Actors' Playhouse Announces Cast For MEMPHIS

Actors' Playhouse Announces Cast For MEMPHIS

Actors' Playhouse announces the complete cast for its production of Broadway's smash hit musical Memphis playing March 13 - April 7, 2019 at the Miracle Theatre. The company will feature an impressive ensemble of South Florida and New York's finest triple-threat performers, regional theatre favorites from across the country and a member of the Broadway National Tour of Memphis.

The principal cast features Eddie Egan as Huey (The New York Radio City Christmas Spectacular; West Side Story, La Mirada Theatre), Gabrielle Graham as Felicia (It Shoulda Been You, Actors' Playhouse), Chaz Rose as Delray (Off-Broadway: Black Angels Over Tuskegee and She Likes Girls), Margot Moreland as Mama (It Shoulda Been You, Sondheim On Sondheim, at Actors' Playhouse), David Berry as Gator (Dreamgirls, Marquee Theater), Mark Sanders as Mr. Simmons (Carousel, Ragtime at Actors' Playhouse) and Jerrial T. Young as Bobby (Bobby in the Broadway National Tour of Memphis).

Ensemble members include Cherise James, Taylor Hilt Mitchell, Robbie Smith, Conor Walton, J. Case, Lauren Didato, Kayla Fischl, Alexandra Grant, Noel Harris, Whitney Renee Hickman, Janna Morrison, Allan Napier, Amani Pope, Andrew Rodriguez-Triana, Alexandra Van Hasselt, Gabriella Whiting and Shanna L. Woods.

Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50's, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun falls in love with everything he shouldn't: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer Felicia Farrell. Memphis is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.

Filled with high-octane dancing, songs that perfectly capture the era, and an absorbing tale of fame and forbidden love, the show offers soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. The show's Tony-winning original score features 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.

Directed by David Arisco, artistic director of Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, the creative team for Memphis includes Musical Direction by David Nagy, Choreography by Ron Hutchins, Set Design by Tim Bennett, Lighting Design by Eric Nelson, Sound and Projection Design by Shaun Mitchell, Costume Design by Ellis Tillman, Properties Design by Jodi Dellaventura and Wig Design by Gerard Kelly.

Ticket prices range from $30 to $75. Tickets can be purchased by calling (305) 444-9293, visiting www.actorsplayhouse.org, or at the Actors' Playhouse Box Office (280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134). The theatre offers 10 percent off all weekday performances for seniors and $15 student rush tickets to any performance 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Group discounted rates are offered for 15 patrons or more through the group sales department at (305) 444-9293 ext. 1 or on www.actorsplayhouse.org.

Preview performances will take place March 13 - 14, 2019. The show will open on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8 p.m. and the final performance will take place on April 7, 2019. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2 p.m.

Actors' Playhouse Artistic Director David Arisco will lead a group discussion with the cast following the performance on March 22, 2019 as part of the company's "Second Fridays" series.

Photo: (Top L to R) Gabrielle Graham, Eddie Egan, Chaz Rose, Margot Moreland, Jerrial T. Young, David Berry and Mark Sanders.

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