Roxy Regional Theatre
Clarksville, TN – The 1950s are out, and change is in the air at the Roxy Regional Theatre! Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre enters Season 36 of live entertainment on the corner of Franklin Street and First Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville with a Tony Award-winning family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs.
Legends Bank presents “Hairspray” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, beginning this Friday, September 7th, at 8:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s traditional pay-what-you-can opening night, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm Friday evening for a $5.00 minimum donation.
In this musical comedy based on John Waters’ 1988 New Line Cinema film, it’s 1962 in Baltimore, and lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.”
When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network … all without denting her ‘do!
Starring Jenna Leigh Miller as Tracy Turnblad and featuring local attorney and board chair Stacy Turner in the role of villain Velma Von Tussle, the cast of “Hairspray” also includes Drew Stairs as Corny Collins, Brian Best as Edna Turnblad, Kelly Letourneau as Penny Pingleton, Jessica Caracciolo as Amber Von Tussle, Matthew Combs as Link Larkin, Treston Henderson as Seaweed J. Stubbs, Mikquala Skelton as Little Inez, Jamila Hunter as Motormouth Maybelle, Donald Groves as Wilbur Turnblad and Amy Snider as Prudy Pingleton, with Ian Erbe, Sylvern Groomes Jr., Mairys Joaquin, Sean Kincaid, Jameka Lache, Briar Moroschak, Lauren Proctor and Alexandra West rounding out the ensemble.
Directed and choreographed by Ryan Bowie, “Hairspray” is written by Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and is presented through special arrangement with and with musical recordings provided by Music Theatre International (MTI).
In addition to Legends Bank, funding support for “Hairspray” has been provided by Jerry & Brenda Bowie, Mary & Rick Konvalinka, Jim Knoll & Jeanine Johnson, Barbara & Larry Goolsby, Dr. Ben & Erin Webber and Randy & Su Whetsell.
On Saturday, September 15th, selections from “Hairspray” will be presented as part of GALA 36, the Roxy Regional Theatre’s annual fall fundraiser. The event also includes cocktails and a silent auction at 6:00pm, featuring the Ultra Clutch Spraytini by MB Roland Distillery; dinner at 6:30pm, featuring “You Can’t Stop” the Filet of Beef with Roasted “Gar-Link” Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Root Vegetables, “Amber’s Green with Envy” Salad, “Motormouth” Meatballs and Stuffed Celery “Stubbs,” “Mr. Pinky’s” Waffle Bowl and Ice Cream Sundae Bar, and wine by Beachaven Winery; and a live auction featuring signature artist Jane Olson and auctioneer Sammy Stuard at 7:30pm.
The reservation deadline is Tuesday, September 4th.
Performances of “Hairspray” run September 7th through September 29th on Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with 2:00pm matinees on Saturday, September 22nd, and Saturday, September 29th. (Due to GALA 36, there is no performance on Saturday, September 15th.)
Tickets are $25.00 (adults) and $15.00 (ages 13 and under) and may be reserved 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). APSU students, military and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run.
About the Roxy Regional Theatre
The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast. The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville. For more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org