“The Rocky Horror Show” returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre


Ryan Bowie returns to the role of Riff Raff in Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Roxy Regional Theatre, October 20 – October 28.

CLARKSVILLE: Take a little rock ‘n’ roll, throw in a thunderstorm and a flat tire, mix it with a creepy castle inhabited by a mad scientist, a muscle hunk and a handful of other questionable characters … and you have the recipe for a night out you will never forget!

Richard O’Brien’s cult classic The Rocky Horror Show returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre for a limited engagement, October 20 – October 28.  So, dig out your fishnets and sharpen those stilettos … that sweet transvestite and his motley crew are back for the sixth year in this annual tradition on the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville.

Dean Cestari and Charly Dannis star as Brad Majors and his fiancee Janet Weiss, two clean-cut young people on the way to visit an old college professor.  When they run into trouble and seek help at the freaky Frankenstein mansion, little do they know that Dr. Frank N. Furter — played by a stiletto and fishnet stocking-clad Will Nash Broyles — is in the midst of one of his maniacal experiments!

Ryan Bowie once again returns to the role of Riff Raff, alongside Michelle Foletta as Magenta, Emily Rourke as Columbia, Bryan Plummer as Eddie, Matthew Combs as Rocky, and Benny Jones as Dr. Scott.   Prepare to dance the “Time Warp” like never before to live music provided by The Roxy Band, featuring Kevin Lutz and Matthew McNeill on piano, Thad Wallus on guitar, Colin Mai on bass and Bernard Lott on drums.

The Rocky Horror Show is made possible in part through the generous support of Tim & Kris Lee.  Additional funding support has been provided by Kurt & Kerri Kowalski, Melinda Kelly-Major, and Bradley & Lisa Martin.

This production is recommended for mature audiences only.  Audience participation is encouraged, and patrons are invited to dress up in their favorite ROCKY HORROR attire.  Bags of props will also be for sale in the lobby one hour prior to every performance.  The following items, however, are not permitted: rice, confetti, glitter, squirt guns, lighters, matches, candles, silly spray string, or any other objects which may damage the theatre or injure actors and/or audience members.

The Rocky Horror Show runs October 20 through October 28, playing Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with a special midnight showing on Saturday, October 28.

Friday, October 20, is the traditional pay-what-you-can preview of The Rocky Horror Show.  All tickets not pre-sold at the regular ticket price will go on sale at 7:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

Tickets are $25 and may be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain).  Military, APSU students and CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Wednesday and Thursday performances during the run.

The Roxy Regional Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing professional live theatre and promoting the arts, with emphasis on education, in Clarksville, Middle Tennessee and the Southeast.  The theatre is located at 100 Franklin Street in Historic Downtown Clarksville.  For more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org.

Photo (RockyHorror_BradJanet.jpg): “Dean Cestari and Charly Dannis star as Brad and Janet in Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Roxy Regional Theatre, October 20 – October 28.”
Photo (RockyHorror_RiffRaff.jpg): “Ryan Bowie returns to the role of Riff Raff in Richard O’Brien’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at the Roxy Regional Theatre, October 20 – October 28.”
Additional photos and more information are available on the Roxy’s press page at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org/prkit (password: RRT1983).

About Author

Christine Anne Piesyk has been a journalist for more than 50 years. Her credits include positions as Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, Staff Writer specializing in education, leisure living, food and arts and entertainment. She was co-producer, writer and on air persona for the Entertainment Review for 25 years. Now "retired," she finds herself working on online websites and as a book editor. In her other life, she is a costume designer in her daughter's company, Gemini Dream Designs.

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