LES MISERABLES Continues to Touch Hearts, A WOMAN CALLED TRUTH Plays Single Public Performance This Saturday

April 11, 2014

Once before have I experienced that rarest of pleasures, joining a cast onstage after a brilliant performance for champagne and comestibles. My first was at the Theatre Royal Windsor following a performance of the traditional English panto Dick Whittington and His Cat. The Windsor audience was invited to come up onstage to mingle and imbibe […]

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LES MISERABLES Off to a Grand Start

April 4, 2014

The George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall was almost full for A Mabry Songbook, a fundraiser for the new center for arts and education, organized by George and Sharon and featuring them alongside their current and/or past students. As Dr. Tim Hall said recently at the Ovation Awards ceremony at the Customs House Museum, “All […]

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32nd Season Auditions on Friday, May 2

April 1, 2014

On Friday, May 2, at 10:00am, the Roxy Regional Theatre (100 Franklin Street, Clarksville) will be holding auditions for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Auditions, which are for ages 18 and up, are by appointment only.  Paying and non-paying roles are available, but auditionees must be able to attend daytime rehearsals and performances.  To schedule an […]

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LES MISERABLES Opens with Pay-What-You-Can on Friday, Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday

March 28, 2014

I took that drive up the high winding road to High Meadow. My blood pressure lowered and my heart lightened to see my ol’ friends and enjoy their warm hospitality. This, of course, had been impossible during the week of snow. God is good, for we had no field trips scheduled that week; and, due […]

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TCM Allays Fears Over MUCH ADO, LES MISERABLES

March 21, 2014

I began Much Ado About Nothing in abject fear. I’ve never started anything new without that night-before terror. I’ve had it since childhood. I’m not sure if it comes from having parents who never finished grade school. They couldn’t — The Great Depression — everyone had to work at something. My mom coped with alcohol. […]

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March Madness Begins!

March 14, 2014

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” [Victor Hugo] That sentiment from Les Misérables about says it all for me. It’s hard to wrap my head around our opening of Les Misérables coinciding with the Broadway revival … but it is a very pleasant wrap. Broadway tickets are $137; ours are […]

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Thank You to “Monte” for 29th Annual Shakespeare Production, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

March 7, 2014

We have, in the past, proudly presented many new works from the pens of local writers: Dr. Richard Gildrie’s Ben and the Virtues, which happily was turned into a musical by Richard and Dr. George Mabry; Dr. Steven Ryan’s The Strange Children, based on local author Caroline Gordon’s novel of the same name; Barry Kitterman’s […]

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Sinatra Bids Farewell, Shakespeare Waits on the Horizon

February 28, 2014

The actors sat around a long table, scripts in hand, well-prepared to read Much Ado About Nothing with cuts already provided, thankfully, by Jim Ryan (Colin’s father). Back in the day, one would stop and start as actors marked out in their individual paperback copies of the Signet Classics what text was not being used. […]

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A MABRY SONGBOOK: An Evening of Music by George L. Mabry on March 22

February 24, 2014

On Saturday, March 22, enjoy an unforgettable evening of music composed by Dr. George L. Mabry, performed by Dr. Sharon Mabry and a host of Clarksville’s premier vocalists and musicians. Special guest artists include Christopher Bailey, Sarah Bailey, Paul Binkley, Karen Crow, Holly Dueker, Justin Fitch, Kevin Madill, Tony Nagy, Anne Marie Padelford, David Steinquest […]

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Arts Events Abound, MY WAY Continues to Enchant

February 21, 2014

A few Saturdays ago I jumped the gun, canceling our School of the Arts class, the matinee of Hans Christian Andersen and the second performance of My Way. Excuses notwithstanding, when I dug out of my cul-de-sac in the early hours of Saturday morning, I barely made it up the hill to find North Second […]

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