Already closed | 2h 30m | Midtown W

Memphis

From 245 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful

About the show

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".

2h 30m | Already closed | Shubert Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (245)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Delightful

68
Cliched, Entertaining, Fluffy, Relevant, Slow

See it if If you want good music with good performances.

Don't see it if If you don't want to see a knockoff of Hairspray.

50
Overrated, Entertaining, Fun, Disappointing, Formulaic

See it if you're looking for a solid night of entertainment with mid-tier expectations despite a Tony-winning sheen.

Don't see it if you're expecting to be wowed, dazzled, and swept away. This is a sadly mediocre entry to the list of Tony winning shows.

56
Entertaining, Original

See it if You're looking for a music history lesson

Don't see it if You don't like music

62
Cliched, Fluffy, Slow

See it if you like seeing a rags-to riches-to rags again story

Don't see it if you want something fast paced and lively

60
Great acting, Edgy, Intense, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if -

Don't see it if -

66
Slow, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if You like history themed shows.

Don't see it if You want more of an adventurous story line.

50
Original, Great writing, Fluffy, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if You like southern styled music

Don't see it if You don't like southern styled musicals

50
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating

See it if If you are a senior citizen with great memories of the 1950's you might find enjoyment in this show.

Don't see it if If you are young, lively, progressive and fun-loving. Save yourself money and time and just skip this one all together!

65
Cute and entertaining, Simple

See it if you like a fast-paced show backed by a small band

Don't see it if you want a spectacular orchestral-based production

55
Confusing, Ambitious, Great staging, Romantic, Relevant

See it if you love the city of Memphis and want to see a love story.

Don't see it if you have better options.

57
Cliched, Overrated, Great staging, Entertaining, Not memorable music

See it if you like a basic, cliched story.

Don't see it if you want something original and fresh


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