Topic: John McDonald
Clarksville, TN – At a soirée last Tuesday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark and Ricki Holleman, the, 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»
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! 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 – This spring, theoffers 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.
The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis Plays Limited Run at the Roxy Regional Theatre, March 20th-23rd
Clarksville, TN – Stephen Adly Guirgis’ new high-octane, verbal cage match about love, fidelity and misplaced haberdashery, “The Motherf**ker with the Hat”, pushes the envelope at the‘s theotherspace for four performances only, beginning Wednesday, March 20th, at 7:00pm.
Finding his theatrical voice as a high school student of Roxy Artistic Director John McDonald, Mr. Guirgis will be coming to Clarksville on Saturday, March 23rd, for the theatre’s “Wine & Theatre Night.” Following the show, he will participate in a question and answer session with the audience.
Clarksville, TN – The tale of Romeo and Juliet is one which truly transcends time and place — and beginning March 8th, the will prove it by setting one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays during the American Civil War.
This historical twist to the classic love story could not come at a more fitting time, as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, a time when deeply rooted hatreds often pitted neighbor against neighbor and family against family, compelling lovers to risk everything to be together.
Clarksville, TN – In two newly-added performances, young people from the‘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»
It’s not too late to get into the Christmas Spirit with “A Christmas Carol” at the Roxy Regional Theatre
Clarksville, TN – You have through Saturday to go celebrate Christmas at the, 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.
Clarksville, TN – Following the flurry of out-of-town guests and turkey dinners, unwind at thewith 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.
It’s astounding, time is fleeting, Madness takes its toll. But listen closely, not for very much longer, I’ve got to keep control.
Clarksville, TN – It’s not to late to do a Science Fiction, Double Feature with tonight and tomorrow being the last two shows of the wonderful ‘s revival of The Rocky Horror Show. The Cult classic from Richard O’Brien tells the story of Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, two clean-cut young people on the way to pay a visit Brad’s old college professor.
Lets take a jump to the left and a step to the right as we talk about the play.
The Roxy Regional Theatre invites you to do the “Time Warp” Beginning October 19th at “The Rocky Horror Show”
Clarksville, TN – Dig out your fishnet stockings and sharpen your stilettos … that sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back! Here by popular demand, the‘s revival of “The Rocky Horror Show” opens Friday, October 19th, at 8:00pm.
Richard O’Brien’s cult favorite tells the story of Brad Majors (played by Rob Rodems) and his fiancée Janet Weiss (played by Kaitlin Doughty), two clean-cut young people on the way to visit an old college professor. When they run into trouble and seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion, little do they know that Dr. Frank N. Furter (played by Matt Varelia) is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments!
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