GODSPELL weaves its magic at the Roxy Regional Theatre, April 8 – April 23

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on March 25, 2022

GodspellPrepare ye the way to the corner of Franklin and First in historic downtown Clarksville.

GODSPELL, the international hit musical loosely based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, April 8, at 8:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s pay-what-you-can opening night tradition, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

Matthew Combs stars as Jesus Christ, with Talon Beeson doubling as John the Baptist and Judas, in this musical sensation featuring songs by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked and Pippin) and written, conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak.

Using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing, a group of lovable disciples — Brian Best, Jama Bowen, Chloe LaMar, Austin Olive, Caitlyn Porayko, David Ridley, Maya Riley and Emily Rourke, alongside local youth Caleb Crosby, Hayden Gilbreath and Theresa Graham — help Jesus tell various parables from his early teachings, albeit in an unconventional way.

As the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage and dissolves hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, GODSPELL delivers Jesus’ timeless messages of kindness, tolerance and love, under the direction of Ryan Bowie, with choreography by Margaret Rennerfeldt and music direction by Tyler Saunders.

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.” Ranging in style from pop to vaudeville to gospel, this eclectic blend of songs will be performed by Tyler Saunders on piano, Thad Wallus on electric guitar, Addison Perkins on acoustic guitar, Caleb Barlow on bass, and Bernard Lott on drums.

Produced in part by Jim & Dottie Mann, additional funding support has been provided by Hugh & Joy Hatcher, David Magers & Stephanie Taylor, Kathy L. Watts, Walter & Cindy Marczak, Suzanne & Ron McCafferty and Barbara & Larry Goolsby.

GODSPELL is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International (MTI), www.mtishows.com.

Performances run April 8 through April 23 on Thursdays at 7:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm and Saturdays at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.

Tickets are $35 (adults) and $15 (10 and under) and may be reserved online via the button below, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). Military and APSU students can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run, while CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Friday performances.

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Dinner and Show Packages Available

HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Facial coverings masking the nose and mouth are now REQUIRED inside the Roxy Regional Theatre (except when eating or drinking) for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. The Roxy Regional Theatre reserves the right to change this COVID-19 policy at any time and will communicate any necessary changes electronically or in person.

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