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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” […]

2015 began with a bang — and a big bang filled with honor and adulation, along with the promise of further greatness to come. The first was right out of the box and, oddly enough, not a theatrical one — it was Mayor Kim McMillan’s taking the oath of office in the Roxy Regional Theatre […]


by RoxyRegionalTheatre on January 2, 2015

“You’ve been so kind … Thank you, you’ve really been so kind. You know, and I speak, I am sure, not for myself alone, but on behalf of all of us … All of us here, when I say that these … these moments make it all … they make it all worthwhile.” [from David […]

Farewell to Michael Spaziani, Hello to a New Year!

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on December 26, 2014

I must confess that I have had a paternal feeling for Michael Spaziani. In some circles it is called a “bromance.” I prefer the term “fatherly” — no, no, to be more accurate, “grandfatherly.” Michael finished his tenure here after more than a year of polished performances, lastly stuck under my thumb as Bob Cratchit, […]

“Ask Me About the Show I Saw at the Roxy”

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on December 19, 2014

As the children leave the theatre after seeing A Christmas Carol on field trips, two actors — Chase Miller and Corinne Bupp, our Fred and Mary in this year’s Carol — give to each and every child a bright red and green sticker with a huge red R and, printed on it, “ask me about […]

Shop Local This Holiday Season

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on December 12, 2014

I only shop at Christmas for the cast, and I do it all in downtown Clarksville. Michael Spaziani (Bob Cratchit) heads up a coterie of actors each Thursday and leads them across the street to Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street) for half-price appetizers. So a gift certificate for him, from Linda and John Shephard, is […]

Someone called it “Tomography” when my partner, Tom Thayer, was staging — or, rather, choreographing — the dance for the Fezziwig scene in A Christmas Carol. Adding another couple to the scene enlarged it exponentially. I couldn’t stop smiling as dancers and actors who move, along with the new young cast members, jumped, bumped, twisted, […]


by RoxyRegionalTheatre on November 28, 2014

I’m not at all pleased with this “fall back, spring forward” thing, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this. I’m up in the dark, as it is, and home way after the sun has gone down. Some solace comes from an Ensure and a sit ‘n’ read in that lunch hour’s worth of sun […]

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 […]