2016-2017 Season

CURRENTLY PLAYING

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

[MainStage]
 
8pm June 30, July 1,7,8,14,15
7pm July 5,6,12,13
 
Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
 

Ryan Bowie is back as “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll diva! This groundbreaking award-winning musical is rocking, funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.

Recommended for mature audiences only
 
Produced in part by Larry & Barbara Goolsby and Melinda Kelly-Major
 
Tickets $25
 

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COMING SOON

Red River Breeze

Red River Breeze:
Merrie Market Music

[MainStage]
 
7pm July 22
 
Travel back in time to the age of the troubadours to experience “Merrie Market Music” with a Celtic flair, performed by popular local music group Red River Breeze, featuring Stephanie Taylor on hammered dulcimer, recorders and bodhran; Melanie Beck on fiddle, bouzouki and mandolin; Vanessa Green on Irish whistle, guitar and harp; Esther Sooter on cello and vocals; David Magers on guitar, hammered dulcimer, djembe and vocals; and Nate Wojociechowski on djembe and hammered dulcimer.

Red River Breeze will perform traditional folk tunes from Ireland, Scotland, England as well as other countries. The concert will feature previously unrecorded tunes and new repertoire from the band’s upcoming album, slated for an early 2018 release!

Red River Breeze’s “Celtic Christmas Concert” at the Roxy in December was a sellout, so get your tickets early! Copies of Red River Breeze’s recordings will be available for purchase during intermission and following the performance.

Tickets $15
 

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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

[MainStage]
 
8pm July 28,29*, August 4,5,11,12,18,19
7pm August 2,3,9,10,16,17
2pm August 5,19
 
By Robert Harling
 

What began as Robert Harling’s beautiful, cathartic memoir about his sister has become a widely beloved play and popular film about the hope, healing — and even humor — possible in the midst of heartache. Laugh, cry and fall in love all over again with these iconic characters who are “as delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.”

* Annual Summer Cookout at 6:30pm (Tickets $40/$25)
 
Produced in part by Hugh & Joy Hatcher
 
Tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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Playing with Light and Shadow

Playing with Light and Shadow

[MainStage]
 
7pm August 26
 
By Ted Jones
 
“Playing with Light and Shadow” is Ted Jones’ new original one-man musical show — a personal recollection in story and song with a unique twist: Jones plays a bright blue electric harp. Fusing Classical, Jazz and Blues music with musical theatre, Jones illuminates his own life of light and shadow through a lifetime of play: as a child, as an actor, as a harpist.

“A wonderful singer, a seasoned actor and has a strong, relaxed harp-playing style”
– DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT
Grammy-nominated electric harp virtuoso
 
 
“Beautiful, moving harp playing”
– ROBBIN GORDON-CARTIER
Concert harpist and motivational speaker
 
 
Tickets $20
 

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2017-2018 Season
The Wizard Of Oz

The Wizard Of Oz

[MainStage]
 
8pm September 8,9,15,22,23*,29,30
7pm September 13,14,20,21,27,28
2pm September 9,23,30
 
By L. Frank Baum
Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
 
Click your heels together and join us over the rainbow in the magical land of Oz! Aided by a talking Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion, young Dorothy and her little dog Toto battle the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys in order to get home. Rediscover L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale in this fantastic musical treat for the entire family, featuring such favorites as “Over The Rainbow,” “Munchkinland (Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead),” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “We’re Off To See The Wizard (Follow The Yellow Brick Road)” and more!

* “Lunch with Dorothy” at 12:30pm (Tickets $40)
 
Produced in part by F&M Bank
 
Additional funding support provided by Kay & Randall Haase, Jim & Dottie Mann, Barbara & Larry Goolsby, James G. Holleman, Rick & Mary Konvalinka, Nancy & Garnett Ladd, Sal & Andrea Herrera, Melinda Kelly-Major and John & Cathy Stanton
 
Tickets $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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35mm

35mm: A Musical Exhibition

[theotherspace]
 
7pm October 2,3,9,10
 
Music & lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver
Based on photographs by Matthew Murphy
Vocal arrangements & orchestrations by Ryan Scott Oliver
Additional percussion arrangements by Jeremy Yaddaw
Additional guitar arrangements by Matt Hinkley
 
A picture is worth 1,000 words — what about a song? Can a picture inspire a song or fifteen? In this stunning new multimedia musical, each photo creates an unique song, moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. Merging the worlds of musical theatre, photography and pop/rock music, this intricately woven collection of stories told through song re-imagines what the modern American musical can be.

Presented in theotherspace.

Recommended for mature audiences only
 
Tickets $20
 

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The Rocky Horror Show
Richard O’Brien’s

The Rocky Horror Show

[MainStage]
 
8pm October 20,21,27,28
7pm October 25,26
11:59pm October 28
 
By Richard O’Brien
 
Dig out your fishnet stockings and sharpen your stilettos … that sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back for the sixth year! On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean-cut young people, Brad Majors and his fiancee Janet Weiss, run into trouble and seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion, where Dr Frank N. Furter is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments. With Richard O’Brien’s cult favorite, prepare to do the “Time Warp” like you have never done it before!

Recommended for mature audiences only
 
Produced in part by Tim & Kris Lee
 
Additional funding support provided by Kurt & Kerri Kowalski, Melinda Kelly-Major and Bradley & Lisa Martin
 
Tickets $25
 

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A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Musical
[MainStage]
 
8pm November 3,4,10,11
7pm November 8,9
2pm November 11
 
Adapted by Wade Bradford
Music & Lyrics by Rachel Greenlee and Wade Bradford
 
“Ah, what fools these mortals be!” Whimsically adapted from Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy by Wade Bradford and Rachel Greenlee, this musical features the usual magical forest and spellbound lovers, but also an upstart Puck who decides to liven things up by modernizing the dialogue and adding song and dance numbers. It’s all fun and games until William Shakespeare, fresh from spinning in his grave, leaps onto the stage, demanding to know what on earth is going on! Although this musical version may be a bit more madcap than what the Bard had intended, this show still captures the wonder and the romance of the original play.

Produced in part by Stuart & Peggy Bonnington
 
Additional funding support provided by Ken Grambihler, Walter & Cindy Marczak, Jim B. Marshall, Jacqueline & Ned Crouch and John & Cathy Stanton
 
Tickets $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

[MainStage]
 
7pm November 23,29,30, December 6,7,13,14
8pm November 24**,25, December 1,2,8,9,15
2pm November 25, December 2*,9,16
 
By Charles M. Schulz
Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Stage adaptation by Eric Schaeffer
 
When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to discover the real meaning of Christmas in this adaptation of the classic animated television special.

** “Christmas Over The Cumberland” at 6:30pm (Tickets $50)
 
* “Lunch with Charlie Brown” at 12:30pm (Tickets $40)
 
Produced in part by David & Ellen Kanervo, Rick & Mary Konvalinka and Nancy & Garnett Ladd
 
Additional funding support provided by Barbara & Larry Goolsby
 
Tickets $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

[theotherspace]
 
8pm January 12,13,19,20,26,27
7pm January 17,18,24,25
 
By Eve Ensler
 
Spread the word! Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry … Eve Ensler’s series of monologues about women and performed by women is back for the sixteenth year! This Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

Presented in theotherspace.

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

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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

[MainStage]
 
8pm February 9,10,16,17,23,24
7pm February 14,15,21,22
2pm February 17
 
By Lorraine Hansberry
 
Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama follows three generations of the Younger family, each yearning for a better life far from their crowded, dilapidated apartment on Chicago’s south side. An unexpected financial windfall offers them the opportunity to rise from poverty and better their lives, but the family struggles with conflicting ideas about how to use the money. Unflinching in its vision of what happens to people whose dreams are constantly deferred, this enduring portrait of the African-American experience still resonates today with its themes of identity, justice and moral responsibility.

Produced in part by Hugh & Joy Hatcher
 
Additional funding support provided by Bob Houston, Kurt & Kerri Kowalski and John & Cathy Stanton
 
Tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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Fully Committed

Fully Committed

[theotherspace]
 
7pm February 19,20,26,27
 
By Becky Modes
 
Ryan Bowie brings to life nearly forty wildly diverse characters in this devastatingly funny one-man show following a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number-one 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’s got 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 egomaniacal bosses, can he manage to look out for himself?

Presented in theotherspace.

Recommended for mature audiences only
 
Produced in part by Tim & Kris Lee
 
Tickets $15
 

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James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach

[MainStage]
 
6pm March 9,10,16,17,23,24,30,31
2pm March 10,17,24,31
 
Words by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Music by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
 
Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach … and launches a journey of enormous proportions!

Produced in part by Clarksville Rotary Club
 
Additional funding support provided by Scott & Lynn Jensen, Melinda Kelly-Major and David & Marianne Straka
 
Tickets $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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A Piece of My Heart

A Piece of My Heart

[MainStage]
 
8pm April 13,14,20,21,27,28
7pm April 18,19,25,26
2pm April 21
 
By Shirley Lauro
 
Named “the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation” by The Vietnam Vets Association, this powerful drama follows the true stories of six courageous women sent to Vietnam — five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops — and their struggles to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them and a nation that shunned them. Enhanced with video projections and other multimedia, the play explores the often overlooked contributions of women in service.

Produced in part by Walter & Cindy Marczak
 
Additional funding support provided by Kurt & Kerri Kowalski, Gary & Janet Mund and John & Cathy Stanton
 
Tickets $20 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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Marilyn God

Marilyn/God

[theotherspace]
 
7pm April 30, May 1,7,8
 
By Rosary Hartell O’Neill
 
Marilyn Monroe has just died and must audition for heaven. But her judges are her thirteen aborted babies. Will she get into heaven? Capturing the effervescent humor of Marilyn confused and intrigued by the signs she must follow to climb her way into heaven, this comedy explores the multi-levels of complexity of the cult goddess — her vulnerability, anger, and how Americans’ worship of beauty and fame fueled her rise to stardom.

Presented in theotherspace.

Recommended for mature audiences only
 
Tickets $15
 

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Annie Jr

Annie, Jr.

[MainStage]
 
6pm May 18,19,23,24,25,26,30,31,
June 1,2,6,7,8,9
2pm May 19,26, June 2,9*
 
Music by Charles Strous
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Book by Thomas Meehan
Based on Little Orphan Annie by permission of The Tribune Media Services, Inc.
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
 
Join everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure! Little orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Eventually foiling the orphanage matron’s evil machinations, Annie finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, the irrepressible comic strip heroine will charm your heart and have you singing along to such memorable tunes as “Tomorrow,” “NYC,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” and more!

Presented by the Roxy Regional School of the Arts.

“Lunch with Annie” at 12:30pm (Tickets $40)
 
Produced in part by Melinda Kelly-Major
 
Tickets $15
 

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Dames at Sea

Dames at Sea

[MainStage]
 
8pm June 22,23,29,30*, July 6,7
7pm June 27,28, July 5
2pm June 30, July 7
 
Book & Lyrics by George Haimsohn & Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise
 
It’s big-time New York into which sweet little Ruby from faraway Hometown, USA, has come to make it big on Broadway. Who should she chance to meet but another boy from Hometown, USA: Dick, a sailor, who also has ambitions as a songwriter. Ruby begins in the chorus and, by the end of the day, in true Hollywood fashion, Dick saves her doomed Broadway show with a smash tune, as Ruby becomes a star on the deck of a battleship which just happens to be passing by.

* “Annual Summer Cookout” at 6:30pm (Tickets $40)
 
Produced in part by Rick & Mary Konvalinka
 
Additional funding support provided by Hugh & Joy Hatcher, Kurt & Kerri Kowalski and John & Cathy Stanton
 
Tickets $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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Oklahoma
Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s

Oklahoma!

[MainStage]
 
8pm July 27,28, August 3,4,10,11*,17,18
7pm August 1,2,8,9,15,16
2pm August 4,18
 
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Original dances by Agnes de Mille
Based on the play Green Grow the Lilacs by Lynn Riggs
 
The high-spirited rivalry between cowboys and farmers in Western Indian territory, just after the turn of the century, provides the colorful background for love between handsome cowboy Curly and winsome farm girl Laurey. Although the road to true love never runs smoothly, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. Blending song, ballet and “hoe-down” stepping, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s initial collaboration features among its musical highlights “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top,” “Many a New Day,” “Kansas City” and the triumphant song of the brand new state, “Oklahoma!”

* “Box Social” at 6:30pm (Tickets $40/$25)
 
Produced in part by Mark & Ricki Holleman
 
Additional funding support provided by Sal & Andrea Herrera, Barbara & Larry Goolsby, James G. Holleman, Melinda Kelly-Major, Bradley & Lisa Martin, Gary & Janet Mund and David & Marianne Straka
 
Tickets $25 (adults) and $15 (13 and under)
 

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