It is with deep sorrow that we note the passing of Larry Ransberger. He was a fixture in the greater Houston theatre community. While he was instrumental during the growth of Playhouse 1960 for the past 20 years, he also was one of the first from the Houston theatres to join us in our efforts to make the greater Houston theatre community a more kind, cooperative environment. He helped us re-create No Time for Sergeants at the historic Crighton and co-produced Always, Patsy Cline when we took the show on tour.
His memorial will be held at Klein Funeral Home at 2 pm Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Klein Funeral Home Chapel, 9719 Wortham Blvd, Houston, Texas 77065
Don't Miss Legally Blonde the Musical! A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde the Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! Join over 1000 patrons who are laughing and dancing with us on opening weekend! You may like our version so much you will stop listening to the Broadway or London versions!
During the run of Legally Blonde we will be collecting donations for Operation Pets Alive! Performances are on July 8-24, 2016. Help us to save animals and have a great time!
STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for the Noel Coward comedy BLITHE SPIRIT on July 17-18 at 7 pm. The show will be directed by Bonnie Hewett.
Blithe Spirit, arguably Noël Coward's biggest hit and most beloved comedy, centers on the wealthy and skeptical novelist Charles Condomine who invites self-proclaimed medium Madame Arcati to his home for a séance. He is hoping to gather material for a new book and to expose her as a fraud. To witness this event, Charles and his second wife, Ruth, invite the skeptical Dr. Bradman and his anxious-to-believe wife, Violet. When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Condomine's late wife, Elvira, things quickly spiral out of control and his home and life are turned into a shambles as his wife's ghost torments both himself and his new bride, Ruth.
Auditions will be held at the Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main St. in downtown Conroe on July 17 & 18 at 7 pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. All ages and ethnicities are welcome. Those auditioning should bring their calendars so any conflicts between July 19 and September 18 can be noted. A headshot and resume are helpful but not required. Contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the auditions, the show or to volunteer to help backstage.
Show dates are September 2 - 18 with Friday & Saturday performances at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees at 2 pm on September 11 and 18. Performances will be held at the historic Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main in downtown Conroe. Tickets for BLITHE SPIRIT can be obtained by calling the Crighton Theatre box office at 936-441-SHOW (7469) or online at www.stage-right.org .
STAGE RIGHT of Texas, a resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for the The Addams Family Musical on Monday, July 25th and Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00 P.M. The Addams Family is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. The show is directed by Brenda Storseth.
Audition Dates & Times: Monday and Tuesday, July 25th and 26th at 7:00 P.M. Audition Location: The Crighton Theatre 234 North Main Street Conroe, TX 77301
Performance Dates: October 21st - November 6th, 2016. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 P.M. Sunday matinees at 2:00 P.M. No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or 2 weeks before opening.
Preparation: Come prepared with a one minute comedic monologue and a song that matches the style of the show. Song must not exceed 2 minutes. Songs from the show are acceptable. Please bring your own accompaniement on CD or device.
Food! Music! Theatre memorabilia! Clothes, costumes, and more! Where else but Stage Right's 1st Annual Rummage Sale at 119 N. San Jacinto in Conroe across from the Assistance League from 8AM-2PM on Saturday, May 21, 2016. See you there!
Bravo Company presents this hilarious musical spoof puts the "shake" in Shakespeare! With the help of a group of quarreling chorus members - Oregano, Carpaccio, Risotto, Prosciutto, Antipasto, Pesto, Mayo and Romano - we get a deliciously funny spoof of Romeo and Juliet. Their comedic and intelligent commentary seasons the show with laughter galore so actors and audience alike wonï¿½t even realize they're learning about Shakespeare!
The stage is set in modern-day New York City, where clerks of the swanky Montague's Department store and the second-rate Capulet's Discount Mart meet in the street to trade insults. Words are their daggers, so watch out, you might die laughing! Naturally, the heirs to these two retail empires, Romeo and Harriet, fall in love, but don't think you know the rest...this musical has a happy ending! "Humph. Call yourself a tragedy," exclaims Oregano at the end of the show, disappointed to find no dead bodies. Nope, it's pure comedy with pie fights in place of duels, a nurse obsessed with paper cuts, Romeo dressed in a white leisure suit a la John Travolta and an outrageous parody of the most romantic scene in literature. A fun, eclectic collection of musical numbers underscores all this hilarity, including a number in iambic pentameter! It would be a real tragedy to miss out on this one!
See Romeo and Harriet at the historic Crighton Theatre on May 20-21, 2016!
Thanks to all who auditioned for Legally Blonde. You made the decision process difficult; the talent we saw was incredible.
The first read-through will be on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 at the Crighton.
Most of the cast will be used in the Chorus/Ensemble.
|Elle Woods - Hillary Moore|
|Emmett Forrest - Austin Colburn|
|Paulette - Liz Curtin|
|Professor Callahan - TBD|
|Brooke Wyndham - Sara Priesler|
|Warner Hungington III - Hunter Mehrens|
|Vivienne - Morgan Spann|
|Margo (Sorority) - Taylor Maresca|
|Serena (Sorority) - Monique Lott|
|Pilar (Sorority) - Peyton Manning|
|Kate (dancer) - Parker Manning|
|Gaelen (dancer) - Kristin Day|
|Lelani (dancer) - Paige Manning|
|Delta Nu girl 1 - Monae Lott|
|Delta Nu girl 2 - Victoria Hill|
|Delta Nu girl 3 - Rachel Watkins|
|Delta Nu girl 4 - Cossette Czarnopis|
|Delta Nu girl 5 - Libby Bryant|
|Delta Nu girl 6 - Andi Roberts|
|Delta Nu girl 7 - Monica Malone|
|Delta Nu girl 8 - Carson Crady|
|Chutney Wyndham - Rachel Watkins|
|Aaron Schultz - Caleb Glass|
|Agrawal Padamadan - Jimmy Starr|
|Whitney (Vivienne's friend) - Katlyn Mattingly|
|Enid Cooper - Layne Roberts|
|Grandmaster Chad - R. Isaiah Owens|
|Dewey (Paulette's ex) - Phil Clarke|
|Tweedy Winthrope (admissions officer) - Joe Witcraft|
|Lowell (admissions) - Christophe Holliness|
|Pforzheimer (admissions) - Kevin Downs|
|Nikos (pool boy) - Juan Morles|
|Carlos (Niko's boyfriend) - Carlos Soto|
|D.A. Joyce Riley - Rebecca Clarke|
|Judge - Ana Guirola Ladd|
|Court Stenographer - Denise DeBold|
|TV Reporter - Tayna Nero|
|Bruiser (chihuahua) - Little Nugget / Nikko|
|Saleswoman at Boutique - Calli Nebe|
|Sales Manager at Boutique - Brynn Hicks|
|Men's Dept Store Salesgirl (love) - Amy Hunt|
|Men's Dept Store Salesgirl (subtext) - Jane Haley|
|Men's Dept Store Salesman - Joe Witcraft|
|Men's Dept Store Salesman - Michael Conrad|
|Elle's Dad - Phil Clarke|
|Elle's Mom - Lyn Stevens|
|Rufus - Addy Ladd|
|Beauty Parlor Hairdresser - Carlos Soto|
|Beauty Parlor Register person - Tanya Nero|
|Beauty Parlor customer - Jane Haley|
|Beauty Parlor customer - Rebecca Clarke|
|Harvard guy / Frat guys - R. Isaiah Owens|
|Harvard guy / Frat guys - Juan Morles|
|Harvard guy / Frat guys - Christophe Holliness|
|Harvard guy / Frat guys - Damon Ross|
|Harvard girl / Sorority gal - Amanda Davis|
|Harvard girl / Sorority gal - Johanna Keithley|
|Harvard girl / Sorority gal - Raven Oden|
|Harvard girl / Sorority gal - Briana Steptoe|
|Harvard girl / Sorority gal - Angelie Aggarwal|
|Harvard girl / Sorority gal - Joy Jones Luce|
|Waiter - Damon Ross|
|Violinist - Ana Guirola Ladd|
|Restaurant patron - Michael Conrad|
|Prison Guard - Michael Conrad|
|Policeman (Court) - Christophe Holliness|
|UPS guy - TBD|
Thank you for working so hard throughout the audition process. I know it may have been longer than some of you are used to and I appreciate your patience.
Chris Gorman: Jen Watson
Ken Gorman: Robert Faber
Claire Ganz: Amy Sowers
Lenny Ganz: Allen Dorris
Ernie Cusack: Joey Hancock
Cookie Cusack: Melody Montez
Glenn Cooper:Jonathan Rozas
Cassie Cooper: Sherry Rozas
Officer Welch: David Herman
Officer Pudney: Stella Leland
We will have our first cast meeting and read-thru next Monday, February 29.
If you missed the opening weekend for The Producers then you missed a great time! See the incredible production photos thanks to Dave Clements of DWC Photography here. We have some new interviews with the cast and crew on our One on One: Inside the Crighton website. If you prefer to read magazine articles about the show, you can find our Dockline articles online.
You still have two more weekends to catch this Mel Brooks comedy. We also have a preshow starting 30 minutes before that highlights Mel Brooks' shows and tells his story as a World War II combat engineer. Get your tickets today!