Produced by Boston Arts Academy
at the Strand Theatre, 543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02125
Performance Ticket prices
Opening Night Pre-Show Reception
Hosted by Boston Arts Academy’s Advisory Council
Featuring Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley, Boston Arts Academy Champion Award Recipient
$100, which includes 1 adult ticket to the Friday, January 25, 2019 performance
Friday Night’s Opening Performance will feature a post-show talkback hosted by Malik Yoba, 3-time NAACP Image Award winner, actor, musician, and author
Performances and Events:
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Friday, January 25, 2019 Pre-Show Reception at 5:30 pm
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original score, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones (Huey’s close-minded mama and Felicia’s cautious brother, a club owner), they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world unable to accept their love.
We are most grateful to our sponsors, Massachusetts General Hospital and iCapital, LLC, for helping to make this event possible.