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Memphis the Musical (2011)

 |  Musical  |  28 April 2011 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Huey Calhoun
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Delray Jones
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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. Written by Broadway.com

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The Music Of My Soul
Music by David Bryan
Lyrics by Joe DiPietro & David Bryan
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Local Memphis DJ begins playing black music on "white stations."
10 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I registered just so I could review this musical. The music is wonderful and I love the storyline which I won't go into as I don't want to ruin the plot for anyone else.

However, the male lead's, Chad Kimball, southern accent is totally wrong and even offensive to anyone living in the South. Inflections were on the wrong words and the pronunciation was even worse. I understand he was playing a comic role but the accent was so wrong that it took away from the role.

I am still giving this an 8 because I liked the idea of the musical, the rest of the cast, and the storyline.


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