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SLT Opens Big Summer Musical, “Memphis”

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Shreveport Little Theatre’s box office opens on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 for ticket sales to their production of Memphis the Musical. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, Memphis the Musical features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. The musical is to be directed by Laura Beeman Nugent, with music direction by Adam Philley, and choreography by Roshanda Spears.

The cast will be led by Brady Hodgson as Huey Calhoun with Aryelle Edmonds, Donnovan Roe,  Dillon Dixon, Serdalyer Darden, Emily Schaumburg Smith, and Ron Walsworth.

"Memphis, The Musical" at Shreveport Little TheatreIn addition to Nugent, Philley, and Spears, the creative team includes stage manager Grant Rogers, technical director Derek Shiplov, costumer Peggy San Pedro, properties mistress Gerry Castellani, and lighting designer Julie Edwards.  Shalem Carr will serve as dance captain, and Tessa Anderson as fight captain.

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s 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 the Musical 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. (www.theatricalrightsworldwide.com)

Performances are scheduled for July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and July 15, 22, and 29 at 2 p.m.

All tickets are $25.  Group ticket prices for 10 or more are $20.

Tickets can be purchased online at shreveportlittletheatre.com, and by calling or visiting SLT’s box office at 812 Margaret Place, noon – 4 p.m. weekdays, (318) 424-4439. 

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