ROCKY HORROR Returns This Friday for Pay-What-You-Can!

October 25, 2013

It was just happenstance that I was in London at the exact same time as my French friend Paul, who said, “John, you must come with me to see The Rocky Horror Show.” I had no idea what I was getting myself into … Paul was just twenty, but far more world-wise than I, at […]

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Longtime Roxy Supporters from the Past Gone But Not Forgotten

October 18, 2013

My longtime friend and onetime neighbor Olen Bryant wrote, “Thirty-one years? I choose not to believe that. If this is the case, you all were just children when all of this Roxy romp got underway … If this much time and endurance has happened, you can no longer validly be complaining like spoiled brats. You […]

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Children’s Group THE ZINGHOPPERS Bounce Into the Roxy for One Day Only, October 26

October 11, 2013

The Zinghoppers have made a splash especially with the pre-kindergarten crowd and continue to do so on PBS. It is a wild and wooly name for educational and playful songs, repetition and interactive tomfoolery — in fact, everything first-time theatre goers thrive on. If only all theatre was this easy, fun and cleverly educational. And […]

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Enjoy Drinks from the Intermezzo Bar with Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

October 4, 2013

In London’s West End Theatre District, when you purchase your ticket for the theatre, you can also at that time purchase a beverage (be it whatever you like — tea, coffee, soda, wine, scotch, brandy or any combination), which will be waiting for you in the “crush bar” at the interval (intermission). Our crush bar, […]

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Supporters and Volunteers Make Frolic and Gala a Success

September 27, 2013

I hadn’t worn a proper pair of shoes in well over three months, and I had not been up past 7:30pm. However, Spamalot changed all of that. On opening night, my bedtime was past 11:00pm, with an alarm set for 4:00am the following morning to prepare for Frolic on Franklin and the Roxy Gala. Tents […]

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Our Dear Friend Debbie Boen Is Alive and Well In Our Hearts

September 20, 2013

At 7:30 on a Saturday morning, I got the call I was dreading and, at the same time, praying for. My dear neighbor, Jill Eichhorn, phoned to say our mutual friend Debbie Boen had passed. Debbie was a good soul and an old soul, a great wife, a grand mother (in both senses of the […]

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Monty Python’s SPAMALOT Opens for Pay-What-You-Can This Friday

September 13, 2013

It’s a whole different kettle of fish, this Spamalot crowd. They think Rodgers and Hammerstein are passé, but they know for sure The Rocky Horror Show, at 40, is not. They might not even know who Rodgers and Hammerstein are — and possibly their parents don’t either. Not everyone collected cast albums in their youth. […]

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Gearing Up for 31st Season, Gala and School of the Arts

September 6, 2013

The beach is covered with unfinished Olen Bryants. The tide rolls in stones that seem to have eyes, shards of coral resembling ears, a piece of shell with an odd-shaped nose — bits of faces, but none completed. Is the sea trying to tell us something? Where we came from, perhaps? I saw a man […]

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New Paint Gives Theatre Facelift, But Larger Space Still Needed

August 30, 2013

A facelift gives an old facade, even the Roxy’s, a fresh new look and a more vital appearance. The paint job may look new — and it is newly painted — but it is a retro look from the early ‘80s, a look we gave this facade back in 1983. When we first saw the […]

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Get Your Fix for Rodgers & Hammerstein in AN EVENING WITH… Beginning Thursday at 7pm

August 23, 2013

Our new season brochure is out, and so are the invitations for our 31st Anniversary Roxy Gala. If you have not received one or both, please contact us at (931) 645-7699. The curtain is barely down on South Pacific, the final production of our 30th season. However, it is still warm in our memories and […]

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