Thousands of students experience the wonders of performance at the Roxy.

Thousands of students experience the wonders of performance at the Roxy.

Student Series

Since 1985, the Roxy Regional Theatre has been enriching, enlivening and enlightening students through matinee performances of productions designed to complement the curricula of K-12 schools.

For groups of 20 or more, student tickets for our daytime performances are $7. Teachers, staff and bus drivers are admitted at no charge. Parent chaperone tickets are $10.

For bookings and more information, please contact us at roxy@roxyregionaltheatre.org or by calling 931.645.7699 during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday).

Roxy Regional Theatre 2018-2019 Student Series
 

HAIRSPRAY
10:00am / September 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

The 1950s are out, and change is in the air in this Tony Award-winning family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs! It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network … all without denting her ‘do!

Recommended for 6th Grade through 12th Grade

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
9:15am & 11:30am / September 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, October 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob, as they try to find the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map in this delightful swashbuckling musical adventure based on the book written by Melinda Long and illustrated by David Shannon.

Recommended for Pre-K through 5th Grade

LYSISTRATA
10:00am / November 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Women striking for peace using the most powerful weapons in the feminine arsenal are at the core of Aristophanes’ ancient comedy. Toward the end of the Peloponnesian War, a group of soldiers’ wives led by Lysistrata join together in a strike against the men of Greece, denying them sex until they’ve agreed to put down their arms and end the disastrous wars between Athens and Sparta. However, Lysistrata’s strategy effectively creates even more war than before as a comedic battle of the sexes ensues! Please note: Due to sexual innuendo, this production is suggested for mature audiences only.

Recommended for 7th Grade through 12th Grade

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
10:00am / November 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, December 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19

Single mother Doris Walker doesn’t want her six-year-old Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. When their neighbor, Fred Gailey, tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works, Doris is not impressed. But when it turns out that Macy’s Santa may, in fact, be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts in Meredith Willson’s holiday classic based on the movie of the same name.

Recommended for Kindergarten through 12th Grade

CHARLOTTE’S WEB
9:15am & 11:30am / January 28, 29, 30, 31, February 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years” by the Children’s Literature Association, E.B. White’s classic tale of a remarkable pig, a young girl, a spider and the friendship that binds them together comes to life upon the stage. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who shows the true meaning of a friend by setting out on a mission to save Wilbur’s life, even if it means the end of her own.

Recommended for Pre-K through 5th Grade

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
10:00am / March 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Scout manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when she watches her father, Atticus Finch, defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice due to race. With the the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost, in Harper Lee’s American masterpiece.

Recommended for 3rd Grade through 12th Grade

MARIE ANTOINETTE
10:00am / April 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

How’s a queen to keep her head in the middle of a revolution? Marie Antoinette delights and inspires her French subjects with her three-foot tall wigs and extravagant haute couture. But times change and even the most fashionable queens go out of style. From the light and breezy banter at the palace to the surging chants of “Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite!” in the streets, David Adjmi’s humorous and haunting contemporary take on the doomed young queen of France holds a mirror up to our contemporary society that might just be entertaining itself to death. Please note: Due to strong language, this production is suggested for mature audiences only.

Recommended for 7th Grade through 12th Grade