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
88
Avg Score

100
Epic, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a great story

Don't see it if You dont appreciate a good story line

95
Absorbing, Refreshing, Epic, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if you are a fan of early rock and roll. The songs were INCREDIBLY performed by a stellar cast! And the staging/ set is fantastic!

Don't see it if you aren't open to a dramatic storyline. There are MANY powerful messages sprinkled throughout this show.

89
Entertaining, Funny, Profound, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to be enlightened while entertained.

Don't see it if You're racist.

96
Enchanting, Absorbing, Ambitious, Timeless, Resonating

See it if You love inspirational music that touches you to your core

Don't see it if You refuse to open you eyes to the lifestyle of others

100
Great staging

See it if you love entertainment!

Don't see it if you can't follow a story line

100
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Absolutly a must for any great musical theatre fan !!

Don't see it if You don't like 50's music !

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intense, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You love that New Orleans- style of music

Don't see it if You like more traditional shows

93
Great staging, Great singing, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

See it if you enjoy shows touching on the problem of racism, but also love watching dancing and hearing great music.

Don't see it if -

75
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Original

See it if you enjoy rock and roll and a love story

Don't see it if you dont enjoy musicals

84
Absorbing, Great writing, Quirky, Fun, Great singing

See it if you enjoy "Hairspray" and/or "Dreamgirls." This movie is about making it in a country that is still hostile toward African-Americans.

Don't see it if you don't like plays/musicals set during the Civil Rights era.

76
Entertaining, Absorbing, Edgy, Intelligent, Intense

See it if You enjoy great stories.

Don't see it if Don't like great theatre.

100
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if You love music and historically accurate shows.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy music from the olden days.

100
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if I followed this from conception and to see it on Broadway thrilling

Don't see it if If you don’t like musical don’t go

91
Delightful, Relevant, Epic, Great singing, Great acting

See it if You like great music, timely:historical shows about race and community.

Don't see it if You aren’t into musicals!

85
Absorbing, Great singing, Romantic, Relevant, Riveting

See it if you love soul and rock music and enjoy period pieces.

Don't see it if You're racist. Otherwise it's great for all!

95
Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You're a fan of high-energy dancing and drama.

Don't see it if You're attached to fairytale cliches.

77
Great acting, Relevant, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You love Derrick Baskin, Montego Glover, and interracial romance.

Don't see it if You don't like interracial romance. I was not a fan of some of the actors' accents. Too affected, but the show was still good.

96
Absorbing, Edgy, Must see, Thought-provoking, Great staging

See it if You love great music, historical situations, love, and decisions made

Don't see it if Your close minded, bigoted, and basically and idiot

100
Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You'd like to be entertained. Such a good show.

Don't see it if N/A

99
Funny, Edgy, Intense, Romantic, Great singing

See it if You appreciate great music from the early years of Rock

Don't see it if I wouldn't take anyone under the age of 15

90
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if You enjoy original material astoundingly delivered by out of the box performers, strong characters, R&B, Jazz, Pop, Country or 50s style pop

Don't see it if You dislike any of the above mentioned things

86
Delightful, Entertaining, Great writing

See it if you like a show with heart and soul

Don't see it if You don't like the blues

90
Delightful, Thought-provoking, Funny, Ambitious, Great singing

See it if you're looking for a skillful retelling of a good story with great music.

Don't see it if you don't want to be singing the soundtrack for weeks.

100
Delightful, Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You're a music lover

Don't see it if You're judgemental

100
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Romantic, Thought-provoking

See it if You love "love stories".

Don't see it if There are no reasons not to see Memphis.


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