441-SHOW by Sept. 6 and they bring items to support our active duty troops.
We will be collecting items to benefit our active duty personnel through the US Troop Support Foundation. See this list of items that are most needed here. Come enjoy No Time for Sergeants, meet some veterans, thank them for their service, and bring some items to help our troops overseas! Performances are September 10-26, 2010. Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 (SHOW).