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TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Opens for Pay-What-You-Can Tonight at 8pm

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on March 27, 2015

There is an unadulterated bliss one has when working alongside such creative, talented and affable artists as Jay Doolittle and Matthew Whitfield in the two-character play Tuesdays with Morrie. Each are artists in their own rights, one more so by wisdom seasoned with age and the other with that eagerness of youth. Both make the […]

Jay Doolittle Returns for TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, Opening March 27

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on March 20, 2015

Jay Doolittle, at 74, returns to the Roxy for his 62nd production. In a tenure spanning 16 years, he first brought his talent to the fore in 1999’s The Diary of Anne Frank. Jay has performed 60 other roles in Albee, Shakespeare, Miller, Hellman and others, including Professor Morrie Schwartz in Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with […]

Shakespeare’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE Opens This Friday at 8:00pm

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on March 13, 2015

She is referred to as “Team Xerox” by her admirers, myself being one of many. Amber Wallace can simply look at an image and copy it exactly or, if you like, enlarge it 100 to 1,000 times larger. She has done the latter with the color drawings of comedy and tragedy designed by Charlotte Davis, […]

Snow Leaves in its Wake Missed Opportunities

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on March 6, 2015

Corinne Bupp sings, “I believe there are angels among us,” in Honky Tonk Angels for the final two times, tonight and tomorrow at 8pm. She has made a believer out of me, for I’ve experienced them myself: the kind soul Jacob Berkebile, who picked me up in the slush and snow of a recent Saturday […]

This year’s Shakespeare offering, Measure for Measure — not unlike last year’s Much Ado About Nothing — is not part of the high school curriculum. When I was growing up, we had three years of Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice. I was in a parochial all-boys Catholic high school, so The […]

Pay-What-You-Can for HONKY TONK ANGELS Tonight at 8pm

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on February 13, 2015

Tonight is the “pay-what-you-can” preview for Honky Tonk Angels … not “pay-as-little-as-you-can,” but “pay-what-you-can.” Honky Tonk Angels is unique in the fact that it is a classic country music musical. Jama Bowen, Kristina Wilson and Corinne Bupp are perfectly suited for their roles as “angels” and, indeed, of the honky-tonk variety, longing to be stars […]

Help Mary Poppins Fly!

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on February 6, 2015

The light catching the sparkling glitter of Peter Pan, the shredded colors of falling confetti in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and the sheets of multicolored tissue paper streaming down from the flies, mixed with multicolored shirts, added a sense of luxury to the commonplace in The Great Gatsby. All three create a kind of […]

FLOPSY, MOPSY & COTTONTAIL Solves January Attendance Problem

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on January 30, 2015

For years we tried to solve the lack of attendance in January. Tom and I performed in two-character plays: Mass Appeal, A Life in the Theatre, etc. Once, we played for an audience of two. The next year we went dark until March, which was a mistake. The shutting off of gas, water and electricity […]

Beatrix Potter Tales Continue, HONKY TONK ANGELS Waits in the Wings

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on January 23, 2015

A motley canvas drop, recycled and first used for our production of Honk in 2009, is the backdrop for Flopsy, Mopsy & Cottontail. It is all fronted by two out of the six 4’x4′ cubes built by David Boen for Bye Bye Birdie, repainted and recycled innumerable times. The two simple stools are all that […]

FLOPSY, MOPSY & COTTONTAIL Opens This Saturday at 2pm!

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on January 16, 2015

We closed A Christmas Carol on the shortest day of the year and came back into town on the coldest … so far. When this Charles Dickens classic closed, we left everything as it was. We didn’t “strike” that final Saturday night, as we traditionally do. We have rarely, if ever, done that before. “Strike” […]