Theater | Memphis Debuts in Orange County

memphisMemphis Debuts in Orange County

Tony Award-winning production turns up the dial at Segerstrom for the Arts.

The hot new Broadway musical set in the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a tale of fame and forbidden love inspired by actual events. Memphis at, Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world, and a black club singer ready for her big break. Their journey to the ends of the airwaves earned the show four 2010 Tony Awards including best musical; it features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) directs. Memphis played pre-Broadway at Southern California’s La Jolla Playhouse. 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787. scfta.org

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