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!

Meeting a Legend

After a tremendous opening weekend, Leona, Shirley, Carolyn, Steve, and Michael went down to see Carol Burnett in Galveston for her "Laughter and Reflections" one woman show. It was an extended Q&A session interspersed with a selection of video clips. At 78, she can still joke and adapt to just about any question. One girl even asked her to dinner (wish we had thought about that). It's amazing how tongue-tied people can get when they talk to her - whether they are 17 or 70.

After the show the group went backstage to meet Carol. She was elated when they told her that STAGE RIGHT has collected over $1000 for her favorite charity - the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. She was given a playbill of the show; her wish for the cast and crew of The Carol Burnett Show is that they have fun. Just as soon as photos were taken and hugs were exchanged, it was over. Carpe diem.

Reserve your tickets for the The Carol Burnett Show today!

Opening Night for The Carol Burnett Show

You're traveling through another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: The Carol Burnett Show?! Over 250 people braved what could have been torrential rains to expereince a throwback to the 1970s. Another 250+ are expected for Saturday. Carol Burnett didn't invent the variety show, but she "perfected" it.

To add to the ambience, a scene that could have been taken out of any family back then was added to the beginning of the show. A show within a show. Imagine a time when a family ate together in front of the TV and watched clean, family entertainment - together?! Yet that was the Saturday lineup. Start with All in the Family and end with The Carol Burnett Show.

Don't miss this homage to the 1970s! Get your tickets now!

A Blustery Day at the Waterway Festival

The winds kept volunteers busy as they work to keep displays and banners from flying away. Nevertheless, the crowds enjoyed the entertainment presented by the various arts groups in Montgomery County. Bravo Company students presented monologues, sang songs, and pushed their upcoming show "A Pirate's Life for Me". The cast of The Carol Burnett Show did a sketch called "What's Coming to Dinner" and a Cole Porter song from the Vaudeville show. If you are unable to make it to the Waterway Arts Festival, you can find pictures here.

Don't miss The Carol Burnett Show and Bravo Company's A Pirate's Life for Me!. Be sure to bring money for the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation.

The Waterway Arts Festival is Coming to Town

While the cast of The Carol Burnett Show are preparing for opening night, they also are busy promoting the show at various events. One such event is the Waterway Arts Festival set for April 14-15, 2012. STAGE RIGHT was instrumental in expanding the groups that should be represented in the live arts exhibition. For more information about the live arts exhibits, see the article from the Woodlands newsletter. You can also find more information about the Carol Burnett Show in this month's Dockline.

Meanwhile, Bravo Company is preparing to present A Pirate's Life for Me which is a musical about an engaged gentleman who decides to improve his image by becoming a pirate. Bravo kids will also perform on stage at the Festival.

Last year Cinderella's fairy godmother came to the festival to read stories to the kids. This year, in addition to singing and comedy acts, we will be hosting a professional storyteller who will be presenting The Bookworm with Stories for the Young and the Young at Heart. See you at the festival!

Auditions for Cinderella

Stage Right in Conroe, Texas will be holding auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Sunday, April 29 and Monday, April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe. Cinderella is the classic fairy tale as told by the musical theatre team of legend—Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

We are looking primarily for ADULT actors (over 18 years of age) for the lead roles in this production; however, there are several roles for children. The age requirements are listed below. The roles for Cinderella include: (No roles have been pre-cast.)

CINDERELLA (adult)—classic fairy tale heroine
FAIRY GODMOTHER (adult)—Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother, with a little bit of attitude
STEPMOTHER (adult)—Cinderella’s over-the-top stepmother
GRACE (adult)—Cinderella’s awkward stepsister
JOY (adult)—Cinderella’s sullen stepsister
CHRISTOPHER (adult)—Prince Charming
LIONEL (adult)—Christopher’s assistant/watcher
QUEEN CONSTANTINA (adult)—Christopher’s mother
KING MAXIMILLIAN (adult)—Christopher’s father
CHARLES (child)—Cinderella’s cat (Dance and/or Acrobatic skills are highly desired for this role.)
WHITE MICE (child)—Cinderella’s “friends”; multiple mice are needed (Dance and/or Acrobatic skills are highly desired for these roles.)
CHORUS (adult; will consider teens)—will be used to fill in smaller parts throughout the musical, including but not limited to an opening street scene and the ball at the palace.

Since Cinderella is a full musical, auditioners need to prepare a singing audition. You are asked to prepare a song from a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical—but NOT from Cinderella. You may perform your audition piece with piano accompaniment or with CD accompaniment (with no lead vocals) with a preference for music on a CD or ipod touch.

Auditioners will also be asked to cold-read from the Cinderella script. A short dance/acrobatic skills audition may be required as well for some auditioners.

Performances run July 13-29, 2012. Performances Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
Rehearsals begin Wednesday, May 2, 2012. A basic rehearsal schedule will be available at the auditions.
ALL roles are non-paid. For more information, contact the director Debra Schultz at

We Want You!

Non-profit organizations such as STAGE RIGHT depend on the kindness of strangers (sound familiar)? Specifically, we cannot run a large show without backstage help (carpenters, set dressers, props, stage crew, lights, sound, costumes, kid wrangling, and more). Our help extends to the front of the house where we need ushers, concessions, and people willing to create and distribute flyers, rack cards, posters, articles, and playbills.

What specific skills do you need? There are only two requirements: the desire to help and to learn. If you don't know how to do something, take the initiative and find out how to do something.

First name:
Last name:
I want to help with:
Ushering / Concessions
building sets
Props / Painting / Set dressing
Posters / rack cards / article writing
Stage crew / lights / sound
acting / singing
direct / produce / fund raising
I would like to be interviewed on One on One
I would like to be a guest host on One on One
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Opening Weekend for Barefoot in the Park

500 patrons came to a fantastic opening of Barefoot in the Park. The rain did not deter the crowds and they were rewarded with a hilarious show.

As in any comedy, it helps if the material is good. But good materal isn't enough to make a great show. The actors in Barefoot rise to the occasion by finding the humor rooted in their characters. A conservative husband, a bubbly wife, a reticent mother-in-law and a beret-sporting squatter provide Simon with plenty of ammunition for this situational comedy. Yes, the 1960's represented a time of political unrest and innocence lost. But Barefoot in the Park’s narrative evokes nostalgia for an era that changed America.

Bring non-perishable items to benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank and enjoy Barefoot!

Barefoot in the Park Opens Friday

Barefoot in the Park opens at the Crighton Theatre on Friday, February 16, 2012. The original movie starred Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. This was the first of many Neil Simon successes.

You can find production pictures in the gallery or magazine articles in the archives. For a behind the scenes discussion check out the WaymoreFM interview.

Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds in every sense of the word. He's a straight-as-an-arrow lawyer and she's a free spirit always looking for the latest kick. Their new apartment is her most recent find-too expensive with bad plumbing and in need of a paint job. After a six day honeymoon, they get a surprise visit from Corie's loopy mother and decide to play matchmaker during a dinner with their neighbor-in-the-attic Velasco, where everything that can go wrong, does. Paul just doesn't understand Corie, as she sees it. He's too staid, too boring and she just wants him to be a little more spontaneous, running "barefoot in the park" would be a start...

Come to the show and bring non-perishable goods to benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank. Don't miss this Neil Simon comedy!

Last Weekend for A Christmas Story

Over 2800 patrons have bought tickets to see story of the boy who schemes to get a Red Ryder BB gun. The cast had a gift exchange on Saturday with Christmas Story memorabilia from Walgreens (unofficial theme). Michael (the bully) decided to make his gifts hard to open by adding duck tape, plastic ties and rocks. Everyone wanted the box with rocks except Peter (Ralphie) who wanted anything but.

The last performance is on Sunday, December 18th with 500 patrons expected to attend. Get your tickets before it's too late!