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Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on November 21, 2014

I received the following letter. I was pleased that someone took the time to say … “Thank you! Seven years ago you gave me an opportunity that changed my life. When I was twelve, I auditioned for High School Musical at the Roxy. My life changed. It put me on my career path, and I […]

Congrats to Cast Cratchit Children, HEDWIG and LITTLE WOMEN Continue

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on November 14, 2014

We are not, nor have we ever been, in the business of breaking young hearts. Quite the contrary, we want to try and build self-esteem and self-assurance in all the young people who cross our paths and give as many children as possible an opportunity to perform. But Bob Cratchit only has four children — […]

It’s one thing to get applause on one’s entrance and quite another to get a standing ovation. That, of course, is something else altogether. Ryan Bowie garnered both for his performance as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, which is turning out to be an annual Roxy staple, with people driving 200 miles or […]

Celebrate Halloween with Final Two Showings of ROCKY HORROR

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 31, 2014

I’m not a football fan. There, now I’ve said it. So on Thanksgiving Day, I sleep in but get up early enough to catch, like everyone else, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Then I usually have to learn or study my lines before I overstuff myself with turkey. When I lived in New York, I […]

ROCKY HORROR Opens Tonight for Pay-What-You-Can

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 24, 2014

Christmas begins for us at the Roxy this Monday evening, when we cast Bob Cratchit’s children for our ninth revival of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Some children, like Addisyn Bryant, have played all the Cratchit children at one time or another, starting with Tiny Tim. So as not to leave her out, as […]

SLEEPY HOLLOW Continues, ROCKY HORROR Waits in the Wings

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 17, 2014

Last Saturday night was the closing performance of our 32nd season opener, On the Town, which meant the set had to be “struck.” What could be salvaged was saved and stored, the props put away, and the costumes sorted into piles to be washed or sent to Royal Cleaners. Dr. George Mabry came to see […]

“Life is everything. Life is God. All is changing and moving, and that motion is God. To love life is to love God.” [Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace] It took me all summer, but I finished it. It seems I just put away my sweaters, and now it’s time to take them out again. The […]

Roxy Regional Theatre in Repertory

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 3, 2014

Monte (Mrs. George L. Narber) wanted us to produce Shakespeare. She wanted it to be a part of our yearly canon of plays. She wanted it so badly that she sent a check, if not two, each year to ensure that we had the funds to make that possible. And we have followed her wishes […]

STUPID KIDS Plays Two Final Performances, ON THE TOWN Continues

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on September 26, 2014

“The beloved invalid,” as the legitimate theatre is often referred, was alive and well Saturday evening before last, as 150 devoted Roxy supporters celebrated the opening of our 32nd season. Party-goers dined on gourmet fare, again catered by The Bound’ry: Filet of Beef and Seared Scallops, Grilled Asparagus, Fingerling Potatoes, Bibb Salad with Poached Pears […]

Leonard Bernstein’s ON THE TOWN, Starring Stacy Turner, Now Playing

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on September 19, 2014

On the Town is nothing, if not great fun — and not just for me, in having so many of my most favorite people, artists, performers and just good friends who are or have worked so diligently toward making the production a wonderful reality. On the Town is celebrating its 70th anniversary and will be […]