Roxy Regional Theatre
Clarksville, TN – Swing’s the thing on the corner of Franklin Street and First Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville this month as F&M Bank proudly presents the ’30s and ’40s musical revue “The All Night Strut!” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
A delightful romp through the dance and music of the 1930s and ’40s, “The All Night Strut!” is bursting at the seams with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards, weaving together the work of such legendary songwriters as Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway and the Gershwins.
Kicking off the run on Thursday, February 14th, at 6:00pm, is a special Valentine’s package, “Martini Night,” featuring an unforgettable evening of cocktails and sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, followed by the 7:00pm performance.
Catered by Yada Yada Yada Deli, the evening’s menu includes chicken salad in phyllo cups, meat and cheese charcuterie, caprese salad skewers, meatball sliders, twice-baked baby potatoes, assorted desserts — and, last but not least, vodka and gin martinis with all the fixin’s. (Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.) Tickets to “Martini Night” (including the performance) are $50.00 per person.
“The All Night Strut!” begins its run of performances for the general public on Friday, February 15th, 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 that evening for a $5.00 minimum donation.
Performing such memorable standards as “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “A Fine Romance” and “It Doesn’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” Ryan Bowie, Brooke Leigh Davis, Brian Best and Emma Jordan — backed by a live band featuring music director Matthew McNeill on piano, Thad Wallus on bass and Bernard Lott on drums — will move through the Depression, World War II and the post-war boom to highlight a slick slice of yesteryear and capture a beloved American era.
Directed and choreographed by Ryan Bowie, “The All Night Strut!” was conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas, with musical arrangements by Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb and Dick Schermesser and additional orchestrations by Corey Allen. This production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
In addition to F&M Bank, funding support for “The All Night Strut!” has been provided by Gerald & Jane Gilman and James G. Holleman.
Performances run February 15th through March 2nd on Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, February 23rd.
Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday 7:00pm performances during the run (excluding “Martini Night” on February 14th).
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