Turn up that dial! It’s time for Broadway’s room-raising rock ‘n roll musical “Memphis: The Musical.” It will be presented at the Arts Center of Cannon County March 11-26. Directed by Darryl Deason, it stars Michael Adcock and Melinda Paul. “Memphis: The Musical” is rated PG.
Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations, and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music, and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street.
Despite the objections of their loved ones (Huey’s close-minded mama and Felicia’s cautious brother, a club owner), they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world unable to accept their love.
Performances run March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.; and March 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 with discounts available for students and seniors and can be purchased by calling (615) 563-2787 Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. -4 p.m., or online at artscenterofcc.com and (subject to availability) at the door one hour prior to show time.
The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information call 615-563-(ARTS) 2787.