ON THE TOWN Runs 9/17-10/4 at Roxy Regional Theatre
"New York, New York, it's a wonderful town!" This fall, the Roxy Regional Theatre embarks on its 32nd season of live entertainment with the 70th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's legendary musical about three sailors who manage to find love and incredible adventures in the Big Apple while on a 24-hour leave. ON THE TOWN docks at the corner of Franklin and First, September 17 - October 4.
Starring local attorney Stacy Turner as Hildy, and bursting with high energy dancing choreographed by Jessica Davidson, ON THE TOWN is directed by Tom Thayer and also features Michael Spaziani as Gabey, Ryan Bowie as Chip, Cameron Perry as Ozzie, Allie McCaw as Claire, Emily Rourke as Ivy, Keith Patrick McCoy as Judge Pitkin and Kim Kinsley as Madame Dilly, with Tyler Baxter, Corinne Bupp, Laura Donnelly, Julio Iguina-Pascual, Chase Miller, Mallory Mundy and Elena Pascullo.
Such memorable numbers as "New York, New York," "Lonely Town" and the hilarious "I Can Cook Too" come to life through the orchestral talents of Anne Glass on piano, Tom Bridwell on trombone, Kathryn Holley on flute, Tom Tapscott on clarinet, John Waddle on bass and Thad Wallus on drums.
ON THE TOWN is made possible in part through the generous support of Bridgestone Metalpha USA, Inc. Additional funding support has been provided by Dr. Ernest & Joan DeWald, Scott & Lynn Jensen, Angela Knowles, Garnett & Nancy Ladd, and Jim B. Marshall.
The Roxy Regional Theatre's production of this iconic musical comedy written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Leonard Bernstein and based on an idea by Jerome Robbins, coincides with this fall's Broadway revival. First produced on Broadway in 1944, ON THE TOWN was also made into a 1949 film starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
On Saturday, September 13, patrons at the 32nd Anniversary Roxy Gala will glean a sneak preview of the musical when selections from ON THE TOWN are performed as part of the theatre's annual fundraiser. The evening's activities also include silent and live art auctions and dinner catered by The Bound'ry, featuring June Rubbed Filet of Beef and Seared Scallops, finished with Manhattan Sauce; Grilled Asparagus and Salted Fingerling Potatoes; Bibb Salad with Port Wine Poached Pears, Spiced Pecans, Red Onion and Dijon Vinaigarette; and Strawberry Hibiscus Cheesecake, complemented with Beachaven wines. Tickets are $125.
Wednesday, September 17, is the traditional pay-what-you-can preview of ON THE TOWN. All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 6:30pm for whatever price patrons wish to pay.
ON THE TOWN runs September 17 through October 4, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on Saturday, September 27. Tickets are $25 (adults) and $15 (ages 13 and under) and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931)645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). Active-duty military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances during the run.