Fresh off their critically acclaimed productions of “Miss Saigon” and “God of Carnage”, PinnWorth Productions has announced their next production – the area premiere of the Tony Winning musical – “Memphis”, coming to The Kelsey Theatre this upcoming September to kick off the 2017-2018 season.
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.
MEET THE PRODUCTION TEAM
- DIRECTOR: LouJ Stalsworth
- CO-DIRECTOR: Kyrus Keenan Westcott
- CHOREOGRAPHER: To Be Announced
- MUSIC DIRECTOR: Francois Suhr
- STAGE MANAGER: Dennis Tolentino
- COSTUME DESIGNER: Kate Pinner
- SOUND & LIGHT DESIGNER: Robert Terrano