Dames at SeaNew York salutes Hollywood this summer at the corner of Franklin and First in historic downtown Clarksville.

A celebration of the golden era of movie musicals, DAMES AT SEA opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, June 22, at 8:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

A long-running hit Off-Broadway which brought stardom to Bernadette Peters, DAMES AT SEA is an affectionate parody of the large, flashy Busby Berkeley-style film musicals of the 1930s.

Newcomer Kelly Letourneau stars as Ruby, a young, bright-eyed chorus girl from small-town Utah who has come to New York to make it big on Broadway. Who should she chance to meet but another boy from Hometown, USA: Dick, a sailor who also has ambitions as a songwriter, played by Roxy Executive Director Ryan Bowie.

Ruby begins in the chorus and by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune — as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by.

Directed by Ryan Bowie and choreographed by Emily Rourke, DAMES AT SEA was written by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, with music by Jim Wise. The cast also features Sarah Juliano as the temperamental Broadway diva Mona Kent, Emily Rourke as the wise-cracking chorus girl Joan, Hunter Brown as the sailor Lucky, Donald Groves doubling as the director Hennessey and Mona’s former lover The Captain, and Sebastian Fenton and Lexi Putter in the chorus.

The tap-happy tunes and sunny pastiche sound of the musical comedy are achieved by a live band featuring music director Matt McNeill on piano, Thad Wallus on guitar, John Waddle on bass and Bernard Lott on drums.

Saturday, June 30, is the theatre’s 7th Annual Summer Cookout, featuring hamburgers and hot dogs (courtesy of Edward’s Steakhouse), accompanied by sides and all the fixin’s under the marquee at 6:30pm. Tickets for the package, which includes the 8:00pm performance of DAMES AT SEA, are $40 (adults) and $25 (ages 13 and under). The reservation deadline for the cookout is Friday, June 22.

DAMES AT SEA is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., and is made possible in part through the generous support of Ernest & Joan DeWald and Rick & Mary Konvalinka. Additional funding support has been provided by Hugh & Joy Hatcher, Kurt & Kerri Kowalski and John & Cathy Stanton.

Performances run June 22 through July 7 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with 2pm matinees on Saturday, June 30, and Saturday, July 7. There is no performance on Wednesday, July 4.

Tickets are $25 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and may be reserved online via the below button, 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). APSU students, military and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances during the run.

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by RoxyRegionalTheatre on June 7, 2018

Cumberland Winds in RecitalWhile many are familiar with their full band performances, the Cumberland Winds will feature the fine musicians from our community who make up the group during a soloist recital at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, June 15, at 7:30pm.

Featuring soloists and small ensembles performing varied styles and types of music in the intimate setting of the Roxy Regional Theatre, the evening will include performances by Richard Steffen on trumpet, Daniel Aston on tuba, Michael Stewart and Emmanual Mejeun on horn duet, Earl Corrothers and Darrin Hoffman on sax and guitar duet, Patricia Ritter and Yvonne Kendall on flute and harp duet, as well as pieces by Cumberland Winds’ Saxophone and Trombone Quartets and String and Woodwind Quintets. Musical direction will be provided by Mike Ritter, with piano accompaniment by Jan Corrothers.

The Cumberland Winds is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which exists to promote and foster excellence in wind and jazz ensembles in the regional Tennessee Cumberland River area. The organization provides quality professional level performing ensembles and promotes and provides musical educational venues, clinics and master classes for students and adults. The musical groups which make up the Cumberland Winds include a concert band, big band, dixie band, jazz combo, brass quintet and woodwind quintet, as well as a number of solo instrumentalists. For more information, visit www.cumberlandwinds.org.

Tickets to “Cumberland Winds In Recital” are $15 and may be purchased online via the below button, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the Roxy Regional Theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).

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Ryan Bowie serves up 40 characters in FULLY COMMITTED upstairs in theotherspace, May 28 – June 5

May 21, 2018

Nearly forty characters appear in the latest offering upstairs in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s theotherspace, and all of them are played by Executive Director Ryan Bowie. Becky Mode’s wildly funny one-man tour de force, FULLY COMMITTED, plays the 50-seat black-box theatre located upstairs at the Roxy for four evenings only, May 28 – June 5. […]

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Roxy Regional School of the Arts presents ANNIE, JR., May 18 – June 9

May 8, 2018

Join everyone’s favorite little orphan in her very first adventure this month at the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville. Fifty local youth, ages 8 to 18, from the Roxy Regional School of the Arts present the beloved award-winning musical ANNIE, JR. at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 18 through June 9. […]

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Local Auditions for OKLAHOMA! and SEASON 36 on Saturday, May 26

May 8, 2018

Local auditions for our summer production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! and our 2018-2019 season will be held Saturday, May 26, beginning at 10:00am. Auditions, which are for ages 12 and up, are by appointment only. Actors must be able to attend daytime rehearsals and performances. To schedule an appointment, interested auditionees should submit photos […]

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Join Us for the Unveiling of SEASON 36 at “Happenin’ at the Hollemans” on May 11

April 30, 2018

Longtime supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman, along with the Roxy Regional Theatre Board of Directors, invite you to attend the 6th Annual HAPPENIN’ AT THE HOLLEMANS’, an evening of entertainment featuring the unveiling of our highly-anticipated SEASON 36: Theatre You Can’t Resist, on Friday, May 11, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at 1280 […]

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Quinn Tierney Vaira stars in MARILYN/GOD in theotherspace, April 30 – May 8

April 24, 2018

The year is 1962. Marilyn Monroe has just died and faces her audition — for heaven. The judges: her thirteen aborted babies. Will she enter through the Pearly Gates? America’s ultimate sex symbol takes center stage upstairs in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s theotherspace in Rosary Hartel O’Neill’s dark comedy MARILYN/GOD, playing four evenings only, April […]

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Vietnam’s Unsung Female Heroes Take Center Stage in Shirley Lauro’s A PIECE OF MY HEART, April 13 – April 28

April 9, 2018

Although nearly 15,000 women served in Vietnam during the war, at that time there was little to no media coverage about these unsung heroes’ experiences and sacrifices, or their homecomings and readjustment difficulties. This month, the Roxy Regional Theatre explores the often overlooked contributions of women in service with Shirley Lauro’s A PIECE OF MY […]

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AHDC Presents Documentary Series by This ‘n That Films in April

March 27, 2018

Historic Downtown Clarksville will make an appearance on the big screen this spring, alongside documentaries about author Mark Twain, architect Hugh Kaptur, comic Irving Benson and others. During the month of April, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Arts & Heritage Development Council (AHDC) will present five award-winning documentaries by California-based This ‘n That Films at the Roxy […]

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Roald Dahl’s JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH Sets Sail, March 9 – March 31

March 1, 2018

Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book about a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit sets sail this month on the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville. A musical treat for the entire family to enjoy, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH opens at […]

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