Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association 2014 – 2015 Season

World class performances come to Shawnee State University’s Vern Riffe Center for the Arts in Portsmouth Ohio.


Memphis The Musical

Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm

In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of a new era is dawning as the first incredible sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and gospel are emerging into the mainstream.

Based loosely on the real life Dewey Phillips who was one of the first DJs to play black music on the radio, Memphis is the story of a young man who falls in love with a beautiful club singer. Through his determination, he brings her voice and her music out of the clubs and onto the airwaves of America.

The winner of a Tony for Best Musical, Memphis will leave you exhilarated by its explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy.

Sponsored by Southern Ohio Medical Center

Tickets for lower tier seating are $55 regular, $50 senior, $42 students, $20 children under 12. Prices lower in upper tier. Discounts for families.

“The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be.” –Associated Press

Study Guide

Study Guide for Memphis the Musical

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