WABASH – Turn up that dial! From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.
Winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the touring Broadway production of “Memphis, the Musical,” part of the 2013-14 season of the Wabash Valley Music Association Series, presented by Wellbrooke of Wabash, comes to the stage of the Honeywell Center at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.
Inspired by actual events, “Memphis” is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. The audience is invited to come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves, filed with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.
Before becoming a Broadway sensation, “Memphis” played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater and 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’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan. In the traveling production, Adam Arian will recreate the original direction by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (“Xanadu”) and Jermaine Reimbert will recreate the original choreography by Sergio Trujillo (“Jersey Boys”).
The Associated Press calls “Memphis” “the very essence of what a Broadway musical should be.”
Single tickets are $54, $38 and $24 and may be purchased at the box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling 260-563-1102 or visiting www.honeywellcenter.org.
WVMA Series subscriptions, at $175, $140, and $75 for adults, and starting at $37.50 for students through high school, are available at a savings of up to 55 percent over individual ticket prices. Season subscribers also enjoy additional benefits, including invitations to pre-show social receptions.