Clarksville, TN – The coveted Acuff Circle of Excellence Ovation Awards in the arts will be presented March 6th, 2016, but nominations already are being sought.
The Circle, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Austin Peay State University Foundation, is a patron society of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts. The awards have been presented since 1996.
The nominees must have made significant contributions to the artistic and cultural life of the Clarksville-Montgomery County community. Anyone can submit nominations. Nominations will be accepted now through Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre brings Disney’s “The Aristocats Kids” to the stage, May 29th – June 13th
The Purr-fect Family Musical
Clarksville, TN – Everybody wants to be a cat! Twenty-eight students from the Roxy Regional School of the Arts are getting the chance to do just that in Disney’s “The Aristocats Kids” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 29th – June 13th.
In this feline adventure based on the Disney animated film, Madame’s jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. Luckily, Thomas O’Malley and his rag-tag bunch of alley cats come to their rescue!
Acuff Circle of Excellence to honor Joe W. Giles with Ovation Award at Customs House Museum, March 1st
Clarksville, TN – Joe W. Giles, an Austin Peay State University alumnus and founder of the Tennessee Arts Academy, the nation’s flagship professional development program for teachers of the arts, will be honored March 1st with the George Mabry Ovation Award.
The award is one of eight to be given by the Acuff Circle of Excellence in recognition of outstanding contributions in the arts to the Clarksville-Montgomery County community. The annual ceremony will be Sunday, March 1st, from 2:00pm-3:30pm at the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and a reception that follows. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre rings in the Holiday with “A Christmas Carol”, December 10th – December 20th
Clarksville, TN – A holiday tradition returns to the corner of Franklin and First! John McDonald is Ebenezer Scrooge in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, December 10th – December 20th.
Under the direction of Tom Thayer, Dickens’ classic tale of Christmases Past, Present and Future meets such holiday standards as “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and more.
The Roxy Regional Theatre takes you under the sea with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” May 17th-June 1st
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, 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»
When his family moves to a new neighborhood, young Louie has to leave his friends behind. Lonely and 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. «Read the rest of this article»
High-Energy Musical “13” Explores Ups and Downs of Growing Up at the Roxy Regional Theatre beginning May 11th
When his parents get divorced and he’s forced to move from New York to a small town in Indiana, thirteen-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 about discovering that cool is where you find it, and sometimes where you least expect it. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, 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»
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