STUPID KIDS Plays Two Final Performances, ON THE TOWN Continues

September 26, 2014

“The beloved invalid,” as the legitimate theatre is often referred, was alive and well Saturday evening before last, as 150 devoted Roxy supporters celebrated the opening of our 32nd season. Party-goers dined on gourmet fare, again catered by The Bound’ry: Filet of Beef and Seared Scallops, Grilled Asparagus, Fingerling Potatoes, Bibb Salad with Poached Pears […]

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Calling All Cratchit Children: Auditions for A CHRISTMAS CAROL

September 24, 2014

Auditions for the Cratchit children (Martha, Peter, Belinda and Tiny Tim) in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL have been scheduled for Monday, October 27, at 5:00pm. Interested auditionees do not need to prepare anything for the audition, as a script will be provided, but they must be able to read. A […]

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Leonard Bernstein’s ON THE TOWN, Starring Stacy Turner, Now Playing

September 19, 2014

On the Town is nothing, if not great fun — and not just for me, in having so many of my most favorite people, artists, performers and just good friends who are or have worked so diligently toward making the production a wonderful reality. On the Town is celebrating its 70th anniversary and will be […]

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ON THE TOWN Opens for Pay-What-You-Can Next Wednesday

September 12, 2014

I’ve heard, via the Clarksville grapevine, a city council member said the new center for arts and education would never be built. Really? What happened to faith? Whatever happened to moving into the 21st Century? I’m reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace. A phrase of Tolstoy’s seemed to be written for me. Tolstoy says, “No two […]

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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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