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It's Coming!

Perhaps "it" is not accurate. Many surprises are on their way to the Crighton! New events, new places and new ways to stay in contact with the exciting news at the Crighton are coming! Look for these surprises over the next few months.

If you pass by the Crighton during the Catfish Festival this weekend you will see posters on some of the new events coming to the Crighton. Join the 30,000 that will be in the downtown Conroe this week and see what's coming.

Bravo Company - the educational arm of Stage Right - is also working on holiday entertainment. Bravo will be joined by singers, ventriloquists, food, puppet making, a visit from Santa, and more during the Crighton holiday open house after the Conroe Christmas Parade on December 8th. Keep a lookout on the website for more details.

Meanwhile, the cast and crew of My Three Angels continue to work on their Christmas comedy. They are already off book - a first for any show at the Crighton at this stage. You will see the cast at various events before Christmas (Trick or Treat in Conroe, Christmas Parade in Conroe and more). Get ready for holiday comedy today!

Meanwhile, if you are adventurous, try the following QR codes (hint: an app for the Crighton):

Final Weekend for The Miracle Worker

Over 600 patrons came to the final weekend of The Miracle Worker. "Best show I've seen in a while" and "Best show ever" were some of the superlatives used by the patrons. Over 200 kids from surrounding school districts and their acting teachers took advantage of the promotional special to the show. The kids were mesmerized by the story. Kids are so used to special effects on TV that they wanted to know if the water from the pump was real (yes, I hope so).

If you missed the show, see the production photos in the gallery, take a look at the show poster, read the magazine articles or the newspaper articles. For a more in-depth interview with the actors, take a look at the new One on One:Inside the Crighton series.

Why is the Miracle Worker 'The Doggy Show'?

"Best show ever." which is high praise from the patrons. "I know the story, but I didn't expect to be so touched." We tell them, "Wait for Act 2". The smaller guests ask, "Are the people real? Is the doggy real? I want to see the doggy show!" Another 300 patrons came and gave the cast of The Miracle Worker another 3 standing ovations. Better yet, the patrons are telling their friends and coming back again to see the show. But don't take other's opinions about the show - see it for yourself!

Get your tickets for the last weekend! You can find pictures from the show in the gallery.

Opening Weekend for The Miracle Worker

Over 300 patrons came to see the opening of The Miracle Worker. While most everyone knows the story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, our patrons were surprised by how much the story and the performances touched their hearts. Both Helens - Lena Torluemke of The Woodlands and Lauren Santana of Houston - and the cast received standing ovations for their incredible performances. See the online interviews with the cast or the Dockline magazine articles for more information.

Get your tickets for The Miracle Worker today!

A Cinderella Convention at the Crighton

If you were dressed as Cinderella in downtown Conroe this weekend, then you joined over 1000 patrons in a Disney-esque atmosphere! 3 performances of the musical were followed by a tea party (at the matinee), photo and autograph opportunities with the cast of Cinderella and pony rides in a mini-teapot. You could even buy magic wands and "glass" slippers before the show. Production photos are available in the gallery or see in-depth stories about the actors in our new One on One series.

Next weekend will also feature pony rides ($5/person) after the matinee. Tickets are still available to the tea party at Chelsea's Tea Room with Cinderella, the prince, and the fairy godmother. Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 to get tea party tickets. Thanks to Lynn Peverill, Web Bush, and Craig Campobella for decorating the tea room, painting the Cinderella carriage on the wall, and making the serving table look like Cinderella's carriage.

Cinderella has one more weekend at the Crighton. Get your tickets today!

Cinderella Opens at the Crighton

Over 480 patrons came to opening weekend for Cinderella. The cutest patrons (i.e. small kids) went to a Cinderella dinner in full costume and then came to the show. These same kids bought Cinderella slippers, magic wands, and mice; they sought photographs and autographs from the cast after the show.

You can find out more about the cast of Cinderella through our continuing interview series One on One: Inside the Crighton Theatre. You can also read about the show in David Dow Bentley's column where he says 'It is rumored that you may be charged with child abuse if you don’t take the kids to see this one!' - DDB. If you want to attend the tea party with Cinderella, call the Box Office to make a reservation. Get your tickets for Cinderella today!

The Making of a Musical

Even as the wildly successful variety show - The Carol Burnett Show - continued to wow audiences, another musical was in the works - Cinderella. Even though modern Western musicals have been around since the 19th century, patrons continued to be fascinated by behind the scenes stories. How is the magic created?

Over the next several months we will provide you a glimpse of behind the scenes activities for shows in general but musicals in particular. Many books, podcasts, and videos have been documented to guide the curious, the un-initiated, fans, and professionals through the creative process. Each story has its unique aspects and common elements that would provide ample material for a masters class. Our story is no different.

Caleb Ackerman - musical director for Cinderella spent several weeks working with the director - Debra Schultz - to get the cuts she wanted. Once the cuts were decided, Caleb worked with his orchestra and his conductor - Dave Englert - to record the orchestration for the cast. We'd like to say Caleb had a grand recording studio as depicted in the attached picture. Reality is very different. But more on that later...

Get your tickets for Cinderella today!

A Pirate's Life for Me

If you were at the Crighton this weekend (May 11-12, 2012) then you were one of 300 lucky patrons who got to see Bravo Company's show "A Pirate's Life for Me". If you didn't get to see the show then you can still see some of the pictures from the show in the gallery. If you have pictures that you want to share with everyone please email your pictures to the steven.wong@stage-right.org.

For a short time only you can view a video clip of the show on youtube. After a few weeks you won't get to enjoy peg leg tappin’ to this eclectic score of rollicking sea shanties.

Carol Burnett Show Takes Us Home - Again?!

Seems rather quiet in downtown Conroe this weekend. What's this? Another 1000 patrons are expected to see the Carol Burnett Show on the final weekend. Patrons have enjoyed the show so much they come out with a sore throat from laughter. Act 2 pictures are now in the gallery. You can now see pictures from the famous "Went with the Wind" sketch that has been under wraps since rehearsal.

Additional newspaper articles are in the newspaper archive. Over $1900 have been raised for Carol Burnett's favorite charity - the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. Ms. Burnett will be ecstatic.

Get your tickets before the show is also "Gone With the Wind"!

Parody Reigns Supreme in The Carol Burnett Show

Approximately 1000 people came during the second weekend of The Carol Burnett Show and were treated to parodies from the 1970's (Sunny and Claire, Guess What's Coming to Dinner, As the Stomach Turns, and Went With the Wind). Even commercials that we normally ignor brought us back to a different era. If you do not remember the real Sonny and Cher see this video clip.

Thanks to KMH Photography for the production pictures from Act I. Act II pictures will be added later this week.

This weekend (May 4-6) is your last chance to see Carol Burnett's sketches that defined the 1970's. Get your tickets today!