Tennessee Performing Arts Center to host ‘Memphis’


Memphis, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center Tuesday, Nov. 15.

“The music of Memphis is outstanding, the choreography is amazing, and the story is inspiring,” said Kathleen O’Brien, President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is simply an A+ production. Don’t miss your chance to see Memphis in Nashville.”

Memphis won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro), Best Book (Joe DiPietro), and Best Orchestrations (David Bryan and Daryl Waters). The production has also claimed four Drama Desk Awards and four Outer Critic Circle Awards. 

Memphis takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock ‘n’ 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, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.

Memphis is playing Nov. 15-20 at TPAC’s Jackson Hall.  Performance times are as follows: Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Prices range from $28-$70 and are available at the TPAC box office at 505 Deaderick Street (downtown) or the new Satellite box office in the Mall at Green Hills, located at the mall’s concierge desk, near J. Crew and Express. Order online by visiting tpac.org or by calling 615-782-4040.