WSM Road Show Talent Competition at the Roxy on Saturday, February 24

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on February 16, 2018

The Roxy Regional Theatre will take part in an old-time touring radio show this month as part of the WSM Road Show talent competition.

650 AM WSM, the radio home of the Grand Ole Opry, has launched the 2018 WSM Road Show, a live performance competition highlighting up and coming country music singer/songwriters. The talent competition will award one grand-prize winner the opportunity to play the Grand Ole Opry in 2018 on the same evening Alan Jackson makes an Opry appearance.

A two-hour matinee competition, the WSM Road Show will broadcast live on 650 AM and WSMonline.com from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, from the stages of these historic Tennessee theaters:

January 27, The Palace Theatre, Crossville
February 17, The Palace Theatre, Gallatin
February 24, Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville
March 10, Sugarlands Distilling Co., Gatlinburg
March 14, The Capitol Theatre, Lebanon

The final round of the competition will take place on Saturday, March 24, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at AJ’s Good Time Bar in Nashville.

“The WSM Road Show takes us back to a day when radio stations would visit outer lying areas and seek up and coming talent,” said Chris Kulick, WSM general manager.

To be considered for the WSM Road Show talent competition, applicants can visit wsmonline.com. All submissions will be reviewed in advance and selected contestants will be contacted directly with onsite audition information.

The WSM Road Show is presented by AJ’s Good Time Bar, Stonehaus Winery, D.T. McCall & Sons, World Music Nashville, and Zaxby’s.

Fully CommittedNearly 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, February 26 – March 6.

Described by The NY Times “a richly comic affirmation of everything ever heard, or suspected, about the bad behavior that good food can inspire,” the play centers on Sam, a struggling actor who works as a reservation clerk at a chic Manhattan restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics — a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their zeal to land a prime reservation, or the right table.

Amid the barrage, Sam has his own needs to contend with — his recently widowed dad wants him home for Christmas, and he’s up for a choice part at Lincoln Center. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes, fickle celebrities and ego-maniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself?

No stranger to the world of one-man comedy, Ryan Bowie has previously shown his versatility in the stage adaptation of David Sedaris’ hilarious holiday essay THE SANTALAND DIARIES; Jonathan Tolins’ comedy about an underemployed actor working in Barbra Streisand’s basement, BUYER & CELLAR; and Fred Barton’s previously untold story of the black-and-white alter ego to The Wicked Witch of the West, MISS GULCH RETURNS! — not to mention his two wildly popular turns in the one-man/one-woman show HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. Bowie’s performance in FULLY COMMITTED only further illustrates his talents of seemingly effortlessly bringing life to a diverse range of roles.

FULLY COMMITTED is presented in part through the generous support of Tim & Kris Lee and plays at 7:00pm on February 26, February 27, March 5 and March 6. Due to language and content, this production is recommended for mature audiences only.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased 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).

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