January 17 - February 8
In the 1950s, on the downtown streets of Memphis, TN, Rock and Roll was born. The marriage of downtrodden blues, uplifting gospel and forlorn country made way to a genre of music that would, one day, speak to the soul of the entire world. But for now, in a seedy bar on Beale, this music has spoken to the soul of a local country-boy. The girl that the sound has come from has stolen his heart. Will the objections from their families or the challenges of society be too much for the couple to withstand? Or will Huey and Felecia let nothing steal their rock and roll?
SPONSORED BY: Robert B. Briggs and the Briggs Foundation / Monogram Foods
ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR MEMPHIS:
WHEN: Monday, September 9, 6pm
WHERE: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper St 38104. Check in in the Main Lobby
CASTING: Singer/Dancers Ages 18 and Up. All gender and ethnicities welcome. This production calls for a strong African-American cast, though there are roles for all ethnicities. *PLEASE NOTE – The role of Huey Calhoun has been filled by Resident Company Member Nathan McHenry. Other roles may be filled by members of our Resident or Associate Company.
WHAT TO PREPARE: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. Please bring sheet music for an accompaniment. Please bring a headshot and resume if possible. Some people may be asked to stay to dance so please bring clothes you will be comfortable moving in.
Memphis Is Directed and Choreographed by Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley, with Music Direction by Angelo Rapan. The show begins rehearsals in early December and runs at Playhouse on the Square January 17 – February 8, 2020.
**To make the auditions run the smoothest and most organized for you, we will be seeing people in 5 minute time slots from 6-8pm. To sign up for an audition time slot, please email Courtney Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRODUCTION STAFF FOR MEMPHIS:
Directed/Choreographed by: Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley
Music Director – Angelo Rapan
Production Manager/Technical Director – Phillip Hughen
Stage Manager – Morgan Corlew
Costume Designer – Kathie Kovarik
Lighting Designer – Justin Gibson
Scenic Designer – Ryan Howell
Sound Designer – Carter McHann