‘Christmas Belles’ ready to cause jolly laughs

The second show of the year for Stage Right Productions is ready to make audiences laugh during the lead up to Christmas.

Director Jim Bingham brings Conroe “Christmas Belles,” which will run through Dec. 20.

This description is from the Stage Right Production’s website:

“It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters — Frankie, Twink and Honey Raye — are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb’s Christmas Program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show.

The celebrity guest Santa Claus — played by Frankie’s long-suffering husband, Dub — is passing a kidney stone. One of the shepherds refuses to watch over his flock by night without pulling his little red wagon behind him. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters’ Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret that has been carefully guarded for decades, all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the feuding sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!”

This show brings several Montie winners back to the stage.

Carolyn Wong, Geneva Musgrave and sound design, won two Monties last year. One for sound design and one for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy or Drama for her role in Stage Right’s “Dixie Swim Club.” She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role in Stage Right’s “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Wendy Albright, Patsy Price, won a Montie last year for Best Actress for a Minor Role in a Comedy or Drama for her role in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

Dennis O’Connor returns to set design after winning for the same category in last year’s Stage Right production of “Singin’ in the Rain.”

Below is the cast and crew for “Christmas Belles:”

Amy Sowers as Honey Raye Futrelle

Jennifer Marshall as Twink Futrelle

Maria Sirgo as Frankie Futrelle Dubberly

Melody Montez as Rhonda Lynn Lampley

Carolyn Wong as Geneva Musgrave

Tara Summer as Gina Jo (G.J. Dubberly)

Allen Dorris as John Curtis Buntner

Katt Gilcrease as Dub Dubberly

Josh Sanders as Justin Waverly

Wendy Albright as Patsy Price

Steve Murphree as Raynerd Chisum

Dennis O’Connor as Santa’s Elf

Adam O’Connor as Santa’s Elf

Crew:

Jim Murph – lighting design

Denise DeBold – scenic artist and props

Carolyn Wong – sound design

Wardrobe/costume – Katie Kelly

Dennis O’Connor – set design

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