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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 […]

Adam Kurtz, Kyra Bishop Bring to Life LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on June 13, 2014

It’s a miracle. Sometimes it’s the show. Sometimes it’s who’s in the show. And sometimes it’s something else entirely. Our summer has been made easier. First, Kyra Bishop designed and her father and grandfather, Rick and Ralph, built the set for our Little Shop of Horrors production, saving us time, energy and, most importantly, money. […]

What sells tickets? What brings in audiences? It’s a quandary which I have tried for the last 31 years to wrap my mind around, and as of yet I have no answer. But I know, for some, it’s simply name recognition. For others, it’s a dusty vinyl recording their parents or grandparents had which was […]

It was a bit surreal, waking up Sunday morning and knowing I didn’t have to go over lines, which I had done religiously for the past three months. This daily effort had not assured me that I would not fail in getting out all the lyrics of Les Miserables, but I am sure more chaos […]

If you didn’t happen to make it to “Happenin’ at the Hollemans’” earlier this month, then you haven’t a clue as to what the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 32nd Season has to offer. To help you, here are a few clues: • Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra were in the movie, and Nancy Walker was in […]

Tarzan, for me, has always been Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Johnny Weissmuller.  I grew up with him as the King of the Jungle, either from television or at the second-run movie houses. I know there have been many other Tarzans since, a little like the Supermans and the James Bonds — but only the penultimate […]