Cabrillo Music Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of Memphis During 2014-15 Season
13 Feb 2014
The Cabrillo Music Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA, will stage the regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning, hit musical Memphis as part of its 2014-15 season, which will also include Mary Poppins and Company.
Featuring Tony Award-winning book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro (Nice Work If You Can Get It; I Love You, You're Perfect...) and Tony-winning music and lyrics by David Bryan of Bon Jovi fame, Memphis – about a soulful, white radio DJ and his love for a black singer at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement – will run Nov. 14-23.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.