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The Roxy Regional Theatre Needs Your Help

 

The Roxy Regional TheatreSince 1983, Clarksvillians have called the Roxy Regional Theatre, their hometown theatre. This season, more than 45,000 area residents have been touched by the live performances at the Roxy Some 25,000 students have attended their morning performances while others have taken advantage of their pay-what-you-can preview showings which allow everyone, regardless of economic backgrounds, the opportunity to enjoy live theatre. Some have joined one of their Saturday afternoon matinees which are targeted towards senior citizens and parents with children looking for wholesome family activities. Many others have enjoyed one of the 212 scheduled evening events in either their Mainstage or the smaller Otherspace theatre this season.

Again this January, following the lead of other regional theatres, they have scheduled something fun for children – Mittens, Tom Kitten, and Moppet: More Tales of Beatrix Potter. The $5 per student ticket price for school groups will, in bulk, help the Roxy defer some of the costs, but they still allow waivers and vouchers, and they are committed to a “No child left behind” policy. Broadway has one ticket price for The Lion King – $100 a seat – no exceptions or discounts. Many people do not understand the “Business” of show, and the fact that a theatre which produces quality professional performances cannot survive on ticket sales alone.

So, the Roxy Regional Theatre is in need of your assistance, to help keep the activities happening at your “artistic home”. If you haven’t done so, please drop off a donation of any amount, at the theatre, or mail it to the Roxy Regional Theatre at 100 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN 37040. They will deeply appreciate any support you can give to them, and by doing so your philanthropy helps to keep the arts alive in Clarksville, TN!

The Roxy Regional Theatre’s 2006-2007 Season

Disney’s Aida
Regional Premiere
Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang

This Tony Award winning rock musical is a contemporary look at a grand and classic tale of love between a soldier and an enslaved princess. Their love results in death but ultimately transcends cultural differences between two warring nations.

September 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23*, 27, 28, 29, 30 – 2006

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde (World Premiere)
Adapted for the stage by Lew Tatham and John McDonald

Stevenson s tale of good and evil has transfixed audiences for years. This stage adaptation, faithfully based on the novel, will transfix a new generation.

October 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21*, 25, 26, 27, 28 – 2006

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
By James Still

A unique theatrical experience, this drama tells the story of Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss. Through the use of videotaped interviews with Ed and Eva, we learn of their connection to Anne Frank and their survival during World War II.

November 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11*, 15,16,17,18 – 2006

The Tales of Hans Christian Anderson (World Premiere)

The Emperor’s New Clothes, Ugly Duckling, Little Match Girl, The Steadfast Soldier, Thumbelina, among others, will transport audiences to the world of the Danish writer s imagination and teach his moral lessons.

November 24, 25, 29, 30
December 1, 2*, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13,14,15,16 – 2006

Mittens, Tom Kitten and Moppet: More tales of Beatrix Potter
Adapted from Beatrix Potter by John McDonald

This highly interactive adaptation will delight children of all ages as did its predecessor Peter Rabbit.

2pm January 20, 27

The Red Badge of Courage (Regional Premiere)
Based on the novel by Stephen Crane

A Civil War soldier finds bravery and faces his fears as he discovers he s not alone.

February 9, 10, 15, 16, 17*, 21, 22, 23, 24 – 2007

Love Letters
By A.R.Gurney
Comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime, this evocative, touching and frequently funny evening of theatre traces a relationship of friendship and love through the ages. This event will feature a special dinner/theatre package.
February 14 (not included in season package)

William Shakespeare’s Othello

A handkerchief, a lie, and a bloody murder!
Shakespeare s famous Moor falls into the evil trap of jealousy and intrigue.

March 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10*, 14,15,16,17 – 2007

Mark Twain s Life on the Mississippi (World Premiere)
By Douglas M. Parker

A young Samuel Clemens finds his voice as a writer while learning to pilot the mighty Mississippi.

March 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31*
April 4, 5, 6, 7 – 2007

The Dinosaur Musical (Regional Premiere)
Music by Robert Reale Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale

A new show from the creators of the smash hit A Year with Frog and Toad! It s sixty-five million years ago and a meteor has hit the planet earth. The dinosaurs survive, but dwindling food supplies make unfriendly neighbors. T-Rex menaces Parasaurolophus, Pterosaur struggles to be understood, and Maiasaur just wants a decent meal on the table. This adventurous musical asks the question: can an unlikely friendship save the planet?

2pm April 14, 21, 28 2007

The Full Monty
Book by terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek, Based on the Motion Picture Released by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Written by Simon Beaufoy

The Full Monty is set in Buffalo where a group of unemployed steelworkers come up with a bold way to make quick cash! Will they perform a full monty?

May 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19*, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
June 1, 2

Disney’s Aladdin Jr. (This production is not part of the season package)
Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

Welcome to Agrabah, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail.
This award winning musical will be performed by the Roxy Regional Theatre Saturday Workshop.
All tickets are $10.00

6pm May 30, 31 June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
2pm June 2, 9

The Little Foxes
By Lillian Hellman

In a male dominated society, can a woman dare to rule?
Turmoil disturbs a charming Southern home as wickedly clever Regina vies with her scheming brothers, possessive Ben and cruelly arrogant Oscar, for $75,000.00 in securities and control of the family business.

June 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23*, 27, 28, 29, 30

Chicago
Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
The stage version of the academy award winning film comes back to the Roxy.

Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly Razzle Dazzle their way to stardom in the killer-diller Chicago of the1920s.

July 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14*, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28
August 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9,10,11,15,16,17,18, 22, 23, 24, 25

Shows times

Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, 2pm on selected Saturday afternoons  (Program and times are subject to change.)


About Bill Larson

    Bill Larson

    Bill Larson is  is politically and socially active in the community. Bill is a member of the Friends of Dunbar Cave.

    You can reach him via telephone at 931-249-0043 or via the email address below.

    Email: blarson@clarksvilleonline.com

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