Theatre 101

When Mrs. George L. “Monte” Narber asked that we might try presenting Shakespeare at the Roxy, I had serious doubts. Shakespeare in Clarksville? My fears were soon put to rest when our first foray, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was seen as a huge success. I, too, like Monte, was hooked on the idea, so we […]

This weekend Grease closes. It seems amazing that 31 years of live theatre have come to an end and that, in a very short time, we will begin our 32nd year of live professional theatre here on the corner of Franklin and First. The Parks and Rec children have workshopped The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, […]

Making Do with a Postage Stamp-Sized Stage

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 8, 2014

That infamous man-eating plant, Audrey II, came to us, as a rental, as a total mess. Under all the scads of indiscernible cloth and paint at least some of the plant’s “bones” were intact. Audrey II reminded me of Bette Davis in Dark Victory — a total mess — but with lots of help from […]

Curriculum-Enhancing Opportunities Abound at the Roxy

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 1, 2014

School starts next week, and with it begins calls to our box office regarding booking field trips. For bookings, teachers can reach us between 9:00am and 2:00pm, Mondays through Fridays, at (931) 645-7699 or roxytheatre@bellsouth.net. Grease is still playing and available as a field trip, which is perfect since many high schools around town have […]

Looking Ahead to the Fall Lineup as GREASE Continues to Delight

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on July 25, 2014

It seems strange to be touting Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as we just marked the beginning of summer. Perhaps it might go a bit toward deterring others from taking it on as part of their holiday offerings. I don’t think our production of A Christmas Carol is the best production ever — I wouldn’t be […]

GREASE Continues, 32nd Season Waits on the Horizon

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on July 18, 2014

The 50-plus Parks and Rec children and interns have done their best and hopefully enjoyed, learned and ended up more confident and self-assured by their efforts here this summer. You can still feel their energy and newfound love of this art form reverberating within these walls. Grease is our current offering and our third revival […]

Beginning This Friday, GREASE is the Word!

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on July 11, 2014

Grease is the word! This is our fourth go-round with Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski. Our first was Jeff Hall partnered with Joy Ralls; then, sometime later, Keith Stoneking and Kris McCarthy. Joy and Kris had been in both previous productions, but for the second they switched roles: Rizzo for Sandy and Sandy for Rizzo. […]

The interns are almost ready for their performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to be given for their families next Friday at noon. However, later in the fall, it will be remounted for the public at noon on two consecutive Saturdays in September. More on those dates later. The Parks & Rec Summer Theatre […]

Performing Arts Hold the Key to Life’s Lessons

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on June 27, 2014

I took a busman’s holiday and went to TPAC to see War Horse. I had seen the Spielberg film and had heard so much about the stage version, produced by Great Britain’s National Theatre, that I had to see it. The TPAC ticket was $80. It cost me $10 to park, a half tank of […]

Parks and Rec Summer Theatre is in full swing. All 50-plus students are being put through their paces — jumping, dancing and stepping to the music of “Step In Time” from our upcoming production of Mary Poppins. The script of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow — which Saturday School of the Arts students […]