A musical celebration that chronicles the birth of rock 'n' roll, Memphis follows a deejay who dared to play the music of black and white America together.
News About Memphis at Berkeley Playhouse
VIDEO: The Berkeley Rep Family Thanks Signature Bank for its Support
May 15, 2020
The Berkeley Rep Family thanks Signature Bank for its support during these challenging times.
Berkeley Playhouse Remains Resilient Through Covid-19 Pandemic
May 01, 2020
Berkeley Playhouse's doors have been closed to the public since the shelter-in-place orders were enacted in March. All staff and teaching artists are still employed and working in any capacity they can, and all are staying safe, creative, and resilient through these difficult times. Conservatory spring classes and youth rehearsals were moved to online teaching and staff have stayed connected through regular Zoom meetings.
Photo Flash: First Look at Berkeley Playhouse's MEMPHIS
February 19, 2020
Berkeley Playhouse presents Memphis, February 15 through March 15.
Berkeley Playhouse To Present Rock 'n' Roll Musical MEMPHIS
January 15, 2020
In Memphis, Tennessee, Huey Calhoun, a white department store employee, discovers his love of rock 'n roll. He discovers Felicia Farrell, a black singer who performs in the segregated night club owned by her brother Delray. Upon being fired from his job, Huey gets a job as a disc jockey for a local radio station. He begins to play the black music. His producer is a little skeptical about the music Huey wants to play, until the ratings come in.
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December 02, 2019
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Berkeley Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Professional Season
March 05, 2019
Berkeley Playhouse Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy and Executive Director and Producer Kimberly Dooley announced today that the 12th professional season of their award-winning theater company for all ages includes five brand-new productions that will stir the soul and ignite challenging conversations about the world we live in.