This musical tells the story of the beginnings of Rock n' Roll. It won four Tony Awards in 2010, including Best Musical. More…
A music-loving mixed-race couple struggles to survive during the early Civil Rights era in Memphis. What happens when a 1950's Memphis DJ with white listeners decides to play African-American music? Is Memphis ready for it? Is America? The story was inspired by the legendary DJ Dewey Phillips and the music that became known as "rock 'n' roll".
See it if You want to see an original musical that is light-hearted even as it deals with heavier content.
Don't see it if You are very much against the idea of interracial romance.
See it if you're looking for an electrifying original musical with fantastic music and great choreography.
Don't see it if you aren't looking to see a play addressing racial issues.
See it if you want a balanced show with numbers that are big, bold and fun combined with poignant ballads and a relevant message
Don't see it if can't think of a reason not to give this show a chance. I went into it not knowing very much about it and was pleasantly surprised.
See it if you enjoy an original score with wonderful singing and spectacular dancing.
Don't see it if you do not enjoy productions with racial themes. A white DJ falls in love with a black singer and brings R&B to the mainstream.
See it if you enjoy original musical with early rock 'n roll music & dance.
Don't see it if you do not like stories based on history or early rock 'n roll music.
See it if you like an entertaining musical with great dance numbers, and a surprisingly meaningful book
Don't see it if you are not interested in original musicals, or do not enjoy shows that have race themes.
See it if I am so happy I saw this with the Orig. cast (2009) even though the show ran w/ replacements till 2012. Some casts have a magic & this DID!!
Don't see it if If U want your historical musical to contain "actual" songs from the era then U may have 2 skip it (go c MOTOWN), or racism is an issue 4u??
See it if you want to see an excellent musical, with Broadway caliber production values. Good score, passionate performances, energetic dancing.
Don't see it if you prefer mindless pure entertainment musicals.
See it if it's still streaming on Netflix. Or buy the DVD. It's really good. Maybe put on the subtitles and do a sing/dance-along. Also invite me.
Don't see it if you're planning to vote for Trump. This show will probably just piss you off.
See it if You can find a revival of it. It's such a good show that you are bound to leave the theater pleased.
Don't see it if You despise Rock n' Roll.
See it if If you love great stories with twisted endings, a great score, big voices, and an ensemble that makes your heart race just watching them;
Don't see it if If you're looking for something edgy or even campy; If you're a fan of only classical shows;
See it if you want to see a entertaining and fun musical that addresses race relations and the power of music.
Don't see it if You are expecting a deep dive into racism.
See it if You love great dancing and great music from the head of the Rock and Roll era. Tells the story of a man who connects with music all his own.
Don't see it if You don't like soul music. If you enjoy classical musical theatre, then this show is not for you.