Hickory – Audiences were bursting with praise after every performance for last week’s opening of the award-winning Broadway musical MEMPHIS. Performances continue this weekend, September 2-4.HCT’s Hit Broadway Musical Memphis

“Great acting and singing!” said Missy C. of Newton. Jane H. from Hickory said, “It was amazing.” Sandy F. of Hickory praised the theatre overall by saying “We are so fortunate to have HCT, who continue to showcase outstanding talent and provide uplifting productions.”

Inspired by the legendary DJ Dewey Phillips and set against a rock-and-roll score, Memphis follows a 1950s disc jockey who plays African-American music for his white listeners, and soon he begins to fall for a talented black singer.

Performances of MEMPHIS continue from September 2nd through September 10th, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sunday, September 4th at 2:30 and Thursday, September 8th at 7:30.

Tickets for all performances are $16 for adults and $10 for youth and students. For tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call the box office at 828-328-2283.

MEMPHIS is supported by the United Arts Council of Catawba County through the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, with funding from the State of North Carolina and from the National Endowment for the Arts. The City of Hickory Community Relations Council is an Associate Producer.

PHOTO: Brian Foster, Zakiyah Williams, Josh Hughes, Dontel Lewis Mills, Robert “Tatum” Terry, Kayla Simone Ferguson and Dior Scott perform in MEMPHIS. Photo by Ken Burns.