Updated 3/24/10: Last night was the opening of South Pacific at the Orpheum Theatre. I thought it was a wonderful show that kept me entertained from beginning to end. And Rodgers and Hammerstein’s music is synonymous with a classic Broadway musical. You’ll know many of the songs, even if you are not familiar with the show. One person in the audience told me that the performance at the Orpheum was as good as the Lincoln Center production they had seen last year in New York City. Here is a review of South Pacific from Downtown Memphis. South Pacific will end it’s run at the Orpheum on March 28.
Original Post 3/17/10: Here are a few good things happening in Memphis.
The Orpheum Theatre just announced the 2010-2011 Broadway Season. There is something for everyone. New shows never seen in Memphis as well as several favorites back for an encore. Bravo!
The Color Purple: August 24 – 29, 2010
Wicked: October 13 – 31, 2010
9 to 5 the Musical: November 2 – 7, 2010
Dreamgirls: November 30 – December 5, 2010
Shrek the Musical: January 18 – 23, 2011
Young Frankenstein: March 8 – 13, 2011
Monty Python’s Spamalot: May 6 – 8, 2011
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: June 14 – 19, 2011
And don’t forget the Broadway Shows coming up in March and June.
South Pacific runs March 23-28 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. “Rodgers & Hammerstein€™s SOUTH PACIFIC swept the 2008 Tony Awards®, winning seven honors including Best Musical Revival and Best Director for Bartlett Sher. Considered by many the finest musical ever written, the score€™s songs include such classics as €œSome Enchanted Evening,€ €œI€™m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,€ and €œThere is Nothin€™ Like A Dame.€
Chicago runs June 22-27 at the Orpheum Theatre. “CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards® and a Grammy®. Whether you’re looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you’ve seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you’ve seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers.”
Yesterday, the Today Show on NBC listed Memphis in the top 5 Cities making a strong real estate recovery. Actually ranked at #4, this list shows a positive side of Memphis.