DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Comes to Life on the Stage, Thanks to Dr. Lew Tatham

October 9, 2015

I had on my docket to adapt Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for the Roxy stage. My plan was to cheat and use the film as my source. Fredric March had played the Janus-minded doctor in the 1931 film version, and MGM did a remake in 1941 with Spencer Tracy. I had found a DVD […]

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Calling All Cratchit Children: Auditions for A CHRISTMAS CAROL

October 6, 2015

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, November 2, 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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Alicia Jayne Kelly Returns for OLIVER! and MURDER BALLAD

October 2, 2015

We lost a very special young man in Amos Whitley. He was an aficionado of the Roxy, a regular theatregoer. He appeared always to be content and untroubled by his being wheelchair bound due to spina bifida. I liked Amos, although at first I was tentative about approaching him. It was nothing he did or […]

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Red River Breeze “Celtic Christmas Concert” on Saturday, December 5

October 1, 2015

Red River Breeze “Celtic Christmas Concert”   Enjoy classic holiday tunes with a Celtic flair and celebrate the release of Red River Breeze’s acoustic instrumental Christmas album, “The Babe of Bethlehem,” on Saturday, December 5, at 1:00pm. Featuring Stephanie Taylor on hammered dulcimer and recorders, Melanie Beck on fiddle, David Magers on guitar and hammered […]

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Support from APSU Community Over the Years Keeps the Roxy Strong

September 25, 2015

I am loath to fathom how difficult it would have been if we had not had, from our very beginning, a tremendous amount of support from APSU. I remember Dr. Joe Filippo organizing the 1983 Southeastern Theatre Conference’s reception in the Roxy lobby. He helped make our fledgling project known to a great number of […]

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GALA 33 Celebrates Thirty-Three Years of Memorable Performances

September 18, 2015

There are adults with teenage children who have grown up taking for granted that there is a live professional theatre here on the corner of Franklin and First. The Roxy Gala and “Frolic on Franklin,” along with the Downtown Market, make tomorrow a very special day of celebration. There has been a venue for entertainment […]

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SPEAKEASY Plays, GALA Prepares, OLIVER! and GO, DOG. GO! Wait

September 11, 2015

“Important notice! John McDonald or Current Resident.” In a way, that is the tone of our yearly brochure. But people often move and the new occupant is not always an avid theatregoer, more’s the pity. Bulk mailing is cheaper, of course, but harder to keep track of and to manage. Each brochure costs a dollar […]

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Curriculum Series and School of the Arts Begin

September 4, 2015

My greatest regret is that no one had the time or skill to teach me how to read. Maybe it was the era from which I came. Maybe it was the lack of patience. Maybe it was my thick skull. Whatever it was, I only gained the joy of pleasure reading late in life. Our […]

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SPEAKEASY Opens Tonight at 8pm, FROLIC and GALA 33 Approach

August 28, 2015

We need to thank Cindy Marsh and Susan Bryant for “Frolic on Franklin” and Paige King for giving it a name. Cindy Marsh’s and Susan Bryant’s “Plein Air” was a small outdoor event which morphed into “Rivers & Spires,” growing bigger by the year and marking its 14th anniversary next April. “Plein Air” was a […]

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Gala 33 Tickets Now On Sale!

August 21, 2015

Our 33rd Anniversary Gala, the culmination of downtown Clarksville’s tenth annual celebration of the arts “Frolic on Franklin,” is Saturday, September 19. It is hard for me to wrap my mind around 33 years — 33 years of incredible support, some truly beautiful and wonderful productions, numerous touching and moving performances, and countless devoted admirers, […]

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