Honoring Our Veterans

Lone Star Honor FlightSTAGE RIGHT is preparing for the next comedy - No Time for Sergeants. For this show we are partnering with the Lone Star Honor Flight group based at the Storage 105 facility off 105 in Conroe. We met with some of the World War II veterans and joined them on their trip to the HEARTS museum in Huntsville. If you are interested in documentaries on the honor flights, Craig Duff has an excellent video that he did for Time magazine. Craig has also given us permission to publish his blog about one of the honor flights. Look for the article in September's DockLine magazine.

The WWII veterans are excited about coming to see No Time for Sergeants. They will be the guests of honor at a benefit performance on Sunday, September 12, 2010. All veterans and their spouses will be given complimentary tickets to the benefit performance provided they call the Box Office at 936-441-SHOW by Sept. 6 and they bring items to support our active duty troops.

We will be collecting items to benefit our active duty personnel through the US Troop Support Foundation. See this list of items that are most needed here. Come enjoy No Time for Sergeants, meet some veterans, thank them for their service, and bring some items to help our troops overseas! Performances are September 10-26, 2010. Call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 (SHOW).

The Orphans Visit Reliant Rehab

The orphans from Annie continue their tour of assisted living centers and hospitals with a visit to Reliant Rehabilitation Center in Shenandoah, TX. They sang "Maybe", "It's a Hard Knock Life", and "Tomorrow" for the patients and shared cookies and lemonade.

If you haven't made reservations to see the orphans in Annie, make them today! Seats are running out fast. We have had record breaking attendance during the second weekend of the run. Saturday was the first day ever to break 400 patrons at a single performance. Sunday was a sellout. We expect next Sunday to also sellout.

If you are unable to see Annie, feel free to view the orphans at the rehab center in the gallery or see the youtube videos.

Opening Night for Annie

If you missed opening night then you missed a grand party with 328 patrons and a cast/crew of 100. Siegelman's of Chicago's which is next door provided hot dogs with a delightful relish. For those who like sweets, one could find blondies or fruit.

In a cast primarily made up of small kids, the smallest orphans normally steal the show. Opening night was no exception. However, Sandy (the dog from the animal shelter) decided she needed to upstage Annie (Hope Harris). Annie was not rattled even when Sandy's leash came off. What a pro! See the newspaper articles or reviews here.

Don't forget to bring items to benefit the animal shelter. Come and see what you missed!

The Making of Daddy Warbucks

Woody - Harold E Wood, Jr. - had to know that this day would come. If he is going to play Daddy Warbucks, the hair has to go. Woody was willing to cut his hair. But let the orphans cut his hair?!

Woody was a good sport. Each orphan got a chance to cut some of his hair off. It was a hard sell (right) but someone had to cut the hair. I didn't check to see if anyone kept the hair. If you want to see the orphans in action, check out the youtube video here. Thanks to Nikie Brown of WishNik Photography for the video and the picture! And I had to miss the haircut!

Annie Orphans March in the 4th of July Parade

The cast of Annie marched in the 4th of July parade in the Woodlands. Hurricane Alex caused flooding in the Houston area on Friday. Thankfully the rains stopped for a brief time Saturday morning. While it was humid, there were many well wishers and parade watchers. The kids sang "It's a Hard Knock Life", "Maybe", and "Tomorrow" and gave out rack cards to the show. Harley got some laughs for his "Sandy understudy" sign.

Check out the pictures from the parade here. Afterwards some of the parents went back to the Crighton for set build. The orphanage is taking shape.

Remembering Glen

Glen Lambert, director of the Vaudeville show, former Board of Trustee for STAGE RIGHT, VP of Adult Stage for ACE Theatre, co-founder of Misfit Toys, professional actor, Arts Liaison and chair of the Healthcare committee of the Northwest Chamber of Commerce, antique shop owner, licensed antiques appraiser, auctioneer, freelance write, and lover of root beer passed on this weekend. Is there anything Glen didn't do? Glen had a degree in Theatre from Rice University and a background in public speaking.