Pin It

THEATER | "Memphis" 

The surge in rock musicals in recent years has only left audiences wanting more. In 2010 "Memphis" saw this demand and delivered, winning four Tony Awards that year, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book. The Broadway hit will come to Rochester's Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) Tuesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 2. In the form of some "roof-raising rock 'n' roll," "Memphis" tells the tale of Huey Calhoun, a young, white Tennessee DJ in the 1950's who falls in love with rock 'n' roll and a spirited black singer — two major taboos. Look for lots of scorching rock and blues numbers, and some equally energetic dancing and singing.

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 30, at 2 & 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, and at 1 & 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 2. Tickets cost $27.50-$67.50 and are available at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Choice Events

More by Lillian Dickerson

Browse Listings

Submit an event

God Knows Where I Am @ Cinema Theater

Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series. Followed by Q & A with...

The Letter @ Dryden Theatre

Body & Soul: An American Bridge @ JCC Hart Theatre

Gap Mangione Band live performance follows screening....

View all of today's events »

This Week's Issue

Cover Story:
Jazz Festival Guide 2018
CITY Newspaper's guide to the more than 320 shows at the 2018 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival read more ...

Tweets @RocCityNews

© 2018 City Newspaper.

Website powered by Foundation.