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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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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre presents “The Secret Garden” an Enchanting Musical, November 13th – 27th

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – The haunting moors of England will come to life at the Roxy Regional Theatre in the enchanting musical “The Secret Garden”, playing November 13th through November 27th.

Based on the enduring family classic penned over a century ago by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this Tony Award-winning musical, with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, soars to new heights under the direction of Tom Thayer.

"The Secret Garden" at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Virginia Richardson.

“The Secret Garden” at the Roxy Regional Theatre stars Virginia Richardson.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre brings back “The Rocky Horror Show”, October 23rd – October 31st

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – That sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back for a limited engagement, so prepare to do the “Time Warp” like you have never done it before! Richard O’Brien’s cult classic “The Rocky Horror Show” returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre for five performances only, October 23rd – October 31st.

Timothy Houston and Lindsay Nantz star as Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss, two clean-cut young people on the way to visit an old college professor.

Timothy Houston (top) and Lindsay Nantz star as Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss in the Roxy Regional Theatres production of "The Rocky Horror Show".

Timothy Houston (top) and Lindsay Nantz star as Brad Majors and his fiancée Janet Weiss in the Roxy Regional Theatres production of “The Rocky Horror Show”.

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Roxy Regional Theatre presents “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, October 16th – October 31st

 

Clarskville's Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Unlock the secrets of the soul!  Just in time for Halloween, Robert Louis Stevenson’s chilling portrayal of man’s dual nature comes to life upon the Roxy Regional Theatre stage in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”, beginning a limited run on Friday, October 16th, at 8:00pm.

Idealistic young scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll creates a mixture he hopes will eliminate human evil.  In doing so, however, he unleashes the dark forces within, creating the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde.

Roxy Regional Theatres production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" stars Jonathan Whitney.

Roxy Regional Theatres production of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” stars Jonathan Whitney.

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“The Music Man” opens tonight at Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Beat the heat and the summer doldrums with Meredith Willson’s great American musical classic “The Music Man”, opening at the Roxy Regional Theatre Friday, July 17th, at 8:00pm for our traditional pay-what-you-can preview. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm on Friday for whatever price you are able to pay ($5.00 minimum, please).

Closing our 32nd season with a nostalgic bang, this family-friendly story has been entertaining audiences since 1957 with such memorable numbers as the high-stepping “Seventy-Six Trombones,” the romantic “‘Til There Was You” and the humorous “Trouble in River City.”

Roxy Regional Theatre's "The Music Man" stars John Adkison and Mary Malaney.

Roxy Regional Theatre’s “The Music Man” stars John Adkison and Mary Malaney.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre closes 32nd Season with Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man”, July 17th – August 22nd

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Seventy-six trombones will close the Roxy Regional Theatre’s 32nd season with a nostalgic bang when Meredith Willson’s great American musical classic “The Music Man”marches onto the mainstage, July 17th – August 22nd.

Reprising his role from the 2011 national tour of “The Music Man”, John Adkison stars as fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill, who cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize … despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef! However, his plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for town librarian Marian Paroo, played by Mary Malaney.

Roxy Regional Theatre's "The Music Man" stars John Adkison and Mary Malaney.

Roxy Regional Theatre’s “The Music Man” stars John Adkison and Mary Malaney.

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Clarksville’s Roxy Regional Theatre brings “Mary Poppins” to the stage, April 24th-May 23rd

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Everyone’s favorite umbrella-wielding nanny is flying into Clarksville! Stephanie Hawkins stars in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” at the Roxy Regional Theatre, April 24th – May 23rd.

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, this “practically perfect” musical delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Filled with timeless classics such as “Jolly Holiday,” “Step in Time” and the Academy Award-winning “Chim-Chim Cher-ee,” this show can only be described as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”

Stephanie Hawkins stars in "Mary Poppins" at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Stephanie Hawkins stars in “Mary Poppins” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

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Cautionary “Words of warming” as the world heats up

 

In her periodic newsletter and update, Goddard College Professor Catherine Lowther circulates these “Words of warming”. With her permission, we pass this item to our readers.

James Hansen, director of Nasa's Goddard Institute

As the world hots up, so does the market for books about climate change. Tim Flannery, author of The Weather Makers, looks at the latest works on the crisis, and sizes up their solutions, from nuclear energy to genetically engineered trees.

(August 9) — Most of those interested in climate science nowadays access information online, and one of the most significant of such contributions was recently posted by James Hansen, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute, and his colleagues, who have provided a partial explanation for these changes. They revisited a key piece of science underpinning the IPCC’s work – the findings about how much warming a given amount of atmospheric CO2 pollution would produce – and discovered that, when viewed over the longer term, Earth’s climate system is about twice as sensitive to CO2 pollution as is illustrated in the panel’s century-long projections. «Read the rest of this article»

 

James Hansen on climate: What’s at stake?

 

What is at stake?

Warming so far, about two degrees Fahrenheit over land areas, seems almost innocuous, being less than day-to-day weather fluctuations. But more warming is already “in- the-pipeline”, delayed only by the great inertia of the world ocean. And climate is nearing dangerous tipping points. Elements of a “perfect storm”, a global cataclysm, are assembled.

Climate can reach points such that amplifying feedbacks spur large rapid changes. Arctic sea ice is a current example. Global warming initiated sea ice melt, exposing darker ocean that absorbs more sunlight, melting more ice. As a result, without any additional greenhouse gases, the Arctic soon will be ice-free in the summer. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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