New Year Opens with 12th Annual VAGINA MONOLOGUES

January 3, 2014

A new beginning. The new year brings hope, promise and an opportunity for change, the possibility of a better year than last. Looking forward, we get nearer our goal, and Clarksville comes closer to having its own center for arts and education. More of our citizens have come to understand what that will mean: the […]

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Please Give the Gift of Theatre This Season

December 27, 2013

I was often asked what I wanted for Christmas. What did I want? Like my braced and bespectacled gentleman with the gracious and beautiful wife, I too have sworn off buying new clothes. At 66, I have everything I need. I don’t need to be trendy, just clean and neat. Oh, I still buy shoes […]

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A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD Hops Away After This Weekend

December 20, 2013

A Year with Frog and Toad has gone along swimmingly, except for a few snowed-out performances. Children who see it love it as much as I did in putting it together. To think that two little green amphibians are responsible for big yellow buses clogging up Franklin is amazing! I’m sad to say that I […]

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Downtown Small Businesses Offer Multitude of Holiday Gift Ideas

December 13, 2013

It’s time to shop for actors. We did our part on Small Business Saturday this year, selling posters, prints, T-shirts and any theatre mementos not nailed down — and I did my part as a buyer. What do you give to your best friend, who lovingly tends her mother while giving great performances? To have […]

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Even After Turkey Is Put Away, Thanks Continue

December 6, 2013

On Thanksgiving Day, we had turkey with all the trimmings. We ate turkey sandwiches late Thursday night, turkey and eggs on Friday morning, turkey casserole on Friday night with leftover sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin pie and stuffing stuffed in cornbread. My partner, Tom, puts a layer of stuffing and bits of turkey scrounged from […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Brings Thoughts of Gratitude

November 29, 2013

11/29/2013 Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude … and I have so much to be grateful for, personally and for the theatre as well. I am grateful … To have a theatre open and doing well, with a few bumps in the road from time to time, but none insurmountable and none which would cause […]

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November 22, 2013

The Roxy Regional Theatre, F&M Bank and Orgain Building Supply, along with Linda Nichols and Jim Marshall, invite you to celebrate the season with our third annual “Christmas Over The Cumberland” on Thursday, December 12. In the beautiful setting of F&M Bank’s Franklin Room, overlooking the Cumberland River and downtown’s holiday light display, enjoy the […]

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We Are Clarksville, Not Opryland or Franklin

November 22, 2013

Why do we want to look like Opryland? Why do we want to be Franklin? We are Clarksville. We spend so much money, energy and time paying at least five city workers to wind cheap Christmas lights around all of those tree branches. They started at the end of October (has Halloween ever lasted so […]

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New York City Opera Closing Saddens, But THE GREAT GATSBY Continues at the Roxy

November 15, 2013

The New York City Opera has closed. It had shared the same theatre as George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet, after leaving its original home of City Center to move uptown a few blocks to what was then the new Lincoln Center. After 75 years it closed, selling off entire productions and later piecemeal (as […]

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THE GREAT GATSBY Opens This Friday at 8pm for Pay-What-You-Can

November 8, 2013

Just as one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch, the opposite is also very true. One good example can make all the difference in the world. Enter two newbies — Eli Jolley and Jake Jessup — two aspirants who are not totally green, but rather new to professional theatre and its machinations. Eager to […]

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