Schoolhouse Rock LiveThe Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math and more through clever, catchy tunes is lighting up the stage of Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre this month.

The pop culture phenomenon SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, January 21, at 8:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s pay-what-you-can opening night tradition, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

Brian Best stars as Tom, a nerve-wracked schoolteacher who is apprehensive about his first day of teaching. When he tries to relax by watching TV, various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through such songs as “Just a Bill,” “Unpack Your Adjectives,” “Lolly, Lolly, Lolly” and “Conjunction Junction.”

Directed and choreographed by Ryan Bowie, with additional choreography by Emily Rourke and music direction and piano accompaniment by Tyler Saunders, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! also features Kayla Brandt, Matthew Combs, Hayden Gilbreath, David Graham, Chloe LaMar and Emily Rourke.

Based on an idea by David McCall and a television series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! is written by George Keating, Kyle Hall and Scott Ferguson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, George Newall, Kathy Mandry, Lynn Ahrens and Tom Yohe. SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International (MTI),

This production is made possible in part through a grant from The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee from the Robert K. and Anne H. Zelle Fund for Fine and Performing Arts. Additional funding support has been provided by Altra Federal Credit Union, Beth & Nick Kirby and David & Marianne Straka.

Performances run January 21 through February 5 on Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with 2:00pm matinees on Saturday, January 29, and Saturday, February 5.

Tickets are $35 (adults) and $15 (10 and under) and may be reserved online at, 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 and APSU students can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run, while CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Friday performances.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Facial coverings masking the nose and mouth are now REQUIRED inside the Roxy Regional Theatre (except when eating or drinking) for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. The Roxy Regional Theatre reserves the right to change this COVID-19 policy at any time and will communicate any necessary changes electronically or in person.

POSTPONED: The Agitators

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on January 11, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the postponement of our upcoming production of THE AGITATORS. Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with the principal cast and fears of the impact of the latest COVID-19 surge in our community and around the nation, our board of directors has made the difficult decision to postpone this production until the summer.

Ticket holders have been contacted and issued refunds, but if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the box office via email at or at (931) 645-7699 and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

We truly apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change in plans, and we appreciate your understanding, patience and support as we continue to navigate these challenging times. Please stay tuned to our website for updates regarding rescheduled performance dates.

Eve Ensler’s THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES return for 19th year, January 7 – January 15

December 27, 2021

“Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting and occasionally angry” … following a one-year hiatus, Eve Ensler’s wildly popular series of monologues about women and performed by women is back for the nineteenth year with the Roxy Regional Theatre’s presentation of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, January 7 – January 15. This year, four local ladies will take the stage […]

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Happy Holidays from all of us at the Roxy! Box office will re-open January 3

December 19, 2021

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Roxy Regional Theatre! Our box office will be closed through Monday, January 3, but tickets are available online 24/7 at For the theatre lover on your list, e-gift cards are also available at We wish you a safe and happy holiday season, and we look […]

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December 1, 2021

We are grateful for the support we receive from you all throughout the year and feel fortunate to count you among our friends. Your attendance at performances and special events, volunteer efforts, and both monetary and in-kind donations keep the Roxy Regional Theatre going strong and allow us to continue offering quality programming in the […]

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RED RIVER BREEZE: A Celtic Christmas Returns! on Sunday, December 12

November 17, 2021

Returning after a one-year hiatus, Clarksville’s own acoustic Celtic band is bringing their unique brand of Christmas cheer to the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville for the sixth year. Performing traditional holiday tunes and carols with a Celtic flair, Red River Breeze will present “A Celtic Christmas Returns!” at the Roxy […]

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: The Musical opens Thanksgiving night

November 15, 2021

After the turkey and stuffing are put away on Thanksgiving night, bring your out-of-town guests to Historic Downtown Clarksville for family entertainment sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit! IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: The Musical opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Thursday, November 25, at 7:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s pay-what-you-can opening […]

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DOUBT raised upstairs in theotherspace, November 15 – November 23

November 4, 2021

“What do you do when you’re not sure?” So begins the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama on stage this month at Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre. The search for the truth will unearth deeper questions of moral certainty and leave audiences questioning their own biases when DOUBT: A Parable begins a limited run upstairs in […]

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Multitasking madness explored in DISTRACTED, November 5 – November 13

October 27, 2021

With the world at our fingertips through our cellphones and other electronic devices, and an app for every imaginable purpose, we have allowed distractions to invade and rule our lives — but at what price? The upcoming production of Lisa Loomer’s insightful comedy-drama DISTRACTED at the Roxy Regional Theatre explores the multitasking madness of modern […]

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Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW returns, October 28 – October 30

October 19, 2021

Dig out your fishnet stockings and dust off your stilettos! Following a one-year hiatus, that sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back for the ninth year in an annual tradition on the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville. Richard O’Brien’s cult classic THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW returns to the Roxy Regional […]

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