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    3 days ago

    Saw this tonight 8/16...it was excellent. All those very talented people. Highly recommend it. ...

    Genesius Theatre presents "MEMPHIS"
    Playing August 10th thru the 19th, 2018.
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    Tix & Info: www.GenesiusDifference.org

    From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. MEMPHIS is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.
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    6 days ago

    I saw this show Sunday afternoon with a friend.....it was absolutely fantastic...…..if you have not yet seen it.....book it asap.....you do not want to miss this great show...….talented, great music, lovely voices...…….. ...

    Genesius Theatre presents "MEMPHIS"
    Playing August 10th thru the 19th, 2018.
    TICKETS ON SALE NOW
    Tix & Info: www.GenesiusDifference.org

    From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. MEMPHIS is filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.
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    FOUR QUESTIONS WITH: Apollo Loose as Mr. Collins and Mr. Simmons

    What interests you about playing your character?
    As a protagonist in varying degrees, it is hard to be the bad guy all the time. In the first scene, as Mr. Collins (store owner) – I drop the n-word twice, which is something that’s no longer acceptable to say. But in my grandparents’ generation, that was just the world they lived in. Racial dialogue has come so far, yet this show also proves there is still a long way to go. The majority of my time on stage is as Mr. Simmons (radio station owner), and he sees the dollar signs. I think he knows rock-n-roll is more than a fad, and there is money to be made. Lastly, the nameless and violent racists ... these are not traits representative of all white people, but there were enough of them around to play a role in the show.

    What has playing your character taught you about yourself?
    Mr. Simmons is not a bad guy, but I don’t think he taught me much about myself. His role in the show probably has more to do with opening the doors for Huey and Felecia.

    What's your favorite line from the show?
    Mr. Simmons gets the new ratings, and his response is priceless. No spoilers, you have to come see it for yourself.

    What do you think will surprise people about this show?
    Genesius Theatre brings legitimate Broadway productions to Berks County. This show puts so much song, dance, and scenery into such a tiny space. No other venue in the area has that special ability to WOW the audience, time and time again. I love being a part of this wonderful experience whenever I take the stage.

    Come learn more about Messrs. Collins and Simmons (and Apollo) when Genesius Theatre presents "MEMPHIS"
    Playing August 10th thru the 19th, 2018.
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    Tix & Info: www.GenesiusDifference.org
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    FOUR QUESTIONS WITH: Emily Rhinehart as Gladys Calhoun

    What interests you about playing your character?
    This is a very tough question for me to answer. In today’s political climate and society, the role I play represents views and opinions that are completely at odds with who I am as a person. She operates from a place of fear and ignorance, which I guess in her case is more understandable, as this story takes places years ago. But that fear and ignorance is still very strong in a lot of people today. So what interests me the most is her journey which opens her mind and changes her abhorrent views about racism.

    What has playing your character taught you about yourself?
    I haven’t learned any specific lessons from Gladys, but it’s made me incredibly grateful that I grew up with an open mind and heart.

    What's your favorite line from the show?
    When Gladys tells Simmons to “shut up."

    What do you think will surprise people about this show?
    Hopefully, people will see that unfortunately, the racism that existed in the 1950’s is still very relevant today.

    Come learn more about Gladys Calhoun (and Emily) when Genesius Theatre presents "MEMPHIS"
    Playing August 10th thru the 19th, 2018.
    TICKETS ON SALE NOW
    Tix & Info: www.GenesiusDifference.org
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