Memphis, the Musical


Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Directed by Rod A. Lansberry

From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a sizzling Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and love. Inspired by actual events,  Memphis  is filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.  Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical.  Memphis  is based on a book by the author of  I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change  and  All Shook Up . The original score is by David Bryan, keyboardist of Bon Jovi.

Main Stage Theater
Previews Sept 5 - 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Performances run Sept 9 - 28, 2014

Talk Backs
Fri, Sept 19 after 7:30 p.m. performance 
Wed, Sept 24 after 1:00 p.m. performance

Times & Pricing:
Previews Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 p.m. $36
Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 2:00 p.m.; center $73, prime $67, value $59
Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.; center $66, prime $60, value $53

Please note: This production contains some mature subject matter and violence.   


" ... a knock-out winner..."  ~ Dave Perry, Aurora Sentinel


" 3 1/2 stars out of 4"  - "exuberant and gutsy" ~ Denver Post


" You will not see a better musical anywhere." - " ... a rocking good time..."  ~ Bill Wheeler, Theater Colorado


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Cast & Crew

In addition to director Rod Lansberry, the creative team includes David Nehls (musical director), Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck (choreographer), Brian Mallgrave (scene design), Christine Campbell (costume design), David Thomas (sound design) and Shannon McKinney (light design). The Arvada Center artistic producer is Rod A. Lansberry. 
The principal cast features Jim Hogan (Huey), Aisha Jackson (Felicia), Keith Hatten (Delray), Robert Michael Sanders (Mr. Simmons), Vincent Smith (Gator), Melissa Swift-Sawyer (Gladys) and Mathenee Treco (Bobby).
The remaining cast includes Shannan Steele, Ben Delony, Summer Dion, Sidney DuPont, Christopher Frazier, Kitty Hilsabeck, Olivia James, Noah Lee Jordan, Matt LaFontaine, Emma C. Martin, Mark Rubald, Andrew Russell, Johnny Stewart, Seles VanHuss, Krisangela Washington, Jason Williams and Erin Willis.


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