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Little Shop of Horrors takes root at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre, May 30th – June 28th

 

Cult classic sets up shop on corner of Franklin and First in downtown Clarksville on Friday, May 30th, at 8:00pm

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, “Little Shop of Horrors” has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. This summer, the Roxy Regional Theatre brings the hilarious cult classic back to the corner of Franklin and First in downtown Clarksville, May 30th – June 28th.

Ryan Bowie stars as meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn, who stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush, played by Alicia Jayne Kelly.

Ryan Bowie and Alicia Jayne Kelly star in "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 30th through June 28th.

Ryan Bowie and Alicia Jayne Kelly star in “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 30th through June 28th.

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Happy Days is a Blast from the Past at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Goodbye gray skies, hello blue! Happy days comes to life on the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre complete with Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli, Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph and all of the gang. The Roxy Regional Theatre has has excelled in their ability to bring Broadway to life on the small stage, with Happy Days they have succeeded in bringing life to the big screen.

Happy Days is what it always has been, it not rocket science, and if you go into this musical with that in mind you will have a great time paying a visit to a time life was much simpler. The new Happy Days musical introduces a new generation to one of America’s best-loved families, the Cunningham’s, taking audiences back to the days of 1959 Milwaukee, complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin’.

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The Wedding Singer at the Roxy Regional Theatre is a Real Blast from the Past

 

The Wedding Singer at the Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging their production of the smash hit musical The Wedding Singer which takes viewers on a flashback to the 1980s, complete with the big hair, corny clothes, and some amazing music.

In the show, we are back in 1985 with rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Josh Bernaski), New Jersey’s favorite wedding Singer. He is the life of every party, until his fiancée Linda (Sara Fetgatter) ditches him at the altar.  He is “Shot through the heart” to paraphrase Bon Jovi, after which in his grief Robbie makes every wedding he sings at as disastrous as his own.

The Wedding Singer at the Roxy Regional Theatre

The Wedding Singer at the Roxy Regional Theatre

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Downtown Business Feature: Roxy Regional Theatre

 

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Clarksville, TN – Welcome to the second installment to introduce Clarksville to members of your downtown business community.  Our first post featured Ingredients, and we will continue with these post until all the DCA business who wish to participate have been featured.

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Dickens’ Tale Comes to Life at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging a “thrillingly ingenious” adaptation of Charles Dickens’ epic novel “A Tale of Two Cities.” Directed by John McDonald, “A Tale of Two Cities” stars Michael Mizwicki and Jonathan Reed Wexler as Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay, the English lawyer and French aristocrat caught up inextricably in the violence and bloodshed of the French Revolution.  Also featured are Ryan Bowie, Ashton Crosby, Brianna Hertzberg, Ted Jones, Travis Kendrick, Alan Lee, Phil Perry, Linda Speir and Joylene Taylor.

The play follows Lucie Manette, a young woman raised as an orphan and a ward of Tellson’s bank as she learns that her father is still alive and has recently been released from the infamous Bastille prison having been unjustly imprisoned for the last eighteen years. She goes to France to bring him home to England. Traveling home with her father by ship she meets Charles Darnay, a French citizen and London resident.

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The Roxy Regional Theatre recognizes the Civil War Sesquicentennial with the Civil War Musical

 

Clarksville, TN – In recognition of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging a production of the Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd musical, The Civil War. This has to be one of the best of the many shows I have seen at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Drawing on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Walt Whitman, the musical covers the enormous emotional landscape of the most difficult test our nation has ever endured. The Civil War musical puts a human face on the greatest tragedy of American history and passionately asks us to consider our beliefs about freedom, honor and faith.

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The Sounds of Ain’t Misbehavin’ has the Roxy Regional Theatre jumpin’ and jivin’

 

Roxy Regional TheatreThe Roxy Regional Theatre’s revival of the Tony award winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ is an explosive romp that takes the audience on a jaunt through the roaring 1920’s, and leading into the great depression. The show is intended as a tribute to African American musicians and follows the birth of an entirely new genre of jazz music known as swing.

Swing can trace its roots to the Harlem renaissance which brought African American Culture to the attention of white society in swanky New York night clubs where musicians like Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Willie “The Lion” Smith entertained the elites of New York’s high society.

The show features the music of Jazz Pianist and songwriter Fats Waller, played flawlessly by Tom Thayer.

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The Roxy Regional Theatre delights with Once Upon a Time

 

Once Upon A TimeClarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre is currently staging the enchanting play Once Upon A Time. The play consists of five fairy tales based on the stories of Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm. It is directed by John McDonald, who with  70 young people from the Roxy Regional School of the Arts worked on the script for this play. Broadway World has rated it one of the best ensemble productions that they have ever seen.

There’s always a sense of impending magic as you walk into the Roxy Regional Theatre to see a new production of theirs. You never know just what to expect. The set is the first thing to greet your eyes. In this case the stage is dominated by an ornate archway, which  looks like something you would see in a major opera house. When you look closely, you can see that it’s actually covered with egg cartons and Christmas lights. “You can’t buy magic,” said John McDonald, the Roxy Regional Theatre’s Artistic Director; and he is right.

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Take a trip through the 1960’s with Shout! at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

SHOUT! at the Roxy Regional TheatreThe Roxy Regional Theatre is currently putting on a production of Shout! The Mod Musical. Featuring five beautiful women who are identified by the colors that represent their individual personalities; Orange, Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow. The musical follows their lives and loves during the 1960’s which was wonderfully illustrated by using the music, dance, fashion, and via pop culture references from those tumultuous times. Only four performances remain (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) so you need to make your plans to see this wonderful show as soon as possible!

Shout! at the Roxy Regional Theatre

Shout! at the Roxy Regional Theatre

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Disney’s High School Musical 2 brings youthful energy to the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

The Roxy Regional Theatre’s opens their production of Disney’s High School Musical 2 this evening. The show is based on the Disney Channel Original Movie written by Peter Barsocchini, the show is directed by Tom Thayer, and features choreography by Chi Lopes. Starring Aaron Riesebeck as Troy Bolton, and Mindy Wedner as Gabriella Montez, Maggie Politi as Sharpay Evans, and Bryan Zoppi as her Brother Ryan.  Q108’s  Ryan Ploeckelman plays Mr. Fulton the manager of the Country club. The catchy and upbeat music was written by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, David N. Lawrence, Faye Greenberg, Randy Petersen, Kevin Quinn, Jamie Houston, Andy Dodd, and Adam Watts. The production mixes professional actors and actresses with the talented kids from the Roxy’s School of the Arts.

In this production, it’s summertime and school is out for the East High Wildcats. Like most kids the Wildcats need summer jobs. Basketball Captain Troy Bolton not only lands a job at the local country club, but also finds positions for his girlfriend Gabriella and the rest of the Wildcats. When Troy starts to worry about his future, Sharpay takes advantage of Troy’s situation to force a wedge between him and Gabriella, and schemes to prevent the Gabriella and the Wildcats from being able to challenge her in the Talent show.

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