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THEATER | "Memphis"


The surge in rock musicals in recent years has only left audiences wanting more. In 2010 "Memphis" saw this demand and delivered, winning four Tony Awards that year, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book. The Broadway hit will come to Rochester's Auditorium Theatre (885 E. Main St.) Tuesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 2. In the form of some "roof-raising rock 'n' roll," "Memphis" tells the tale of Huey Calhoun, a young, white Tennessee DJ in the 1950's who falls in love with rock 'n' roll and a spirited black singer — two major taboos. Look for lots of scorching rock and blues numbers, and some equally energetic dancing and singing.

Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, at 8 p.m. on Friday, November 30, at 2 & 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, and at 1 & 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 2. Tickets cost $27.50-$67.50 and are available at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000, and online at