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09-10 Season

Dearly Beloved


By: Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten
Performances: Apr. 16 - May 2, 2010

In spite of her own marital problems, Frankie has held steadfastly to the hope that she can pull off one “final Futrelle occasion” with elegance and style with the help of the cantankerous wedding coordinator, Miss Geneva, who runs the local floral shop/bus depot. But on the day of the nuptials, Frankie’s hope begins to dim when she discovers Twink’s alternative solution to an expensive catered wedding dinner is a potluck supper sponsored by Clovis Sanford’s House of Meat. When the prodigal Honey Raye arrives at the church in skintight gold lamé, consumed by hot flashes and a steely determination to right old family wrongs, Frankie’s hope is shaken. It is lost completely when word reaches the church that Tina Jo and her fiancé have fled Fayro and eloped. The sisters ultimately pull together to find ways to keep the unsuspecting guests in the pews while a highway patrolman races off to track down the runaway bride and groom. As a last resort, and to the delight of the citizenry of Fayro, Texas, The Sermonettes reunite and sing again.

Download the KSTAR interview with Ms. Geneva!

Annie - Auditions

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe, announces auditions for the final show of their 2009-2010 season; ANNIE. The show will run July 23 – Aug. 8 with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 pm and two Sunday matinees on Aug. 1 & 8 at 2 pm. The show will be directed by Tina Cafeo. A large cast of children (both boys and girls), teens and adults are needed to fill many speaking and chorus roles. All roles are open; no role has been pre-cast. As many as 40 ‘orphans’ will be cast. The role of Annie will be double cast. The role of Sandy will be played by a dog from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter and, like Annie, is a candidate for adoption into a forever home.

Auditions will take place at the historic Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main Street in downtown Conroe on Sunday May 23 and Monday May 24. Children under age 16 are asked to come on Sunday between 4 and 7 pm. Teens and adults will be seen Sunday from 7 to 10 pm. Monday night auditions will be both kids and adults and run from 7 to 10 pm. Call backs, if needed, will be held Tuesday May 25 at 7 pm. This is an open call; no audition appointments are needed. Please bring a headshot or current picture and resume if you have one, if not a picture will be taken and attached to your audition form. Those auditioning for lead roles are asked to prepare a song along with instrumental CD or sheet music (an accompanist will be provided). Those auditioning for chorus roles may sing along to a CD with vocals. All are asked to be dressed to move as they will be shown a dance combination. Auditions will also include cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will begin Sunday June 6. The rehearsal schedule includes Sundays from 6 to 10 pm and Monday through Thursday evenings from 7 to 10 pm.

The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. "Annie" is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt & finds a new family & home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

In Brief:

  • Auditions: May 23 & May 24
    • Under 16: May 23 from 4pm to 7pm and/or May 24
    • Teens and Adults May 23 from 7pm to 10pm and/or May 24
    • Callbacks (if necessary): May 25 at 7 pm
  • Performances: July 23 – Aug. 8
  • Rehearsals start: June 6
  • Cast with speaking roles need to bring a check for $60 (deposit) for the script. The check will be returned or shredded when the script is sent back to MTI.

Annie


Book by:Thomas Meehan; Music by: Charles Strouse; Lyrics by: Martin Charnin
Performances: Jul. 23 - Aug. 8, 2010

From the comic strip, Little Orphan Annie, comes this beloved musical of perseverance,hope,and optimism. Set in the midst of the Great Depression, Annie is determined to find her parents and have a real family. Come enjoy great songs such as "Tomorrow", "Maybe", "You're Never Fully Dressed without a Smile",and more!

Bravo Company Begins Second Season of Youth Theatre

Youth theatre classes begin Sept. 8 at the Crighton Theatre. The current lead instructor for Bravo Company - Amy Sowers - also founded and was Executive Director of the Crighton Kidz Performing Arts School for 10 Years. Amy has directed a number of children's productions and served as Assistant Director for Stalag 17 and Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Amy has also served as narrator for The Conroe Symphony Orchestra. She is currently serving as a vice-president of the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society. Amy earned a BA and MA in Communication Disorders from the University of Houston and has been working with children for over 25 years.