Monday, February 4, 2013
Review: Memphis the Musical
Memphis the Musical
Review by Lauren
Official Memphis the Musical Website
Currently, Huey is being played by Bryan Fenkart and Felicia is being played by Felicia Boswell
Website Summary: 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 white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break.
Review: If you live in or near Cincinnati, Ohio, then you have probably heard of The Aronoff Center. Every year, we get about seven different musicals. This normally goes from September to May, with other random shows inbetween and during the summer. 2012/2013 is the second year I have gotten season tickets, which means I get to see six out of the seven musicals, which is awesome, since I'm a big broadway fan. Last Sunday, I saw Memphis with my mom and we both highly enjoyed it!
The story was interesting, yet easy to follow, and you're sure to root for the main couple (Felicia and Huey) to get everything they want. It's a nice mix of slow-paced and upbeat songs (though the upbeat ones were some of my favorites!) My mom commented during intermission that Memphis was keeping her interest much more than other musicals we've seen. We tend to enjoy almost any show we go too, but like my mom said, some just capture you more than others. Memphis is definitely something I would be willing to see again.
My favorite character was definitely Huey because he's just so lovable. He has a good personality, adds a lot of the humor, loves music and his family, and more than anything, his home town of Memphis.
I've been meaning to do reviews of these shows for awhile, and I finally decided to go ahead and do so. I figure it will be nice to hear from others that have seen the shows or may want too...and if you haven't heard of Memphis, you should give it a shot. Is it coming near you soon?