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Memphis

Memphis

Musical


Writer:
  • dj
  • disc jockey
  • rock and roll
  • 1950s
  • singer
  • music
  • love
  • race
  • african-american
  • tony
  • drama desk
  • outer critics circle


Overview


Synopsis

Inspired by actual events in the underground 1950s dance clubs, Memphis tells the story of a white radio DJ, Huey Calhoun, who adores taboo Black music and eventually falls in love with a beautiful Black singer. The singer, Felicia Farrell, is desperate to find her big break. The unlikely couple rises quickly in the Memphis music scene but trouble arises as they earn the attention of racists.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Male

Lead

Baritone



Show Information

Book:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 2010
First Produced:
2002
Genres
Historical/Biographical, Jukebox/Revue
Cast Size
large
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, mature adult characters
Tags:
  • dj
  • disc jockey
  • rock and roll
  • 1950s
  • singer
  • music
  • love
  • race
  • african-american
  • tony
  • drama desk
  • outer critics circle

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