A Little ‘Memphis’ Soon Lands in Chicago

Felicia Boswell (center) leads the cast of the national tour of “Memphis.”

Starting November 22, Chicago will get a little taste of Memphis, when the national tour of the Tony-winning hit Broadway production stops in for a few weeks. Through December 4, the Cadillac Palace will be steaming up as this hot, energetic show whirls up its crowd-pleasing tunes and eye popping choreography. While I haven’t seen this tour, word is the cast is just as fierce as the Broadway production’s. Particularly the big-voiced Felicia Boswell who, coincidentally, shares the same name as her character in the show, Felicia — a hopeful and talented nightclub singer who’s aiming for the big time.

As press notes describe it, Memphis “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. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves — filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.

Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Memphis features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan. Directing is Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).”

Be sure to catch this tour before it dances on outta here!

“Memphis” plays Nov. 22 – Dec. 4 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W Randolph St. Tickets here >

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