Farewell to Parks & Rec Summer Theatre and Internships, Hello to THE MUSIC MAN

July 10, 2015

Yesterday the twenty-plus Parks & Rec Summer Theatre participants — Travis Antoine, Finley Booth, Makaela Britt, Mackenzie Byard, Bella Cargill, Arrionna Cheatham, Ava DoVanne, Trista Eppes, Destiney Fitzgerald, Kaylee Fowler, Kacie Greene, Arianna Grey, Emma Hachler, Caydee Harris, Madison Higgins, Grace Hurt, Rafael Kenney, Gabriel Lomax, Rebecca Morrison, Dalton Myer, Jasmine Palmer, Jaylen Palmer, Emma […]

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Pay-What-You-Can, Final Performance of THE 39 STEPS

July 3, 2015

I have written many times about the Roxy being the first theatre in the state to have a pay-what-you-can night. It is always the first performance, except for the junior shows (which are already cheaper than a movie). We also offer CitySaver coupons, along with two-for-one discounts for active-duty military and APSU students, to all […]

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THE 39 STEPS Continues to Delight, Parks & Rec Enters Second Half

June 26, 2015

There was a little teary-eyed boy sitting almost alone at the end of The Aristocats. Not wanting to leave the theatre, he stayed in his seat and said, “I want to see it again.” He believed it was possible that, like a DVD, he might pop it in yet again. His believing in the possible […]

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Internships, Parks & Rec, Auditions … Amidst THE 39 STEPS

June 19, 2015

Interns arrive daily at 9:00am. At 10:00am, rehearsals begin for The 39 Steps. At 11:00am, the ten interns rehearse A Midsummer Night’s Dream under the direction of my best friend Leslie Greene. At 1:00pm, Parks & Rec Summer Theatre begins. Participants are working on a dance routine, “Shipoopi” from our season closer, The Music Man, […]

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Lionel Bart’s OLIVER! to Lead the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 33rd Season

June 16, 2015

In 1983 an abandoned movie house was saved from the wrecking ball, and on November 3, what has become the cornerstone of arts and entertainment in Clarksville-Montgomery County opened to a grand ovation. Through grit, determination and support from likeminded individuals, the Roxy Regional Theatre is now poised to celebrate 33 years of providing an […]

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Alicia Jayne Kelly’s Back, and the Roxy’s Got Her for THE 39 STEPS!

June 12, 2015

Alicia Jayne Kelly’s back, and the Roxy’s got her for our production of The 39 Steps! Anyone who has seen this amazing performer in any number of roles here will be delighted she has returned to grace our stage. Alicia began her career here at the Roxy as Airie, the feather-brained hillbilly in The Robber […]

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Ninth Foray into Disney, THE ARISTOCATS Kids, Now Playing

June 5, 2015

On Tuesday, we read for the first time the completed stage version of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Magnificent Ambersons. Sidney McCarty, Truman Jepson, Jesse Boyle, Jewel Stewart, Austin Stewart, Lauren Mund, Grace Davis, Jacob Johnson, Georgia Smith, Bre Cox and Allison Ferebee have been working on it, chapter by chapter, scene by scene, […]

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Local Auditions for THE MUSIC MAN: Monday, June 22

June 3, 2015

Local auditions for ensemble roles in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of THE MUSIC MAN are scheduled for Monday, June 22, at 5:00pm. Children ages 8 and up, as well as adult men and women, are encouraged to audition. Interested auditionees should come prepared with 16 bars of a song. (Boys interested in the role […]

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And The Monte Went To …

May 29, 2015

A million dollars … or so it seemed to us in the cold bleak winter of ’83, when Mrs. George L. “Monte” Narber was the first kind soul to send an unsolicited donation. I don’t remember the amount, but I do remember what Thornton Wilder wrote in The Matchmaker: “The difference between a little money […]

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MARY POPPINS Makes Final Flight, Neil Labute’s BASH Takes theotherspace Stage

May 22, 2015

At the grand splendor of our spring soiree, “Happenin’ at the Hollemans” (which turned into “Fun in the Franklin Room”), I could only but think of those lyrics from Mary Poppins: “If you reach for the stars / All you get are the stars / But we’ve found a whole new spin / If you […]

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