Hit Musical “Memphis” Returns to California
The 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, “Memphis“ is back in California where it all began.
“Memphis” was first staged at the La Jolla Playhouse back in 2008. Last week, the show returned to San Diego for a limited engagement with Broadway/San Diego for the first time since becoming one of the top 100 longest running musicals of all time. And from now through August 12th, the show is playing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
“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, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.
California Life’s Audra Stafford got a chance to speak with actor Will Mann, who plays Huey’s friend Bobby Dupree. Be sure to watch California Life this week for her interview and a sneak peek at the show!
Tickets for “Memphis“ may be purchased online at www.BroadwayLA.org or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street, and the box office opens daily at 10am.