Clarksville, TN – Get ready to party like it’s 1989! Step back in time, join the breakdance circle, and participate in all the high school drama at the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of the hit interactive musical experience “The Awesome ’80s Prom”, June 17th – July 9th.
Ken Davenport’s blast-from-the-past crowd favorite immerses the audience in the lives of characters competing for Prom King and Queen at the not-so-subtly-named Wanaget High. And, just like on “American Idol,” the audience decides who wins each night!
Everyone will be there, including The Captain of the Football Team (Charles Walljasper Robinson), The Head Cheerleader (Emily Rourke), The Head of the Prom Committee (Sarita Amani Nash), The Drama Queen (Ryan Bowie), The Class President (Damon Jennings) and The Foreign Exchange Student (Allison Ferebee).
Stephanie Stafford, principal of Immaculate Conception School, will be making her Roxy Regional Theatre debut as Mrs. Patty Lascalzo, or Mrs. L., The Drama Teacher.
The role of Mr. Richard “Dick” Snelgrove, The Principal, will be shared by a different special guest each week. Dr. Joe Filippo, professor emeritus of theatre and speech at Austin Peay State University, will kick off the run with appearances the week of June 17th, while Bill Harpel, Military and Veterans Liaison for the City of Clarksville, will take on the week of June 23rd. Montgomery County Attorney Tim Harvey will head up the week of June 29th, and actor Bill Colclough will mark his return to the Roxy stage by wrapping up the run the week of July 6th.
Jacob Johnson, Patrick Long, Katherine McCarty, Sidney McCarty and Lauren Mund round out the wild and wacky cast of characters in this high-octane musical written by Ken Davenport and the Class of ’89, directed by Tom Thayer and featuring your favorite ’80s hits!
Saturday, July 9th, is the Roxy’s annual summer cookout, with hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixin’s under the marquee at 6:30pm, followed by the 8:00pm performance of “The Awesome ’80s Prom”. Tickets for the cookout/show package are $40.00 (adults) and $25.00 (ages 13 and under).
While not required, patrons are encouraged to dress in ’80s fashion and dance along to the music. This unique, interactive theatrical experience is perfect for bachelorette parties, birthdays, girls’ night out and more. From check-in (available under the marquee 30 minutes prior to the performance) to the final bow, attendees can let themselves get swept up in nostalgia. Even those who are too young to recall the glory days of the Eighties are sure to enjoy the dance-worthy music, madcap humor and sheer absurdity of the show.
As “The Awesome ’80s Prom” is structured differently from any production the Roxy has presented in the past, patrons are strongly encouraged to check out a full explanation of “how the PROM works” online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org
“The Awesome ’80s Prom” runs June 17th through July 9th, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm. There is no performance on Wednesday, June 22nd.
Friday, June 17th, is the theatre’s traditional pay-what-you-can preview. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5.00 minimum donation (cash only).
Tickets are $25.00 (adults) and $15.00 (ages 13 and under) and may be purchased online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at 931.645.7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).
Active duty military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances.
This production is made possible in part through the generous support of Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald, Larry & Barbara Goolsby, Hugh & Joy Hatcher and Nancy Ladd.
The Roxy Regional Theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Clarksville, TN.