‘A Chorus Line’ kicks off Roxy Regional Theatre’s 37th season

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The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville’s oldest professional live theatre, kicks off its “Season 37: Experience A New Story” with "A Chorus Line."

Emily Rourke and Darren Michael

Emily Rourke as Cassie and APSU theatre professor Darren Michael as Zach in “A Chorus Line” at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Clarksville’s oldest professional theatre is “high stepping” into its 37th season of live entertainment on the corner of Franklin and First in downtown Clarksville with a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition.

A Chorus Line runs at the Roxy Regional Theatre through September 28, with performances at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Directed by Ryan Bowie and choreographed by Emily Rourke, A Chorus Line explores the inner lives and poignant ambitions of 17 professional Broadway dancers. A complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic 1970’s drama, this Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning classic features one powerhouse number after another, including “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.”

On Saturday, September 14, selections from A Chorus Line will be presented as part of GALA 37, the theatre’s annual fall fundraiser. The event also includes a silent auction at 6 p.m. with cocktails by MB Roland Distillery and appetizers; dinner at 6:30 p.m.; and a live auction featuring auctioneer Sammy Stuard at 8 p.m.

A Chorus Line is presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark and was conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The production was originally co-choreographed by Bob Avian, and the original Broadway production produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival.

Performances run September 6-28 on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, September 21 and September 28. (Due to GALA 37, there is no performance on Saturday, September 14.)

Tickets are $30 (adults) and $15 (13 and under) and may be reserved online at roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at 931-645-7699, and at the theatre during regular box office hours (9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). Military, Austin Peay State University students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run.

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