MEMPHIS, TN – Jan. 8, 2020 – Playhouse on the Square will present one of the most popular shows ever produced on a Playhouse on the Square stage, “Memphis The Musical” Jan. 17-Feb. 8 at Playhouse on the Square.
“Memphis The Musical” is presented in partnership with Robert B. Briggs and the Briggs Foundation, tamburrino, inc., Monogram Foods, Grayson Smith Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff.
In the 1950s, on the downtown streets of Memphis, Tennessee, Rock ‘n’ Roll was born. The marriage of blues, gospel and country made way to a genre of music that would, one day, speak to the soul of the entire world. But for now, in a seedy bar on Beale, this music has spoken to the soul of a local country boy. The girl that the sound has come from has stolen his heart. Will the objections from their families or the challenges of society be too much for the couple to withstand? Or will Huey and Felicia let nothing steal their rock ‘n’ roll?
Reprising the roles of Huey, Bobby, and Delray are Resident Company Members Nathan McHenry, Curtis C. Jackson and Playhouse on the Square favorite Jarrad Baker. Memphis welcomes the community’s theatre regulars, Jenny Odle Madden, as Gladys. John Hemphill returns to Playhouse on the Square as Mr. Simmons and Jonathan Christian reprises the role of Buck Clark. Justin Allen Tate returns to the main stage in the role of Gator. Dawn Bradley makes her Playhouse on the Square debut as Felicia.
Playhouse on the Square welcomes the dynamic duo of Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley as Director and Choreographer. Music Directing is conducted by Angelo Rapan.
Performances will run 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Matinee performances for school groups are also available on select days during the week.
For tickets, call the Box Office at 901-726-4656 or visit www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Group rates are also available.
Special ticket pricing is set for opening weekend at $27. The Pay What You Can performance, sponsored by Arts First and the First Tennessee Foundation, is Jan. 23.
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Playhouse on the Square
Director of Community Relations