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Sarah Bernhardt gave five farewell American tours. I’m not trying to compare myself to the likes of the late great Bernhardt … but, for me, one farewell tour of Scrooge has been enough. I am about “bah humbugged” out. I don’t believe that sentiment, so it’s difficult trying to live it for even a few […]

Christmas Gifts All Around for CAROL Cast

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on December 11, 2015

This is my last Christmas. It isn’t a premonition, nor an omen (although I firmly believe in both). I know, with retirement, my “Clarence” Christmas closet will not be replenished for next Christmas. I have to cut back, slow down clear out and clean up. For years I collected pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, […]

Theatre people believe its always good luck to be working on a holiday — Christmas, New Year’s, one’s birthday and, of course, even Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving was truly a fortunate one. I spent my day being thankful for so much in my life: • For Susan Nicholson, who puts us through our paces each morning […]

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Opens, Following Holiday Dinner, Concert and Brunch

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on November 27, 2015

The city beat us to the punch. The Christmas decorations were already up before we even began rehearsals for A Christmas Carol, which plays its first performances for field trip groups on Monday and will play a sneak preview next Friday for attendees of “Christmas Over The Cumberland.” The first public performance of A Christmas […]

Thoughts on the Future of Clarksville and the Roxy

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on November 20, 2015

I have a friend in the current Leadership Clarksville class who had a query concerning how to bring people downtown. It started me thinking that, in our eagerness to make travel accessible, we have done everything possible to lead travel away from downtown. We made a bypass, a cross-thru and a go-around — which, of […]

THE SECRET GARDEN Opens Tonight at 8pm for Pay-What-You-Can

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on November 13, 2015

When John Davis passed, we lost a unique character, a devoted theatre goer and a goodhearted civic activist. When the pennies from The Lillian’s opening, first day tokens, were stolen off the wall of the Roxy, John replaced them and lifted my spirits which had sunk due to the thoughtless thievery. John Davis also opened […]

“It’s veteran actor Jay Doolittle, who often is the story’s heart. His portrayal of the aging, disabled ranch hand Candy, who first loses his dog and then his hope for friends and a future, helps authenticate Of Mice and Men‘s overall message.  Not a happy story, this is a very real one.” So ends Amy […]


by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 30, 2015

“It is the custom on the stage to present the tragic and the comic scenes, in alternation. The hero sinks, weighed down by misfortunes; in the next, his faithful squire regales the audience with a comic song. We behold the heroine in the grasp of a ruthless baron: her virtue in danger, drawing forth her […]

Farewells and Happy Returns

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 23, 2015

Paige King, Alan Robison and Nate Miller are all moving away and leaving us with an unfilled void. We all named Paige the “Mayor of Franklin Street.” Her taste, community involvement and self-sacrifice in supporting many nonprofit and civic groups were phenomenal and will be sorely missed. She was owner of one of our more […]

Thanks to All Who Made Gala 33 a Success!

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 16, 2015

Jim Knoll arrested me at our 33rd Anniversary Gala — handcuffs and all. He is the kind of police officer who gives all who serve the law a good and solid reputation. For years, Officer Knoll has given of his time to oversee the street during our al fresco dining events. The arrest, thank heavens, […]