The 2010 Tony Award®-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS delighted audiences at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre over some 1,200 performances and this Direct From Broadway® presentation was awarded the 2012 Emmy® for Outstanding Technical Direction. Set in the underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun (Tony® nominee Chad Kimball) falls in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer (Tony® nominee Montego Glover). MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever. Bursting off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a tale of fame and forbidden love, this emotional journey is filled with laughter and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.
MEMPHIS features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®-winning original score with music and lyrics composed by David Bryan, Grammy Award® winning keyboard player and founding member of Bon Jovi. MEMPHIS was directed by Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) with choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).
This show contains racially-charged language and discusses mature topics of violence and segregation. Mature student audiences are recommended. Further information may be provided upon request.
Recommended for grades: 9-12
Content available to stream on-demand at a time of your choosing from January 17-February 4, 2021. You may access content for your classroom multiple times. One registration per class required.
Running time: 2 hrs, 11 mins
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Registrations are $20 per class and may accommodate up to 30 students. If your class is larger, or if you’re registering multiple groups, please contact us for a price quote. Adult participation is free, though they must be accounted for in your reservation numbers.
Cleveland Metropolitan School District teachers: Thanks to a generous donation from the KeyBank Foundation, a limited number of free and reduced-cost tickets are available for CMSD schools and approved partnered schools (view eligibility list). Contact us at 216-348-7909 or
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This student matinee performance is part of the Playhouse Square Education Department Social Justice Series.