The Roxy Regional Theater presents the 1950s rockabilly musical “Cry-Baby” June 3-18

CLARKSVILLE, TN – Romeo and Juliet meets high school hellcats in the hit summer musical on the stage of Clarksville’s oldest professional theater.

Based on the cult classic film by John Waters, Cry-Baby: The Musical Opening Friday, June 3 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.

Set in 1950s Baltimore, conservative squares take on leather-clad delinquents in this rockabilly musical from the creative team behind hair spray – Thomas Meehan and Mark O’Donnell – with a score by Fountains of Wayne co-founder Adam Schlesinger and “The Daily Show” executive producer David Javerbaum.

Directed by Ryan Bowie and choreographed by Emily Rourke under the musical direction of Tyler Saunders, crybaby stars Matthew Combs and Caitlyn Porayko as bad boy Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker and square rich girl Allison Vernon-Williams, a pair of star-crossed lovers at the center of a world where everyone loves Ike and nobody likes communism.

Matthew Combs and Caitlyn Porayko are set to star in the Roxy Regional Theater’s production of “Cry-Baby” with local attorney, Stacy Turner. “Cry-Baby” debuts on June 3.

The coolest boy in Baltimore, Cry-Baby is a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock ‘n’ roll. Fueled by the hormones and new rhythms of the times, Allison turns her back on her blameless boyfriend to become a “drape” (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby’s moll.

Starring local attorney Stacy Turner as Mrs. Cordelia Vernon-Williams, the cast also includes David Ridley as Dupree W. Dupree; Michael Ricciardone as Baldwin Blandish; Aubrie Lauren as Pepper Walker; Emily Rourke as Wanda Woodward; Victoria Preisman as Mona “Hatchet-Face” Malnorowski; Hannah Lauren Wilson as Lenora Frigid; and Kyle Javon Blocker, Tyler Saunders and Brett Vance as the Whiffles. Derek Alexander, Ansley Arthur, Caleb Crosby, Donald Groves, Beth Kirby, Faith Konty, Michael Olson, Mikquala Skelton and Katie Stafford round out the cast.

Cry-Baby: The Musical is produced in part with the generous support of Hugh & Joy Hatcher and Melissa A. Schaffner. Additional financial support was provided by the Asquith family, Reynolds-Burgett; Sal & Andrea Herrera; and Stacey Streetman. This production is presented in accordance with and all licensed performance materials are provided by Music Theater International (MTI),

Performances are from June 3 to June 18 on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., with matinees at 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays June 11 and June 18. There is no performance at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

Tickets are $35 (adults) and $15 (10 and under) and can be reserved online at, by phone at (931) 645-7699 or at the theater during regular box office hours (9:00 a.m. at 2:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and one hour before the curtain goes 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.