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14-15 Season

Shrek the Musical Breaks Ticket Record

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!

Opening Weekend for Shrek the Musical!

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!

2015 Build your Vacation Raffle

This is your last chance to buy raffle tickets to the 2015 Build Your Vacation Raffle. Pick a place within the RCI timeshare network in North America, take the $600 we give you as credit towards travel, and get a chauffeured ride to and from the airport! There are over 1800 locations to choose from just in the USA!

The winning ticket will be drawn during the last performance of Shrek the Musical on July 26, 2015. Enjoy the show and try your luck at a relaxing time! Donate online at or buy your raffle tickets when you come to Shrek the Musical.

Need ideas for your ideal vacation? RCI is a timeshare network with wonderful, large multi-room timeshares around the world. Once you are accustomed to the space of a timeshare on vacation, you won't go back to just any hotel.

Shrek Shirt List (Rev June 8 4:51 PM)

Please check shirt type and size and let us know if a change is needed. Note that Male shirts are larger than Female shirts.

Cast for Shrek the Musical

Thanks for all who auditioned for Shrek the Musical. The talent was phenomenal! You made casting this show very difficult.

Role Lead Understudy
Shrek Jeff Baldwin
Fiona Scarlett Czarnopis Lane Roberts
Donkey Stevie Smith R. Isaiah Owens
Lord Farquaad Adam Isbell Victor Suarez
Dragon Sara Marko
Gingy Sachi Tanaka
Pinnochio Ryan Rodriguez
Big Bad Wolf Steve Murphree
Three Little Pigs Lacey Coleman
Kelly Drath
Robyn Kendrick
White Rabbit Laura Lange
Fairy Godmother Crystal Stampes
Peter Pan Nicholas Champagne-Aves
Wicked Witch Meaghan Schulz
Sugar Plum Fairy Jacqueline Flores
Ugly Duckling Madeline Navarro
Mad Hatter Adam O'Connor
Alice in Wonderland Kennedy Rockwell
Red Riding Hood Becka Hale
Baby Bear Quinn Schulz
Mama Bear Tanya Nero
Papa Bear TBA
Humpty Dumpty Ana Guirola Ladd
Elf Caleb Kendrick
Dwarf (Farquaads Father) R. J. Kendrick
Little Shrek James Pate
Mama Shrek Ogre Layne Roberts Crystal Stampes
Papa Shrek Ogre Victor Suarez Brandon Baker
King Harold Bill Shafer
Queen Lillian Jenn Henkel
Bishop Bill Shafer
Young Fiona Aria Czarnopis
Teen Fiona Taylor Maresca
Captain Phil Clarke
Pied Piper Brandon Baker
Three Blind Mice Monique Lott
Monae Lott
Morgan Spann
Tweedle Dum Sierra Westra
Tweedle Dee Angelie Aggarwal
Dancers/Knights Brandon Baker
Nicholas Champagne-Aves
Ryan Failde
Fernando Fernandez
Caleb Glass
Iosua Malaki
Nathan Owen
R. Isaiah Owens
Quinn Schulz
Victor Suarez
Michael Wong
Dancers Sadie Blair
Lena Clarke
Cosette Czarnopis
Kristin Day
Brooke Hale
Monique Lott
Monae Lott
Taylor Maresca
Cricket Pepper
Avery Schulz
Morgan Spann

First rehearsal is Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7 PM in the theatre.

Opening Weekend for The Trip to Bountiful

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!

Auditions for Shrek

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions Shrek the Musical and will be held April. 19 & 20 (tentative). Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, a dance and a singing audition. Music on CD or your phone works best.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
April 19 (Sunday) at 6 PM (updated)
April 20 (Monday) at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301

Auditions will be held downstairs on stage (tentative).

REHEARSAL: Rehearsal will generally be held at the theatre Sunday-Thursday nights 7-10 pm.

SHOW DATES:

July 10-26, Friday & Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm for a total of 9 performances. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stage-right.org or by calling the Crighton Theatre box office at 936-441-SHOW (7469). Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and groups of 15 persons or more, $15 for youth 16 and under and for senior groups of 15 or more persons. The historic Crighton Theatre is located at 234 N. Main St. in downtown Conroe.

SYNOPSIS

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities including costumes, sets, puppets ( there is a fire-breathing dragon after all), and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Final Weekend for Singin' in the Rain

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.

For those who had trouble getting seats downstairs - there is a solution! Become a season subscriber. Then you get to pick your seat before anyone else. See you at the next show!

Cast List for The Trip to Bountiful

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.

Characters
Carrie Watts.....Leona Hoegsberg
Ludie Watts.....Bill Giffen
Jessie Mae Watts.....Melody Montez
Thelma.....Cristy Campobella
Houston Ticket Man #1.....Jim Murph
Houston Ticket Man #2.....Riley O. Piddle
Harrison Ticket Man.....Tom Richard
Sheriff.....Craig Campobella

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.

STAGE RIGHT Announces Auditions for The Trip to Bountiful Feb. 15 & 16

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for Texas playwright Horton Foote’s masterpiece: The Trip to Bountiful will be held Feb. 15 & 16. The show is directed by STAGE RIGHT Artistic Director Carolyn Corsano Wong. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
Feb. 15 & 16 at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301

Auditions will be held in the upstairs rehearsal hall. Entrance to the rehearsal hall is at 117 Simonton Street (next door to the Red Brick Tavern).

REHEARSAL: Rehearsal will generally be held at the theatre Sunday-Thursday nights 7-10 pm.

SHOW DATES:

April 17 – May 3, Friday & Saturday nights at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees April 26 and May 3 at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stage-right.org or by calling the Crighton Theatre box office at 936-441-SHOW (7469). Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and groups of 15 persons or more, $15 for youth 16 and under and for senior groups of 15 or more persons. The historic Crighton Theatre is located at 234 N. Main St. in downtown Conroe.

SYNOPSIS

Living in an overcrowded three-room Houston apartment with her dutiful, yet melancholy son Ludie and his brittle, bossy wife Jessie Mae, elderly and frail Carrie Watts longs to visit her childhood home in the small Texas town of Bountiful before she
dies. Forced to leave the land where she grew up twenty years ago, her powerful memories sustain her as she dreams of making the trip back to reclaim her dignity and strength. The play follows the journey when one day, Carrie decides to take the trip back to Bountiful. Her journey, though trying, is one filled with faith, love and hope. Audiences will laugh at the familiar ‘family’ situations and ultimately have tears in their eyes, as Carrie does, when she realizes her dream.

CAST NOTES: Characters: 3 Women, 6 Men (No roles have been pre-cast)

Carrie Watts – Age 60+ An aging widow who longs to return to the country home of her youth, Bountiful. She is certain this change will carry her through her waning years. She’s feisty, indomitable and endearing. There is no doubt she will get exactly where she wants.

Ludie Watts – Age 30s to late 40s After working for a company for eight years, he became ill for two years and lost his savings. He has been working for six months, but still requires the assistance of his mother’s pension check. Residing in a small apartment with two women has equally taken its toll.

Jessie Mae Watts – Age 30s to late 40s She would love to be going out doing things for herself, but feels trapped taking care of her mother-in-law. Jessie Mae doesn’t dislike Carrie, just the behavior and dislike she feels from Carrie.

Thelma – Age 20-24 A new bride returning to her family home while she waits for her husband’s return from his duty overseas. Riding on the bus to Harrison, TX and their separate destinations, her acquaintance with Carrie provides the opportunity to hear why Carrie must go home.

Sheriff – Age 40-50s Small town sheriff. Responding to Carrie’s pleas, he helps her complete her pilgrimage to Bountiful.

Roy – Age 25-40 Not familiar with the Bountiful of Carrie’s memory, he shares time before daylight with Carrie as she continues her journey.

2 Ticket Masters – Age Open Exchange lines with Carrie and Ludie respectively at the Houston bus depot.

Passengers- various age and gender (most likely these will also be running crew)

Actors are requested to bring headshot and resume to the auditions if they have one. For more information, go to www.stage-right.org or contact the director at Carolyn.wong@stage-right.org