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Downtown MEMPHIS comes to downtown Wilmington at DuPont Theatre
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MEMPHIS won 4 Tony Awards in 2010, including Best Musical.

MEMPHIS takes place in the smoky halls and underground clubs of the segregated 50’s, where a young white DJ named Huey Calhoun fell in love with everything he shouldn’t:  rock and roll and an electrifying black singer.  It is based on the story of this DJ who was one of the first white's to play black music.

MEMPHIS is an original story about the cultural revolution that erupted when his vision met her voice, and the music that was a monumental contributor to integration of America and its music.

The show features a Tony winning score with music by Bon Jovi’s founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and lyrics by Bryan and Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change).

Charles Isherwood of the New York Times says, ““David Bryan evokes the powerhouse funk of James Brown, the hot guitar riffs of Chuck Berry, the smooth harmonies of the Temptations, the silken, bouncy pop of the great girl groups of the period.” 

Performances are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evening performances start at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday  matinees are 2pm.

The dancing is outstanding.  Visit the YouTube clip:     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufENHpG6rHM

            April 30 - May 5      302-656-4401 or 800-338-0881   www.duponttheatre.com. 

DINING OFFERS

Available in the Green Room and Lobby Lounge at the Hotel du Pont throughout the week.

For information on dining before or after performances at the DuPont Theatre, call Hotel du Pont at 302-594-3154 or 800-338-3404.  Open Table dining reservations can be made direct from the DuPont Theatre dining page or the Hotel du Pont Green Room dining page. 

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