Playhouse on the Square to Stage MEMPHIS, 5/6-29

Inspired by actual events, Memphis centers around a white disc jokey, Huey, who wants to change the world, and black club singer, Felicia, who is ready for her big break. Their incredible story takes them to the ends of the airwaves and on a journey filled with laughter, emotion, and a whole lot of Memphis soul.

Leading the show as Huey and Felicia is Playhouse on the Square Associate Company Member Nathan McHenry (American Idiot, Carrie the Musical) and Nikisha Williams (Hairspray). Joining them is Jarred Baker (American Idiot; Kiss Me, Kate) as Delray, Curtis C. (The Gospel at Colonus; We Live Here) as Bobby, Lorraine Cotten (Billy Elliot the Musical; Les Miserables) as Gladys, and Karlos Nichols (Hairspray) as Gator.

Memphis runs May 6 - May 29th at Playhouse on the Square. Memphis is sponsored Friends of CrimeStoppers; FedEx; Happy Jones and Fred Terry; Janis and Peter Kesser; Kelman-Lazarov. The Circuit Playhouse Inc. Super Sponsor is Dr. Thomas Ratliff. The Pay-What-You-Can Performance is Thursday, May 12th at 8pm and is sponsored by ArtsZone/AutoZone and Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Playhouse on the Square is located at 66 S. Cooper St. For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at playhouseonthesquare.org.

Cast:

Felicia - Nikisha Willams

Huey - Nathan McHenry

Delray - Jarrad Baker

Bobby - Curtis C. Jackson

Gator - Karlos Nichols

Gladys - Lorraine Cotten

Mr. Simmons - John Hemphill

Ensemble

Kathy Caradine

Jonathan Christian

Brittany Church

Emily Dison

Marc Gill

Noelia Jones

Claire Kolheim

Ashley-Asiarae Mahone

Isaac Middleton

Tamara Prince-Parrish

Kenesha Reed

Maggie Robinson

Cayley Smith

Sherman Sutton Jr.

Michael J. Vails

Dane Van Brocklin

James Vessell

Production Team:

Directer & Choreographer - Jordan Nichols

Music Director - Thomas Bergstig

Production Stage Manager - Katharine Hughen

Costume Designer - Rebecca Y. Powell

Lighting Designer - John Horan

Sound Designer - Zach Badreddine

Technical Director - Phillip Hughen

Title: Memphis

Venue: Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St

Dates: May 6 - May 29, 2016

Times: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 2pm

Tickets: $22 Opening Weekend (May 6, 7, 8), $35 Thursdays and Sundays, $40 Fridays and Saturdays, $22 Seniors/Students/Military, $10 Children under 18

Box Office: 901-726-4656

Web: playhouseonthesquare.org

Playhouse Advisory: Adult Language & Adult Content



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