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Christmas Belles

by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Audition Dates (tentative): Oct. 11-12, 2015. Some roles have been precast
Performance Dates: Dec. 4-20, 2015

If you missed this in 2010, don't miss this hilarious Christmas celebration described as "The Golden Girls" meet "A Charlie Brown Christmas"!

It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters — Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye — are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show.

The celebrity guest Santa Claus — played by Frankie’s long-suffering husband, Dub — is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters’ Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

On Golden Pond

by Ernest Thompson
Audition Dates: July 19-20, 2015
Performance Dates: Sept. 11-27, 2015

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the "grandchild" the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return. In the end, as the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together by the incidence of a mild heart attack. Time, they know, is now against them, but the years have been good and, perhaps, another summer on Golden Pond still awaits.

Last Weekend to see Hairspray!

If you haven't seen Hairspray yet, then you need to join the 3300+ that have seen it or will see it! Over 85 minutes of fast paced, 60's style music, singing, and dancing! For a glimpse of the action during the show, check out our production photos or the commemorative poster from Hairspray! Thanks to Dave Clements of DWC Photography for the wonderful memories of the show!

If you prefer the magazine articles, see the June and July Dockline articles. Don't forget we will be doing the drawing for the cruise on Sunday - the last performance of Hairspray. Get your raffle tickets during the show before the drawing.

Get your tickets before it's too late!

Red, Hot, and Blue Parade

The cast and crew of Hairspray marched, danced, and sang their way around the Market Street area in the Woodlands, TX. If an award was given for the greenest entry (i.e. least carbon footprint) they would have won as the vintage car they used had to be pushed all the way around the parade route. That did not deter or detract from the energy that the cast had while dancing, singing, and giving out rack cards to push the show. The parade was simulcast on Sunny 99.1 and the Woodlands Online website. See this video clip on the Hairspray cast. You can also read more about the show in the Dockline magazine.

After the show those that still had energy went to Red Robin for lunch. See pictures from the parade here.

Hairspray open this Friday on the 11th of July. Get your tickets today!

Last Weekend for the Smash Hit Driving Miss Daisy

Standing ovations every night?! Yes and more! Patrons have enjoyed the incredible performances and the preshow videos so much they don't want to leave the theatre.

You have one more weekend to enjoy this classic comedy. See production pictures of the show here or enjoy interviews with the cast and crew. Get your tickets before it's too late!

Opening Weekend for Anything Goes

Over 600 patrons came to the opening weekend of Anything Goes. Critics claimed they had never seen that much dancing on the Crighton stage in 30+ years. Food, flowers, comedy, fantastic singing, tap dancing, and a chance to win a cruise! There is no better way to spend an evening. To see some of the production pictures click here.

Better yet, get your tickets before the S.S. American sails away! If you need a little more encouragement, check out David Dow Bentley's review.

Anything Goes Cruise Raffle

Win a cruise to Mexico, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica! For the next three shows we will be raffling a cruise to Mexico departing from the port of Galveston! Travel to a Caribbean island perched atop a coral reef: Cozumel. Drift among star corals and sea fans on a Cozumel diving excursion or simply kick back on the beach as the turquoise waves roll in. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Tulum, majestically perched above the turquoise Caribbean. Swim with the dolphins or spend the day shopping onshore!

Next is Grand Cayman - a group of three magnificent tropical islands Christopher Columbus called "Las Tortugas" (the turtles) for the sea creatures he found in the ocean water. Among other attractions, visitors to the island will enjoy learning about the turtles, exploring Seven-Mile Beach and enjoying the undersea world.

Last stop is Jamaica where beachcomers can spend time on the white sands and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Take a leasurely ride in a glass bottom boat and see underwater life without having to snorkel or scuba dive. Visit the spectacular Dunn's River Falls near Ocho Rios, where you can climb 600 feet up from the base of the falls or retreat to the beach where the rushing water exits into the ocean. At Dolphin Cove you can watch the dolphins at play or walk through the jungle to see friendly birds and iguanas.

This eight day, seven night cruise will be awarded to one lucky couple on the last performance of the season (Hairspray - July 27, 2014). Tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20. You can buy tickets during intermission or purchase tickets online (button at the top). Proceeds will support future Stage Right shows at the Crighton.

For more information about the cruise itself see the following article from the Houston Chronicle.

Shrek the Musical

Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around! Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the much-loved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Join the adventure!

The Trip to Bountiful

The Trip to Bountiful tells the story of an elderly woman, Carrie Watts, who wants to return home to the small town where she grew up, but is frequently stopped from leaving Houston, Texas by her daughter-in-law and an overprotective son who will not let her travel alone.

Old Mrs. Watts is determined to outwit her son and bossy daughter-in-law, and sets out to catch a train, only to find that trains do not go to Bountiful anymore. She eventually boards a bus to a town near her childhood home. On the journey, she befriends a girl traveling alone and reminisces about her younger years and grieves for her lost relatives. Her son and daughter-in-law eventually track her down, with the help of the local police force. However, Mrs. Watts is determined. The local sheriff, moved by her yearning to visit her girlhood home, offers to drive her out to what remains of Bountiful. The village is deserted, and the few remaining houses are derelict. Mrs. Watts is moved to tears as she surveys her father's land and the remains of the family home. Despite her disappointment, her spirit is renewed and she returns to Houston.

Singing in the Rain

The silent-film romantic team of Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont is the toast of Tinseltown. While Lockwood and Lamont personify smoldering passions onscreen, in real life the down-to-earth Lockwood can't stand the egotistical, brainless Lina. He prefers the company of aspiring actress Kathy Selden, whom he met while escaping his screaming fans. Watching these intrigues from the sidelines is Cosmo Brown, Don's best pal and on-set pianist. Cosmo is promoted to musical director of Monumental Pictures by studio head R.F. Simpson when the talking-picture revolution commences. That's all right for Cosmo, but how will talkies affect the upcoming Lockwood-Lamont vehicle "The Dueling Cavalier"? Don, an accomplished song-and-dance man, should have no trouble adapting to the microphone. Lina, however, is another matter; put as charitably as possible, she has a voice that sounds like fingernails on a blackboard. The disastrous preview of the team's first talkie has the audience howling with derisive laughter. On the strength of the plot alone, Singin' in the Rain is a delight. But with the addition of songs such as -- "You Were Meant for Me," "You Are My Lucky Star," "The Broadway Melody," and of course the title song Singing in the Rain -- the show becomes one of the greatest Hollywood musicals ever made.

Check out the review from David Dow Bentley III. Wow!

Didn't have time for the rain set tour after the show? See master carpenter Dennis O'Connor explain the magic of making it rain.