- Preview: September 23, 2009
- Open: October 19, 2009
- Close: August 5, 2012
A new musical which follows the fictionalized life story of young, white radio disc jockey Huey Calhoon growing up in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950s. An unlikely hero with a great love of the music he hears in the black bars on Beale Street, Huey’s on-air antics and unstoppable enthusiasm for "race records" creates a new white audience for African-American music. His personal life transcends the race line as well, when he falls in love with a beautiful black singer – with dramatic consequences.
“Memphis” had its World Premiere at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA in Oct 2003. Gabriel Barre directed a cast which featured Chad Kimball (Huey Calhoun) & Montego Glover. George W George was the producer. La Jolla Playhouse (Christopher Ashley, Artistic Dir; Steven B Libman, Managing Dir) in La Jolla, CA presented a revised version of the show in Sept 2008. Mr Ashley directed, and the cast was again headed by Chad Kimball & Montego Glover.
Staff & Creative Team
Producer:Junkyard Dog Productions
B Square + 4 Productions
Demos Bizar Entertainment
Dancap Productions, Inc
General Manager:Carl Pasbjerg at Alchemy Production Group
Frank Scardino at Alchemy Production Group