The 5th Avenue Theatre’s next Spotlight Night will take you behind the scenes of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis. On Monday, August 27 at 7:00pm, you’ll hear how this musical got its start at The 5th and how it made it big on Broadway. The evening will include musical selections from the show performed by several special guests!
Then, get your tickets for this thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love as it hits the Seattle stage Tuesday, September 18 through Sunday, October 7. Memphis is one of 13 musicals that have been developed and produced by The 5th Avenue over the past ten years. Five have moved on to Broadway premieres, earning a combined 14 Tony Awards. Memphis won best musical in 2010.
Now on its first national tour, the Broadway smash comes home to The 5th Avenue Theatre, where the show had its pre-Broadway tryout in 2009 (in collaboration with the La Jolla Playhouse).
The premise? A white radio DJ wants to change the world and a black club singer is ready for her big break in the 1950s, before the Civil Rights Movement. Inspired by actual events, and loosely based on the life of Dewey Phillips, Memphis is filled with laughter, emotion and roof-raising rock’n roll.
With musical favorites like “Someday”, “The Music of My Soul”, and “Memphis Lives in Me”, you’ll be tapping your toes to the ’50s rock, and singing those bluesy numbers all the way home.
To register for the FREE Spotlight Night at the 5th Avenue, on Monday, August 27 at 7:00pm, click HERE, or call 206.315.4681
Tickets for Memphis are available online at http://www.5thavenue.org or by calling 206.625.1900.
The 5th Avenue Theatre is located at:
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101