Topic: Gregory Pember
Clarksville, TN – John McDonald and Tom Thayer have brought together the perfect cast for their production of “Spring Awakening”. The result is a powerful, passionate performance that draws the audience in and sends them on an emotional journey with the characters they are portraying.
There are only three shows (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) remaining for “Spring Awakening” at the Roxy Regional Theatre. This is one show you do not want to miss. Get to the theatre early, as the last shows will most certainly sell out.
Clarksville, TN – When I heard that the Roxy Regional Theatre was doing the musical Spring Awakening, I was hesitant; I wasn’t sure if they would be able to pull it off. When I told Tom Thayer this before seeing the show, he gave me an “oh please” look.
I had watched the videos of this production when it first launched on Broadway and felt sure that the Roxy’s Stage would be too small for that many people, Tom reassured me that there wasn’t really that many people in this production. He was right, and the cast was just the right size to tell the story.
Set in a socially and sexually repressive village in 19th century Germany, this coming of age story follows teenagers Melchior (Matt DuMont), Wendla (Hannah Church), and Moritz (Gregory Pember*) on their journeys of self-discovery. Also featured are Melanie Beck, Josh Bernaski, Ryan Bowie, Regan Featherstone, Humberto Figueroa, Leslie Greene, Erin Keas, Ashley Laverty, John McDonald, Hollie Morse, Sean Ormond, Rob Rodems, Cassie Thompson and Kendall Anne Thompson.
Landmark Musical “Spring Awakening” brings its powerful message to the Roxy Regional Theatre, Beginning April 13th
Winner of 8 Tony Awards including “Best Musical,” “Spring Awakening” celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy and passion that you will never forget. Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teen years, this rock-infused musical has been hailed as the “Best Musical of the Year” by the New York Times, New York Post, Star Ledger, Journal News, New York Observer and USA Today. «Read the rest of this article»
Roxy Regional Theatre Commemorates Civil War Sesquicentennial with Stephen Crane’s “The Red Badge of Courage”
Clarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre continues its commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial with a limited run of Stephen Crane’s classic tale of heroism, “The Red Badge of Courage”, opening Friday, March 30th, at 8:00pm.
Eighteen-year-old Henry Fleming dreams of the thrill of battle as a young recruit, but his illusions are shattered when he comes face to face with the bloodshed and horrors of The Civil War.Telling of the experience of war from the point of view of an ordinary soldier, “The Red Badge of Courage” is considered the first modern war novel. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Beginning March 21st, the Roxy Regional Theatre will delve deeper into the life and times of the man who penned such classics as The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, with a limited run of “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” in theotherspace, the Roxy’s 50-seat black-box theatre located upstairs.
In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Kendall Anne Thompson first graced the stage of the Roxy Regional Theatre on September 17th, 2010 as the green girl in “SHOUT! The Mod Musical”. Her natural charisma, charm and talent made her an instant favorite of Roxy patrons.
“She will forever be known to Roxy fans as ‘The Green Girl,’ a moniker she justifiably won while performing her star turn last season in ‘Shout: The Mod Musical’” stated John McDonald.
Clarksville, TN – Last night the Roxy Regional Theatre kicked off a production of one of William Shakespeare’s classic plays The Winter’s Tale, a story of envy, revenge, love and, ultimately, redemption. This marks their 27th consecutive year producing the Bard’s classic stories.
The play was directed by John McDonald and edited by Brandon Meeks, and tells the story of the jealous King Leontes of Sicilia who nearly topples his own kingdom when he falsely accuses his queen of adultery with his childhood friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia. In his foolishness and rage, he loses his wife, his son, and his baby daughter. The cycle of life and the power of true love come alive upon the Roxy stage, as a family is reunited, both physically and spiritually, through the power of forgiveness.
Power of Forgiveness Celebrated in Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”, Opening March 9th at the Roxy Regional Theatre
Clarksville, TN – The Roxy Regional Theatre marks its 27th year of annually presenting the works of William Shakespeare with a story of envy, revenge, love and, ultimately, redemption. “The Winter’s Tale”, one of the Bard’s late romances, opens Friday, March 9th, at 8:00pm for a pay-what-you-can preview.
In this tale edited by Brandon Meeks, the jealous King Leontes of Sicilia nearly topples his own kingdom when he falsely accuses his queen of adultery with his childhood friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia. In his foolishness and rage, he loses his wife, his son, and his baby daughter. The cycle of life and the power of true love come alive upon the Roxy stage, as a family is reunited, both physically and spiritually, through the power of forgiveness. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The warmer weather is not the only change happening in Clarksville, as the Roxy Regional Theatre has a whole new company taking on the next several shows in the 29th season. Some of you will recognize from past Roxy productions and we are excited to have several new faces joining us this season.
I wanted to take a moment to introduce them, as they are a part of our Roxy family and will serve Clarksville with their stellar performances over the next several months.
The Roxy Regional Theatre brings the spirit of William Shakespeare back to life with their production of Hamlet
The 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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