School of the Arts Begins with Gala and ON THE TOWN Hot On Its Heels

September 5, 2014

The Roxy Regional School of the Arts begins its fall/winter session tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:00am. That, for me, is a heavy burden, for I must try my very best to emulate my early mentors — Sherwood Lohry, Alan Bates, Ray Hill, George Touliatos, Eugart Yerian and Sister Mary Sebastian, some of Memphis’ leading directors and […]

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FROLIC ON FRANKLIN, Roxy Gala Coming Soon on Saturday, September 13

August 29, 2014

Art for art’s sake. That really could be the tone for the Roxy Gala and also for Frolic on Franklin: visual artists giving of their talent, energy and time to keep the performing arts alive and well — not only well, but flourishing. Sadly, we Americans have this unexplainable belief that if it is here, […]

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Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with A NIGHT ON THE TERRAZZO, August 22 – September 12

August 22, 2014

When Mrs. George L. “Monte” Narber asked that we might try presenting Shakespeare at the Roxy, I had serious doubts. Shakespeare in Clarksville? My fears were soon put to rest when our first foray, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was seen as a huge success. I, too, like Monte, was hooked on the idea, so we […]

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A NIGHT ON THE TERRAZZO Fills Time Between Seasons, August 22 – September 12

August 15, 2014

This weekend Grease closes. It seems amazing that 31 years of live theatre have come to an end and that, in a very short time, we will begin our 32nd year of live professional theatre here on the corner of Franklin and First. The Parks and Rec children have workshopped The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, […]

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32ND ANNIVERSARY ROXY GALA: Saturday, September 13

August 12, 2014

Celebrate 32 years of live entertainment on the corner of Franklin and First in downtown Clarksville with an evening of great food, fine art and splendid theatre! On Saturday, September 13, the 32nd Anniversary Roxy Gala will kick off our 2014-2015 season of professional live theatre. Our annual fundraiser will begin at 6:00pm with Harvest […]

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Making Do with a Postage Stamp-Sized Stage

August 8, 2014

That infamous man-eating plant, Audrey II, came to us, as a rental, as a total mess. Under all the scads of indiscernible cloth and paint at least some of the plant’s “bones” were intact. Audrey II reminded me of Bette Davis in Dark Victory — a total mess — but with lots of help from […]

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Curriculum-Enhancing Opportunities Abound at the Roxy

August 1, 2014

School starts next week, and with it begins calls to our box office regarding booking field trips. For bookings, teachers can reach us between 9:00am and 2:00pm, Mondays through Fridays, at (931) 645-7699 or roxytheatre@bellsouth.net. Grease is still playing and available as a field trip, which is perfect since many high schools around town have […]

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Looking Ahead to the Fall Lineup as GREASE Continues to Delight

July 25, 2014

It seems strange to be touting Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as we just marked the beginning of summer. Perhaps it might go a bit toward deterring others from taking it on as part of their holiday offerings. I don’t think our production of A Christmas Carol is the best production ever — I wouldn’t be […]

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“On The Terrazzo” Offers A BIT OF THIS, A BIT OF THAT: August 4, 5, 11, 12

July 21, 2014

A Bit of This, A Bit of That [OnTheTerrazzo]   7pm August 4,5,11,12   See another side of the cast of GREASE with this cabaret style performance of their favorite musical theatre selections. A limited number of tables and chairs are available, and seating is general admission. Ticket price includes a beverage. Tickets $20  

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GREASE Continues, 32nd Season Waits on the Horizon

July 18, 2014

The 50-plus Parks and Rec children and interns have done their best and hopefully enjoyed, learned and ended up more confident and self-assured by their efforts here this summer. You can still feel their energy and newfound love of this art form reverberating within these walls. Grease is our current offering and our third revival […]

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