32nd Anniversary Roxy Gala
Celebrate 32 years of live entertainment on the corner of Franklin and First with an evening of great food, fine art and splendid theatre!
Silent art auction with Harvest Manhattans, courtesy of MB Roland Distillery, at 6pm.
Dinner by The Bound’ry at 6:30pm, featuring June Rubbed Filet of Beef and Seared Scallops, Finished with Manhattan Sauce; Grilled Asparagus and Salted Fingerling Potatoes; Bibb Salad with Port Wine Poached Pears, Spiced Pecans, Red Onion and Dijon Vinaigarette; and Strawberry Hibiscus Cheesecake, complemented with Beachaven wines.
Live auction with Sammy Stuard at 7:30pm, followed by selections from Leonard Bernstein’s ON THE TOWN.
A Night on the Terrazzo
Take a walk down memory lane with songs from our last three decades on the corner of Franklin and First. Performed in a cabaret setting in our lobby and featuring a little Kander and Ebb, mixed with some Sondheim — not to mention Bernstein, Herman and Styne — this musical revue will have you reminiscing and singing all night!
Dust off your leather jacket, pull on your bobby-socks and hand-jive the night away with Rydell High’s senior class of 1959! Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and girl-next-door Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Hand Jive” and many more!
A Bit of This, A Bit of That
See another side of the cast of GREASE with this cabaret style performance of their favorite musical theatre selections.
A limited number of tables and chairs are available, and seating is general admission. Ticket price includes a beverage.
Little Shop of Horrors
A down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination! Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies never fails to entertain.
Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas after being orphaned on the shores of West Africa, a young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters the jungle, Tarzan — now a man — encounters strangers like himself for the first time. Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story and the hit Disney film, this action-packed musical features the songs of pop icon Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar-winning “You’ll Be in My Heart.”
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. Breaking his parole in hopes of starting a new life, he initiates a life-long struggle for redemption during which he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Epic, grand and uplifting, its powerful affirmation of the human spirit has made this popular masterpiece an international smash-hit.
A Woman Called Truth
Throughout her life, Sojourner Truth came upon injustice and fought it with uncommon clear-sightedness, courage and wit. Combining her actual words with authentic slave songs, spirituals and folk songs of the period, this one-act play chronicles the life of this remarkable woman from the day she is sold away from her family as a young girl, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a popular and respected figure advocating abolition and women’s rights.
In four one-act plays by Darren V. Michael, two regulars find themselves alone and seeking companionship one evening at the local honky-tonk; a participant in a one-night stand discovers one small detail his partner neglected to share; a recent widow learns to stand on her own again with the arrival of a Syrian immigrant seeking a room to rent; and an expectant father discusses every awful conversation he’s feared with his new daughter as she begins to age rapidly before his eyes. Featuring “Willie Nelson Ain’t Dead,” “Feathers,” “A Widow Safe and Secure” and “Imaginary Conversations with My Daughter.”
Much Ado About Nothing
Boasting one of Shakespeare’s most delightful heroines, this imaginative, exuberant comedy contrasts two pairs of lovers in a witty and suspenseful battle of the sexes. A masquerade ball provides the setting for a case of mistaken identity, reminding us all of the failings and triumphs of the human condition in our never-ending search for perfect love.
Frank Sinatra made women scream when he walked up to the microphone; and with a twist of a phrase, men wept. His ability to interpret a song defined an American generation. Relive the magic of Ol’ Blue Eyes with this must-see musical celebrating the songs he made famous, including “Strangers in the Night,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “New York, New York” and more!
Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Suspend your disbelief for a moment, and let the master of the fairy tale take you on an enchanting journey into the stories “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Swineherd,” “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” “The Little Match Girl” and “The Ugly Duckling.”
The Vagina Monologues
Spread the word! We’re back for the twelfth year! Eve Ensler’s touching, often hilarious series of monologues about women and performed by women has played to packed houses around the country.
A Year with Frog and Toad
Part vaudeville, part make-believe and all charm, this whimsical musical follows two great friends — the cheerful, popular Frog and the rather grumpy Toad — through four, fun-filled seasons. A jazzy, upbeat score and a host of endearing characters equal perfect fun for the entire family!
The Plaids are back! At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little four-part harmony into a discordant holiday. Featuring “Plaid-erized” Christmas standards “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Let It Snow,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and more!
The Great Gatsby
Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger is young newcomer Nick Carraway. In Fitzgerald’s opulent, iconic, carefree lifestyle of the Jazz Age, there lurks a materialistic center, making this breathtaking adaptation’s sharp depiction of the “American Dream” resonate anew for each generation.
The Rocky Horror Show
Dig out your fishnet stockings and sharpen your stilettos … that sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back for a limited engagement! 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. With Richard O’Brien’s cult favorite, prepare to do the “Time Warp” like you have never done it before! Rated “M” for Mature.
Superheroes unite! Grab your cape and mask, and get ready to go on a one-of-a-kind adventure with the rising stars of early childhood education, the Zinghoppers! Join Conductor Jack, DJ Kitty, Penelope the Possum, Olo the Donky, and Coconuts the Kangaroo as they learn what it means to be a real superhero. Featuring songs from the band’s Emmy Award-winning PBS television series, this fun musical concert entertains and engages while teaching important life lessons about being a good friend, eating healthy, exercising daily and looking for numbers and letters in the world around us.
Lovingly ripped off from Monty Python’s classic film comedy, this Tony Award-winning musical retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. But before they can find the grail, they’re taking a little side-trip to the Queen City — complete with a bevy of beautiful show girls, flying cows, killer rabbits, and French people!
An Evening with Rodgers & Hammerstein
Enjoy an intimate evening of music celebrating the work of the multi-award winning composing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, featuring songs from Carousel, Oklahoma, Cinderella, South Pacific and more, performed by Ryan Bowie, Mickey Rafalski and Michael Spaziani, with Vicki King on piano. A limited number of tables and chairs are available, and seating is general admission. Ticket price includes a beverage. (On Saturday, August 31, at 8pm, the performers will be joined by the Cumberland Winds concert band for a special mainstage presentation.)
Set in an island paradise during World War II, this Tony Award-winning musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. These two parallel love stories are set against the backdrop of a score featuring such songs as “Some Enchanted Evening,” “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair,” “This Nearly Was Mine” and “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.”
The Little Mermaid Jr.
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. features the hit songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar-winning “Under the Sea.”
Presented by the Roxy Regional School of the Arts.
“Second star to the right, and straight on ’til morning!” This tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn in an exciting new musical by the authors of Honk! and Mary Poppins, bringing to life the magical world of Neverland with spectacular scenes of flying, swashbuckling and sheer fantasy.
Civil War Stories
Celebrated for their intensity, insight and mastery of form, Ambrose Bierce’s collection of stories has been described as one of the great antiwar statements in American literature. Selections include “Chickamauga,” “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “Killed At Resaca.” The third production in our four-part series celebrating the Sesquicentennial of The Civil War.
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
A new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery. Jackie and Veronica have been in love since the eighth grade. But now, Jackie is on parole and living clean and sober under the guidance of his sponsor, Ralph D, while still living with and loving his volatile soulmate Veronica who is fiercely loving, but far from sober. Still, their love is pure. And true. Nothing can come between them — except a hat.
Presented in theotherspace.
Romeo & Juliet
Rediscover one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, the tragic love story about “a pair of star-crossed lovers” from rival families. Performed simply and honestly, this production celebrates the captivating language and enduring characters of Shakespeare’s masterpiece.
Always … Patsy Cline
A tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, this show is based on a true story about Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. This beloved musical features over 25 unforgettable hits, including “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall To Pieces,” “Crazy,” “She’s Got You,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and more!
This beloved classic is a heartwarming tale of an orphan sent to live with her hermit-like grandfather high in the Swiss Alps. One of the most charming heroines of all time, Heidi ultimately transforms the lives of many people — among them Clara, a well-to-do but sickly girl; Peter, a goatherd, and his blind grandmother; and, above all, her embittered, reclusive grandfather.
The Vagina Monologues
Spread the word! We’re back for the eleventh year! Eve Ensler’s hilarious monologues about women and performed by women have played to packed houses around the country.
Presented in theotherspace.
A Christmas Carol
Celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, this rollicking musical morsel will sweeten your taste buds and warm even the hardest of hearts. Ebenezer Scrooge meets the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, finding redemption and rediscovering the true meaning of the holiday in this Dickens classic, now a Roxy tradition.
Jonas lives in a perfect world, one without war, fear or pain — but also one without choices. When he is chosen to receive special training from The Giver, Jonas begins a journey to uncover the truth about life and the hypocrisy of his utopian world, while discovering what it means to grow up, to grow wise, and to take control of his own destiny.
The Rocky Horror Show
Dig out your fishnet stockings and sharpen your stilettos … that sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back! On the way to visit an old college professor, two clean-cut young people, Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, run into trouble and seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion. Prepare to do the “Time Warp” like you have never done it before! Rated “M” for Mature.
9 to 5: The Musical
Starring Bailey Hanks, star of Broadway’s “Legally Blonde” and winner of MTV’s “The Search for Elle Woods,” and based on the film starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, this hilarious musical comedy tells the story of three unlikely friends who, even in a man’s world, prove there’s nothing they can’t do! Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, 9 to 5: The Musical kicks off our 30th anniversary of live theatre at the corner of Franklin and First.
Happy days are here again with Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli, Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and all of the gang in this musical based on the hit television series, HAPPY DAYS. This new musical reintroduces one of America’s best-loved families, the Cunninghams, and the days of 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’. This perfect family-friendly musical will have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long!
Young Louie feels lonely and without friends in his new neighborhood. Looking for something to cheer himself up on Halloween Night, Louie returns to his old neighborhood friends in an imaginary journey on the wings of his favorite toy, his little red plane. The story is full of tricks and treats, and the incomparable music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz. Most of all, CAPTAIN LOUIE is about friendship — the ability to make new friends and the importance of old ones.
The Wedding Singer
It’s 1985, and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. You too will be grooving to the tunes in this hilarious musical comedy based on the hit movie starring Adam Sandler.
Disney’s 101 DALMATIANS Jr.
In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London, as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.
Presented by the Roxy Regional School of the Arts
Starring Ryan Bowie as Cruella De Vil!
13: The Musical
“Cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.” 13-year-old Evan Goldman just wants to make friends and survive the school year. Easier said than done. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, “13″ is a hilarious, high-energy musical for all ages.
Presented by the Roxy Regional School of the Arts.
Presented in theotherspace.
Schoolhouse Rock Live!
The Red Badge of Courage
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
The Winter’s Tale
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Happily Ever After
The Vagina Monologues
A Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities
Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
The Roxy Regional Theatre is pleased and honored to be one of the participating theatres in this worldwide event.
Reserved seating is available for $20; all remaining tickets go on sale at 6:30pm for pay-what-you-can.
This production is recommended for mature audiences.
The War of the Worlds
Mark Twain: Adventures in American Humor
Beehive: The ’60s Musical Sensation
The Sound Of Music
This final collaboration between Rogers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Featuring such standards as “Climb Every Mountain,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going On Seventeen” and many more.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calpyso to disco and rock ‘n roll, the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.
Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver
Weaving together the songs of John Denver to create a uniquely theatrical narrative that reflects upon the country during the years in which he wrote them twenty-nine of Denver’s songs including “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine On My Shoulders,” “Annie’s Song,” “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” “Calypso” and more are rediscovered and reinvented, performed against a backdrop of stunning visual images of America in the late 60′s and early 70′s, a time of social unrest and political protest.
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi where adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from novel Jim, the faithful friend: the Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke; Huck’s partner in crime, Tom Sawyer; and their rowdy gang of pals.
The Civil War
Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, this thrilling, gut-wrenching and awe-inspiring musicla covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured. Reminiscent of Ken Burns’ acclaimed documentary, THE CIVIL WAR puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.
Bea(u)tiful in the Extreme
Doubt: A Parable
In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, Leslie Greene stars as Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, who takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn, Tom Thayer, of improper relations with one of the students.
Who’s there?…is the question scholars have been asking since 1600. Now considered the greatest play in the English language, Hamlet is the story where a ghost and a prince meet and everyone ends in mincemeat.
The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway’s best. Thomas Fats Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin’ new beat, SWING! Featuring “Ain’t Misbehavin”, “Honeysuckle rose,” “This Joint Is Jumpin’” and many more.
**Special Valentine’s performance