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The Drowsy Chaperone

The curtain rises on a present-day musical theatre fanatic eager to tell you about his favorite Broadway musical -- “The Drowsy Chaperone.” He’s the ultimate Everyfan and “Drowsy” is his guilty pleasure.

As he begins listening to the rare cast recording, the show cleverly and magically blooms to life, telling the hilarious tale of a pampered Broadway starlet and her debonair fiance, an overzealous producer, a dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a couple of bumbling gangsters. Ruses are played. Hi-jinks occur. And the plot spins everyone into musical comedy euphoria.

"To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair' drops the needle on his favorite LP — the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy dame, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre."

Read about us in the Dockline Magazine, the newspaper, or see some of our cast interviews!

My Three Angels

Get ready for a Christmas comedy! The scene is French Guiana, a region where on Christmas day the temperature has graciously dropped to 104 degrees. Three convicts are employed as roofers by a family, whose roof is in desperate need of maintenance. On the way from France is an evil-minded cousin, to oust the father of the family from his business, and his cold-blooded nephew, who is jilting the father's daughter for an heiress. The three convicts—two of them murderers, the third a swindler—take the visitors on. All three have warm hearts and are passionate believers in true justice. Possessing every criminal art and penal grace, they set matters right and in doing so redeem themselves as real life angels to the grateful family.

See My Three Angels from Nov.30-Dec. 16, 2012!

The Miracle Worker

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water".

Read about the show and the upcoming season in the Dockline magazine. For a more personal look at the individual stories of the cast and crew, see our new interview series One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre.

Learning About Acceptance from a Rabbit?

Even as Always...Patsy Cline was becoming the highest grossing show in Crighton Theatre history, the cast of Harvey have been working on their characters. I presume that working with an invisible character has its drawbacks.

Most of the cast have performed at the Crighton at one time or another. Our three newcomers include Steven Dowell who just completed a run of Driving Miss Daisy at Playhouse 1960, Megan Nix who is playing Nurse Kelly, and Will Radcliffe who will be Dr. Chumley in the current production.

So what can an invisible rabbit (pooka) teach us about acceptance? Come to the historic Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main St. in Conroe, TX and find out on Apr. 22-May 8, 2011!

Mama Won't Fly (World Premiere)


By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.
Performances: Sept. 9-25, 2011
Auditions: June 12-13, 2011


An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly.

With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive across country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama’s vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable – and inconceivable – mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl minister. As the misadventures multiply, the beleaguered trio rapidly develops the urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. Eventually the race to get to the church on time takes its toll and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. In a surprising and heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome Hayley into their delightfully wacky family.

This ferociously funny, family-friendly JONES HOPE WOOTEN COMEDY will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!

A Christmas Story


By Philip Grecian based on a book by Jean Shepherd
Performances: Dec. 2-18, 2011
Auditions: Oct 16-17, 2011

The story centers on Ralphie Parker, a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother that he'll shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist the assistance of both his teacher and Santa Claus. All the while, Ralphie finds himself dealing with the constant taunts of a pair of bullies and trying to not get in the middle of a feud between his mother and father regarding a certain lamp.

Barefoot in the Park


By Neil Simon
Performances: Feb. 17- Mar. 4, 2012
Auditions: Dec. 4-5, 2011

This romantic comedy focuses on newlyweds, Corie and Paul, as they begin married life in a tiny 5th floor walkup apartment in a mid-Manhattan brownstone. Paul is a strait-laced attorney, Corie a far more spontaneous free spirit. The young couple must contend with a lack of heat, a skylight that leaks snow, several long flights of stairs, oddball neighbor Victor Velasco, and Corie's well-meaning mother. Adjusting to married life isn’t so easy! The first act of Barefoot dramatizes a making of a new life, and its second builds to a near-breakup of the marriage.

The Carol Burnett Show


By Contemporary Drama Service
Performances: Apr. 20-May 6, 2012
Auditions: By appointment

A variety show based on the sketches from the TV series "The Carol Burnett Show" with song and dance numbers reminiscent of "Vaudeville (Finally) Comes to the Crighton". Come and remember some of the famous sketches such as "As the Stomach Turns", (a parody of As the World Turns) and "Went with the Wind" (a parody of Gone with the Wind, featuring a scene with Burnett as Starlett O'Hara in the dress made from a window curtain, complete with the curtain rod), "Carol & Sis", "The Family" (which would later spin off into a show called Mama's Family), and "Stella Toddler."

Fayro is Coming to Town!

Those loveable characters from the Fayro trilogy including Dearly Beloved, Southern Hospitality, and Christmas Belles are coming to town! Look for cameos by other characters.

The cast of Christmas Belles will be in the Woodlands Classic Car Parade on Sunday at 6 PM. Come and join in the festivities. Come to the show and the parade to get into the holiday spirit. If you missed opening night, you missed a hilarious time with over 200 guests, fried chicken, stuffed jalepenos, and any other Fayro-esque type food you can think of.

Thanks to Brad Meyer at the Courier for the promotional photos. To see more pictures, go to the gallery.

Which "Attaboy" Do You Prefer?

Department of Defense, United States of AmericaNo Time for Sergeants had a incredible opening weekend. The cast and crew received two honors: one from a reviewer (David Dow Bentley III) and one from Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Holland.

"It was Saturday night on Sept. 11, a somber date in American history to say the least. So it was most appropriate that before the Crighton Theatre curtain rose on Ira Levin’s hilarious comedy, No Time for Sergeants, director, Carolyn Corsano Wong, came on stage to welcome the audience, and asked that everyone first rise for a moment of silence in memory of the lives lost on that unforgettably tragic day. It was also very appropriate that in this time of continuing war abroad, Stage Right has decided that every performance of this new production will offer free admission to service veterans and their spouses. But perhaps the best thing being offered would be hilarity plain and simple. This may very well be the best comedy performance I have ever seen in the great state of Texas!" - David Dow Bentley III. Read the entire review here.

CSM Holland gave the cast and crew a commemorative coin for the benefit performance of No Time for Sergeants and for working with the US Troop Support Foundation to collect items for active duty troops. While we believe it is important both as individuals and as an organization to do the right thing whether or not the effort is acknowledged, it is always nice to get a "pat on the back" once in a while. Thanks once again to Darrel's Catering who donated the BBQ dinner for the Lone Star Honor Flight (WWII veterans). See the pictures from the benefit event here. To remember the service of these brave men and women we are highlighting a little seen documentary on World War II.

No Time for Sergeants performances continue until Sept. 26.