Tickets to MEMPHIS' Run at Morrison Center on Sale 8/23
MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Morrison Center on October 9, 2013 for a limited engagement! The show will also play Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM and Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM. Tickets begin at $37.50, $47.50, $52.50 and $57.50 and go on sale August 23 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets available at the Morrison Center Box Office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at BoiseStateTickets.com or call (208) 426-1110.
Critically acclaimed MEMPHIS won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro);four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo).
"We are excited to be hosting NETworks Presentations," said James Patrick, executive director of the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts.. "This marks the 2nd time in the last two years that Boise has been selected as the location to launch a prestigious NETworks national tour. For close to two weeks, the MEMPHIS cast and crew will be staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants and rehearsing the show in preparation for the tour. This is a great opportunity for the Center to not only be a catalyst for economic development, but also to garner national recognition. I encourage Boise theatre lovers to attend this world-class production so Boise can continue to be a destination for these special Broadway touring preview presentations."
MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, vibrant choreography and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.
The show features a Tony winning score with music by Bon Jovi's founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical's book. Bryan and DiPietro also collaborated on the award-winning off-Broadway hit, The Toxic Avenger. MEMPHIS is based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner with Andre).
Scenic Design for MEMPHIS is by Tony Award winner David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone, Reasons to Be Pretty), Costume Design is by Tony nominee Paul Tazewell (In the Heights), Lighting Design is by Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys) and Sound Design is by Shannon Slaton.
Visit www.memphisthemusical.com for more information.