The Rockbox Theater in Fredericksburg, Texas is a small community theater with a big heart. The theater provides rock and roll music shows each weekend with professional entertainers. The theater provides a new show each weekend to keep the residents of Fredericksburg occupied. The entertainers may stay the same, but the shows are always going to offer a different opportunity. The live music productions can also incorporate costumes, choreography and comedy. Rockbox Theater has 392 seats indoors. It is also the only live rock and roll show in the Texas Hill Country with a professional cast.
The regular show times are Friday 8pm, Saturday 4:30 and 8pm, and Sunday 1:30pm. In the summer events take place on Thursday nights at 8pm. Tickets are $28.40 for adults and $15 for children 17 and under. All seats are reserved and the shows last for 2 hours with an intermission. Handicapped accessible seating is available. Seniors and active military can enjoy discounts and group rates are offered for 25 or more individuals. The tickets cannot be refunded or transferred.
During the winter season from November 20th to December 27th is the Rockbox Christmas Show. The Christmas Show provides music and comedy with pop, rock and roll, and other hits of the season. A sleigh is used as a prop for the musicians to arrive on stage. The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Elvis, and Sonny and Cher music will be used along with the traditional favorites. There is also the Mo and Bro Doe-hemian Rhapsody show which is a Rockbox original show. For 2009 the Grand Opening of the National Museum will have a tribute by the Rockbox Theater. Show times for the Christmas extravaganza are the same as all other shows, though there are special showings on Thursdays at 7pm on December 3, 10, and 17. There are also additional matinees at 4:30pm on Fridays on November 27, December 4, 11, and 18.
The seating at Rockbox Theater is very traditional. The stage is located in the front with the orchestra row up until the balcony. There is center and then right and left stage seating. The rows go up to Q where the entrance to the theater seats are and the handicapped seating. Most rows have between four and twenty seats.
The cast of the Rockbox Theater has performed 1800 shows together. The cast includes Russ Hearn, Carey Dyer, Wendy Hearn, Dena Dyer, Linda Morgan, TJ Smith, Cass Moore, Mark Best, and Jacob Longoria. Russ Hearn began his musical career as a teenager, turning to religion in his twenties and eventually joining the theater. He is married to Wendy Hearn and they have two children Faith and Marty. Wendy Hearn has worked all over the United States singing and acting, though she is originally from San Antonio. Carey and Dena are another married couple on the show who have worked for several years together and grew up in the musical and performing fields before settling at the Rockbox Theater. Dyer is known for his Elvis impersonation.