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Roxy Regional Theatre announces opening of “The Fantasticks” postponed Due to Illness

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre reports that this Friday’s 8:00pm opening of “The Fantasticks” has been postponed until next week, due to illness. Our lead actress has tested positive for the flu, and the extra time needed for her rest and recovery has made it impossible for the Roxy to hold rehearsals. (At this time, “Martini Night” is still scheduled to go on as planned.)

Ticket holders are being contacted by the Roxy Regional Theatre regarding exchanges or refunds.

"The Fantasticks" opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre, February 20th.
“The Fantasticks” opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre, February 20th.

Performances will continue next Thursday, February 20th at 7:00pm.

The Roxy Regional Theatre sincerely apologizes for the short notice and any inconvenience caused by this change in plans, and we thank you for your understanding.

The timeless romantic musical comedy “The Fantasticks” will open Thursday, February 20th at 7:00pm with Buy-One-Get-One-Free admission for military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders. This offer can only be redeemed by phone or in person at the box office and must be mentioned at the time of reservation.

Our traditional pay-what-you-can opening night will be postponed by one week and instead be held nest Friday, February 21st at 8:00pm. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5.00 minimum donation.

Matthew Combs and Annabelle Szepietowski star as Matt and Luisa in "The Fantasticks" at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
Matthew Combs and Annabelle Szepietowski star as Matt and Luisa in “The Fantasticks” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

The longest running musical in the world, “The Fantasticks” focuses on young lovers Matt and Luisa, their meddling fathers, and the journey we all must take through adolescent thrills, the growing pains of hurt and betrayal, the highs of passion, the challenges of distance, and the agonies of heartbreak to discover how to truly love. As timeless as the story itself is the famous score, which includes the classics “Try To Remember,” “They Were You” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain.”

Starring Matthew Combs and Annabelle Szepietowski as Matt (The Boy) and Luisa (The Girl), this funny and memorable tale also features Ryan Bowie as El Gallo (The Narrator), Donald Groves as Hucklebee (The Boy’s Father), Brian Best as Bellomy (The Girl’s Father), Benny Jones as Henry (The Actor), David Graham as Mortimer (The Man Who Dies) and Ian Alexander Erbe as The Mute.

  • Thursday, February 20th at 7:00pm
  • Friday, February 21st at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 22nd at 2:00pm
  • Saturday, February 22nd at 8:00pm
  • Thursday, February 27th at 7:00pm
  • Friday, February 28th at 8:00pm
  • Saturday, February 29th at 8:00pm

Directed and choreographed by Ryan Bowie, with music direction and piano accompaniment by Matt McNeill, “The Fantasticks” is based on the play Les Romanesques by Edmond Rostand, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt.

Since its opening in May 1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York, and its subsequent revival at the Jerry Orbach Theatre, “The Fantasticks” remains the longest-running production of any kind in the history of American theatre. This production is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials and recorded music are supplied by Music Theatre International (MTI).

Tickets are $30.00 (adults) and $15.00 (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). Military, APSU students 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

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