It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters — Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye — are not exactly in a festive mood.
On the heels of their critically praised production of “Christmas Belles”, STAGE RIGHT, Montgomery County's newest theatre company, is pleased to announce their upcoming production of “Love Letters.”
For the 75th birthday bash of for the Crighton Theatre STAGE RIGHT will do what has never been done before at the Crighton – a vaudeville show! Singing, Comedy acts, juggling, and more!
The Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye and Rhonda Lynn – are in trouble again.
This time, the problem is bigger than ever: their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing and it’s up to the sisters to save it from extinction.
So what is Mrs. Bob about? Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge is a musical parody of the Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol. The premise of the parody is the question, "What if Dickens' Mrs. Cratchit wasn't so goody-goody, but instead was an angry, stressed-out modern-day American woman who wanted out of this harsh London 1840s life?"
This night in September of 1934 is the biggest in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company world famous tenor Tito Morelli is to perform Otello, his greatest role, at the gala season opener. Saunders, the General Manager, hopes this will put Cleveland on the operatic map. Morelli is late; when he finally sweeps in it is too late to rehearse with the company. Through a hilarious series of mishaps, Il Stupendo is given a double dose of tranquilizers which mix with the booze he has consumed and he passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he is dead. What to do? Max is an aspiring singer and Saunders persuades him to get into Morelli's Otello costume and try to fool the audience into thinking he's Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are also running around, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo! A sensation on Broadway and in London's West End, Lend Me a Tenor is guaranteed to leave you teary eyed with laughter.
Over 500 people came to opening weekend to witness the beginning of the Red Velvet Cake War! Besides having a great time thanks to the one liners typical of Jones, Hope, and Wooten plays, opening night patrons were treated to the best red velvet cakes in Montgomery County. Patrons from as far away as Canada came to see what the fuss was all about. To read about The Red Velvet Cake War read our Dockline articles or to see production photos click here.
Thanks to the judges - Al and Mark Hayter, Brad Meyer, Jim Bingham, and Duke Coon - who were 'forced' to decide between the best cakes in both commercial and homemade categories. Despite the extensive testing, the homemade category resulted in a tie between Susan Livingston and Anne Paul. Even more surprising is that this was Anne's first red velvet cake ever. Anne indicated she researched authentic red velvet cakes before making her first cake. The commercial category was won by Dream Cakes. They are deciding whether to take the season ticket prize or accept free advertising on their behalf.
Our thanks also go to Lyn Hawthorne Howard, Carl Howard, Sandy Martin, Kerry Conkling, and the Conroe Art League docents who helped to serve the judges and host the patrons after the show. Megan Jones helped us with registration and photography while Brooke Coon worked with her father on cake tasting.
Get your tickets today for the Red Velvet Cake War!
Only 48 hours until the Red Velvet Cake Throwdown! The cast and crew are ready to present a hilarious Southern comedy - Jones, Hope, and Wooten style. Patrons who enjoyed the characters of Fayro, Texas will get introduced to a new set of quirky, funny characters down the road in Sweetgum, Texas. If you think Texas family reunions can be hilarious, you have got to see The Red Velvet Cake War. To read about The Red Velvet Cake War read our Dockline articles or to see pictures of rehearsal click here.
Those who bring a red velvet cake that you baked yourself will get a free ticket to opening night and get a chance to join in the best red velvet cake contest. Bring your cakes to the Conroe Arts League building around the corner from 5-6 PM. The cakes will be judged from 6-7 PM. Winners of the commercial and homemade categories will win season tickets to next year's shows. Opening night patrons will get to eat the cakes after the show.
Get your tickets for The Red Velvet Cake War today!
Bravo Company and some of the cast of the Red Velvet Cake War came to the 2013 Waterway Arts Festival in the Woodlands to celebrate theatre in Montgomery County and to advertise the upcoming shows. Bravo Company did selected monologues and songs and advertised their upcoming musical melodrama - Shakespeare comes to Calamity Creek. Later in the day Peyton sang "Over the Rainbow" and met the Good and the Wicked Witch. And yes, the famed ruby slippers made their appearance.
More pictures from the Festival can be seen here. Look for more appearances of the cast of The Red Velvet Cake War and The Wizard of Oz at Kid Fest.
Don't forget about the Red Velvet Cake Throwdown on opening night. Bring your best red velvet cake and join in the competition! Get your tickets for the hilarious comedy The Red Velvet Cake today!
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!