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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre puts on William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, March 7th-15th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The eternal battle of the sexes takes a witty and suspenseful turn in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 29th annual Shakespeare offering, the timeless comedy “Much Ado About Nothing”, March 7th-15th.

Taylor Galvin and Brandon Beach star as reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick, whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever. Meanwhile, the two young lovers Claudio and Hero, played by Michael Spaziani and Michelle Foletta, are to be married imminently but for the devious scheming of a resentful prince looking to thwart the nuptials.

(Top L to R)Taylor Galvin, Brandon Beach, Michael Spaziani and Michelle Foletta star in the Roxy production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".

(Top L to R)Taylor Galvin, Brandon Beach, Michael Spaziani and Michelle Foletta star in the Roxy production of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”.

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Roxy Regional Theatre gives Romeo & Juliet Historical Twist, Civil War-Style, March 8th–16th

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The tale of Romeo and Juliet is one which truly transcends time and place — and beginning March 8th, the Roxy Regional Theatre will prove it by setting one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays during the American Civil War.

This historical twist to the classic love story could not come at a more fitting time, as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War, a time when deeply rooted hatreds often pitted neighbor against neighbor and family against family, compelling lovers to risk everything to be together.

Starring Matt Casey and Hannah Church as Romeo and Juliet

Starring Matt Casey and Hannah Church as Romeo and Juliet

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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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Revolution Comes to the Roxy Regional Theatre with “A Tale of Two Cities”

 

Dickens’ Classic Tale of Love and Revenge

Roxy Regional TheatreA Tale of Two CitiesClarksville, TN – Charles Dickens’ famous epic novel of the French Revolution comes to the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre this fall in a thrillingly ingenious adaptation of “A Tale of Two Cities”, opening Friday, November 4th, at 8:00pm.

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 Revolution.  Also featured are Ryan Bowie, Ashton Crosby, Brianna Hertzberg, Ted Jones, Travis Kendrick, Alan Lee, Phil Perry, Linda Speir and Joylene Taylor. «Read the rest of this article»

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Mark Twain Back by Popular Demand on October 21st and 22nd

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Back by popular demand, America’s most famous literary icon comes to life upon the Roxy Regional Theatre stage for three performances only on Friday and Saturday, October 21st and 22nd.
 
Starring Ashton Crosby and adapted and directed by Cecilia Rubino, MARK TWAIN: Adventures in American Humor made its debut at New York’s Lincoln Center and played to sold-out houses at the Roxy in 2009.

Ashton Crosby as Mark Twain

Ashton Crosby as Mark Twain

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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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Bea(u)tiful in the Extreme showcases American history at the Rosy Regional Theatre.

 

Bea(u)tiful in the ExtremeClarksville, TN – Taking a chapter out of the history books and bringing it to life is what the Roxy Regional Theatre has done with their production of Bea(u)tiful in the Extreme. The play follows the life of Meriwether Lewis through a series of flashbacks from his youth, the grand journey with William Clark and across a young America, through to his untimely death.

The plot recounts encounters with the hospitable but doomed Mandan people, raging rapids, various pests and pestilences, suspicious Lakota warriors, frozen mountain passes, and York, a slave who is seeking to develop his own ideas of freedom.

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Journey Through Lewis and Clark’s America with “Bea(u)tiful in the Extreme” at the Roxy

 

Bea(u)tiful in the ExtremeClarksville, TN – The epic adventure of the Lewis and Clark Expedition is relived in the regional premiere of “Bea(u)tiful in the Extreme”, opening at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, April 1st, at 8:00pm.
 
In this new play by Leon Martell, the legendary expedition is recalled in flashbacks as Meriwether Lewis struggles to come to grips with his experience and the meaning of America. As Lewis sets out to edit his final report, he is haunted by visions of Thomas Jefferson, Sacagawea, the hospitable but doomed Mandan people, raging rapids, suspicious Lakota warriors, frozen mountain passes, and York, the slave seeking his own definition of freedom. «Read the rest of this article»

 

The Roxy Regional Theatre brings the spirit of William Shakespeare back to life with their production of Hamlet

 

Roxy Regional TheatreThe Roxy Regional Theatre kicked off their annual production of William Shakespeare’s works with an adaption of the classic Hamlet. The play is a story where a ghost and a prince meet and in the end everyone ends up mincemeat.

Written in the early 1600’s the play is considered today to be the greatest play written in the English language. Containing many of the bards most memorable lines, Hamlet can sometimes be daunting to audiences. This is not the case with the Roxy production; thanks to some very strong acting and great delivery by the primary cast members. The Roxy’s version of Hamlet is very easy to follow and quite enjoyable.

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A Ghost and a Prince Meet in Roxy Regional Theatre’s HAMLET

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – “A ghost and a prince meet and everyone ends in mincemeat” at the Roxy Regional Theatre with the opening of HAMLET on Friday, March 11th, at 8:00pm.
 
Now considered the greatest play in the English language, William Shakespeare’s HAMLET, with its themes of betrayal, justice and revenge, marks the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 26th annual Shakespeare production. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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