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Three Ways to Relax After The Music Man

If you came to see The Music Man this weekend then you were one of 1100+ patrons who came to see some incredible performances. After the show you might have seen the barbershop quartet from the show serenading the ladies in the lobby or the cast enjoying a laugh with their friends who came to the show. So what does one do to celebrate a successful second weekend?

Some of the cast opted for a quiet dinner out with friends. Others got together to play Ultimate frisbee and splash in a pool. A third group went to Incredible Pizza in Conroe, had a quick dinner, and then rushed to play some games. Woody, Mike Anderson, Steven and Michael Wong, Jenna and Jennifer Kirk, and Darrell Bason decided to play laser tag with some other brave souls. Woody got the top score with Michael a close second.

You still have one more weekend to catch The Music Man at the Crighton. Get your tickets before they are gone!

Opening Night for The Music Man

After 7 weeks of rehearsal the cast of the Music Man was eager on opening night. Over 250 patrons came to opening night and were treated to the wonderful songs from the show including Trouble, 76 Trombones, and Wells Fargo Wagon. The crowd was wowed by the chorus, touched by the barbershop quartet, impressed by the kids, and awed by the leads. If you didn't make the opening you can see NIkie Brown's production pictures taken on Wednesday night. After the show Siegelman's of Chicago provided hot dogs and chips for the opening night party. Darin made his famous relish to garnish the hot dogs. Even after such a long night, the kids in the show still had incredible energy reserves and proceeded to demonstrate how to sing some of the songs.

Fun Without the Fireworks

Many communities have suspended fireworks displays for the 4th of July. That didn't stop the cast of The Music Man from having fun. They marched in the Woodlands parade during the morning, gave out rack cards, hob nobbed with the other parade entrants, and went to Red Robin afterwards for the cool refreshments and tasty burgers. To see more pictures from the parade go to the gallery or go to Nikie's Facebook page.

STAGE RIGHT Announces Cast of Mama Won't Fly

Thank you to all those that came to audition for MAMA WON’T FLY. You were all so good it made my job very difficult! As I mentioned at callbacks I changed my mind about casting as few people as possible. As a result the character roles, especially for the men, are spread rather thin. I am a true believer that there are no small roles only – well, you fill in the blank. Here is the cast of the world premiere production of MAMA WON’T FLY. Below the cast list is the synopsis of the show that will appear on the back cover of the script.

Doo Wop Wed Widing Hood Brings 1950's Music to a Classic Story

Bravo Company, the educational arm of STAGE RIGHT, put on a timeless classic to 1950's music. Just as Hoodwinked updated the story of Little Red Riding Hood with upbeat music, Doo Wop is a similar, witty treatment of the same classic with a twist (pun intended). To see pictures of "sneak peak" night with family and friends, see the gallery.

Performances are on Friday and Saturday (May 13-14). Call the Box Office at 936-441-SHOW (7469) or buy your tickets online!

Harvey Comes in Time for Easter

The cast of Harvey fnished their final rehearsal today before "sneak peak" with family and friends on Thursday. See the gallery for more pictures from rehearsal.

While Harvey is a comedy, it has some subtle but interesting parallels with others that have been persecuted in the past for their beliefs. Philosophical ideas aside, I just want to know who got the part of Harvey. Does he/she really have to wear a big bunny suit? Come and find out from April 22-May 8 at the historic Crighton Theatre.

Waterway Arts Festival

This weekend was unusually busy as the cast of Harvey was asked to start building their set and work publicity at the Waterway Arts Festival. Elwood was asking patrons if they had seen Harvey. One patron had seen Harvey across the way. Meanwhile, Cinderella and her fairy godmother were entertaining the kids that came to the festival. Even vendors got into the spirit and asked the fairy godmother to bless their stalls so that they would sell everything that day.

To see more pictures from the Festival click here.

Learning About Acceptance from a Rabbit?

Even as Always...Patsy Cline was becoming the highest grossing show in Crighton Theatre history, the cast of Harvey have been working on their characters. I presume that working with an invisible character has its drawbacks.

Most of the cast have performed at the Crighton at one time or another. Our three newcomers include Steven Dowell who just completed a run of Driving Miss Daisy at Playhouse 1960, Megan Nix who is playing Nurse Kelly, and Will Radcliffe who will be Dr. Chumley in the current production.

So what can an invisible rabbit (pooka) teach us about acceptance? Come to the historic Crighton Theatre at 234 N. Main St. in Conroe, TX and find out on Apr. 22-May 8, 2011!

STAGE RIGHT Announces Fourth Season at the Historic Crighton Theatre

mama won't fly

Mama Won't Fly (World Premiere)

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten.
Auditions: By appointment
Performances: Sept. 9-25, 2011

An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother’s wedding. Savannah’s problem: Mama won’t fly.
A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

By Philip Grecian based on a book by Jean Shepherd
Auditions: Oct 16-17, 2011
Performances: Dec. 2-18, 2011

"You’ll shoot our eye out kid", Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB Gun
Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park

By Neil Simon
Auditions: Dec. 4-5, 2011
Performances: Feb. 17- Mar. 4, 2012

Neil Simon’s play about newlyweds in a 5th story walk up apartment in Manhattan.
The Carol Brunett Show

The Carol Burnett Show

By Contemporary Drama Service
Auditions: By appointment
Performances: Apr. 20-May 6, 2012

A variety show based on the skits from the TV series "The Carol Burnett Show" with song and dance numbers reminiscent of "Vaudeville (Finally) Comes to the Crighton".
Cinderella

Cinderella

By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Auditions: April 29-30, 2012
Performances: Jul. 13-29, 2012
A Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about Cinderella, a fairy Godmother, glass slippers and a handsome Prince

Looking for a Patsy Cline Tribute Artist (in the Making)

Finding one person that can sing and act like Patsy Cline (convincingly) is difficult enough. Yet we were required to find two such people. Fortunate for us, we were able to find four local singers/actors who were willing to practice and perform on short notice with the band. While all of them were awesome, we had to pick one. Check out the audition here.

Thanks to Kylee Michelle Huddleston for the audition pictures. Look for the February article on the band and our new Patsy in Dockline Magazine. Better yet, reserve your tickets online for Always...Patsy Cline today!