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

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

Curriculum Matinees

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 2017-2018 Student Series
 

THE WIZARD OF OZ
10:00am / September 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

Click your heels together and join us over the rainbow in the magical world of Oz! Aided by a talking Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion, young Dorothy and her little dog Toto battle the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys in order to get home. Rediscover L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale in this fantastic musical treat for the entire family, featuring such favorites as “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road)” and more!

Recommended for Pre-K through 12th Grade

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: The Musical
9:15am & 11:30am / November 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

“Ah, what fools these mortals be!” Whimsically adapted from Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy by Wade Bradford and Rachel Greenlee, this musical features the usual magical forest and spellbound lovers, but also an upstart Puck who decides to liven things up by modernizing the dialogue and adding song and dance numbers. It’s all fun and games until William Shakespeare, fresh from spinning in his grave, leaps onto the stage, demanding to know what on earth is going on! Although this musical version may be a bit more madcap than what the Bard had intended, this show still captures the wonder and the romance of the original play.

Recommended for 6th Grade through 12th Grade

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
9:15am & 11:30am / November 27, 28, 29, 30, December 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas in this adaptation of the classic animated television special.

Recommended for Pre-K through 12th Grade

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
10:00am / February 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23

Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama follows three generations of the Younger family, each yearning for a better life far from their crowded, dilapidated apartment on Chicago’s south side. An unexpected financial windfall offers them the opportunity to rise from poverty and better their lives, but the family struggles with conflicting ideas about how to use the money. Unflinching in its vision of what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred, this enduring portrait of the African-American experience still resonates today with its themes of identity, justice and moral responsibility.

Recommended for 6th Grade through 12th Grade

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
9:15am & 11:30am / March 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach … and launches a journey of enormous proportions!

Recommended for Pre-K through 5th Grade

A PIECE OF MY HEART
10:00am / April 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

Named “the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation” by The Vietnam Vets Association, this powerful drama follows the true stories of six courageous women sent to Vietnam — five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops — and their struggles to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and a nation that shunned them. Enhanced with video projections and other multimedia, the play explores the often overlooked contributions of women in service.

Recommended for 6th Grade through 12th Grade