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"MEMPHIS", the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, premieres at Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater for eight performances only!

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Critically acclaimed MEMPHISwon four 2010 Tony® Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score (David Bryan and Joe DiPietro); four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music (David Bryan) and four Outer Critic Circle Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Score (David Bryan & Joe DiPietro) and Outstanding Choreography (Sergio Trujillo).

About the show: MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer. “MEMPHIS” is an original story about the cultural-revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.

The show is produced by NETworks Presentations, LLC and Adam Arian will re-create the original direction that was done by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu); Jermaine Rembert will re-create the original choreography that was done by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).

The show features a Tony winning score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), who also pens the musical’s book. Bryan and DiPietro also collaborated on the award-winning off-Broadway hit, The Toxic Avenger. MEMPHIS is based on a concept by the late George W. George (producer of the Tony nominated Bedroom Farce and the film My Dinner with Andre).

Scenic Design for “MEMPHIS” is by Tony® Award winner David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone, Reasons to Be Pretty), Costume Design - Tony nominee Paul Tazewell (In the Heights), Lighting Design - Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (Jersey Boys) and Sound Design - Shannon Slaton.

“MEMPHIS is Mighty, Magnificent, Miraculous…ingenious staging and direction, energizing, fresh, and joyful choreography and an infectious dynamite score!” said the Houston Chronicle and the Toronto Star called MEMPHIS “an explosion of energy, joy and emotion you won’t want to miss!... with singing that rocks your soul and dancing that rocks your world!” “MEMPHIS is a Masterpiece!” exclaimed BroadwayWorld.com.

Come along and join them on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, vibrant choreography and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.

MEMPHIS
Dates:
          Times:
Tues., March 18, 2014    7:30 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 19        7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Mar. 20       7:30 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 21        8:00 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 22     2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sun. Mar. 23     1:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Location: Times Union Center Performing Arts
     Moran Theater
     300 West Water St.
     Jacksonville, FL 32202

Tickets: Vary from $32.00 and are available at the Artist Series Box Office between 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, at (904) 442-BWAY {2929} or online 24/7. Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or groupsales@fscj.edu.

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