Home-Run Hit Musical DAMN YANKEES plays August 2 – August 24

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on July 25, 2019

Damn YankeesClarksville’s oldest professional theatre is hitting it out of the park to close Season 36 of live entertainment on the corner of Franklin and First.

The home-run hit musical DAMN YANKEES opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, August 2, at 8:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

America’s favorite pastime takes centerstage in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant by Douglass Wallop.

Featuring local attorney Stacy Turner reprising her role of Lola from the Roxy’s original production, DAMN YANKEES stars Donald Groves as middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, who trades his soul to the Devil (played by Ryan Bowie) for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees.

As young baseball sensation Joe Hardy (Quinten Patrick Busey), he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team — only to realize the true worth of the life that he’s left behind.

Directed and choreographed by Ryan Bowie, the cast also features Beth Kirby as Meg Boyd, Brian Best as Van Buren, Emily Rourke as Gloria Thorpe, Caitie L. Moss as Doris, Jackie Ostick as Sister, Preston Grover as Sohovik, Ian Alexander Erbe as Smokey and Riley McManus as Rocky, along with Sebastian Fenton, David Graham, Garrett Holt, Melody Lieberman, Emma Petrie, Mimi Sears and Race Smith.

Saturday, August 10, is the theatre’s 8th 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 DAMN YANKEES, are $40 (adults) and $25 (ages 13 and under). The reservation deadline for the cookout is Friday, August 2.

DAMN YANKEES was composed by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, with book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, and is presented through special arrangement with and recorded music has been provided by Music Theatre International (MTI).

This production is made possible in part by Jerry & Brenda Bowie and Nancy & Garnett Ladd. Additional funding support has been provided by James G. Holleman.

Performances run August 2 through August 24 on Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with 2:00pm matinees on Saturday, August 10 and August 24. There is no 8:00pm performance on Saturday, August 24.

Tickets are $25 (adults) and $15 (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). Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run.

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Charleys AuntFans of Oscar Wilde’s comedies and the British sitcom Fawlty Towers — and those who simply love to laugh — will not want to miss the latest entertainment offering coming to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

Complete with young lovers, mistaken identity, eccentric characters and lots of hilarious twists and turns along the way, the delightfully nutty British farce CHARLEY’S AUNT opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, July 12, at 8:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

Written by Brandon Thomas and the inspiration for the 1941 film starring Jack Benny, CHARLEY’S AUNT features Ryan Bowie and Ian Alexander Erbe as Jack Chesney and Charley Wykeham, two Oxford undergraduates who are hapless at life and hopeless in love.

Jack loves Kitty Verdun (Caitie L. Moss), and Charley loves Miss Amy Spettigue (Emma Jordan). They invite the ladies to lunch to meet Charley’s wealthy aunt from Brazil (“where the nuts come from”); but when she cancels her visit at the last minute, the boys are thrown into cataclysmic confusion. What do they do now?

The problem is solved by drafting their feckless Oxford undergrad pal (Bryan Plummer) into a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig to impersonate Charley’s aunt — setting off a hilarious chain of classic comic confusion!

Directed by Mairzy Yost-Rushton, the cast also features Brian Best as Amy’s uncle and Kitty’s guardian, Stephen Spettigue; Gregory Scott Stuart as Jack’s father, Colonel Sir Francis Chesney; Melody Lieberman as Charley’s real aunt, Donna Lucia d’Alvadorez; David Graham as Jack’s valet, Brassett; and Sarah Wilson as Donna Lucia’s ward, Ela Delahay.

CHARLEY’S AUNT is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., and is produced in part by Hugh & Joy Hatcher. Additional funding support has been provided by Tracy Jackson.

Performances run July 12 through July 27 on Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, July 20.

Tickets are $25 (adults) and $15 (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). Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run.

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