A Blustery Day at the Waterway Festival

The winds kept volunteers busy as they work to keep displays and banners from flying away. Nevertheless, the crowds enjoyed the entertainment presented by the various arts groups in Montgomery County. Bravo Company students presented monologues, sang songs, and pushed their upcoming show "A Pirate's Life for Me". The cast of The Carol Burnett Show did a sketch called "What's Coming to Dinner" and a Cole Porter song from the Vaudeville show. If you are unable to make it to the Waterway Arts Festival, you can find pictures here.

Don't miss The Carol Burnett Show and Bravo Company's A Pirate's Life for Me!. Be sure to bring money for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation.

The Waterway Arts Festival is Coming to Town

While the cast of The Carol Burnett Show are preparing for opening night, they also are busy promoting the show at various events. One such event is the Waterway Arts Festival set for April 14-15, 2012. STAGE RIGHT was instrumental in expanding the groups that should be represented in the live arts exhibition. For more information about the live arts exhibits, see the article from the Woodlands newsletter. You can also find more information about the Carol Burnett Show in this month's Dockline.

Meanwhile, Bravo Company is preparing to present A Pirate's Life for Me which is a musical about an engaged gentleman who decides to improve his image by becoming a pirate. Bravo kids will also perform on stage at the Festival.

Last year Cinderella's fairy godmother came to the festival to read stories to the kids. This year, in addition to singing and comedy acts, we will be hosting a professional storyteller who will be presenting The Bookworm with Stories for the Young and the Young at Heart. See you at the festival!

Opening Weekend for Barefoot in the Park

500 patrons came to a fantastic opening of Barefoot in the Park. The rain did not deter the crowds and they were rewarded with a hilarious show.

As in any comedy, it helps if the material is good. But good materal isn't enough to make a great show. The actors in Barefoot rise to the occasion by finding the humor rooted in their characters. A conservative husband, a bubbly wife, a reticent mother-in-law and a beret-sporting squatter provide Simon with plenty of ammunition for this situational comedy. Yes, the 1960's represented a time of political unrest and innocence lost. But Barefoot in the Park’s narrative evokes nostalgia for an era that changed America.

Bring non-perishable items to benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank and enjoy Barefoot!

Barefoot in the Park Opens Friday

Barefoot in the Park opens at the Crighton Theatre on Friday, February 16, 2012. The original movie starred Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. This was the first of many Neil Simon successes.

You can find production pictures in the gallery or magazine articles in the archives. For a behind the scenes discussion check out the WaymoreFM interview.

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running "barefoot in the park" would be a start...

Come to the show and bring non-perishable goods to benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank. Don't miss this Neil Simon comedy!


The musical is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly Cendrillon, ou la Petite Pantoufle de Vair, by Charles Perrault. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into a Princess and finds her Prince.

Matinees will be followed by a tea party with Cinderella and the Prince.

Last Weekend for A Christmas Story

Over 2800 patrons have bought tickets to see story of the boy who schemes to get a Red Ryder BB gun. The cast had a gift exchange on Saturday with Christmas Story memorabilia from Walgreens (unofficial theme). Michael (the bully) decided to make his gifts hard to open by adding duck tape, plastic ties and rocks. Everyone wanted the box with rocks except Peter (Ralphie) who wanted anything but.

The last performance is on Sunday, December 18th with 500 patrons expected to attend. Get your tickets before it's too late!

Parade on the Second Weekend of 'A Christmas Story'

Tickets continue to sell at a rapid pace. To date we will have an average of 300 patrons per performance with the matinees having the highest attendance.

To promote the show, the cast of 'A Christmas Story' dressed in costume and marched in the Kiwanis Club Parade through downtown Conroe. The leg lamp was instantly recognizable by all in the crowds. The kids in the cast gave out over 1000 candy canes to parade afficionados. Phrases like "you'll shoot your eye out", "a Bumpus hound!", and "it's Miss Shields" were blurted out by the crowd in recognition of the show.

The last performance is on Sunday, December 18th. Get your tickets now!

Opening Weekend for A Christmas Story

Over 400 patrons came opening weekend to see 'A Christmas Story'. People know the story and all the gags. Even so, they still come for that feeling from a story that is like an old, familiar friend. They come to laugh and remember a simplier time: their childhood.

I'm halfway around the world and wish I could have been there to join a holiday tradition which includes seeing a show at the Crighton. As I walked and longed for home I ran across a poet who brought a smile to my face.

I will stop to smell the roses.
I will take every day as it comes.
I will celebrate life.
I will make a difference.
I will appreciate the small things.
I will smile-even when it hurts.
I will kick up my heels.
I will explore my own backyard.
I will make time for family.
I will enjoy the journey...

Come and enjoy the journey that is A Christmas Story!

The Wizard of Oz

You've seen the movie. Come and relive the wonderful songs of yesteryear! In this charming play based on the popular L. Frank Baum stories, Dorothy and her dog Toto are caught in a tornado's path and somehow end up in the land of Oz. Here she meets some memorable friends and foes in her journey to meet the Wizard of Oz who everyone says can help her return home and possibly grant her new friends their goals of a brain, heart and courage.

See The Wizard of Oz on July 12-28, 2013!

The Red Velvet Cake War

In this riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins – Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette – could not have picked a worse time to throw their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have set tongues wagging in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them, as their self-righteous Aunt LaMerle is quick to point out. Having “accidentally” crashed her minivan through the bedroom wall of her husband’s girlfriend’s doublewide, Gaynelle is one frazzled nerve away from a spectacular meltdown. Peaches, the saucy number one mortuarial cosmetologist in the tri-county area, is struggling to decide if it’s time to have her long-absent trucker husband declared dead. And Jimmie Wyvette, the roughhewn store manager of Whatley’s Western Wear, is resorting to extreme measures to outmaneuver a priss-pot neighbor for the affections of Sweetgum’s newest widower.

But the cousins can’t back out of the reunion now. It’s on and Gaynelle’s hosting it; Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette have decided its success is the perfect way to prove Gaynelle’s sanity to a skeptical court-appointed psychologist. Unfortunately, they face an uphill battle as a parade of wildly eccentric Verdeens gathers on the hottest day of July, smack-dab in the middle of Texas tornado season. Things spin hilariously out of control when a neighbor’s pet devours everything edible, a one-eyed suitor shows up to declare his love and a shocking high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. As this fast-paced uproarious romp barrels toward its surprising climax, you’ll wish your own family reunion was this much fun!

See The Red Velvet Cake War on April 19-May 5, 2013!