MEMPHIS

The color of love? Red hot!

A Co-Production with Aurora Theatre at The Rialto Center for The Arts.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and inspired by the underground clubs of the 1950s, Memphis follows the forbidden love of a white DJ who falls for everything he shouldn’t: R&B music and a magnetic black singer chasing stardom. Our lovers embark with courage on a dangerous affair but are challenged by family, personal ambition and a non-accepting world. This roof-raising musical, about a revolution that erupts when a vision meets a voice, features a mix of electrifying music, high-octane dancing and soulful, soaring emotion.

“Memphis blasts you out the door humming and happy!” — New York Daily News

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director Tom Key*
Musical Director Ann-Carol Pence
Choreographer Waverly Lucas
Casting Directors Justin Anderson, Jaclyn Hofmann, Clifton Guterman*
Set Designer Shannon Robert
Costume Designer Shilla Bennng/Benning Costumes
Lighting Designer Andre Allen
Sound Designers Daniel Terry, Jeff Millsaps
Props Designer Maclare “MC” Park
Stage Managers Katie Chambers*, Wendy Palmer*
Asst. Stage Manager Barbara O’Haley*

*Member of Actors’ Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States

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September 10 – 20, 2015

Written by
Joe DiPietro

Music and Lyrics by
David Bryan

Directed by
Tom Key

Musical Direction by
Ann-Carol Pence

Choreography by
Waverly Lucas

CAST MEMBERS

rose-alexander-min

Rose Alexander

Clara/Ensemble

caroline-arapoglou-min

Caroline Arapoglou

Ensemble/Mama u/s

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Fenner Eaddy

Wailin’ Joe/Rev. Hobson/Ensemble

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Matt Lewis

Mr. Simmons

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Eric Moore*

Bobby

william-s-murphy-min

William S. Murphey*

Ensemble

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Kathleen O’Hara

Ensemble

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Robert Mitchel Owenby

Buck Wiley/Martin Holton/Ensemble/Huey u/s

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Eugene H. Russell IV*

Gator

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Travis Smith*

Huey Calhoun

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Xylina Stamper

Ensemble

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India Tyree

Ensemble/Felicia u/s

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Brian Walker

Ensemble/Delray and Gator u/s

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Cecil Washington, Jr.*

Delray Jones

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Naima Carter Russell*

Felicia Farrell

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Marcus Hopkins-Turner

Ensemble

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Benjamin D. Sims

Ensemble

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Greg Bosworth

Perry Como/Ensemble

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Skyler Brown

Ensemble/Bobby u/s

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Megan McFarland*

Mama (Gladys Calhoun)

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Tina Fears

Ensemble

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Judith Franklin

Ethel/Ensemble/Felicia u/s

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Edward McCreary

Frank Dryer/Ensemble

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Jared Brodie

Swing

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T’Arica Crawford

Swing

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Matthew Sidney Morris

Swing

laura-spears-min

Laura Spears

Swing

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