Meeting a Legend

After a tremendous opening weekend, Leona, Shirley, Carolyn, Steve, and Michael went down to see Carol Burnett in Galveston for her "Laughter and Reflections" one woman show. It was an extended Q&A session interspersed with a selection of video clips. At 78, she can still joke and adapt to just about any question. One girl even asked her to dinner (wish we had thought about that). It's amazing how tongue-tied people can get when they talk to her - whether they are 17 or 70.

After the show the group went backstage to meet Carol. She was elated when they told her that STAGE RIGHT has collected over $1000 for her favorite charity - the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. She was given a playbill of the show; her wish for the cast and crew of The Carol Burnett Show is that they have fun. Just as soon as photos were taken and hugs were exchanged, it was over. Carpe diem.

Reserve your tickets for the The Carol Burnett Show today!

Opening Night for The Carol Burnett Show

You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: The Carol Burnett Show?! Over 250 people braved what could have been torrential rains to expereince a throwback to the 1970s. Another 250+ are expected for Saturday. Carol Burnett didn't invent the variety show, but she "perfected" it.

To add to the ambience, a scene that could have been taken out of any family back then was added to the beginning of the show. A show within a show. Imagine a time when a family ate together in front of the TV and watched clean, family entertainment - together?! Yet that was the Saturday lineup. Start with All in the Family and end with The Carol Burnett Show.

Don't miss this homage to the 1970s! Get your tickets now!

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!