Art & Culture in Montgomery County
Welcome to the Arts and Culture in Montgomery County (ACMC)! The ACMC venue serves as an information hub, where non-profit art and culture groups promote their organization to attract support and interest. While visiting the Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival savoring the diverse selections of fine art, be sure to stop by our new attraction and meet members from some of the non-profit performing and fine arts organizations located near your home. You can find the AIMC tent in the Town Green Park. Representatives will be there to give you first-hand information about their upcoming events and how to become part of their family. Performance line-up is available in the festival program. Meet those we are featuring at the festival below.
Bravo Company is Stage Right's performing arts school currently offering youth classes at The Historic Crighton Theatre. The current lead instructor for Bravo Company is Amy Sowers. She has been working with children for over 25 years. To see pictures from our latest musical - The Ever After and to learn more about Bravo Company go to http://www.stage-right.org/
Christian Youth Theater (CYT)
Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4 - 18. Since its founding in 1981 in San Diego, CYT has grown to be the largest youth theater in the nation and is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization funded primarily through its tuition, ticket sales, and outside contributions. CYT Houston is one of many CYT affiliates across the country training thousands of students each year. It has been operating for the past 4 years with an extremely positive influence on the greater Houston community. Kids and families LOVE it: http://www.cythouston.org/contact/
The Crighton Players
Enjoy quality entertainment at the Owen Theater in Conroe. The Crighton Players offer top notch live stage entertainment. They also offer theatrical training and education to residents of Montgomery County. For those of you who want to be active in theater visit their membership website at http://www.crightonplayers.org/. The Crighton Players welcomes your skill and talent. Don't miss visiting their patron website at http://www.owenttheatre.com/ for their season's theatrical line-up.
The John Cooper School
Founded in 1988, The John Cooper School is a college preparatory day school for students in Pre-K through Grade 12, located in The Woodlands. A leader in independent school education, Cooper currently has an enrollment of 1,108 students and is committed to nurturing a love of life, learning and the world around us. Small classes, personal attention and excellence in academics, the arts, athletics and community service form the cornerstones of a Cooper education. http://www.johncooper.org/
Name of Performance Troupes:
VOX is the a cappella group at The John Cooper Upper School that is made up of a diverse group of 10 vocal students in grades 10 through 12 who enjoy singing all styles of music. Nine of the members of VOX were named to the TPSMEA All-State Choir. VOX is directed by Rae Moses.
JCS Aerial Artists. All levels of John Cooper School aerial artists, from beginner to advanced, will bring this amazing art form to this year’s Festival. Under the direction of Elizabeth DeMonico, Cooper aerial artists will perform on “silks,” bringing this unique art form to life on stage. Cooper is one of a very small number of schools in the Houston area that teaches aerial silks. The art is most often recognized for its use in Cirque du Soleil performances.
Literary Arts Council
Since 1993, more than 300 distinguished authors, some recipients of the Pulitzer Prize and other major literary awards have been brought to Montgomery County for open public readings and discussions. Scholarly presentations on iconic American writers are featured as part of their annual programs. Gathering of poets at The Corner Pub on the square in Conroe read their favorite published works. Find out more at http://www.literaryartscouncil.org
Pendragon Dance Academy
Pendragon Dance Company is a championship team of competitive dancers ranging in age of 4-18 in the North Houston area, who wish to pursue a career in the performing arts. They learn and practice dance at Pendragon Academy of the Performing Arts in Klein, Texas. http://www.pendragonacademy.com/
STAGE RIGHT of Texas is the resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre in downtown Conroe. We are a 501 c3 non-profit all volunteer organization. Our mission is to provide financial support for the historic Crighton Theatre by producing clean, family friendly and uplifting entertainment. We are always looking for volunteers of all levels of theatre experience to be a part of our organization both on stage and behind the scenes. In addition to providing needed support for the Crighton Theatre, STAGE RIGHT has an extensive community outreach program. We sponsor an area non-profit at every production in an effort to enhance awareness and raise needed donations (examples include the Salvation Army, The Mont. Co. Animal Shelter, The Friendship Center). We also offer off-site entertainment via our road show troupe: STAGE RIGHT on the Road. More information about STAGE RIGHT can be found at our website http://www.stage-right.org/