Stage Right joined Conroe residents and the City of Conroe in their pre-Easter celebration called Morning with Mr. Bunny. Hundreds of children and their parents came and collected Easter eggs filled with stickers and candy. Activities included face painting, jump houses, potato sack racing, and more. See the rest of the pictures in the gallery.
Local businesses and non-profit groups provided brochures on local events. Each group provided an Easter basket that was given to kids holding the lucky egg. The lucky winner of the Stage Right basket received Wizard of Oz magnets, soap bubble wands, glow sticks, and other fun toys.
Meanwhile, the cast of The Red Velvet Cake War continues to prepare for opening night. Don't forget to bring your favorite red velvet cake to the opening night cake contest on April 19!
"Mixups, Mahem, and a gay wedding!" And yes, "gay" wedding in 1920 meant "fun"! Over 200 patrons had a great time at the opening of The Drowsy Chaperone. Tap dance, silly songs, comedy, and even a touching moment at the end - all in a day's work for the cast The Drowsy Chaperone. But don't take our word for it - read the newspaper articles, browse some of the pictures in the gallery and come and see for yourself!
STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe, is pleased to announce auditions for their upcoming production of THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The show will be directed by Melody Montez. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
Feb. 17 & 18 at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301
REHEARSAL will begin once casting is completed with first rehearsal most likely being Feb. 21. Rehearsal will generally be Sunday-Thursday nights 7-9:30 pm.
April 19 – May 5, Friday & Saturday nights at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees April 28 and May 5 at 2 pm. Tickets available at 936-441-7469 or www.stage-right.org.
In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins – Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette – could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have set tongues wagging in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle is hosting; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity (having recently plowed her car through the bedroom of her husband’s mistress’s doublewide) to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a shocking high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you’ll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!
STAGE RIGHT is pleased to present the following shows during the 2013-2014 Season. Audition dates and performance dates are tentative and may change. Check the website for updated information.
By Joseph Kesselring
Auditions: July 14-15, 2013
Performances: Sept. 6-22, 2013
By Jean Shepherd
Auditions: Sept. 8-9, 2013
Performances: Dec. 6-22, 2013
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton, P. G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay & Russell Crouse
Auditions: Nov. 3-4, 2013
Performances: Feb. 14-March 2, 2014
By Alfred Uhry
Auditions: Feb. 16-17, 2014
Performances: Apr. 18 - May 4, 2014
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman
Book by Mark O'Donnell
and Thomas Meehan
Auditions: Apr. 20-21, 2014
Performances: July 11-27, 2014
The presentation of My Three Angels marks the fifth comedy in a row presented at Christmas time at the Crighton. Like Christmas Belles or A Christmas Story, My Three Angels presents a message of hope in a family friendly yet non-traditional way. It's definitely not another version of A Christmas Carol. The opening night crowd had a great time.
Take a look at the pictures from dress rehearsal or read the news articles or magazine articles to get a glimpse of the production. See the online interviews with the cast and crew. Don't forget to bring a toy for the Toys for Tots Campaign. Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 or buy your tickets online!
Come to the Holiday Open House at the Crighton on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 and put your holiday season into high gear! Non-profits and other vendors will be participating in the area.
The schedule is as follows:
1 pm - Christmas Parade and ornament making
2 pm - pictures with Santa (Arts League and at the Crighton)
2:30 pm - ventriloquist show
3 pm - Bravo Company showcase
4 pm - ventriloquist show
4:30 pm - pictures with Santa (Arts League and at the Crighton)
Bravo Company will provide the entertainment from 3-4 pm. This Fall Showcase allows our youth acting classes to share their comedic and singing talents for the community.
Professional ventriloquists Phil and Melissa Nichols, and their pals, Bosworth the crow and Ick the germ, are the featured guests before and after the Bravo Company Showcase. “We have been doing a lot of movie special effects, puppetry and animatronics, but the puppets are always popular at live events.”
The brother and sister team got into ventriloquism at an early age. Their expertise with puppets and specialty makeup led them to a career in show business, primarily in film and live stage productions.
“We worked on Disney’s film ‘Powder’ and ‘Ace Ventura II’ as well as numerous other films,” Phil Nichols said. “We’re currently doing the special effects for ‘Toxic Avenger’ at the Alley Theatre in Houston.”
Tickets for the Open House are $5. Bring a gift for the Toys for Tots Campaign. See you at the parade and the Open House!
The cast of My Three Angels continues to prepare for their Christmas shows. Meanwhile, members from STAGE RIGHT have been continuing their community outreach. On Friday they hosted the Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Andy Gross for lunch and filmed his ventriloquist/magic/comic act. If you missed Andy's show then you missed a great time and some fantastic magic! His interview will be posted in the coming weeks in the One to One: Inside the Crighton series.
On Saturday members worked the 2012 iWoW Festival (International Winter on the Waterway) by giving out rack cards and talking to Crighton patrons - new and old. The kids marveled at the dog (Harley) in the posters for the Holiday Open House (Dec. 8 at the Crighton), The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Wizard of Oz. Most of the new patrons had never heard of the Crighton and were delighted to learn about all the events and the smartphone app.
See the pictures of Santa's float and video clips from the fireworks in the gallery.
Perhaps "it" is not accurate. Many surprises are on their way to the Crighton! New events, new places and new ways to stay in contact with the exciting news at the Crighton are coming! Look for these surprises over the next few months.
If you pass by the Crighton during the Catfish Festival this weekend you will see posters on some of the new events coming to the Crighton. Join the 30,000 that will be in the downtown Conroe this week and see what's coming.
Bravo Company - the educational arm of Stage Right - is also working on holiday entertainment. Bravo will be joined by singers, ventriloquists, food, puppet making, a visit from Santa, and more during the Crighton holiday open house after the Conroe Christmas Parade on December 8th. Keep a lookout on the website for more details.
Meanwhile, the cast and crew of My Three Angels continue to work on their Christmas comedy. They are already off book - a first for any show at the Crighton at this stage. You will see the cast at various events before Christmas (Trick or Treat in Conroe, Christmas Parade in Conroe and more). Get ready for holiday comedy today!
Meanwhile, if you are adventurous, try the following QR codes (hint: an app for the Crighton):
Over 600 patrons came to the final weekend of The Miracle Worker. "Best show I've seen in a while" and "Best show ever" were some of the superlatives used by the patrons. Over 200 kids from surrounding school districts and their acting teachers took advantage of the promotional special to the show. The kids were mesmerized by the story. Kids are so used to special effects on TV that they wanted to know if the water from the pump was real (yes, I hope so).
If you missed the show, see the production photos in the gallery, take a look at the show poster, read the magazine articles or the newspaper articles. For a more in-depth interview with the actors, take a look at the new One on One:Inside the Crighton series.
"Best show ever." which is high praise from the patrons. "I know the story, but I didn't expect to be so touched." We tell them, "Wait for Act 2". The smaller guests ask, "Are the people real? Is the doggy real? I want to see the doggy show!" Another 300 patrons came and gave the cast of The Miracle Worker another 3 standing ovations. Better yet, the patrons are telling their friends and coming back again to see the show. But don't take other's opinions about the show - see it for yourself!