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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre’s Les Misérables is a show you should not miss

 

Roxy Regional TheatreLes Miserables at the RoxyClarksville, TN – the Roxy regional theaters currently staging their production of the Victor Hugo Classic Les Misérables. Called Epic, grand and uplifting, Les Misérables has captured the hearts of audiences around the world with its powerful affirmation of the human spirit. The Musical is running through May 10th.

Will Sevier stars as the noble Jean Valjean, who has been released after 19 years of unjust imprisonment in pre-revolutionary France, only to find nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. Breaking his parole in hopes of starting a new life, he initiates a life-long struggle for redemption during which he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (played by Donald Groves), who refuses to believe criminals can change their ways.

The Master of the House

The Master of the House

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“Les Miserables” takes Stage at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre, March 28th – May 10th

 

Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, March 29th, to Launch Seven-Week Run

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Epic, grand and uplifting, “Les Miserables” has captured the hearts of audiences around the country, and its powerful affirmation of the human spirit has made this adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic an international smash-hit.

This spring, Boublil and Schonberg’s popular masterpiece takes the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre, March 28th – May 10th.

A grand opening celebration with the cast on Saturday, March 29th, launches the seven-week run of “Les Miserables”. Following that evening’s 8:00pm performance, audience members will be invited onstage to socialize with the cast over champagne and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $50.00 (including the show).

(L to R) Will Sevier and Donald Groves star in "Les Miserables" at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

(L to R) Will Sevier and Donald Groves star in “Les Miserables” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre puts on William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, March 7th-15th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The eternal battle of the sexes takes a witty and suspenseful turn in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 29th annual Shakespeare offering, the timeless comedy “Much Ado About Nothing”, March 7th-15th.

Taylor Galvin and Brandon Beach star as reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick, whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever. Meanwhile, the two young lovers Claudio and Hero, played by Michael Spaziani and Michelle Foletta, are to be married imminently but for the devious scheming of a resentful prince looking to thwart the nuptials.

(Top L to R)Taylor Galvin, Brandon Beach, Michael Spaziani and Michelle Foletta star in the Roxy production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".

(Top L to R)Taylor Galvin, Brandon Beach, Michael Spaziani and Michelle Foletta star in the Roxy production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre brings the Master of Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen to the stage January 18th – February 8th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Princess and the Pea,” “The Swineherd,” “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” “The Little Match Girl” and “The Ugly Duckling.”

Suspend your disbelief for a moment, and let the master of the fairy tale take you on an enchanting journey in “Tales of Hans Christian Andersen” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, January 18th through February 8th.

"Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" stars (Top L to R) Michael Spaziani as Hans Christian Andersen, with Michelle Foletta, Leslie Greene, Jake Jessup, Eli Jolley and Ted Kitterman.

“Tales of Hans Christian Andersen” stars (Top L to R) Michael Spaziani as Hans Christian Andersen, with Michelle Foletta, Leslie Greene, Jake Jessup, Eli Jolley and Ted Kitterman.

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“A Year With Frog and Toad” now playing at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Spend four fun-filled seasons with Arnold Lobel’s beloved storybook characters in the Tony-nominated musical “A Year With Frog and Toad”, playing December 18th – 21st at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

In Robert and Willie Reale’s whimsical show, Frog and Toad wake from hibernation in the Spring, plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, and learn life lessons along the way. Part vaudeville, part make-believe and all charm, “A Year With Frog and Toad” incorporates stories from Lobel’s four books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning Frog and Toad are Friends and the Newbery Honor-winning Frog and Toad Together.

"A Year With Frog and Toad" at the Roxy Regional Theatre starring (Top L to R) Michael Spaziani, Josh Bernaski, Jacque Clydesdale, Michelle Foletta and RJ Magee.

“A Year With Frog and Toad” at the Roxy Regional Theatre starring (Top L to R) Michael Spaziani, Josh Bernaski, Jacque Clydesdale, Michelle Foletta and RJ Magee.

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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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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre brings back “The Rocky Horror Show”, October 25th thru November 2nd

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Dig out your fishnet stockings and sharpen your stilettos … that sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back by popular demand! Following last season’s wildly successful run, “The Rocky Horror Show” returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre, October 25th through November 2nd, for six performances only.

Richard O’Brien’s cult favorite tells the story of Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, two clean-cut young people on the way to visit an old college professor.

"The Rocky Horror Show" takes the Roxy stage Friday, October 25th with (L to R) Michael Spaziani as Dr. Frank N. Furter, Evan Taylor Williams as Brad and Ashley Harris as Janet.

“The Rocky Horror Show” takes the Roxy stage Friday, October 25th with (L to R) Michael Spaziani as Dr. Frank N. Furter, Evan Taylor Williams as Brad and Ashley Harris as Janet.

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Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 31st Season with Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – At a soirée last Tuesday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark and Ricki Holleman, the Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville’s oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its 31st Anniversary Season.

Under the direction of Tom Thayer, executive director, and John McDonald, artistic director, the theatre will launch the new season on September 13th with the Tony Award-winning musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” — Monty Python’s Spamalot. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Civil War Stories at the Roxy Regional Theatre starting March 29th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – This spring, the Roxy Regional Theatre offers a glimpse of war through the eyes of a Union soldier, a Confederate sympathizer and a mute boy. Ambrose Bierce’s “Civil War Stories” premieres Friday, March 29th, at 8:00pm, for a limited run.

Celebrated for their intensity, insight and mastery of form, Ambrose Bierce’s collection of stories has been described as one of the great antiwar statements in American literature.

Civil War Stories at the Roxy Regional Theatre

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