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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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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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“The Music Man” opens tonight at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Beat the heat and the summer doldrums with Meredith Willson’s great American musical classic “The Music Man”, opening at the Roxy Regional Theatre Friday, July 17th, at 8:00pm for our traditional pay-what-you-can preview. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm on Friday for whatever price you are able to pay ($5.00 minimum, please).

Closing our 32nd season with a nostalgic bang, this family-friendly story has been entertaining audiences since 1957 with such memorable numbers as the high-stepping “Seventy-Six Trombones,” the romantic “‘Til There Was You” and the humorous “Trouble in River City.”

Roxy Regional Theatre's "The Music Man" stars John Adkison and Mary Malaney.

Roxy Regional Theatre’s “The Music Man” stars John Adkison and Mary Malaney.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre closes 32nd Season with Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”, July 17th – August 22nd

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Seventy-six trombones will close the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 32nd season with a nostalgic bang when Meredith Willson’s great American musical classic “The Music Man”marches onto the mainstage, July 17th – August 22nd.

Reprising his role from the 2011 national tour of “The Music Man”, John Adkison stars as fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill, who cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize … despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef! However, his plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for town librarian Marian Paroo, played by Mary Malaney.

Roxy Regional Theatre's "The Music Man" stars John Adkison and Mary Malaney.

Roxy Regional Theatre’s “The Music Man” stars John Adkison and Mary Malaney.

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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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