Standing ovations every night?! Yes and more! Patrons have enjoyed the incredible performances and the preshow videos so much they don't want to leave the theatre.
Thanks to everyone who auditioned. It was hard to select from so many talented folks. See you Tuesday for rehearsal!
Tracy Turnblad ‐ Sara Marko
Edna Turnblad ‐ Michael Raabe
Wilbur Turnblad ‐ Todd Brady
Corny Collins ‐ Adam Isbell
Penny Pingleton ‐ Sara Preistly Kent
Amber von Tussle ‐ Sachi Tanaka
Velma von Tussle – Cristy Campobella
Link Larkin ‐ VIctor Suarez
Seaweed J. Stubbs ‐ R. Isaiah Owens
Motormouth Maybelle ‐ Tessie Bradford
Little Inez – Jaqueline Flores
The Dynamites ‐ Judine, Kamilah, and Shayna – Lacey Coleman, Amanda Craig, Robyn De LaPlaine
Prudy Pingleton – Carolyn Wong
Mr. Pinky – Phil Clarke
Gym teacher, Matron – Lindsay Freireich
Harriman Spritzer – David Herman
Gilbert – Sean Ford
Stooie – Iosua Malaki
Principal – David Alff
Duane – Adam O'Connor
Beatnik chick – Amanda Craig
Corney Collins Female Dancer (Tammy) – MIkki Woodard
Corney Collins Female Dancer (Brenda) – Cristal Magdaleno
Corney Collins Female Dancer (Shelley) – Ann Rabich
Corney Collins Female Dancer (Lou Ann) – Lauren Ferro
Corney Collins Female Dancer (Jane) – Lauren Eddings
Corney Collins Male Dancer (Brad) – NIck Champagne-Aves
Corney Collins Male Dancer (Fender) – Josh Sandros
Corney Collins Male Dancer (Sketch) – Roy Snow
Corney Collins Male Dancer (IQ) – Michael Wong
Corney Collins Male Dancer (Joe) – Iosua Malaki
Seeweed Dancers - Special Ed Kids – Iosua Malaki, Sean Fuld, Mykala Whitaker, Adam O'Connor, Jacqueline Flores
Teen Chorus – Joy Jones Luce, McKenna Castleberry, Drew Castleberry, Stephanie Wade, Evie Snowdy
Adult Chorus – David Alff, Phil Clarke, Amanda Craig, Sierra Escobar, Lindsay Freireich, David Herman, Melody Johnson, Ella Teddy
Hookers / Chorus – Ella Teddy, Melody Johnson
Anyone who auditioned is welcome to be in the chorus. Call us for details.
Hairspray Character Descriptions
Tracy Turnblad ‐ A pleasantly plump teenager with a big heart who has dreams of being a dancing star … as
soon as she's out of detention for her big hair. Tracy isn’t afraid to be herself and stand up for what she believes in.
She must be friendly, relentless, and goodhearted with a vibrant, lovable personality and love to sing and dance.
Tracy is on stage for a LOT of the show so she must have stamina and talent – she performs in 10+ numbers
including “Good Morning Baltimore,” “I Can Hear The Bells,” and many more! It is truly a BIG role! Mezzo‐Belt
Stage Age: 16‐19
Edna Turnblad ‐ Tracy’s kind, plus‐sized mother; runs a laundry business out of her home but hasn't been out in a
while. Played by Harvey Fierstein on Broadway, and John Travolta in the movie, this drag role requires a strong
comic male performer who is ready for his inner woman to take the spotlight Edna is not a man pretending to be a
woman, she is all woman! Just, you know, with a distinctive voice. Performs in 5+ numbers including “You're
Timeless To Me.” Tenor. Stage Age: 40+. Note that the role has been precast.
Over 600 patrons came to the opening weekend of Anything Goes. Critics claimed they had never seen that much dancing on the Crighton stage in 30+ years. Food, flowers, comedy, fantastic singing, tap dancing, and a chance to win a cruise! There is no better way to spend an evening. To see some of the production pictures click here.
Cast members from The Wizard of Oz were invited to perform at the CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County 19th Annual CASA Speaks For Kids Gala. The live and silent auctions offered exclusive and exciting unique finds for the hundreds of attendees. By supporting CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, we joined the fight against child abuse and neglect in our community.
Stage Right loaned prop and set pieces from The Wizard of Oz to help decorate the hallway. Additionally, we donated prop pieces from the show for the silent auction.
Auditions for Driving Miss Daisy will be at the Crighton on Feb. 16-17 at 7 PM. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Note that NO roles have been precast.
Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama that enjoyed success on the screen and on-stage. The story defines Daisy and her point of view through a network of relationships and emotions by focusing on her home life, synagogue, friends, family, fears, and concerns over a 25-year period.
For more information about the show click here.
STAGE RIGHT is pleased to present the following shows during the 2014-2015 Season. Audition dates and performance dates are tentative and may change. Check the website for updated information. Note that Christmas and summer shows are likely to have 3 matinees with a total of 9 performances.
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Dramatists Play Service
Auditions: June 8 & 9, 2014
Performances: Sept. 5-21, 2014
By Barbara Robinson
Auditions: Sept. 14-15 2014
Performances: Dec. 5-21, 2014
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Music Theatre International
Auditions: Nov. 16-17, 2014 (updated!)
Performances: Feb. 13-March 1, 2015
By Horton Foote
Dramatists Play Service
Auditions: Feb. 15-16, 2015
Performances: Apr. 17 - May 3, 2015
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig
Music Theatre International
Auditions: Apr. 19-20, 2015
Performances: July 10-26, 2015
A big thank you to everyone that came to audition for ANYTHING GOES. Wow! Don't know if the Crighton stage has ever had that many tapping talented feet on it all at one time but you all certainly made director Randy Bianchi job very hard. Well done! If not cast in the show, please consider helping backstage. We are in need sound and light board operators - training provided! We also need folks to help on running crew.
Members of the community that wanted to be a part of Anything Goes just completed a singing, dancing, and reading audition. To see the dance audition portion, click on youtube. This is 23 seconds of the opening number for Anything Goes. Incidentally, the opening number is over 7 minutes. The shortened version of the dance number was performed on the 2011 Tony Awards.
It will be a comedy and dance extravaganza! Get your tickets today!
Members of STAGE RIGHT gave away candy at the 2013 Annual Conroe Trick or Treat Trail on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Over 800 kids came to Carl Barton, Jr. Park in costume to get candies. However, the kids seemed to be in awe of the adults in costume. Both kids and adults were excited that A Christmas Story was coming to the Crighton (again) and planned to attend. While Glinda (Carolyn Wong) and Pick-A-Little Lady (Katie Kelly) were popular with the kids, the clear favorite was the "deranged bunny" (Michael Wong) from A Christmas Story.