If you waited for the last moment you likely did not get to see The Wizard of Oz as we sold out our final performance. 3400 people got to experience the magic of Oz. Even more important, the three months of rehearsal turned the cast and crew into a family. This video on youtube is dedicated to the hard work of the Wizard of Oz family.
If you are like one of the patrons that came to the show and didn't want to leave, use the web links to newspaper or magazine articles on the show. Meet the actors and crew who made the magic possible. Download a copy of the playbill to remember the magic.
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!
"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!
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):