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Roxy Regional Theatre performs Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland, Jr.” presented by Legends Bank, May 17th – June 8th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Travel down the rabbit hole at the Roxy Regional Theatre this month and join Lewis Carroll’s beloved literary heroine in her madcap adventures at the corner of Franklin Street and First Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

Legends Bank presents the beloved award-winning musical Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland, Jr.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 17th through June 8th.

Performed by sixty-one local youth, ages 10 to 18, from the Roxy Regional School of the Arts, this fast-paced take on the classic tale was adapted by David Simpatico from the 1951 Disney film and the novels by Lewis Carroll.

Millie Enquist and Mallory Skernivitz star in Disney's "Alice In Wonderland, Jr." at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 17th - June 8th.

Millie Enquist and Mallory Skernivitz star in Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland, Jr.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 17th – June 8th.

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Roxy Regional Theatre to show “The Pirates of Penzance, Jr.”, May 26th – June 17th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General are just a few of the characters dropping anchor at the corner of Franklin street and First street in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

The Roxy Regional School of the Arts presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s swashbuckling musical comedy “The Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 26th through June 17th.

Lauren Mund and Patrick Long star as Mabel and Frederic in the Roxy Regional School of the Arts production of "The Pirates of Penzance, Jr." at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 26th - June 17th

Lauren Mund and Patrick Long star as Mabel and Frederic in the Roxy Regional School of the Arts production of “The Pirates of Penzance, Jr.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 26th – June 17th

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“SEUSSICAL: The Musical” brings Dr. Seuss Favorites to life at the Roxy Regional Theatre, March 17th – April 8th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Children across the nation recently celebrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss with Read Across America Day. The Roxy Regional Theatre continues the celebration in Historic Downtown Clarksville with the staging of “SEUSSICAL: The Musical”, opening this Friday, March 17th, and continuing through April 8th.

Kendall Adaire Payne stars as The Cat in the Hat in this musical extravaganza that is sure to entertain the entire family.
 
“The Cat in the Hat is the narrative host who guides the audience through the show,” Payne said. “He pops up here and there and pretty much everywhere, usually out of nowhere, with comedic blurbs.”

The Roxy Regional Theatre presents "SEUSSICAL: The Musical", March 17th - April 8th.

The Roxy Regional Theatre presents “SEUSSICAL: The Musical”, March 17th – April 8th.

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Catch the final performances of “The Happy Elf” at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – This week brings your final chances to catch Harry Connick, Jr.’s “The Happy Elf” at the Roxy Regional Theatre before Eubie the Elf returns to the North Pole following Saturday’s matinee.

Directed by Ryan Bowie and choreographed by Emily Rourke, “The Happy Elf” follows Eubie the Elf on his musical mission to bring Christmas cheer to Bluesville, a town on Santa’s naughty list.  But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day?

"The Happy Elf" final performances at the Roxy Regional Theatre are Wednesday through Saturday afternoon.

“The Happy Elf” final performances at the Roxy Regional Theatre are Wednesday through Saturday afternoon.

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Roxy Regional Theatre presents Harry Connick, Jr.’s “The Happy Elf” for Christmas, November 24th – December 17th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – After the turkey is put away on Thanksgiving evening, bring your out-of-town guests downtown for family entertainment sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.’s “The Happy Elf” opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Thursday, November 24th, at 7:00pm.

Directed by Ryan Bowie and choreographed by Emily Rourke, “The Happy Elf” follows Eubie the Elf on his musical mission to bring Christmas cheer to Bluesville, a town on Santa’s naughty list. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day?

John-Paul Fox is Eubie the Elf in the Roxy Regional Theatre's production of Harry Connick, Jr.'s "The Happy Elf", November 24th - December 17th

John-Paul Fox is Eubie the Elf in the Roxy Regional Theatre’s production of Harry Connick, Jr.’s “The Happy Elf”, November 24th – December 17th

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Grace Among the Leavings Debuts at the Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Local author Beverly Fisher was present in theotherspace at the Roxy Regional Theater on Monday, June 20th, as her novella “Grace Among the Leavings” turned dramatic presentation debuted in Clarksville.

Based on Fisher’s family research and Civil War gleanings, “Grace Among The Leavings” tells the story of eleven-year-old Grace Meadows and her family’s hard times in the wake of war.

It features Ava DoVanne, a rising seventh grader, in the starring role. As Grace, DoVanne showed her command of the script and the stage in her performance.

“Grace Among the Leavings” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

“Grace Among the Leavings” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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Beverly Fisher’s “Grace Among The Leavings” makes it’s way to the Roxy Regional Theatre’s theotherspace, June 20th – 28th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The journey from the page to the stage does not always follow an established route: sometimes a new path must be forged.

Following months of adapting, rewriting and workshopping, Beverly Fisher’s Civil War novella “Grace Among The Leavings” completes its journey to the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre’s theotherspace with four staged readings, June 20th – June 28th.

Originally adapted to the stage by Dennis Darling and Kari Catton and produced by Theatre in the Park in Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site in Illinois, “Grace Among The Leavings” underwent further adaptation this past year by Roxy Regional Theatre co-founder and artistic director John McDonald.

"Grace Among The Leavings" stars Ava DoVanne as Grace.

“Grace Among The Leavings” stars Ava DoVanne as Grace.

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“SHREK The Musical JR.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 20th – June 11th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Once upon a time in a faraway swamp, there lived a green ogre who one day found his home overrun by a group of banished fairytale misfits.  Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey to rescue a feisty princess.

The Roxy Regional School of the Arts presents an irreverently fun adventure for the entire family with “SHREK the Musical JR.” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, May 20th through June 11th.

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and the book by William Steig, “SHREK The Musical JR.” is directed and choreographed by Tom Thayer, with additional choreography by Emily Rourke and music direction by Lacey Connell.

(L to R): Truman Jepson as Lord Farquaad, Allison Ferebee as Princess Fiona, Patrick Long as Shrek and Riley Jenkins as Donkey.

(L to R): Truman Jepson as Lord Farquaad, Allison Ferebee as Princess Fiona, Patrick Long as Shrek and Riley Jenkins as Donkey.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre “A Christmas Carol” final two shows, December 18th and 19th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday afternoon, December 19th at 2:00pm are the final two shows for the Roxy Regional Theatre’s performance of “A Christmas Carol”. This is your last chance to see what has become a Christmas tradition in Clarksville.

All good things must come to an end, and signature performances are no exception. After nine years of delivering countless “Bah Humbugs” upon the Roxy Regional Theatre stage, John McDonald will hang up his hat as the miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge with this year’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre "A Christmas Carol" final two performances are tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday afternoon, December 19th at 2:00pm.

Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre “A Christmas Carol” final two performances are tonight, Friday, December 18th at 8:00pm and Saturday afternoon, December 19th at 2:00pm.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre performs “A Christmas Carol” with John McDonald’s Final Appearance as Scrooge, December 9th – December 19th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – All good things must come to an end, and signature performances are no exception. After nine years of delivering countless “Bah Humbugs” upon the Roxy Regional Theatre stage, John McDonald will hang up his hat as the miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge with this year’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, opening December 9th.

Under the direction of Tom Thayer, Dickens’ classic tale of Christmases Past, Present and Future meets such holiday standards as “Deck the Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “What Child Is This,” “I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In” and more, performed to the music of acoustic instrumentalists Red River Breeze.

A Christmas Carol" plays at the Roxy Regional Theatre December 9th - December 19th.
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