New School Year Brings New Opportunities in the Theatre

August 14, 2015

School has just begun, and the anticipation for the year ahead is palpable. Some, like my two favorite seniors Sidney McCarty and Truman Jepson, are looking forward to the climax and culmination of years of study and hard work. Others, entering new schools, greeting new teachers, meeting new classmates and studying new subjects, approach the […]

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While THE MUSIC MAN Continues, SPEAKEASY: A Musical Revue Awaits

August 7, 2015

“Joe sent me,” spoken softly and in a hushed whisper through a peephole in the door, was the one and only entry into a secret and unlawful world of the Roaring Twenties. “Joe sent me” …how many millions of times were those words uttered to gain admittance into what was then called a speakeasy? It […]

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Congratulations to the Children’s Cast of OLIVER!

August 5, 2015

Congratulations to the following young people who have been cast in our upcoming production of Lionel Bart’s OLIVER!: Magnus DoVanne as Oliver Twist, Nate Miller as The Artful Dodger, Kaleb Sintim-Amoah as Charley Bates, Anna Ryan as Bet, Andrew Patton as the Bookseller Boy, Breanna Cox, Landen Daniel, Aramae DoVanne, Ava DoVanne, Arianna Grey, Truman […]

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THE MUSIC MAN Showcases the Rare Barbershop Quartet

July 31, 2015

A barbershop quartet (for even those who know what that is) is a rare commodity, especially in the 21st century. It was a highly cultivated art form in the late 20th century, but the closest we come to it now is the all-male chorus. Meredith Willson revitalized the art form for his Music Man. The […]

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THE MUSIC MAN’s Harold Hill, Then and Now

July 24, 2015

Robert Preston, for me, will always be Harold Hill, the “music man,” on stage and on film.  But John Adkison, the Roxy Regional Theatre’s Harold Hill, comes a very close second. In my late teens, I was given a letter of introduction to Mr. Preston himself, written by a fellow student of his from The […]

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THE MUSIC MAN Opens Tonight for Pay-What-You-Can

July 17, 2015

The set alone for The Music Man is truly beautiful, to say nothing of the performances, which are stellar all-around. My partner and the director of The Music Man, Tom Thayer, imagined the set, which is the main street of a small town at the turn of the twentieth century. His idea was executed by […]

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Children’s Auditions for OLIVER!: Monday, August 3

July 10, 2015

Local auditions for children’s roles in this fall’s production of Lionel Bart’s OLIVER! are scheduled for Monday, August 3, at 5:00pm. Children ages 8 and up should come prepared with a song of their choice and be dressed to move in comfortable clothing and shoes. Please bring any sheet music, as piano accompaniment will be […]

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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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