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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Event Slides Per Node

  • Logo for the touring Broadway show Memphis. Looks like a neon sign.
  • Felicia and sings in a nightclub with cast members dancing in the background.
  • Members of the "Be Black Trio" pose in front of a bright yellow background.
  • Felicia sings in a recording studio with other cast members.
  • Felicia wears a bright red dress while singing to Huey.

MEMPHIS

7:30 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014

Turn up that dial! From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, 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. 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. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves. It’s a show filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock ’n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, MEMPHIS played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse and Seattle’s Fifth Avenue Theatre, 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 founding member David Bryan. MEMPHIS is directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu) and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys). Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination, what the Associated Press calls “the very essence of what a Broadway musical should be.”

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The Village at Penn State

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95.3 3WZ

Adult $62, $53
University Park Student $44, $35
18 and Younger $45, $36

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Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders.

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Artistic Viewpoints

6:30 pm Thursday, March 27, 2014

Eisenhower Auditorium

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring Penn State alumnus Colin Bryne, company manager for the MEMPHIS national tour, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.