Friday, December 18, 2009

David Bryan's Memphis The Musical

Every time a write a blog on one of the Broadway Shows, I do admit that I try to tell our readers the story line, who stars in the show as well as who writes the book, lyrics and music for a show. In this post I would like to talk to you about one of the most entertaining Broadway Shows I've had the great pleasure of attending this season. It's called Memphis The Musical and it is one of the standout shows I've seen in the last year or two.

Memphis The Musical is a brand new R & B musical with a book by Joe DiPietro (he wrote the lyrics also) and Bon Jovi's David Bryan (music). Memphis The Musical opened on Broadway on October 19. 2009 and is 2 1/2 hours long with one intermission. It takes place in 1950's Memphis, Tennessee and tells the very interesting story of a white DJ called Huey Calhoun (played by Chad Kimball) whose great passion for "race" music and his desire to bring this music to "cross over" to be played on the mainstream radio stations locally and then throughout the country. He loves the music and falls for Felicia Farrell (played by Montego Glover) who is a beautiful black singer he thinks he can make a star.

The real question that Memphis The Musical asks is can the 1950's be the time to innovate the music industry as well as expect the culture of the times to accept Huey and Felicia as a couple.

Memphis The Musical has an energy to it that "rocks" from the minute the current goes up to the second it comes down. It's filled with original music, solid acting and aims to please its audience.

Direction is by Christopher Ashley. Mr. Ashley does a beautiful job in keeping the show moving and helping us to understand the characters that surround Huey and Felicia throughout the performance. The CD of the music for Memphis The Musical has hit store shelves on December 11, 2009. Whether you make it to the show or not, the music is awesome and if you love music like most of us do, you'll be glad you made this purchase for sure.

If you think you might want to see Memphis The Musical, may I suggest you consider contacting the local ticket experts at Applause Ticket Service in New York? These folks know the best seats for the show and have access to amazing seats at discounted prices. Right now, Applause is offering access to its Below Face Value ticket deals. The BFV ticket deals allow Applause Ticket Service to offer orchestra and front mezzanine seating at prices that are lower than the original price printed on the tickets.

What could be better than experiencing personal service from a ticket service and getting into the theater to see Memphis The Musical at below face value prices?

I hope you found this information on Memphis The Musical helpful.

Rich Gladstone
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