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Clarksville High School Theatre begins Season with Original Play, “Run!”

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – The Clarksville High School Theatre will kick off its 2013-14 season on Friday, November 1st with the opening of an original play by David Wesner.

The CHS production stars Jacob Sullivan in the primary role. Jacob is supported by Nic Hadden, Lane Chisenhall, Delany Atkins, Samantha Grimes, Jordan Sherley, Shaoyun Yang, Ashley Knowles, Lauren Pierce, Nigel Nyberg, Megan Beane and Daniel Ellis.

RUN! is about a random act of violence. Though the audience never sees the violence, the effect it has on a classroom full of students is clearly seen and felt. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Roxy Regional Theatre takes you under the sea with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” May 17th-June 1st

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, 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.

"The Little Mermaid Jr." at the Roxy Regional Theatre starting May 17th.

“The Little Mermaid Jr.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre starting May 17th.

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“Spoon River Anthology” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, January 12th and 19th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, 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»

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Happy Days is a Blast from the Past at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days comes to life on the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre complete with Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli, Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and all of the gang. The Roxy Regional Theatre has has excelled in their ability to bring Broadway to life on the small stage, with Happy Days they have succeeded in bringing life to the big screen.

Happy Days is what it always has been, it not rocket science, and if you go into this musical with that in mind you will have a great time paying a visit to a time life was much simpler. The new Happy Days musical introduces a new generation to one of America’s best-loved families, the Cunningham’s, taking audiences back to the days of 1959 Milwaukee, complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’.

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Happy Days opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre July 12th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Goodbye gray skies, hello blue!  Happy days are here again with Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli, Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and all of the gang in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of “Happy Days”, opening Thursday July 12th, at 7:00pm.

This new musical based on the hit television series reintroduces one of America’s best-loved families, the Cunninghams, to a whole new generation, taking audiences back to the days of 1959 Milwaukee, complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’.

Happy Days at the Roxy Regional Theatre July 12th - August 18th.
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High-Energy Musical “13″ Explores Ups and Downs of Growing Up at the Roxy Regional Theatre beginning May 11th

 

High-Energy Musical "13" at the Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Roxy Regional School of the Arts students explore the ups and downs of growing up in the high-energy musical “13,” opening Friday, May 11th, at 6:00pm in the Roxy’s TheOtherSpace.

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»

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Colorful musical parable of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to life at the Roxy

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, 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»

 


Disney’s High School Musical 2 brings youthful energy to the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

The Roxy Regional Theatre’s opens their production of Disney’s High School Musical 2 this evening. The show is based on the Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini, the show is directed by Tom Thayer, and features choreography by Chi Lopes. Starring Aaron Riesebeck as Troy Bolton, and Mindy Wedner as Gabriella Montez, Maggie Politi as Sharpay Evans, and Bryan Zoppi as her Brother Ryan.  Q108′s  Ryan Ploeckelman plays Mr. Fulton the manager of the Country club. The catchy and upbeat music was written by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Jamie Houston, Andy Dodd, and Adam Watts. The production mixes professional actors and actresses with the talented kids from the Roxy’s School of the Arts.

In this production, it’s summertime and school is out for the East High Wildcats. Like most kids the Wildcats need summer jobs. Basketball Captain Troy Bolton not only lands a job at the local country club, but also finds positions for his girlfriend Gabriella and the rest of the Wildcats. When Troy starts to worry about his future, Sharpay takes advantage of Troy’s situation to force a wedge between him and Gabriella, and schemes to prevent the Gabriella and the Wildcats from being able to challenge her in the Talent show.

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East High Wildcats Return to the Roxy Regional Theatre in Disney’s High School Musical 2

 

Gabriella, Troy and the rest of the gang are back at the Roxy Regional Theatre this spring for Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, opening April 9 at 8pm.

Celebrating the last day of their junior year, the East High Wildcats blast onto the summer scene with newfound jobs at the Lava Springs Country Club. Keeping every ounce of the light-hearted fun that makes HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL a household name, this buoyant sequel takes on the questions of real kids facing the realities of the adult world. Friendships are tested, summer romances go haywire, and the meaning of success is redefined.

Directed by Tom Thayer and choreographed by Chi Lopes, Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 stars Mindy Wedner as Gabriella Montez and Aaron Riesebeck as Troy Bolton.

Mindy Wedner as Gabriella

Mindy Wedner as Gabriella

Aaron Riesebeck as Troy

Aaron Riesebeck as Troy

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