Memphis – A New Broadway Musical

The National Tour of Memphis - photo by Paul Kolnik

The National Tour of Memphis - photo by Paul Kolnik

Where: Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge Street
When: December 6-24, 2011, Opening Night: Wednesday, December 7 @ 7:30pm
Cost: $62 and up. Tickets can be purchased online at
or call 416.644.3665 or toll-free 1.866.950.7469. For groups of 12 or more, call 416.644.3666 or toll free at 1.866.960.7469.

Details: Still wowing them on Broadway, the 2010 Tony-Award Winner for Best Musical, Memphis will blow the roof off the Toronto Centre for the Arts, beginning December 6, for a limited run until Christmas eve! The North American tour of Memphis will make its one and only Canadian stop in Toronto, presented by Dancap Productions, one of the Tony Award-winning producers.

Turn Up That Dial . . . Inspired by actual events and the life of Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips, Memphis tells the story of a young white radio DJ who wants to change the world, and a beautiful young black a club singer who is ready for her big break. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, roof-raising music, and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.

The Birth of Rock n Roll . . . It was the new sound of a young generation hungry for change. A change that defied the rigid structures and conservative standards of Tin Pan Alley, and synthesized a variety of musical genres into one eclectic sound: Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Memphis features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member David Bryan. Directed by Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Canadian Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys

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