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Stephanie Holloway
VP of Public Relations
mtd@musictheatreofdenton.com

Music Theatre of Denton presents Memphis the Musical

(Denton, Texas) – For the summer performance of our 2018 season, Music Theatre of Denton is bringing Memphis the Musical to life at the historic Campus Theatre. From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical  that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.

"Memphis the Musical is more than a boy meets girl love story. It is the story of how rhythm and blues invaded, correction, exploded on the radio in homes across America in the 1950’s. Exemplary actors, singers, dancers and musicians will rock audiences with every performance. When the music starts, it will be difficult for people to stay in their seats," explains Director Theresa Ferrell. Performance dates are weekends of May 4-13, 2018 with 7:30pm Friday and Saturday performances, and Sunday 2pm matinees.

Memphis the Musical is being Produced by David K. Pierce, Directed by Theresa Ferrell, Assistant Director Sienna Riehle, Music Direction by Benjamin Brown, Choreographer Kristi Lee Smith, Stage Manager Allison Barr, Assistant Stage Manager Jessica DeLeon, Sound Designer Jason Rochester, Lighting Designer John Norine Jr., Costume Designer Nathan Scott, Hair & Make-Up Designer Tianta Harrison, Scenic Designer Tony Rose, and Props Designer Hunter Barnett.

Staring Jonathan McInnis as Huey Calhoun, Christian Houston as Felicia Farrell, Chris Portley as Delray Farrell, Justin D. Weathers as Gators, Sydney Barber as Bobby, Amanda Rose Fisher as Gladys "Mama" Calhoun, and Matthew Hall as Mr. Simmons. Featuring the Beale Street Ensemble: Damara M. Williams, Areanna Rhodes, Jasmine Jones, Rae Perry, Damien Hill, Robert Allen, Benjamin Bolden, Tommy Toliver, and Tre Weeden along with the Main Street Ensemble: Sementa Alldredge, Emily Burns (dance captain), Sydney Cope, Shelly Pinder, David K. Pierce, Reid Sullivan and Dillon Hanson.

If you are interested in interviewing our Director, Theresa Ferrell, or reviewing our production please contact us at mtd@musictheatreofdenton.com. For additional information regarding Music Theatre of Denton contact Managing Director, David K. Pierce at 940-381-3562.

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