The star of "Memphis," like to musical itself, is multidimensional
“Memphis” is based on the career of Dewey Philips, a Memphis DJ who broke music barriers on radio during the 1950s. In the musical, Huey is a part-time DJ who starts playing what was called “black music” on a Top 40 radio station. It creates a sensation and makes Huey a national figure.
Because the story takes place in the late ’50s, it permits a wide variety of music and dance to be used and offers a chance to put performers in colorful period costumes. “Everything about the show is fun and high energy. But by having a strong, historically true story, it elevates everything about the show,” Fenkart said.
WHERE: Proctors Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady
WHEN: April 17 through 22
TICKETS: $20 to $70; call 346-6204 or go to proctors.org
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