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A hot car, those ‘summer nights’ and Matt Nolen light up the Roxy stage

e_grease_ashleynolan_325.jpg Do you love her but she doesn’t match up to your image? Is he dreamy but he’s giving you mixed signals? You can be helped.  Go on line and buy your tickets to Roxy Regional Theatre’s live production of Grease.

This production, which debuts September 21 as the opening show in the Roxy’s 25th anniversary season, features Matt Nolen of “You’re the One That I Want,” a TV show that gave different actors a chance to compete as Danny and Sandy.

What’s cool? What’s not cool? Relationship answers you’ve always been looking for will knock you upside the head in this live professional performance. What’s that? Tell me more, tell me more, you say. It’s been many years since John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John responded to those lyrics while romping across the grounds and hallowed halls of Rydell High.

Randall Boen works on set for Grease

As the cast revs up the rehearsal schedule, the behind the scenes action revs up as well — perhaps not as fast as the Greased Lightning car, but fast enough.

No beauty school drop-outs, Randall (left) and David Boen (below, right) are among the many volunteer set builders and back stage crew members who are “totally devoted” to excellent live theater.  This father/son team are hard at work readying the set for some good old rock and roll and romance.

David Boen making setDine, drink and enjoy the Roxy Gala event on Sept. 22nd, when the Roxy doors open and the gala begins. The event includes an auction of local art, with proceeds benefiting the theater. Tickets are $75 each for this grease lighting event. Summer days are driftin away to “uh-oh those summer nights.”

Grease runs Sept. 21 through October 6. Call the theater box office at (931) 645-7699 or show times (including matinees) or click on the following link for the theater’s website. The Roxy is located at 110 Franklin Street in downtown Clarksville.


Debbie Boen
Debbie Boen
Debbie and her family moved to Clarksville slightly after the tornado of 1999. Debbie founded the group, Clarksville Freethinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties, in 2004. She participated in Gathering to Save Our Democracy, a group dedicated to obtaining free and verifiable elections in Tennessee. She has supported groups including the NAACP, Nashville Peace Coalition, PFLAG, Friends of Dunbar Cave and the Mountain Top Removal Series of Films and speakers. She participated as an artist in the ARTZ gallery group in Clarksville and won Best of Show, First and 2 Second Place awards for four of her sculptures. She won a voter's choice award for a performance at the Roxy Regional Theatre. She is a wife, mother and cancer survivor. She is always amazed at the capabilities of the human spirit, and the wisdom to find humor when there is none.

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