GODSPELL weaves its magic at the Roxy Regional Theater, April 8
GODSPELL, the international hit musical loosely based on the Gospel of St. Matthew, opens at the Roxy Regional Theater on Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m. In keeping with the theater’s opening night tradition of paying what you can, all non-pre-sold tickets at regular price will go on sale at 7:30 p.m. that night for a minimum donation of $5.
Matthew Combs stars as Jesus Christ, with Talon Beeson as John the Baptist and Judas, in this musical sensation featuring songs by the award-winning composer Stephane Schwartz (Wicked and Pippin) and originally written, designed and directed by John-Michael Tebelak.
Using a wide variety of acting, storytelling techniques and heavy doses of comedic timing, a lovable group of followers — Brian Best, Jama BowenChloe LaMar, Destiny Neal, Austin Olive, Caitlyn Porayko, David Riley and Emily Rourke, alongside young Lydia Crawley, Caleb CrosbyHayden Gilbreath and Theresa Graham – help Jesus tell various parables from his early teachings, albeit in an unconventional way.
As the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage and hauntingly dissolves into the Last Supper and Crucifixion, GODSPELL delivers Jesus’ timeless messages of kindness, tolerance and love, led by ryan bowiewith choreography by Margaret Rennerfeldt and musical direction by Tyler Saunders.
Led by the international hit “Day by Day”, GODSPELL offers a parade of beloved songs including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”, “Learn Your Lessons Well”, “All for the Best”, “All Good Gifts “, “Return, O man” and “By my side”. Ranging from pop to vaudeville to gospel, this eclectic mix of songs will be performed by Tyler Saunders on piano, Thad Wallus on electric guitar, Addison Perkins on acoustic guitar, Caleb Barlow on bass and Bernard Lott on drums .
Produced in part by Jim & Dottie Mann, additional financial support was provided by Hugh & Joy Hatcher, David Magers & Stephanie Taylor, Kathy L. Watts, Walter & Cindy Marczak, Suzanne & Ron McCafferty and Barbara & Larry Goolsby.
GODSPELL is presented under special arrangement with and all licensed performance materials are provided by Music Theater International (MTI), www.mtishows.com.
Performances take place from April 8 to 23 on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $35 (adults) and $15 (10 and under) and can be reserved online at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theater during regular box office hours (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and one hour before curtain up). Military and APSU students can receive two tickets for the price of one performance through Thursday during the race, while CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one performance through Friday.
Wearing a face covering covering the nose and mouth is MANDATORY inside the Roxy Regional Theater (except when actively eating or drinking) for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. This policy is in place for the safety of our clients, performers and staff, and keeps us in compliance with the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Roxy Regional Theater reserves the right to modify this COVID-19 Policy at any time and will communicate any necessary changes electronically or in person.
The Roxy Regional Theater (Roxy Productions, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to professional theater production and the promotion of the arts, with an emphasis on education, Clarksville, Central Tennessee and the Southeast. The theater is located at 100 Franklin Street in historic downtown Clarksville. For more information, visit www.roxyregionaltheatre.org.