'School of Rock' coming to Roxana

If you missed the Curtains Up Theater Company production of "School of Rock" in May at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, or if you want to see it again, you have another chance to rock. Curtains Up is doing an encore performance of "School of Rock" on Aug. 12-14 at Roxana Nazarene Theater, 400 N. Central Ave in Roxana. Showtimes will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. The company first performed "School of Rock" May 12-15 at Dunham Theater at SIUE.
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Snatching the eternal: Roxana man featured in festival

ST. LOUIS - Roxana native, Oliver Bacus, will play a key role in "The Rose Tattoo," written by Tennessee Williams at the city's seventh annual festival named for one of its famous native sons. Bacus, 24, graduated from Roxana High School in 2016 and from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2019 with a degree in theater performance. Bacus will perform in the main stage production, "The Rose Tattoo," during the seventh annual Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis Aug. 18-28 at Grand Center, in St. Louis. Bacus plays a character named Jack, who's the love interest of the protagonist's daughter. The protagonist is a mother who's protective of her young daughter who brings Jack home to meet her.
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Roxana 'pawty' helps give voice to pets in need

Dog lovers were barking up the right tree in Roxana on Saturday as the second annual Pawty in the Park brought pets and people together for an afternoon of activities, information and some tail-wagging furry fun. Pawty in the Park featured a clinic, vendors, music, activities for pets and children. The event was sponsored by L&L Animal Warriors; proceeds benefited the animal rescue organization. "The bond between an animal and a person should be life-long but a lot of times it's not," said L&L volunteer Debbie Griffin. "If you can't afford to spay or neuter, that's what we're here for. If your dog needs to go to the vet, that's what we do."

Pawty in the Park planned for Roxana

Hosted by Animal Warriors of Roxana, the 2nd annual PAW-ty in the Park event is coming up in a little more than a month. You are invited to bring your dog or cat to Roxana Park on June 25 from 1-5pm, just keep them on a leash. It’s a day...