Backstage at the Roxy

Growing Up With the Arts

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 3, 2011

When I was a little girl, I always looked forward to Saturday afternoons at Grandma’s house. Many would assume I loved Grandmas house because of the cooking and the aroma that comes with the experience, but that wasn’t the case. On any given Saturday, you could find me right in front of Grandma and Papas […]

Why I Love the Roxy

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on July 12, 2011

I remember the first time that I came to an audition at the Roxy. It was last fall and I was hoping for the roll of Belinda Cratchet in a Christmas Carol. When they called me on stage I knew that all eyes were on me. Adrenaline and nervousness lurched through my body and raced […]

A Classic

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on July 7, 2011

‘The Sound of Music’ is a classic. Julie Andrews twirling in the hills is iconic. I remember the first time I saw the movie. It was magical. I remember the first time I heard the musical score live, and in person. It was so moving. And now, the Roxy Regional Theatre is putting it on […]

A Few of My Favorite Things

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on July 6, 2011

Having been in Clarksville, and within such a large military community for some time now I have finally had my first boot camp experience! It may not have involved as many push ups or any scrubbing of the latrines, but rather an army of yodeling Von Trapp children and a journey up the mountains of […]

Musician: Will Work for Applause

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on June 17, 2011

The play is the thing, or in my case this summer – to play …the guitar. Early last month Tom Thayer asked me if would be interested in playing a little guitar for the Roxy’s production of “Almost Heaven,” I agreed and have since been enveloped by the artistic embrace of the little theatre that […]

The theatre, the theatre, what happens in the theatre…

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on June 16, 2011

The theatre, the theatre, what happens in the theatre? Sometimes mysterious and a little ridiculous, but not as in secret ceremonies involving goats and a British man who winks and wiggles his fingers. It doesn’t have unimportant people; everyone in the theatre has a big part. The actors and directors might seem to have the […]

One Show Open, One Show Rehearsing

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on June 14, 2011

“Almost Heaven, the Songs of John Denver” is now open. The show was a big hit with audiences this past weekend, including great crowds and a standing ovation. We have heard nothing but good things from those who have seen it, and that is always encouraging. It is amazing to me how you can work […]

Summertime Brings Hard Work at the Roxy . . . AGAIN

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on June 8, 2011

It’s summer!  On any normal summer holiday you might think that a normal ruffian of a teenager would be sulking the streets of Clarksville without a care in the world.  I can happily say that I am not one of them.  My summer will consist of the Roxy and in my mind it’s so much […]

Down Time

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on June 7, 2011

Rehearsals are going smoothly, the songs are shaping up, and Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver is all set to open on Friday night. This process has obviously been what my life has revolved around during my time in Clarksville. From Hamlet to now Almost Heaven it has been my job to make sure I […]

The Show Must Go On

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on June 3, 2011

Why do we do this business called show? While studying theatre in college, I had a professor tell me, “If you can imagine yourself doing anything else, do it.” Well, I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else but performing and working in the theatre. It is never ones intention to have anything go wrong in […]