Auditions for Christmas Belles

Critics and audiences agreed; STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, first production of CHRISTMAS BELLES in 2008 was a hoot and a half! It was so popular they brought it back in 2010 and are bringing it back again this holiday season as part of their ‘Season of Love & Laughter”. The show will be directed by Jim Bingham. Many of the original cast will be returning however, there are 5 roles to be filled:

Twink Futrelle – female 35- 45 yr-the middle Futrelle sister and in prison for setting most of the town on fire when she tried to burn her boyfriend’s NASCAR memorabilia in a jealous rage

Justin Waverly – male 20-30 yr.-shy interim pastor at the Tabernacle of the Lamb Church, and in love with Gina Jo but afraid to tell her

Gina Jo (G.J.) Dubberly, Frankie and Dub’s daughter, 20’s. Guileless and enthusiastic

Raynerd Chisum, adult male. Part-time employee at The Dairy Dog, very simple and earnest, always speaks from the heart.
Patsy Price, 40-60. Elegant society matron, high-class and believes she is the only one who can save the disaster fraught Christmas pageant.

Auditions for these roles will be held at the Crighton Theatre on Oct. 11 & 12 at 7 pm. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Those auditioning should bring a headshot and resume if they have one and their calendars so any conflicts between Oct and Dec can be noted. Contact the director at for questions about the auditions, the show or to volunteer to help backstage.

The story revolves around squabbling sisters, a family secret, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Despite all the chaos encountered when putting on a church Christmas pageant, the true meaning of Christmas is at the heart of this delightful play written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. Show dates are Dec. 4-20 with Friday & Saturday performances at 8 pm and three Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Performances will be held at the historic Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main in downtown Conroe. Tickets for CHRISTMAS BELLES can be obtained by calling the Crighton Theatre box office at 936-441-SHOW (7469) or online at .

Shrek the Musical Breaks Ticket Record

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Shrek the Musical! This show broke the record for the highest number of tickets (4285 tickets) for any event in Crighton Theatre history by surpassing the Buddy Holly Story in 2008 (4096 tickets). Having been in both shows, I can tell you that both were incredible musicals and very popular with audiences. Both ran a minimum of 10 performances. Both shows had talented casts and awesome backstage crews. But as Gen. Patton once said, "all glory is fleeting". The cast and crew will miss working together but will support each other as they embark on new adventures. Now on to the next show!

Opening Weekend for Shrek the Musical!

Over 1400 people are expected to see Shrek the Musical opening weekend. It is not just about the silliness or the poignant moments in the musical. The music is upbeat and fun but also has some incredible chances for the actors to display their talents. You can find moments that touch or times to laugh out loud. But you will only experience all these emotions by coming to the Crighton!

See the production pictures online to get a glimpse at the show. But by all means, get your tickets today! While you are here, pick some Shrek ears or join us before the drawing for the Build Your Own Vacation!

2015 Build your Vacation Raffle

This is your last chance to buy raffle tickets to the 2015 Build Your Vacation Raffle. Pick a place within the RCI timeshare network in North America, take the $600 we give you as credit towards travel, and get a chauffeured ride to and from the airport! There are over 1800 locations to choose from just in the USA!

The winning ticket will be drawn during the last performance of Shrek the Musical on July 26, 2015. Enjoy the show and try your luck at a relaxing time! Donate online at or buy your raffle tickets when you come to Shrek the Musical.

Need ideas for your ideal vacation? RCI is a timeshare network with wonderful, large multi-room timeshares around the world. Once you are accustomed to the space of a timeshare on vacation, you won't go back to just any hotel.

On Golden Pond Auditions

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for Ernest Thompson's masterpiece: On Golden Pond. Auditions will be held July 19th and 20th. The show is directed by Jim Walker. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

July 19 and 20 at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301

See here for more details on the show.
Performances for On Golden Pond are Sept. 11-27, 2015!

Cast for Shrek the Musical

Thanks for all who auditioned for Shrek the Musical. The talent was phenomenal! You made casting this show very difficult.

Role Lead Understudy
Shrek Jeff Baldwin
Fiona Scarlett Czarnopis Lane Roberts
Donkey Stevie Smith R. Isaiah Owens
Lord Farquaad Adam Isbell Victor Suarez
Dragon Sara Marko
Gingy Sachi Tanaka
Pinnochio Ryan Rodriguez
Big Bad Wolf Steve Murphree
Three Little Pigs Lacey Coleman
Kelly Drath
Robyn Kendrick
White Rabbit Laura Lange
Fairy Godmother Crystal Stampes
Peter Pan Nicholas Champagne-Aves
Wicked Witch Meaghan Schulz
Sugar Plum Fairy Jacqueline Flores
Ugly Duckling Madeline Navarro
Mad Hatter Adam O'Connor
Alice in Wonderland Kennedy Rockwell
Red Riding Hood Becka Hale
Baby Bear Quinn Schulz
Mama Bear Tanya Nero
Papa Bear TBA
Humpty Dumpty Ana Guirola Ladd
Elf Caleb Kendrick
Dwarf (Farquaads Father) R. J. Kendrick
Little Shrek James Pate
Mama Shrek Ogre Layne Roberts Crystal Stampes
Papa Shrek Ogre Victor Suarez Brandon Baker
King Harold Bill Shafer
Queen Lillian Jenn Henkel
Bishop Bill Shafer
Young Fiona Aria Czarnopis
Teen Fiona Taylor Maresca
Captain Phil Clarke
Pied Piper Brandon Baker
Three Blind Mice Monique Lott
Monae Lott
Morgan Spann
Tweedle Dum Sierra Westra
Tweedle Dee Angelie Aggarwal
Dancers/Knights Brandon Baker
Nicholas Champagne-Aves
Ryan Failde
Fernando Fernandez
Caleb Glass
Iosua Malaki
Nathan Owen
R. Isaiah Owens
Quinn Schulz
Victor Suarez
Michael Wong
Dancers Sadie Blair
Lena Clarke
Cosette Czarnopis
Kristin Day
Brooke Hale
Monique Lott
Monae Lott
Taylor Maresca
Cricket Pepper
Avery Schulz
Morgan Spann

First rehearsal is Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7 PM in the theatre.

Opening Weekend for The Trip to Bountiful

Over 350 are expected to take The Trip to Bountiful this weekend! This is the touching tale of Carrie Watts finding her way back home. Experience laughter, tears, tension and forgiveness - all in one play.

Does Mrs. Watts outwit her son and daughter-in-law and find her way back home? Who does she meet? Where is Bountiful? These and other questions are answered on this journey through South Texas. To see a glimpse of the show check out the production photos here or the associated Dockline article.

Get your tickets to Bountiful!

Auditions for Shrek

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions Shrek the Musical and will be held April. 19 & 20 (tentative). Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, a dance and a singing audition. Music on CD or your phone works best.

April 19 (Sunday) at 6 PM (updated)
April 20 (Monday) at 7 pm
The historic Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301

Auditions will be held downstairs on stage (tentative).

REHEARSAL: Rehearsal will generally be held at the theatre Sunday-Thursday nights 7-10 pm.


July 10-26, Friday & Saturday nights at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm for a total of 9 performances. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Crighton Theatre box office at 936-441-SHOW (7469). Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and groups of 15 persons or more, $15 for youth 16 and under and for senior groups of 15 or more persons. The historic Crighton Theatre is located at 234 N. Main St. in downtown Conroe.


Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a TONY Award-winning fairy tale adventure featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Caroline or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage, and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities including costumes, sets, puppets ( there is a fire-breathing dragon after all), and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.

Tentative Auditions for 2015-2016 Season

STAGE RIGHT is pleased to present the following shows during the 2015-2016 Season. Audition dates and performance dates are tentative and may change. Check the website for updated information. Note that Christmas and musicals will have 3 matinees with a total of 9 performances. Unless previously announced during the audition cycle, all roles are available.

In addition, we are adding an extra show to our season starting in the Fall of 2016 (Season 9).

On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

By Ernest Thompson
Dramatists Play Service
Audition Dates (tentative): July 12-13, 2015
Performance Dates: Sept. 11-27, 2015

On the beautiful Golden Pond elderly couple Ethel and Norman deal with the onset of his senility and his relationship with his daughter.

Christmas Belles

Christmas Belles

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jaime Wooten
Dramatists Play Service
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"!

Pick Your Musical

The Producers

The Producers

Audition Dates (tentative): Nov. 15-16, 2015
Performance Dates: Feb. 12-28, 2016
The votes are in! You picked The Producers! A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks' laugh-out-loud spectacle.



Written by Neil Simon
Audition Dates (tentative): Feb. 15-16, 2016
Performance Dates: April 15-May 1, 2016

A laugh-out loud farce by the master of the one liners - Neil Simon.

Legally Blonde the Musical

Legally Blonde the Musical

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Music Theatre International
Audition Dates (tentative): April 26-27, 2016
Performance Dates: July 8-24, 2016

The transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams

Season 9 Extra Show in Fall 2016
Addams Family

Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Audition Dates (tentative): July 17-18, 2016
Performance Dates: Oct. 20-Nov. 6, 2016

A musical about boy meets girl and her unusual family.

Final Weekend for Singin' in the Rain

If you missed Singin' in the Rain then you didn't join the 3740 patrons from as far away as The Netherlands who came to see this tap, singing, dancing, and comic extravaganza! Whether you came with low expectations or looking forward to seeing family and friends on stage, all were suitably impressed. The show set the attendance record for the highest attended show in the last 7 years.

If you want to reminisce or are just curious, check out the production photos. Or learn about the magic of making rain from Dennis O'Connor. Read the review from David Dow Bentley III. Or see the iconic dance from both the backstage and front of stage view.

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