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Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy
By Alfred Uhry
Auditions: Feb. 16-17, 2014
Performances: Apr. 18 - May 4, 2014

Set in mid-century Atlanta, Driving Miss daisy tells the story of an elderly Jewish matron, Daisy Werthan, and her chauffeur, Hoke Coleburn. At first Daisy is none to happy about being forced to rely on a black man. But Hoke gradually wins her over, and during the 25-year span of the play the two develop a deep-rooted affection. The play is a delicate depiction of racial tensions and of growing old. Alfred Uhry, the playwright, has created two outsiders who come to a mutual respect based on their independence, strength, and stubborn integrity.

A Christmas Story


By Jean Shepherd
Auditions: Sept. 8-9, 2013
Performances: Dec. 6-22, 2013

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.

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace
By Joseph Kesselring
Auditions: July 14-15, 2013
Performances: Sept. 6-22, 2013

For the clan known as Brewster insanity runs in the family- it practically gallops! Two sweet old aunts take it upon themselves to poison lonely old men with nothing to live for, as an act of charity. Their nephew Mortimer has just got engaged, and is trying to negotiate his way around the shenanigans of the house, while trying to keep his bride-to-be from fleeing. Shady brother Jonathan returns from a world adventure involving changing his appearance to allude capture. The merry mayhem continues with bugle-blowing brother Teddy who is charged with burial duties. Don't miss this classic comedy originally starring Cary Grant!

Opening Weekend for My Three Angels

The presentation of My Three Angels marks the fifth comedy in a row presented at Christmas time at the Crighton. Like Christmas Belles or A Christmas Story, My Three Angels presents a message of hope in a family friendly yet non-traditional way. It's definitely not another version of A Christmas Carol. The opening night crowd had a great time.

Take a look at the pictures from dress rehearsal or read the news articles or magazine articles to get a glimpse of the production. See the online interviews with the cast and crew. Don't forget to bring a toy for the Toys for Tots Campaign. Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 or buy your tickets online!

Holiday Open House

Come to the Holiday Open House at the Crighton on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 and put your holiday season into high gear! Non-profits and other vendors will be participating in the area.

The schedule is as follows:
1 pm - Christmas Parade and ornament making
2 pm - pictures with Santa (Arts League and at the Crighton)
2:30 pm - ventriloquist show
3 pm - Bravo Company showcase
4 pm - ventriloquist show
4:30 pm - pictures with Santa (Arts League and at the Crighton)

Bravo Company will provide the entertainment from 3-4 pm. This Fall Showcase allows our youth acting classes to share their comedic and singing talents for the community.

Professional ventriloquists Phil and Melissa Nichols, and their pals, Bosworth the crow and Ick the germ, are the featured guests before and after the Bravo Company Showcase. “We have been doing a lot of movie special effects, puppetry and animatronics, but the puppets are always popular at live events.”

The brother and sister team got into ventriloquism at an early age. Their expertise with puppets and specialty makeup led them to a career in show business, primarily in film and live stage productions.

“We worked on Disney’s film ‘Powder’ and ‘Ace Ventura II’ as well as numerous other films,” Phil Nichols said. “We’re currently doing the special effects for ‘Toxic Avenger’ at the Alley Theatre in Houston.”

Tickets for the Open House are $5. Bring a gift for the Toys for Tots Campaign. See you at the parade and the Open House!

Santa is Coming!

The cast of My Three Angels continues to prepare for their Christmas shows. Meanwhile, members from STAGE RIGHT have been continuing their community outreach. On Friday they hosted the Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Andy Gross for lunch and filmed his ventriloquist/magic/comic act. If you missed Andy's show then you missed a great time and some fantastic magic! His interview will be posted in the coming weeks in the One to One: Inside the Crighton series.

On Saturday members worked the 2012 iWoW Festival (International Winter on the Waterway) by giving out rack cards and talking to Crighton patrons - new and old. The kids marveled at the dog (Harley) in the posters for the Holiday Open House (Dec. 8 at the Crighton), The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Wizard of Oz. Most of the new patrons had never heard of the Crighton and were delighted to learn about all the events and the smartphone app.

See the pictures of Santa's float and video clips from the fireworks in the gallery.

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!