MEMPHIS National Tour Coming to Harris Center, 5/23-25
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). Now this multi-award winning production is making a limited stop at Harris Center for the Arts.
"MEMPHIS is Mighty, Magnificent, Miraculous...ingenious staging and direction, energizing, fresh, and joyful choreography and an infectious dynamite score!" said the Houston Chronicle and the Toronto Star called MEMPHIS "an explosion of energy, joy and emotion you won't want to miss! ...with singing that rocks your soul and dancing that rocks your world!" "MEMPHIS is a Masterpiece!" exclaimed BroadwayWorld.com
MEMPHIS will be performed on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 7:30, Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 2 & 7:30 pm, Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm (Open Captioned Performance) and again at 7 pm (Sign Interpreted Performance). Tickets are $45-$65; Premium $75. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
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 Associated Press raves "Take a deep breath as the curtain rises because the exuberance doesn't stop!"
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.