When I first read the synopsis of the musical Memphis- I was not exactly sure what to think. Taking place in the 50′s, it was quite a controversial subject for an interracial couple to happen in the south, much less to be open at all about it. The story is one that, if you were not alive during that time, you may miss some of the more sensitive nuances portrayed by the writer, as I did. Speaking with my grandparents, I gained an understanding of what it was like at that time, especially in the south where racism was still incredibly prevalent and often overlooked by authorities.
Enter Huey Calhoun (loosely based on Memphis DJ Dewey Philips). Huey walks into a club on the "dark" side of town, and meets Felicia an incredibly talented singer who captures Huey’s heart with her looks and her voice. The story moves along with the happiness and sadness of such a relationship. I am not going to ruin it for you, but if you love musicals, this is one you will not want to miss. Winner of multiple Tony’s, it is sure to capture your heart with the songs, making sitting through the sometimes slow story line worth it.
Oct 9-21, 2012
Tue-Sun at 7:30pm | Sat & Sun at 2pm |
Special Thu mat Oct 18 at 2pm
2 hr 30 min includes 1 intermission
Ages 10 and up.