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Alicia Jayne Kelly Returns for OLIVER! and MURDER BALLAD

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 2, 2015

We lost a very special young man in Amos Whitley. He was an aficionado of the Roxy, a regular theatregoer. He appeared always to be content and untroubled by his being wheelchair bound due to spina bifida. I liked Amos, although at first I was tentative about approaching him. It was nothing he did or […]

Support from APSU Community Over the Years Keeps the Roxy Strong

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on September 25, 2015

I am loath to fathom how difficult it would have been if we had not had, from our very beginning, a tremendous amount of support from APSU. I remember Dr. Joe Filippo organizing the 1983 Southeastern Theatre Conference’s reception in the Roxy lobby. He helped make our fledgling project known to a great number of […]

GALA 33 Celebrates Thirty-Three Years of Memorable Performances

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on September 18, 2015

There are adults with teenage children who have grown up taking for granted that there is a live professional theatre here on the corner of Franklin and First. The Roxy Gala and “Frolic on Franklin,” along with the Downtown Market, make tomorrow a very special day of celebration. There has been a venue for entertainment […]

SPEAKEASY Plays, GALA Prepares, OLIVER! and GO, DOG. GO! Wait

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on September 11, 2015

“Important notice! John McDonald or Current Resident.” In a way, that is the tone of our yearly brochure. But people often move and the new occupant is not always an avid theatregoer, more’s the pity. Bulk mailing is cheaper, of course, but harder to keep track of and to manage. Each brochure costs a dollar […]

Curriculum Series and School of the Arts Begin

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on September 4, 2015

My greatest regret is that no one had the time or skill to teach me how to read. Maybe it was the era from which I came. Maybe it was the lack of patience. Maybe it was my thick skull. Whatever it was, I only gained the joy of pleasure reading late in life. Our […]

SPEAKEASY Opens Tonight at 8pm, FROLIC and GALA 33 Approach

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 28, 2015

We need to thank Cindy Marsh and Susan Bryant for “Frolic on Franklin” and Paige King for giving it a name. Cindy Marsh’s and Susan Bryant’s “Plein Air” was a small outdoor event which morphed into “Rivers & Spires,” growing bigger by the year and marking its 14th anniversary next April. “Plein Air” was a […]

Gala 33 Tickets Now On Sale!

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 21, 2015

Our 33rd Anniversary Gala, the culmination of downtown Clarksville’s tenth annual celebration of the arts “Frolic on Franklin,” is Saturday, September 19. It is hard for me to wrap my mind around 33 years — 33 years of incredible support, some truly beautiful and wonderful productions, numerous touching and moving performances, and countless devoted admirers, […]

New School Year Brings New Opportunities in the Theatre

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 14, 2015

School has just begun, and the anticipation for the year ahead is palpable. Some, like my two favorite seniors Sidney McCarty and Truman Jepson, are looking forward to the climax and culmination of years of study and hard work. Others, entering new schools, greeting new teachers, meeting new classmates and studying new subjects, approach the […]

While THE MUSIC MAN Continues, SPEAKEASY: A Musical Revue Awaits

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 7, 2015

“Joe sent me,” spoken softly and in a hushed whisper through a peephole in the door, was the one and only entry into a secret and unlawful world of the Roaring Twenties. “Joe sent me” …how many millions of times were those words uttered to gain admittance into what was then called a speakeasy? It […]

THE MUSIC MAN Showcases the Rare Barbershop Quartet

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on July 31, 2015

A barbershop quartet (for even those who know what that is) is a rare commodity, especially in the 21st century. It was a highly cultivated art form in the late 20th century, but the closest we come to it now is the all-male chorus. Meredith Willson revitalized the art form for his Music Man. The […]