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Zak Caska and Aya Wallace star as Huey and Felicia in Memphis at Raleigh Little Theatre (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

Raleigh Little Theatre’s Memphis Is Major Fun, with Some Minor Flaws

Raleigh Little Theatre’s 2016-17 “Season of Discovery” opens with its first mainstage show, Memphis, an original musical with music and lyrics by David Bryan and book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro. The team also wrote the 2008 rock musical The Toxic Avenger, which opens October 7 at the North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. Bryan… Read More ›

Zak Caska and Aya Wallace star as Huey and Felicia in Memphis at Raleigh Little Theatre (photo by Curtis Brown Photography

RLT’s Memphis Is a Dynamic, Toe-Tappin’, Hand Clappin’, Jumpin’, and Jivin’ Experience

Memphis, with book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, is a lively start to Raleigh Little Theatre’s 2016-17 season. With its first song, “Underground,” the tone and beat are set for nonstop music and patter. Young Huey Calhoun — who represents “Daddy-O” Dewey Phillips and “Moondog” Alan Freed, two… Read More ›

Felicia Boswell as Felicia and Bryan Fenkart as Huey strut their stuff in the National Tour of "Memphis," which won the 2010 Tony Award® for Best Musical (photo by Paul Kolnik)

Ebony and Ivory, Part II: “Memphis” Rocks DPAC

The charismatic characterizations and invigorating vocals of Bryan Fenkart, Felicia Boswell, and Kent Overshown pump up the volume of the exuberant National Tour of “Memphis,” much to the delight of Durham Performing Arts Center patrons attending the show’s eight performances on Jan. 24-29 in the Bull City.

Felicia Boswell as Felicia and Bryan Fenkart as Huey strut their stuff in the National Tour of "Memphis," which won the 2010 Tony Award® for Best Musical (photo by Paul Kolnik)

2010 Tony Award®-Winning Rock Musical “Memphis” Will Delight DPAC Patrons on Jan. 24-29

“Memphis” takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun [played by Bryan Fenkart] fell in love with everything he shouldn’t: rock and roll and an electrifying black singer [Felicia Boswell as Felicia]. “Memphis” is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music changed forever.