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“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 […]

Congrats to Cast Cratchit Children, HEDWIG and LITTLE WOMEN Continue

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on November 14, 2014

We are not, nor have we ever been, in the business of breaking young hearts. Quite the contrary, we want to try and build self-esteem and self-assurance in all the young people who cross our paths and give as many children as possible an opportunity to perform. But Bob Cratchit only has four children — […]

It’s one thing to get applause on one’s entrance and quite another to get a standing ovation. That, of course, is something else altogether. Ryan Bowie garnered both for his performance as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, which is turning out to be an annual Roxy staple, with people driving 200 miles or […]

Celebrate Halloween with Final Two Showings of ROCKY HORROR

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 31, 2014

I’m not a football fan. There, now I’ve said it. So on Thanksgiving Day, I sleep in but get up early enough to catch, like everyone else, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Then I usually have to learn or study my lines before I overstuff myself with turkey. When I lived in New York, I […]

ROCKY HORROR Opens Tonight for Pay-What-You-Can

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 24, 2014

Christmas begins for us at the Roxy this Monday evening, when we cast Bob Cratchit’s children for our ninth revival of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Some children, like Addisyn Bryant, have played all the Cratchit children at one time or another, starting with Tiny Tim. So as not to leave her out, as […]

SLEEPY HOLLOW Continues, ROCKY HORROR Waits in the Wings

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on October 17, 2014

Last Saturday night was the closing performance of our 32nd season opener, On the Town, which meant the set had to be “struck.” What could be salvaged was saved and stored, the props put away, and the costumes sorted into piles to be washed or sent to Royal Cleaners. Dr. George Mabry came to see […]