Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 1/27/2013

January 27
10:00 AM 2013
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The Mountaintop in Broadway THE MOUNTAINTOP
Playhouse on the Square
Written by Memphis native Katori Hall, The Mountaintop is a reimagining of the events of April 3rd, 1968. DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. has just returned to his room at The Lorraine Motel after giving one of his most memorable speeches. When a mysterious young woman visits his room with some surprising news, Dr. King must come to terms with his destiny in the play The Associated Press called a, "thrilling, wonderful, provocative flight of magical realism." Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
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Orpheum Theatre
MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to The Orpheum. With the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, combined with brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! Perfect for kids of all ages, MARY POPPINS is SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC!
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Sunset Boulevard in Broadway SUNSET BOULEVARD
Playhouse on the Square
In this musical based on the 1950 film, an aging silent film star longs to return to the big screen having faded from notoriety with the invention of "talkies". When she meets a struggling Hollywood screenwriter, the two begin to work on a script to revive her career. The passionate and tumultuous relationship that ensues leads to an unforeseen conclusion. Winner of the 1995 Tony Award for Best Musical.
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Clarence Brown Theatre Co
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Playhouse on the Square
SUNSET BOULEVARD weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of 'talkies.' Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Book and Lyrics by Don Black & Christopher Hampton; Based on the Billy Wilder Film
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Memphis THEATER Stories | Shows


The Wiz in MemphisThe Wiz
Hattiloo Theatre
(Runs 6/2 - 6/6)
Encore Theatrical Company
(Runs 8/12 - 8/21)
Peter and the Starcatcher in MemphisPeter and the Starcatcher
The Circuit Playhouse
(Runs 6/3 - 6/26)
Memphis in MemphisMemphis
Playhouse on the Square
(Runs 5/6 - 5/29)
Oliver! in MemphisOliver!
Theatre Memphis
(Runs 6/10 - 7/3)