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Grace Among the Leavings Debuts at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Local author Beverly Fisher was present in theotherspace at the Roxy Regional Theater on Monday, June 20th, as her novella “Grace Among the Leavings” turned dramatic presentation debuted in Clarksville.

Based on Fisher’s family research and Civil War gleanings, “Grace Among The Leavings” tells the story of eleven-year-old Grace Meadows and her family’s hard times in the wake of war.

It features Ava DoVanne, a rising seventh grader, in the starring role. As Grace, DoVanne showed her command of the script and the stage in her performance.

“Grace Among the Leavings” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

“Grace Among the Leavings” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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Beverly Fisher’s “Grace Among The Leavings” makes it’s way to the Roxy Regional Theatre’s theotherspace, June 20th – 28th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The journey from the page to the stage does not always follow an established route: sometimes a new path must be forged.

Following months of adapting, rewriting and workshopping, Beverly Fisher’s Civil War novella “Grace Among The Leavings” completes its journey to the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre’s theotherspace with four staged readings, June 20th – June 28th.

Originally adapted to the stage by Dennis Darling and Kari Catton and produced by Theatre in the Park in Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site in Illinois, “Grace Among The Leavings” underwent further adaptation this past year by Roxy Regional Theatre co-founder and artistic director John McDonald.

"Grace Among The Leavings" stars Ava DoVanne as Grace.

“Grace Among The Leavings” stars Ava DoVanne as Grace.

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“SHREK The Musical JR.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 20th – June 11th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Once upon a time in a faraway swamp, there lived a green ogre who one day found his home overrun by a group of banished fairytale misfits.  Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey to rescue a feisty princess.

The Roxy Regional School of the Arts presents an irreverently fun adventure for the entire family with “SHREK the Musical JR.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 20th through June 11th.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and the book by William Steig, “SHREK The Musical JR.” is directed and choreographed by Tom Thayer, with additional choreography by Emily Rourke and music direction by Lacey Connell.

(L to R): Truman Jepson as Lord Farquaad, Allison Ferebee as Princess Fiona, Patrick Long as Shrek and Riley Jenkins as Donkey.

(L to R): Truman Jepson as Lord Farquaad, Allison Ferebee as Princess Fiona, Patrick Long as Shrek and Riley Jenkins as Donkey.

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Roxy Regional Theatre’s adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s “The Magnificent Ambersons” opens Friday, March 25th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – On Friday, March 25th, following months of workshopping, John McDonald’s stage adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Magnificent Ambersons” will premiere at the Roxy Regional Theatre at 8:00pm.

A spoiled child, a mother’s death, the changing times and the loss of great wealth bring George Amberson his ultimate comeuppance in this timeless piece about the declining fortunes of a proud Midwestern family and the social changes brought by the automobile age.

"The Magnificent Ambersons" at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

“The Magnificent Ambersons” at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre to hold World Premiere of Booth Tarkington’s “The Magnificent Ambersons”, March 25th – April 2nd

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Following months of workshopping, John McDonald’s stage adaptation of Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Magnificent Ambersons” is poised for its world premiere at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, March 25th, at 8:00pm.

A spoiled child, a mother’s death, the changing times and the loss of great wealth bring George Amberson his ultimate comeuppance in this timeless piece about the declining fortunes of a proud Midwestern family and the social changes brought by the automobile age.

"The Magnificent Ambersons" at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

“The Magnificent Ambersons” at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Maggie McCollester.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre “A Christmas Carol” final two shows, December 18th and 19th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday afternoon, December 19th at 2:00pm are the final two shows for the Roxy Regional Theatre’s performance of “A Christmas Carol”. This is your last chance to see what has become a Christmas tradition in Clarksville.

All good things must come to an end, and signature performances are no exception. After nine years of delivering countless “Bah Humbugs” upon the Roxy Regional Theatre stage, John McDonald will hang up his hat as the miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge with this year’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre "A Christmas Carol" final two performances are tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday afternoon, December 19th at 2:00pm.

Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre “A Christmas Carol” final two performances are tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday afternoon, December 19th at 2:00pm.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre performs “A Christmas Carol” with John McDonald’s Final Appearance as Scrooge, December 9th – December 19th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – All good things must come to an end, and signature performances are no exception. After nine years of delivering countless “Bah Humbugs” upon the Roxy Regional Theatre stage, John McDonald will hang up his hat as the miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge with this year’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, opening December 9th.

Under the direction of Tom Thayer, Dickens’ classic tale of Christmases Past, Present and Future meets such holiday standards as “Deck the Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “What Child Is This,” “I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In” and more, performed to the music of acoustic instrumentalists Red River Breeze.

A Christmas Carol" plays at the Roxy Regional Theatre December 9th - December 19th.
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Beachaven Winery Hosts “Sparkling Brunch” with a Side of Shakespeare at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Sunday, December 6th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Shakespeare once wrote, “Good wine is a good familiar creature, if it be well used.” On Sunday, December 6th, at noon, the drink of the gods will be well used when paired with delicious cuisine and stellar theatre at Beachaven Winery’s “Sparkling Brunch” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

This “Sparkling Brunch” with a side of Shakespeare will offer savory Beachaven wines alongside quiche, Belgian waffle shooters, chicken biscuit kabobs, bacon-wrapped asparagus, and banana & mandarin smoothies by Nicoletta’s Catering.

Roxy Regional Theatre interns to perform "Dream" as part of the "Sparkling Brunch" being held Sunday, December 6th. (Alan Goldstein)

Roxy Regional Theatre interns to perform “Dream” as part of the “Sparkling Brunch” being held Sunday, December 6th. (Alan Goldstein)

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre begins 33rd Season with Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!”, September 25th – October 10th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!”, a musical which has touched the hearts of millions, will provide an unforgettable opening to the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 33rd Season, beginning Friday, September 25th, at 8:00pm.

Directed and choreographed by Tom Thayer, “Oliver!” creates the perfect mix of comedy, song and dance in a show made for the entire family. Vividly bringing to life Charles Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, this musical masterpiece chronicles the adventures of orphan Oliver Twist as he navigates London’s underworld of theft and violence in his search for a home, a family and — most importantly — love.

Magnus DoVanne stars as Oliver Twist in the Roxy Regional Theatre's production of "Oliver!"

Magnus DoVanne stars as Oliver Twist in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of “Oliver!”

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre brings Disney’s “The Aristocats Kids” to the stage, May 29th – June 13th

 

The Purr-fect Family Musical

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, 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!

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