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The Orpheum Theatre Has Announced the Winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards

May 31, 2016 - articles

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Orpheum Theatre announced the winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards show. Modeled after the Tony™ Awards and now in its seventh year, The Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards recognizes achievements in all areas of high…

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Contest: Emerald Theater Group’s “Out of the Closet” Playwriting Contest

May 24, 2016 - articles

Emerald Theater Company now accepting submissions for “Out of the Closet,” playwriting contest. Entry deadline: June 30, 2016. Visit www.etcmemphistheater.com for more details. 

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Andy Warhol’s Diamond Dust Shoes On Loan to the Dixon

May 24, 2016 - articles

A work by Andy Warhol, Diamond Dust Shoes, is on loan to the Dixon Gallery and Gardens from the Diane B. Wilsey Collection and on view in the Catmur Foyer. Andy Warhol was already a stylish and successful commercial illustrator when the I. Miller shoe…

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Here’s What’s Happening at The Orpheum this June

May 24, 2016 - articles

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Summer Movie Series When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father’s footsteps and stop the Nazis. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Arrive early for drink specials and pre-movie activities…

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The Orpheum Announces Two New Shows – Sturgill Simpson – 3 Doors Down

May 18, 2016 - articles

STURGILL SIMPSON For Sturgill Simpson, country music is a strong foundation for heady experimentation and exploration. He’s been leading the charge to expand the genre’s reach, opening the doors for a new generation of rule-breaking musicians. Sturgill Simpson’s ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’ is the…

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The Circuit Playhouse Announces Performances of Peter and the Starcatcher June 3 – 26

May 18, 2016 - articles

Best described as a grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatcher begins when young starcatcher-in-training, Molly, meets an orphan boy longing for a home of his own. Together, the duo embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Join them as they discover how the captain…

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The Orpheum Theatre Announces The Wizard of Oz June 14-19

May 12, 2016 - articles

The Orpheum Theatre is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play June 14-19 at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. Tickets are on sale now on and are available for purchase online at…

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Memphis The Musical – Ten Feet off of Beale

May 9, 2016 - articles

By Kevin Shaw MEMPHIS is incredible! The talent, the artistry, the energy, the style, the music, the history—all of it—amazing! Am I talking about the city or the new production that opened at Playhouse on the Square this past weekend? Yes, and hell yes! I hesitate to…

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“Bullets Over Broadway” to fly in Memphis

May 3, 2016 - articles

Photo by Matthew Murphy   “Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY bring the talents of Woody Allen and Tony-Winning director Susan Stroman together for the first time. “Hailed by Time Magazine as, “Musical…

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A First Look Interview With The Indigo Girls!

April 28, 2016 - articles

by Jeff English | Featured photo by John Slemp Special Correspondent for Focus Mid-South Magazine Photos courtesy of Propeller Publicity   The first Beale Street Music Festival was in May 1977 and it is unlikely you were one of the roughly 6,500 folks in attendance when B.B…

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