The Pirates of Penzance, Jr.Sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General are just a few of the characters dropping anchor at the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

The Roxy Regional School of the Arts presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s swashbuckling musical comedy THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 26 through June 17.

Packed full of absurd adventures and improbable paradoxes, Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera follows the story of Frederic (Patrick Long), a pirate’s apprentice who falls head-over-heels in love with Mabel (Lauren Mund), the daughter of Major-General Stanley (Tanner Sigears). Frederic is due to be released from his apprenticeship on his 21st birthday, but there’s a snag. Born on February 29th, Frederic discovers that he is technically still a youngster. Although very much in love, his dedication to duty is unshakeable. Can he find a way to live happily-ever-after with Mabel?

Based on the classic operetta by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. has been adapted by the Roxy Regional Theatre and is directed by Ryan Bowie, with choreography by Emily Rourke, music direction by Lacey Connell, technical direction by Samantha Hodson and accompaniment by Matthew McNeill. The cast and crew features thirty-four talented local youth, ages 10 to 18: Madison Blackmon, Jesse Boyle, Bella Cargill, Adianna Cervantes, Kourtni Cottrell, Caleb Crosby, Marlon Cuevas, Lorraine Cutting, Ava DoVanne, Sebastian Fenton, Brady Gerlach-Brown, Hayden Gilbreath, Ehma Herrera, Jasmine Holmes, Summer Johnston, Macee Lewis, Patrick Long, Scotty McDaniel, Sylvia Mendiola, Rebecca Morrison, Lauren Mund, Julia Owen, Emma Petrie, Michael Phillips, Kayla Pickett, Millie Rice, Lillie Rich, Aidan Sartor, Josh Shellenberger, Tanner Sigears, Chayson Smith, Katie Stafford, Paris Taylor and Sarah Wilson.

Performances run May 26 through June 17 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6:00pm, with 2:00pm matinees on June 3, 10 and 17.

Friday, May 26, is the traditional pay-what-you-can preview of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 5:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

On Saturday, June 3 and June 17, patrons are invited to a “Pirate Party!” before the matinee. The party starts at 12:30pm with lunch across the street at Edward’s Steakhouse (107 Franklin Street), pirate-themed arts and crafts, and photos with the cast. Tickets are $40 for the package, which includes the 2:00pm performance of THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR. is made possible in part through the generous support of Melinda Kelly-Major.

Tickets are $15 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 Wednesday and Thursday performances during the run.

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Happenin at the HollemansDiscover the world behind the curtain …

Longtime supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman, along with the Roxy Regional Theatre Board of Directors, invite you to attend the 5th Annual HAPPENIN’ AT THE HOLLEMANS, an evening of entertainment featuring the unveiling of our highly-anticipated SEASON 35, on Friday, May 19, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at 1280 Madison Street.

While the complete season lineup will not be revealed until that evening, here are a few hints of what awaits the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville in 2017-2018:

A winding road …

A musical based on a treasured Christmas movie …

A Vietnam tribute …

A musical world good enough to make into a cobbler …

A classic about corn in a southern state …

Join us at HAPPENIN’ AT THE HOLLEMANS to be among the first to learn the new season!

Tables will be themed around each production, featuring food and drink by Fire & Ice Catering alongside offerings from Edward’s Steakhouse, Yada Yada Yada Deli and Roux AmeriCajun Restaurant; cocktails by MB Roland Distillery; beer by Budweiser of Clarksville and AJAX Distributing Company; wine by Beachaven Winery and floral designs by Sango Village Florist.

The official announcement for SEASON 35, our annual spring fundraiser gives you the opportunity to help sponsor productions in the upcoming season. You can choose your show and level of support, and enjoy benefits ranging from program recognition and complimentary tickets to marquee space.

The Hollemans’ home is located at 1280 Madison Street, just past Pageant Lane and across from Glenwood Drive. Parking is available at Veterans Plaza, and valet attendants will be on-hand.

Tickets to HAPPENIN’ AT THE HOLLEMANS are $50 per person 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, Mondays through Fridays, and one hour prior to performances). (Phone and in-person orders do not carry a service fee.) Please RSVP by Monday, May 1.

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Hilarious Musical [TITLE OF SHOW] Takes the Stage, April 28 – May 13

April 20, 2017

To anyone who has ever had a dream and dared to try and make that dream a reality, no matter what the obstacle, the Roxy Regional Theatre has just the show for you. Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell’s unique, unusually named hit musical comedy [title of show] comes to the corner of Franklin and First […]

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FINDING NEMO Kicks Off New Season of Planters Bank Presents… Film Series

April 19, 2017

After a brief hiatus for Easter Sunday, the Planters Bank Presents… Film Series at the Roxy Regional Theatre returns this Sunday, April 23, at 2:00pm, with the Disney and Pixar animated favorite FINDING NEMO. Tickets are now available at the Roxy Regional Theatre during regular box office hours. The Spring/Summer 2017 schedule of the Planters […]

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Jama Bowen Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH in theotherspace, April 3 – April 11

March 20, 2017

Everyone knows Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career as a pioneering radio and television sex therapist. Few, however, know the incredible journey which preceded it. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a sniper, to her struggle to succeed as a single mother newly-arrived in America, her remarkable […]

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Dr. Seuss Favorites Come to Life in SEUSSICAL, March 17 – April 8

March 13, 2017

Children across the nation recently celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with Read Across America Day. The Roxy Regional Theatre continues the celebration in Historic Downtown Clarksville with the staging of SEUSSICAL: The Musical, opening this Friday, March 17, and continuing through April 8. Kendall Adaire Payne stars as The Cat in the Hat in […]

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Gripping Holocaust Survival Story, I AM MY OWN WIFE, plays upstairs in theotherspace, February 20 – February 28

February 9, 2017

As a companion piece to this month’s mainstage production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, the Roxy Regional Theatre is offering a different sort of Holocaust survival story, though one no less poignant. The fascinating true tale of Berlin’s most famous transvestite, who survived two of the most oppressive regimes of the 20th century, in […]

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Virginia Richardson stars in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, February 17 – March 4

February 6, 2017

For over half a century, her memoir has captured the hearts of millions around the world. Now the Roxy Regional Theatre is bringing to life the inspirational true story of a young girl swept up in the turmoil of the Holocaust in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, opening Friday, February 17, at 8:00pm. During the […]

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Children’s Auditions for SEUSSICAL The Musical on Saturday, February 11

February 1, 2017

Local youth will have the opportunity to work alongside professional actors when the Roxy Regional Theatre holds children’s auditions for The Whos in SEUSSICAL The Musical on Saturday, February 11, at 1:00pm. Children ages 10 and up should come prepared with “Oh, The Thinks You Can Think” and be dressed to move in comfortable clothing […]

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Comedy Legend Gallagher Brings 70th Birthday Farewell Tour to the Roxy

January 12, 2017

After over four decades of entertaining audiences with his prop comedy, social commentary and watermelon smashing antics, one of the most famous comedians of our time is hanging up his Sledge-O-Matic. In celebration of his 70th birthday, Gallagher is bringing master comedians Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson along for the ride on his national farewell […]

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