Roxy Is Dark, But Plans Are Underway for 30th Season

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on August 24, 2012

The Roxy Regional Theatre is dark, a misleading theatrical term meaning no production is in performance. The theatre is taking a much-deserved respite, a breather before gearing up for another litany of works: 9 to 5: The Musical, The Rocky Horror Show, The Giver, A Christmas Carol, The Vagina Monologues, Heidi, Always … Patsy Cline, Romeo & Juliet, The Mother****** with the Hat, Civil War Stories, Peter Pan, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr., The Marvelous Wonderettes and South Pacific.

In a few short weeks, 9 to 5: The Musical will open our 30th season of live theatre on the corner of Franklin and First. Bailey Hanks, winner of MTV’s “The Search for Elle Woods” and star of Broadway’s Legally Blonde, is already preparing for 9 to 5’s opening and the 30th Anniversary Roxy Gala on September 15.

The set has been started. Amber Wallace has already taken sixteen 2’ x 3’ pieces of gray bamply to her art studio, painting them to be the windows in a set depicting office towers with glass windows. All are the backdrop for the hysterically funny Dolly Parton musical based on the movie of the same name. Dolly herself even makes an appearance in 9 to 5 … but you’ll have to come see it to know how and when she does it.

“Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts” is also only two short weeks away. Some of the unique handcrafted items available on Saturday, September 15, from 9am until 4pm, include:

• jewelry by Back To Earth Creations (Yvonne Williams);
• photography by Captured By Grant (Grant Schryver);
• coloring books and license plates by the Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council;
• cards and gifts by Creative Cutters Corner & Crafts (Carolyn Albright);
• vintage renewed suitcases by Curious Cases & Photography (Danielia White);
• paintings and photography by Downtown Artists Co-op;
• photography by Friends of Photography;
• prints and artist books by Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection (Cindy Marsh);
• bags by Hot Tart Creations (Erin Mausteller & Sharon Shifflette);
• ceramic garden ornaments by LNM Creations (Louis & Mary Toth);
• watercolors by Frank Lott;
• jewelry by Made With Love (Kimberly Moore);
• wooden art by Mia’s Creations (Mia Schwartz);
• wreaths and pottery by Mishmash Ladies (Natasha McCracken);
• handbags and totes by Pocket Charm Purses & Bags (Winnie Slate);
• knitted and crocheted items by Carolyn Rogers;
• dish towel items and scarves by A Stitch or Two (Bettina Nuckolls);
• jewelry by That Creative Touch (Lisa West);
• pottery by Thornton Pottery (Ronnie Thornton);
• wood-turned items by Tuckessee Woodturners (Charles Putnam);
• bottlecap jewelry by Twisted Creations (J.T. Young);
• wire garden art and rugs by Two Branches (Mary Gail Russ);
• pillows and metal work by Two Old Biddies (Linda Farmer);
• wooden pens by Uncle Fuzzy’s Penworks (Keith Fehrman);
• bowls and ornaments by Wooden Things (Robert M. Harris);
• multimedia work by Woodward Arts (Rita & Doug Woodward).

See you at the theatre!

[John McDonald]

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