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Annie

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc
Permission by Music Theatre International
Audition Dates: April 20-21, 2019 (tentative)
Performance Dates: July 5-21, 2019
Production Photos: July 3, 2019

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow."

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt! She finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

The Diary of Anne Frank

by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
permission by Dramatists Play Service
Audition Dates: Feb 16-17, 2019 (tentative)
Performance Dates: April 12-28, 2019
Production Photos: April 10, 2019

In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" This is a new adaptation for a new generation.

42nd Street

Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Based on the Novel by Bradford Ropes
Original Direction and Dances by Gower Champion
Originally Produced on Broadway by David Merrick
permission by Tams-Witmark
Audition Dates: Oct 27-28, 2018 (tentative)
Performance Dates: Feb. 8-24, 2019
Production Photos: Feb. 6, 2019

One of showbusiness’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Peggy’s talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!

The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”

Glitz! The Little Miss Christmas Pageant Musical

Book & Lyrics by Bert Bernardi
Music by Justin Rugg
permission by Steele Spring Stage Rights
Audition Dates: Sept 8-9, 2018 (tentative)
Performance Dates: Nov 30-Dec 16, 2018
Production Photos: Nov 28, 2018

In the true spirit of Christmas, get a behind-the-scenes look at the backstabbing mothers and fiercely competitive daughters in the ‘Little Miss Christmas Pageant,’ an annual competition where ten girls (and their outrageous stage moms) compete for the coveted Christmas crown. Sequins, shiny shoes, and a can of hairspray aren’t all it takes to win this battle. These diva daughters and pushy moms are armed with sheer grit and a thirst for victory. However, when the value of truth, honesty, and love is learned, Christmas spirit becomes the true winner in this heartwarming new holiday classic.

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
permission by Music Theatre International
Audition Dates: July 15-16, 2018 (tentative)
Performance Dates: Oct 19-Nov 4, 2018
Production Photos: Oct 17, 2018 (Wednesday)

“Be careful what you wish for” seems to be the ongoing theme in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Brothers Grimm inspired musical, Into the Woods. The story follows The Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to go the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give some milk. When the Baker and his wife are visited by the neighborhood witch, who reveals to them that she placed a curse on their family, the two set off on a journey into the woods to reverse the curse. Also in the woods, we meet Little Red, who is trying to visit her grandmother, the Wolf who loves tasty little girls, the Witch’s daughter Rapunzel, and the Princes chasing after their loves. By the end of Act I, everyone has gotten their wish and will seemingly live happily ever after. But in Act II, when Jack’s beanstalk brings them a visit from an angry Giant, we see how the consequences of their actions haunt them in disastrous ways. The community must come together to save each other and their kingdom, but sacrifices must be made.

The Savannah Sipping Society

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
permission by Dramatists Play Service
Audition Dates: July 8-9, 2018 (tentative)
Performance Dates: Sept. 7-23, 2018
Production Photos: Sept. 5, 2018 (Wednesday)

In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Randa, a perfectionist and workaholic, is struggling to cope with a surprise career derailment that, unfortunately, reveals that she has no life and no idea how to get one. Dot, still reeling from her husband’s recent demise and the loss of their plans for an idyllic retirement, faces the unsettling prospect of starting a new life from scratch—and all alone. Earthy and boisterous Marlafaye, a good ol’ Texas gal, has blasted into Savannah in the wake of losing her tom-cattin’ husband to a twenty-three-year-old dental hygienist. The strength of her desire to establish a new life is equaled only by her desire to wreak a righteous revenge on her ex. Also new to town, Jinx, a spunky ball of fire, offers her services as a much-needed life coach for these women. However, blinded by her determination and efforts to get their lives on track, she over-looks the fact that she’s the one most in need of sage advice. Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends. So raise your glass to these strong Southern women and their fierce embrace of life and say “Cheers!” to this joyful and surprisingly touching Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy!

Cast for Young Frankenstein

Talent came out for these auditions. The selection was difficult.
Here goes...

Fredrick - Adam Isbell
Igor - Michael Martin
Inga / chorus - Sara Preisler
Elizabeth - Courtney Berry
Frau Blucher - Carolyn Corsano Wong
Inspector Kemp / chorus - Phil Clarke
Monster - Bill Shafer
Victor Frankenstein - Rick Sellers
Hermit - Steve Wong
Ziggy - Wayne Mixon
Telegraph Boy - Ara Hollyday
chorus - Makenzie Renard
chorus - Nicholas Stack
chorus - Maria Schenck
chorus - Jennifer Marshall
chorus - Kay Medford-Kammerdiener
chorus - Brandon Hatcher
chorus - Roger McCoy

The first read-through is tomorrow, July 19th at 7PM at the Crighton.

Added Matinee for Mary Poppins

Having a hard time getting good seats for Mary Poppins?  We just added a Saturday matinee (22 July at 2 PM).  Join the 5200 people who are planning to see Mary Poppins!

Between the magic, the songs, the flying, and the pictures with cast members and patrons after the performance - Mary Poppins is more than a show - it's an experience for the entire family! But don't take our word - ask your friends who have been to opening weekend.

If you are like one of the patrons that came to the show and didn't want to leave, check out the web links to magazine articles on the show. Meet the actors and crew who make the magic possible. Download a copy of the playbill to share with a friend.

You still have until July 23rd to experience the magic of Mary Poppins. Get your tickets today!

Cast for Noises Off

Thanks to all who auditioned for Noises Off. We could have easily made several casts.

Dottie Otley/Mrs. Clackett- Brandi Baldwin
Lloyd Dallas- Michael Raabe
Garry Lejeune/Roger- Timothy Eggert
Brooke Ashton/Vicki- Mandy Odgers
Poppy Norton-Taylor- Angelie De Los Santos
Frederick Fellowes/Phillip- Bill Giffen
Belinda Blair/Flavia- Holly Vogt Wilkinson
Tim Allgood- Cristofer Mattern
Selsdon Mowbray- Ken Mann

Tour of the Crighton Theatre

Ever wonder who built the Crighton? Join us for the tour!

The tour consists of a 20 minute short story based on documentary information just discovered. If you think you known everything about the Crighton you will be pleasantly surprised! After the short movie we will walk around the theatre. Individuals and groups are welcome! The cost is free but you must make an appointment. Preferred times are Wednesday or Saturday (10AM-2PM) but anytime during weekdays can be arranged.

The documentary can only be seen at the Crighton - it is not on youtube or any other online site.
Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 or text 972-814-0811 to make an appointment.