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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre to perform limited run of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” April 6th-9th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Get ready for the battle of the sexes as only the greatest playwright of the English language could tell it!  William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”, playing five public performances in April at the Roxy Regional Theatre, follows the comic courtship of Petruchio, a gentleman of Verona, and the headstrong Kate, who must marry before her more popular sister, Bianca, may be wed.

Starring Margaret Eilertson as Kate and Jonathan Whitney as Petruchio, “The Taming of the Shrew” features Emily Rourke as Bianca, Jay Doolittle as Baptista, Zak Schneider as Lucentio, Michael Klug as Gremio, Scott Watson as Hortensio, Michael C. Brown as Tranio, Jackie Ostick as Grumio, and Leslie Greene as the Widow.

"The Taming of the Shrew" stars Margaret Eilertson and Jonathan Whitney.

“The Taming of the Shrew” stars Margaret Eilertson and Jonathan Whitney.

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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 brings back Jay Doolittle for “Tuesdays with Morrie”, March 27th – April 11th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Seasoned actor Jay Doolittle returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre this spring to reprise his role as Morrie Schwartz in the beloved play based on Mitch Albom’s New York Times bestselling memoir, “Tuesdays with Morrie”, March 27th – April 11th.

Sixteen years after his college graduation, sportswriter Mitch Albom (played by Matthew Whitfield) happens to catch his former professor’s appearance on a television news program and learns that Morrie is battling ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Roxy Regional Theatre's "Tuesdays with Morrie" stars (top) Jay Doolittle and Matthew Whitfield.

Roxy Regional Theatre’s “Tuesdays with Morrie” stars (top) Jay Doolittle and Matthew Whitfield.

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Roxy Regional Theatre presents Fitzgerald’s Iconic “The Great Gatsby”, November 8th – 23rd

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – This November, the Roxy Regional Theatre brings the Great American Novel from the page to the stage with the regional premiere of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”.

The production, adapted by Simon Levy, is the only stage version authorized by the Fitzgerald estate since 1926. A finalist for the PEN Literary Award in Drama, its world premiere at Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater commemorated the opening of the Guthrie’s new three-stage center in July 2006.

Michael Spaziani (left) stars as Jay Gatsby and Michael Spaziani (right) stars as Daisy Buchanan in the Roxy Regional Theatre's production of "The Great Gatsby".

Michael Spaziani (left) stars as Jay Gatsby and Michael Spaziani (right) stars as Daisy Buchanan in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of “The Great Gatsby”.

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The Giver is set for a limited engagment at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging their production of The Giver, a tale set in what first appears to be a perfect world, everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. But when young Jonas takes part in the ceremony of twelve and is assigned his profession as the receiver of memory he discovers the real truth, and there is no turning back.

Jonas has been selected to bear the collective memories of a society that lives only in the present, where “Sameness ” is the rule. His new position in his community is considered an extremely high honor, but Jonas soon comes to recognize the price the people are paying is much too high. He decides he will change his world for the better, but he cannot predict how that change will come about, or what that change will mean for himself and the “new child” Gabriel, whom he has resolved to protect.

"The Giver" to open Wednesday, November 14th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

“The Giver” to open Wednesday, November 14th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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“The Giver” hits the stage November 14th-17th at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Based on Lois Lowry’s Award-Winning and Thought-Provoking book “The Giver”

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – This November, the Roxy Regional Theatre explores the question, “What would you would be willing to compromise in order to lead a life free of poverty, war and suffering?”

Based on Lois Lowry’s Newbery Award-winning book, “The Giver” will captivate and transform both young and old alike with five public performances only, beginning Wednesday, November 14th, at 7:00pm.

(L to R) Jay Doolittle, Rob Rodems and Michelle Foletta, in "The Giver" set to open Wednesday, November 14th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

(L to R) Jay Doolittle, Rob Rodems and Michelle Foletta, in “The Giver” set to open Wednesday, November 14th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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The Winter’s Tale Brings Shakespeare Back to the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

The Winter's TaleRoxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Last night the Roxy Regional Theatre kicked off a production of one of William Shakespeare’s classic plays The Winter’s Tale, a story of envy, revenge, love and, ultimately, redemption. This marks their 27th consecutive year producing the Bard’s classic stories.

The play was directed by John McDonald and edited by Brandon Meeks, and tells the story of the jealous King Leontes of Sicilia who nearly topples his own kingdom when he falsely accuses his queen of adultery with his childhood friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia. In his foolishness and rage, he loses his wife, his son, and his baby daughter. The cycle of life and the power of true love come alive upon the Roxy stage, as a family is reunited, both physically and spiritually, through the power of forgiveness.

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Power of Forgiveness Celebrated in Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”, Opening March 9th at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreThe Winter's TaleClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre marks its 27th year of annually presenting the works of William Shakespeare with a story of envy, revenge, love and, ultimately, redemption. “The Winter’s Tale”, one of the Bard’s late romances, opens Friday, March 9th, at 8:00pm for a pay-what-you-can preview.

In this tale edited by Brandon Meeks, the jealous King Leontes of Sicilia nearly topples his own kingdom when he falsely accuses his queen of adultery with his childhood friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia.  In his foolishness and rage, he loses his wife, his son, and his baby daughter. The cycle of life and the power of true love come alive upon the Roxy stage, as a family is reunited, both physically and spiritually, through the power of forgiveness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Go Around the World in 80 Days with the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Hold onto your seats for the original amazing race, when the Roxy Regional Theatre presents AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS during the month of November.
 
Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound as Ryan Bowie, Jay Doolittle, Lisa MacAfee, Collin Smith, Kendall Anne Thompson and Nate Washburn portray thirty-nine characters in Mark Brown’s adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

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