Theater Thursday: Memphis

Memphis musical poster.jpgWith a tagline that reads “His vision, her voice, the birth of rock ‘n’ roll” should tell you about this musical. Following Huey Calhoun, a lover of great music, as he woos Felicia, a talented singer. However, Huey is white and Felicia is African-American and they live in Memphis, Tennessee in the 1950’s. Huey could care less about skin color and is fairly oblivious to the prejudice that is around Felicia and her friends and family. Yet, nothing seems to stop him from working his way to the top with Felicia at his side hoping to break down racial barriers for good in a town that does not accept integration.

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