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Clarksville High School Theatre Opens its 2010-2011 Season

 

Clarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – The Clarksville High School Theatre opens its 2010-11 theatre season tonight with Margaret Edson’s powerful play WIT. This year, director Barbara Wesner has chosen a mature, moving drama that chronicles and celebrates the life of Vivian Bearing, a noted English professor of the seventeenth-century metaphysical poet John Donne.

At the rise of the play, Bearing steps to the edge of the stage and informs the audience that she has been diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic ovarian cancer. She continues by saying, “It is not my intention to give away the plot, but I think I die at the end. They’ve given me less than two hours.”

Senior students Grace Mason (in hospital bed) and Samantha Bagwell star in Margaret Edson’s powerful play, “WIT.”

Senior students Grace Mason (in hospital bed) and Samantha Bagwell star in Margaret Edson’s powerful play, “WIT.”

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Beauty and the Beast Jr. at the Roxy brings back fond memories

 

They say your first musical will always be your favorite, and that is the case for me with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, it was the show that was playing when I first ventured into the Roxy Regional Theatre. Their professional production of this Disney classic sparked a continuing love of Musical Theatre in me.

So, when I heard that the Roxy was planning on staging Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. as part of their 2010 season I was excited as I saw it as as chance to revisit my first musical. And I wasn’t disappointed. Watching those young actors and actresses performing their hearts out, renewed that feeling of wonder that I experienced when I sat in the seats watching my very first show at the Roxy.

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Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jr. is sure to Enchant at the Roxy Theatre

 

A tale as old as time….The beautiful Belle yearns to escape provincial life and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle finds more adventure than she wanted when she becomes a captive in the Beast’s enchanted castle! Dancing flatware, menacing wolves, and singing furniture will fill the Roxy’s stage with thrills in this beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love. Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Jr., opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre Friday, May 21st, at 6:00 pm.

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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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East High Wildcats Return to the Roxy Regional Theatre in Disney’s High School Musical 2

 

Gabriella, Troy and the rest of the gang are back at the Roxy Regional Theatre this spring for Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2, opening April 9 at 8pm.

Celebrating the last day of their junior year, the East High Wildcats blast onto the summer scene with newfound jobs at the Lava Springs Country Club. Keeping every ounce of the light-hearted fun that makes HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL a household name, this buoyant sequel takes on the questions of real kids facing the realities of the adult world. Friendships are tested, summer romances go haywire, and the meaning of success is redefined.

Directed by Tom Thayer and choreographed by Chi Lopes, Disney’s HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 stars Mindy Wedner as Gabriella Montez and Aaron Riesebeck as Troy Bolton.

Mindy Wedner as Gabriella

Mindy Wedner as Gabriella

Aaron Riesebeck as Troy

Aaron Riesebeck as Troy

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