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Mama Won't Fly PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 February 2017 08:20

​"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. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother, Norleen Sprunt, in Mama's vintage sedan. As Savannah steels herself for this hastily conceived road trip, another outrageous complication arises: the bubbly, over-eager bride-to-be arrives unannounced. Hayley Quinn, delighted to finally meet her future in-laws, is convinced that travelling together to her wedding is the perfect way to bond. The folly of her decision quickly becomes apparent when the journey begins and comedic chaos ensues. Every conceivable—and inconceivable—mishap that can occur does, including the theft of their car and all their clothes, a near-fatal encounter at an underwear museum, the accidental homicide of an ancient Texas relative, a mad dash across the desert in a hijacked eighteen-wheeler and a riotous detour to Vegas that ends in a brawl with an ordained showgirl/minister. As the misadventures multiply, the beleaguered trio rapidly develops the urge to ditch each other anywhere along the way. Eventually the race to get to the church on time takes its toll and the overwhelmed bride calls off the wedding. Rising above their age-old mother-daughter issues, Norleen and Savannah work together to get the nuptials back on track. In a surprising and heartwarming resolution, they forge an exciting new path for their own relationship and welcome Hayley into their delightfully wacky family. This ferociously funny, family-friendly Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy will have you laughing your way across the country and all the way down the aisle!" The play made its premiere at the Crighton Theatre. It can be seen at Huntsville Community Theatre from March 31-April 9, 2017.

 
Fox on the Fairway PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 February 2017 07:47

A hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf. Performances are at Clear Creek Community Theatre from April 7– 23, 2017.

 
2016 in Review PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 09:36

Are you thriving or surviving?  That was the question our pastor asked us.  It depends.  For 2016, it was a banner year for Stage Right.  Record attendance (15,500+), record profits, rehearsal space, and more.

Unfortunately, for many of our theatre friends it was not the case.  We saw the loss of Texas Repertory Theatre (north Houston) and Contemporary Theatre of Dallas this year.  We are saddened when any non-profit but especially an arts group has to close its tent.

Our hope for 2017 is a better year for the arts.  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2017 13:45
 
75th Anniversary Capital Campaign PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 February 2010 12:41

For the 75th anniversary the Crighton Theatre Foundation has launched a $750,000 capital campaign to fund improvements to the Crighton Theatre. The improvements will make it more competitive as we seek to book popular performances and events.  The restoration will upgrade technical specifications, replace the theatre seating, refresh the lobby and improve backstage spaces.

Feel free to download an electronic copy of the brochure detailing the capital campaign benefiting the theatre and the Crighton Community Players.  If you would like to talk to someone about donating to the renovation fund cal Jim Bingham at 936-441-7469.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 March 2013 10:49
 
Bravo Company Showcase PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 09 November 2009 12:00
Bravo Company held their showcase on Saturday , Nov. 7 at 2:30 PM.  You missed a great opportunity to see raw talent in the formation stage.  The younger kids did several montages together as a group while the older kids wrote and acted in their own original pieces.

Put "Ever After" scheduled at the end of May on your calendars.  This will be Bravo Company's spring play.  You will likely see kids like Ian (on the right) in "Ever After".  Ian was also in the summer show "Cheaper by the Dozen".
Last Updated on Monday, 09 November 2009 12:02
 
Dead Giveaway PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 09 February 2017 07:40

Simple questions to be answered. What keeps these women together? What dark secret are they all hiding? Why do they all keep dying? Last but not least, what really happened to Jinx the cat?

A comedy chiller where you are not sure who are what to believe.  See Dead Giveaway at Theatre Suburbia from April 14 to May 13, 2017.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 February 2017 07:45
 
Guest Authors Visit the Crighton PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 08 March 2010 07:48

Internationally produced and currently recognized as the three most widely produced comedic playwrights in America - Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten - came to the Crighton for a visit.  These authors are as genuine as their writing.  What a gem!  STAGE RIGHT audiences may recall that our highly popular productions of CHRISTMAS BELLES and SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY presented last season were written by Jones, Hope and Wooten. Additionally, DEARLY BELOVED, which will be presented in April of this year, is also a Jones, Hope & Wooten play and is actually the first part of the hilarious trilogy of the Futrelle sisters of Fayro, Texas.

Look for more southern comedies from this trio to be presented at the Crighton.  Get your tickets online or call the Box Office at 936-441-7469 (SHOW).

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 March 2010 18:14
 
Entertainment News PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 27 January 2010 19:31


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The death of Prince: One year later, what do we know?

Almost one year to the day of his demise, the late superstar Prince Rogers Nelson remains as enigmatic in death as he often was in life. This has compounded the shock and sorrow of his departure for his fans, still wondering why he died of an opioid overdose and why his multimillion-dollar estate is still such a mess. "Contradictions and seeming inconsistencies are part and parcel of (Prince's) whole story — nothing is simple or self-evident," says Alex Hahn, a Boston lawyer, Prince fan and co-author of The Rise of Prince:1958-1988. "With someone like Elvis Presley or Kurt Cobain or Amy Winehouse, there is an unambiguous picture of physical or psychological deterioration as part of substance abuse. Prince died of an overdose but he doesn't have these other (signs) in common with them." "There's a lot of mystery, a lot of information behind the curtain," says Frank Wheaton, a lawyer who, up until last month, represented one of Prince's siblings and presumed heirs, one of an army of lawyers involved in the case. The curtain is likely to remain closed for the time being. Meanwhile, fans who want to commune with the spirit of Prince can tour Paisley Park, his home/studio complex in suburban Minneapolis, which has been turned into a museum. Prince's ashes are in a custom-designed glass-and-ceramic Paisley Park-shaped urn on display in the atrium. Paisley Park is planning four days of events and performances, starting Thursday , to mark the one-year anniversary. At least five recent books have been published examining Prince's life and legacy, including a memoir by his first ex-wife, Mayte Garcia. Prince tributes continue to crop up, the most recent at the Grammys, where Bruno Mars did the honors. But there are many questions left unanswered: What killed him? He died April 21, 2016, in an elevator in Paisley Park in Carver County, Minn. The one-page autopsy report released later said he died of an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl. Famously clean-living Prince died of a painkiller OD at age 57? Unthinkable. Numerous friends, associates, relatives and former wives and girlfriends insisted they never saw him take drugs. Was there some medical condition that contributed to his death? We may never know because, under Minnesota law, the full autopsy report can be kept secret for up to 30 years unless the next of kin agree to release it. So far, that's not happened. Why was he taking fentanyl and for how long? Where did he get it? Was it prescribed by a doctor or acquired by illicit means? Did he know some of the pills containing fentanyl were falsely labeled something else? What was the relationship between his death and the episode of six days earlier when he suffered a medical emergency on a plane? (It landed, he was rushed to a hospital and received overdose-style treatment.) "There is some indication that his addiction went fairly far back, to the mid-1980s and into the late 1990s, but the evidence is ambiguous," says Hahn. "It's an incredibly murky picture. He was a very controlled and focused figure, he kept his cards close to the vest so that’s why we don’t know." What do investigators say? The Carver County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota, and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration have been investigating Prince's death since it occurred but so far none have anything to report. "The case remains open and is being actively investigated by our detectives and the DEA under the guidance of the U.S. Attorney," says Jason Kamerud, chief sheriff's deputy in Carver County. "At some point, all of the information obtained during the investigation will become public, but I have no idea when that might happen." Suspects? At one point, two doctors who treated or planned to treat Prince, Michael Schulenberg , a local specialist, and Howard Kornfeld, an opioid-addiction specialist from California whose son Andrew was among those who discovered Prince's body, were questioned by investigators but they are no longer of interest, according to their lawyers. "I do not expect criminal charges against Dr. Kornfeld or his son Andrew," says their Minneapolis lawyer, William Mauzy. "Dr. Schulenberg has not heard from investigators since he gave a voluntary statement to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office on April 21, 2016," says his local lawyer, Amy Conners. How much is Prince's estate worth? One year later, we still don't know if it's $300 million, nowhere near that or way more. This despite the best efforts of two estate administrators, three entertainment industry consultants, dozens of lawyers and hundreds and hundreds of documents filed in the probate court of Carver County Judge Kevin Eide. "We must respectfully decline the opportunity to comment, out of respect for those involved and in light of the confidential nature of estate settlement matters," says Wayne Mielke, spokesman for Comerica Bank, the newly appointed estate administrator. In a summary filed with the court in January, the estate had $25 million in real estate, about $110,000 in bank accounts, and 67gold bars worth more than $800,000. But the valuation of Prince's musical catalog, both released and unreleased, remains pending. Who are his heirs? Almost certainly it will be his six siblings, led by full sibling Tyka Nelson and five half-siblings. Numerous other claimants have come forward but so far none has been able to establish a DNA or familial link to Prince acceptable under Minnesota parentage law. Judge Eide has indicated he intends to officially certify the heirs at a hearing in May but is awaiting the outcome of appeals to a higher court by some claimants. What has happened to the unreleased "music in the vault"? It isn't a myth, it's real, says lawyer Wheaton and biographer Hahn. "There's a ton of stuff and we know that because just about everyone who worked at Paisley Park and in a position to know has seen it," says Hahn. "There are numerous (songs) no one has ever heard. Even in the 1980s, there was tremendously more in the vault than what was circulating in bootlegs." So far few details have been released about a deal Universal Music Group struck (worth $36 million, according to Wheaton) to become the worldwide publishing administrator for Prince's music, including "exclusive licensing rights to Prince's highly anticipated trove of unreleased works," according to Universal, which did not return a message from USA TODAY. On Wednesday evening, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order barring Rogue Music Alliance from releasing Deliverance, a six-song EP, Friday. Lawyers for the estate and Paisley Park Enterprises argued that sound engineer George Ian Boxill, who finished producing the tracks, did not have the right to release them because he signed an agreement in 2004 stipulating that all of the recordings, valued at $75,000, would remain the sole and exclusive property of Prince. The judge also ordered that Boxill return all the recordings to the singer's estate. The title track Deliverance, which had been made available for sale Tuesday on iTunes and Apple Music, has since been yanked, along with the pre-order option for the other five songs. Meanwhile, Prince's already released music, once limited by Prince to just Tidal, is now widely available on other streaming services such as Apple and Spotify. Why is it taking so long to settle the estate? Because no one has found a will in which Prince declares his heirs and his wishes. Instead, scores of claimants have come forward claiming to be his previously unknown wife, child, sibling or even more distant relative. Some of these claimants are clearly delusional judging from documents filed with the court, but each one had lawyers and each claimant's case had to be examined and DNA testing ordered if warranted. Also, time was taken up dealing with other claimants who insisted Prince owed them money for past services. Patrick Cousins , a Florida lawyer who represented Prince in his second divorce in 2007, from Manuela Testolini, sought $600,000 from the estate he said he was owed. Judge Eide shut him out, ruling April 12 that Cousins waited too long to contest a decision by the estate administrator rejecting his claims, and anyway, Minnesota has a 6-year statute of limitations on such claims. A will also would have been enormously helpful in saving on the whopping tax bill (40% for Uncle Sam, 16% for Minnesota) that the estate owes in the absence of a will. The estate has arranged to pay off those bills over 10 years based on fair-market estimates of the value of the estate, Wheaton says. An intriguing note: Mayte Garcia, who was Prince's first wife (1996-2000) and the mother of his son, who was born with a rare genetic disorder and died six days after birth, says she pressed him about a will when they were going to be parents. "I know for a fact there was a will when I was pregnant and married because I asked him," she told the Associated Press in an interview about her new memoir, The Most Beautiful Girl: My Life with Prince. "I never saw it, but I know that he did. I don't know what happened to it."