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SPEAKEASY Opens Tonight at 8pm, FROLIC and GALA 33 Approach

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 28, 2015

We need to thank Cindy Marsh and Susan Bryant for “Frolic on Franklin” and Paige King for giving it a name. Cindy Marsh’s and Susan Bryant’s “Plein Air” was a small outdoor event which morphed into “Rivers & Spires,” growing bigger by the year and marking its 14th anniversary next April. “Plein Air” was a […]

Gala 33 Tickets Now On Sale!

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 21, 2015

Our 33rd Anniversary Gala, the culmination of downtown Clarksville’s tenth annual celebration of the arts “Frolic on Franklin,” is Saturday, September 19. It is hard for me to wrap my mind around 33 years — 33 years of incredible support, some truly beautiful and wonderful productions, numerous touching and moving performances, and countless devoted admirers, […]

New School Year Brings New Opportunities in the Theatre

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on 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 […]

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

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on 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 […]

THE MUSIC MAN Showcases the Rare Barbershop Quartet

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on 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 […]

THE MUSIC MAN’s Harold Hill, Then and Now

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on 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 […]

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

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on 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 […]

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 […]

Pay-What-You-Can, Final Performance of THE 39 STEPS

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on 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 […]

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 […]