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The Roxy Regional Theatre takes you under the sea with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” May 17th-June 1st

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Go “under the sea” this summer with the Roxy Regional School of the Arts in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”, opening Friday, May 17th, at 6:00pm.

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, “The Little Mermaid Jr.” tells the story of the beautiful young mermaid Ariel (Ashley Knowles), who longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above.

But first, she’ll have to defy her father King Triton (Tristan Sartor), make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula (Sidney McCarty), and convince Prince Eric (Truman Jepson) that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice.

"The Little Mermaid Jr." at the Roxy Regional Theatre starting May 17th.

“The Little Mermaid Jr.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre starting May 17th.

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Roxy Regional Theatre flys you away to Neverland with Peter Pan starting April 12th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – “Second star to the right, and straight on ’til morning …” Let your inner child soar to new heights and fly away to Neverland with the Roxy Regional Theatre!  Enchanting fun for audiences of all ages, the award-winning Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure makes its regional premiere on Friday, April 12th, at 8:00pm.

Based on J.M. Barrie’s original play, with permission from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Peter Pan features music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (award-winning composers of Honk! and Mary Poppins) and book by Willis Hall.

"Peter Pan" stars Richie Sklar as Peter Pan and Hannah Church as Wendy Darling.

“Peter Pan” stars Richie Sklar as Peter Pan and Hannah Church as Wendy Darling.

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“Spoon River Anthology” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, January 12th and 19th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – In two newly-added performances, young people from the Roxy Regional Theatre’s School of the Arts will present their fresh take on Edgar Lee Masters’ classic “Spoon River Anthology” on Saturday, January 12th, and Saturday, January 19th, at noon.

Staged by John McDonald with dance choreography by Jessica Davidson and choral work by Erin Keas, Edgar Lee Masters’ collection of short free-form poems visit the inhabitants of a sleepy New England town. «Read the rest of this article»

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It’s not too late to get into the Christmas Spirit with “A Christmas Carol” at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – You have through Saturday to go celebrate Christmas at the Roxy Regional Theatre, with their production of the Dicken’s classic A Christmas Carol. This wonderful Christmas story has become a yearly tradition at the Theatre and one that will keep you coming back year after year.

I watch this show every year and somehow The Roxy Regional Theatre manages to keep the story fresh, fun, and entertaining. They manage to do this through the addition of new songs, bringing in new actors, and by giving area children the opportunity to work on a professional stage.

Scrooge learns a Christmas lesson from Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol at the Roxy Regional Theatre

Scrooge learns a Christmas lesson from Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol at the Roxy Regional Theatre

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A Chrismas Carol now playing at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Following the flurry of out-of-town guests and turkey dinners, unwind at the Roxy Regional Theatre with a rollicking musical favorite sure to put you in the holiday spirit. In keeping with tradition and in celebration of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, John McDonald will once again don his top hat as Ebenezer Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”, running through December 22nd.

Under the direction of Tom Thayer, Dickens’ classic tale of Christmases Past, Present and Future meets such holiday standards as “A-Caroling We Go,” “Silent Night,” “Christmas Is Here,” “Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown” and more.

A Christmas Carol at the Roxy Regional Theatre

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Dickens’ Tale Comes to Life at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging a “thrillingly ingenious” adaptation of Charles Dickens’ epic novel “A Tale of Two Cities.” Directed by John McDonald, “A Tale of Two Cities” stars Michael Mizwicki and Jonathan Reed Wexler as Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay, the English lawyer and French aristocrat caught up inextricably in the violence and bloodshed of the French Revolution.  Also featured are Ryan Bowie, Ashton Crosby, Brianna Hertzberg, Ted Jones, Travis Kendrick, Alan Lee, Phil Perry, Linda Speir and Joylene Taylor.

The play follows Lucie Manette, a young woman raised as an orphan and a ward of Tellson’s bank as she learns that her father is still alive and has recently been released from the infamous Bastille prison having been unjustly imprisoned for the last eighteen years. She goes to France to bring him home to England. Traveling home with her father by ship she meets Charles Darnay, a French citizen and London resident.

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Colorful musical parable of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to life at the Roxy

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to disco and rock ‘n’ roll, the Biblical saga of Joseph and his “coat of many colors” comes to vibrant life in Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Roxy Regional Theatre, opening on Friday, June 24th, at 6:00pm.

Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this delightful and family-friendly musical parable is presented by the Roxy Regional School of the Arts. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Beauty and the Beast Jr. at the Roxy brings back fond memories

 

They say your first musical will always be your favorite, and that is the case for me with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, it was the show that was playing when I first ventured into the Roxy Regional Theatre. Their professional production of this Disney classic sparked a continuing love of Musical Theatre in me.

So, when I heard that the Roxy was planning on staging Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. as part of their 2010 season I was excited as I saw it as as chance to revisit my first musical. And I wasn’t disappointed. Watching those young actors and actresses performing their hearts out, renewed that feeling of wonder that I experienced when I sat in the seats watching my very first show at the Roxy.

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jr. is sure to Enchant at the Roxy Theatre

 

A tale as old as time….The beautiful Belle yearns to escape provincial life and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle finds more adventure than she wanted when she becomes a captive in the Beast’s enchanted castle! Dancing flatware, menacing wolves, and singing furniture will fill the Roxy’s stage with thrills in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love. Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jr., opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre Friday, May 21st, at 6:00 pm.

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