Congratulations to the cast and crew of Shrek the Musical! This show broke the record for the highest number of tickets (4285 tickets) for any event in Crighton Theatre history by surpassing the Buddy Holly Story in 2008 (4096 tickets). Having been in both shows, I can tell you that both were incredible musicals and very popular with audiences. Both ran a minimum of 10 performances. Both shows had talented casts and awesome backstage crews. But as Gen. Patton once said, "all glory is fleeting". The cast and crew will miss working together but will support each other as they embark on new adventures. Now on to the next show!
Over 1400 people are expected to see Shrek the Musical opening weekend. It is not just about the silliness or the poignant moments in the musical. The music is upbeat and fun but also has some incredible chances for the actors to display their talents. You can find moments that touch or times to laugh out loud. But you will only experience all these emotions by coming to the Crighton!
See the production pictures online to get a glimpse at the show. But by all means, get your tickets today! While you are here, pick some Shrek ears or join us before the drawing for the Build Your Own Vacation!
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Over 350 are expected to take The Trip to Bountiful this weekend! This is the touching tale of Carrie Watts finding her way back home. Experience laughter, tears, tension and forgiveness - all in one play.
Does Mrs. Watts outwit her son and daughter-in-law and find her way back home? Who does she meet? Where is Bountiful? These and other questions are answered on this journey through South Texas. To see a glimpse of the show check out the production photos here or the associated Dockline article.
Get your tickets to Bountiful!
If you missed Singin' in the Rain then you didn't join the 3740 patrons from as far away as The Netherlands who came to see this tap, singing, dancing, and comic extravaganza! Whether you came with low expectations or looking forward to seeing family and friends on stage, all were suitably impressed. The show set the attendance record for the highest attended show in the last 7 years.
If you want to reminisce or are just curious, check out the production photos. Or learn about the magic of making rain from Dennis O'Connor. Read the review from David Dow Bentley III. Or see the iconic dance from both the backstage and front of stage view.
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Thank you all again for auditioning for The Trip to Bountiful. As I said previously, you ALL made my job casting this show very difficult. Everyone brought their 'A' game. The cast list is given below. If you were not cast in a role or the role you wanted it does not mean you didn't do a great job - everyone did! As a director, I must make a picture for the audience. All the pieces need to fit together. As an actor, I know it is very difficult to accept when we are not cast, believe me I know, but I hope you can appreciate that what you all did was great but it may not have fit with the others I had to choose from.
Carrie Watts.....Leona Hoegsberg
Ludie Watts.....Bill Giffen
Jessie Mae Watts.....Melody Montez
Houston Ticket Man #1.....Jim Murph
Houston Ticket Man #2.....Riley O. Piddle
Harrison Ticket Man.....Tom Richard
Bus station passengers- if anyone that auditioned and did not get a role would be interested in being a bus station passenger, please let me know. It would be minimal rehearsal - come to first read through, when we block that scene, and then 2 weeks prior to opening (we'll need to have you help with running crew as well for the other scenes).
First read is Sunday the 22rd at 6 pm.
Over 3700 people have seen or are planning to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at the Crighton. By week's end The Best Christmas Pageant will be the highest attended show at the Crighton in the past 7 years. Merry Christmas to the Crighton!
So what? Are you kidding!? Most theatres in the greater Houston area could have sellout crowds all weekend and not have as many patrons as we do at a single performance. Yet we don't do theatre to simply get a large number of patrons. Our mission is to support the historic Crighton Theatre. STAGE RIGHT succeeds at this mission by putting on the best show we can that appeals to the largest number of people. We strive to present the best show possible. At the end of the day we know we must be a good corporate citizen and support not only the arts in Montgomery County but all non-profits that serve our community.
A heartfelt thanks to all our patrons who help us to support the Crighton. Thanks for bringing personal care products to support the Salvation Army. And by all means, come to see the Best Christmas Pageant Ever before it's too late!
In case you don't get to come to the show, check out our production photos.
The cast of the Best Christmas Pageant Ever have worked hard to prepare for the opening weekend despite seasonal illnesses that have gripped the cast and crew. Nevertheless, they were rewarded as 1100 patrons came to opening weekend.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is about a group of unruly kids that discover the true meaning of Christmas. What a lovely reminder as we proceed into the holiday season where it is easy to forget the meaning of the season. Bring some personal hygiene items to benefit the Salvation Army and enjoy the show!
Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around! Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the much-loved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Join the adventure!
The Trip to Bountiful tells the story of an elderly woman, Carrie Watts, who wants to return home to the small town where she grew up, but is frequently stopped from leaving Houston, Texas by her daughter-in-law and an overprotective son who will not let her travel alone.
Old Mrs. Watts is determined to outwit her son and bossy daughter-in-law, and sets out to catch a train, only to find that trains do not go to Bountiful anymore. She eventually boards a bus to a town near her childhood home. On the journey, she befriends a girl traveling alone and reminisces about her younger years and grieves for her lost relatives. Her son and daughter-in-law eventually track her down, with the help of the local police force. However, Mrs. Watts is determined. The local sheriff, moved by her yearning to visit her girlhood home, offers to drive her out to what remains of Bountiful. The village is deserted, and the few remaining houses are derelict. Mrs. Watts is moved to tears as she surveys her father's land and the remains of the family home. Despite her disappointment, her spirit is renewed and she returns to Houston.