Memphis is loosely based on the first white DJ to play black music in the 1950s, Dewey (Daddy-O) Phillips. In spite of the barriers of prejudice and oppression, Phillips and the phenomenal talent he featured on his radio show sing, play and dance in the raucous birth of rock and roll. Filled with high-energy numbers, this musical won four 2010 Tony awards, including Best Musical.
Huey Calhoun - Jake Fava
Felicia Farrell - Zoe Branch
Delray Jones/Be Black Trio - Prince Robertson
Gladys (Mama) - Jenny Gleason
Bobby - Joe Jeffries
Gator/Be Black trio - Preston Roseborough
Mr. Simmons - Peter Barrett
Wailin Jo/Someday Backup Singer - J'Lyn Hope
Someday Backup Singer/DoubleDutch/Ensemble - Chrissy Mauck
Someday Backup Singer/Ensemble - Madelyn Childress
Double Dutch/Ensemble - Alahna Van Matre
Black DJ/Be Black Trio/Reverend Hobson - Rijaal Akbar
White Mother/Ensemble - Liz Martin
Teenager/Ensemble - Emma Loewenstein
Perry Como/Frank Dryer/Brawler/Ensemble - Quinton Ohlsson
Buck Wiley/Martin Holton/Ensemble - Ray Essick
White DJ/Mr Collins/White Father/Gordon Grant/Ensemble - Shane Coats
Brawler/Ensemble - Parker Evans
Clara/Ensemble - Megan Spinella
Ethel/Ensemble - Olivia Nelshoppen
Ensemble - Terron Miller
Ensemble - Grace Wilson-Danenhower
Ensemble - Estella Samii
Ensemble - Janhavi Kolhe
Ensemble - Remy Saymiknha
April 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 7:30 p.m.
April 15, 22 at 3 p.m.
Performed in the Harold and Jean Miner Theatre
Group (20 or more) $12
Opening night is half-price night.
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*This play contains strong language, depictions of racist behavior, and gunshots. Viewer discretion is advised.
If you find ahead of time that you are unable to honor your reservation, please send us an email at Theatre@parkland.edu or leave a message at 217/351-2528. With enough notice, we can sell your tickets to other patrons.
Memphis is presented through special arrangement with, and all authorized performance materials are supplied by, Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758,www.theatricalrights.com
To request accessibilty-related accommodations, please contact Parkland Theatre at email@example.com or call 217/351-2528. Two weeks notice is required.