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 $10. 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 2021-2022 Student Series
 

TEA FOR THREE
10:00am / September 27, 28

What is it like for a woman when her husband becomes the president of the United States — and she is suddenly thrust into the spotlight? This witty, sly and deeply moving script explores the hopes, fears and loves of Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon and Betty Ford. In three scenes taking place in the family quarters of the White House just prior to the end of living there as the wife of a president, each of the women confides alone to the audience. Secrets are spilled about their early years, their husbands’ rise to power, their romances with the men, their unique paths as wives in the White House, and their feelings about imminent retirement. Each of the three portraits becomes intimate, by degrees, as the women wrestle with what Pat Nixon called “the hardest unpaid job in the world.”

Recommended for 5th Grade through 12th Grade

FREEDOM TRAIN
9:15am & 11:30am / October 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Harriet Tubman was born a slave but, at age twenty-five, she made her perilous escape from a Maryland plantation, leaving her family behind. Pursued by dogs and relentless slave catchers, she followed an escape route laid out by Quakers — secret hiding places in churches, barns, cellars and homes. The escape route that Harriet followed soon became known as the Underground Railroad, and she quickly became one of its most celebrated “conductors.” Up creek beds, through swamps, over hills in the dark of night, on nineteen secret trips, Harriet Tubman guided more than 300 slaves, including her aged parents, to freedom. “I never run my train off the track,” she said, “and I never lost a passenger.”

Recommended for 4th Grade through 12th Grade

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE MUSICAL
10:00am / November 29, 30, December 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical version follows a young George Bailey, who, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for and a life he never wanted to live. As he ages, he sees his youth, dreams and opportunities pass him by. Unknown to George, all his friends and family have been praying for him to get through those hard times. Told through the point of view of a group of angels, he is met by his guardian angel Clarence, as he contemplates ending his life.

Recommended for Pre-K through 12th Grade

SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!
10:00am / January 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, February 2, 3, 4

The Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, tuneful songs is not only making a small-screen comeback, but also lighting up the stage. SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just a Bill,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction.”

Recommended for Pre-K through 5th Grade

THE AGITATORS
10:00am / January 31, February 1

THE AGITATORS tells of the enduring but tempestuous friendship of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Great allies? Yes. And at times, great adversaries. Young abolitionists when they met in Rochester in the 1840s, they were full of hopes, dreams and a common purpose. As they grew to become the cultural icons we know today, their movements collided, and their friendship was severely tested. This is the story of that forty-five-year friendship — from its beginning in Rochester, through a civil war, and to the highest halls of government. They agitated the nation, they agitated each other and, in doing so, they helped shape the Constitution and the course of American history.

Recommended for 4th Grade through 12th Grade

GODSPELL
10:00am / April 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. Led by the international hit “Day by Day,” GODSPELL features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”

Recommended for 4th Grade through 12th Grade