2015-2016 Season

CURRENTLY PLAYING

Blues in the Night

Blues in the Night

[MainStage]
 
8pm February 5,6,12,19,20
7pm February 11,17,18
2pm February 13
 
CONCEIVED & ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY Sheldon Epps
ORIGINAL VOCAL ARRANGEMENT AND MUSICAL DIRECTION BY Chapman Roberts
ORCHESTRATIONS AND ADDITIONAL VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY Sy Johnson
 

The universal language of the blues wails out full and strong in this scorching Tony-nominated musical revue. Set in 1930s Chicago, the story of three women in love with the same no-good man is defined by twenty-six hot and torchy numbers covering the range of this indigenous American art form, from Bessie Smith to Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Cox, Ida Cox and more.

Produced in part by Ken Grambihler and Hugh & Joy Hatcher
 
Additional funding support provided by Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald, Barry Kitterman & Jill Eichhorn, Dr. Gary & Janet Mund and Dr. John & Cathy Stanton
 
Tickets $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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COMING SOON

The Mountaintop

The Mountaintop

[MainStage]
 
7pm February 24,25
8pm February 26,27
2pm February 27
 
By Katori Hall
 

On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel. In this gripping re-imagination of the events the night before the assassination, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people when a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news.

Produced in part by Dr. Joseph & Nancye Britton, Barry Kitterman & Jill Eichhorn and J.T. & Diane Smith
 
Tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss’s

The Cat in the Hat

[MainStage]
 
2pm March 5,12,19
 
BASED ON THE BOOK BY Dr. Seuss
PLAY ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY The National Theatre of Great Britain
ADAPTED AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY Katie Mitchell
 

Everyone’s favorite feline comes to mischievous life in this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met!

Produced in part by Jimmy & Lena Orgain
 
Additional funding support provided by Larry & Barbara Goolsby
 
Tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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Thrill Me

Thrill Me

The Leopold & Loeb Story
[theotherspace]
 
7pm March 21,22,28,29
 
BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Stephen Dolginoff
 

The perfect crime. No witnesses, no evidence, no clues. Only a single pair of gold wire rim glasses holds the key to solving the murder of the century.

Presented in theotherspace.

Recommended for mature audiences only
 
Produced in part by Melinda Kelly-Major
 
Tickets $20
 

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The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons

[MainStage]
 
8pm March 25,26 April 1,2
2pm April 2
 
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY John McDonald
FROM THE NOVEL BY Booth Tarkington
 

A spoiled child, a mother’s death, the changing times and the loss of great wealth bring George Amberson his ultimate comeuppance in this world premiere adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

Produced in part by Jill T. Crow, Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald, Sal & Andrea Herrera, Tracy Jackson and Starlene Shackelford Sykes
 
Tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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The Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare’s

The Taming of the Shrew

[MainStage]
 
7pm April 6,7
8pm April 8,9
2pm April 9
 
By William Shakespeare
 

The battle of the sexes as only the greatest playwright of the English language could tell it!

Produced in part by The City of Clarksville and Jim Marshall
 
Additional funding support provided by Nancy Ladd and Dr. John & Cathy Stanton
 
Tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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American Idiot
Green Day’s

American Idiot

[MainStage]
 
8pm April 29,30 May 6,7,13,14
7pm May 5,11,12
 
BOOK AND LYRICS BY Billie Joe Armstrong
BOOK BY Michael Mayer
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY Green Day
 

Struggling to find meaning in a post-9/11 world, Johnny, Tunny and Will flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life. Their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Michael is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera of youthful disillusion, this two-time Tony Award-winning hit based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it has never gone before!

Recommended for mature audiences only
 
Produced in part by Jill T. Crow and Nancy Ladd
 
Tickets $25
 

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The Temperamentals

The Temperamentals

[theotherspace]
 
7pm May 9,10
 
By Jon Marans
 

In the early 1950s, “temperamental” was part of a created language of secret words that gay men used to communicate. The story of two men, the communist Harry Hay and the Viennese refugee and designer Rudi Gernreich, unfolds as they fall in love in the pre-Stonewall United States of the early ’50s.

Presented in theotherspace.

Recommended for mature audiences only
 
Produced in part by Melinda Kelly-Major
 
Tickets $15
 

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Shrek

SHREK The Musical JR.

[MainStage]
 
6pm May 20,21,24,25,28*,31 June 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,11
7pm May 26
2pm May 21,28 June 4,11
 
BASED ON THE DREAMWORKS ANIMATION MOTION PICTURE AND THE BOOK BY William Steig
BOOK AND LYRICS BY David Lindsay-Abaire
MUSIC BY Jeanine Tesori
ORIGINALLY PRODUCED ON BROADWAY BY Dreamworks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions
ORIGINAL PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY Jason Moore and Rob Ashford
“I’M A BELIEVER” BY Neil Diamond
 

Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in an irreverently fun show for the entire family!

Presented by the Roxy Regional School of the Arts.

* “Lunch with Shrek” at 12:30pm (Tickets $40)
 
Produced in part by Jill T. Crow, Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald, Sal & Andrea Herrera, Melinda Kelly-Major and Starlene Shackelford Sykes
 
Tickets $15
 

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The Awesome 80s Prom
Ken Davenport’s

The Awesome ’80s Prom

[MainStage]
 
8pm June 17,18,24,25 July 1,2,8,9*
7pm June 23,29,30 July 6,7
 
WRITTEN BY Ken Davenport and The Class of ’89
CONCEIVED AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED AND PRODUCED OFF-BROADWAY BY Ken Davenport
 

You’re invited to a brand new blast-from-the-past party at Wanaget High’s Senior Prom … in 1989! All your favorite ’80s characters are here, from the captain of the football team to the foreign exchange student, from the geek to the hottie head cheerleader, all competing for Prom King and Queen … and just like on “American Idol,” the audience decides who wins! Go back in time with this high-octane musical where you can dance to hits of the ’80s along with the cast.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE
 
* ANNUAL COOKOUT AT 6:30pm (Tickets $40/$25)
 
Produced in part by Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald, Larry & Barbara Goolsby, Hugh & Joy Hatcher and Nancy Ladd
 
Tickets $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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Grace Among the Leavings

Grace Among the Leavings

[theotherspace]
 
7pm June 20,21,27,28
 
BASED ON THE BOOK BY Beverly Fisher
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY Dennis Darling and Kari Catton
 

Eleven-year-old Grace Meadows speaks with the wisdom of innocence, telling the story of her family’s heartbreaking struggle to survive in the midst of the Civil War. Beverly Fisher’s deeply moving story covers the tragedy and issues of slavery, the privileges of class, and the sacrifices made to escape the tension, confusion and contradictions of war.

Presented in theotherspace.

Produced in part by Melinda Kelly-Major
 
Tickets $15
 

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Smokey Joes Cafe

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

The Songs of Leiber and Stoller
[MainStage]
 
8pm July 22,23,29,30 August 5,6,12,13,19,20
7pm July 28 August 3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18
2pm July 30, August 13
 
WORDS AND MUSIC BY Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
 

Rock ‘n’ roll to all your favorite hits of the ’50s! Broadway’s longest-running musical revue, this Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning salute to legendary songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller features over three dozen of the greatest songs ever recorded during the golden age of American culture, including “Hound Dog,” “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion #9,” “Fools Fall in Love” and many more!

Produced in part by Planters Bank
 
Additional funding support provided by Jill T. Crow, Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald, James Holleman and John & Ann Waddle
 
Tickets $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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