Memphis The Musical Coming to the Pantages Theater 7/31 to 8/12 2012

January 31st, 2012

Memphis is a musical by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro. The concept for Memphis was developed by the late theater producer George W. George.

Memphis musical is inspired by the Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips story also known as Daddy-O. Dewey Phillips is rock ‘n’ roll’s pioneering disk jockeys and one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s.

Phillips has a very interesting personality.  He had a keen ear for music, a speed-crazed on air persona with a frantic delivery and entertaining sense of humor.

He was the first DJ to broadcast the young Elvis Presley’s debut record, “That’s All Right/Blue Moon Of Kentucky” (Sun 209), and got Presley to reveal his race in an interview by asking which high school the 19-year-old singer attended.

Memphis is a multi awarded production which was staged during the 2003-04 season at both the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts and Theatre Works in Mountain View, California and opened on Broadway on October 19, 2009.

Memphis also received numerous positive reviews. The Memphis national tour began last October 2011at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee.

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.
Audience: May be inappropriate for 9 and under. (The show includes a depiction of violence against one of the lead characters.)

You can purchase Memphis Tickets at the Los Angeles Pantages Theater for the July run now. We stock La Cage Aux Folles as well as all other Pantages Theater shows including, Million Dollar Quartet , Book of Mormon and Billy Elliot.



LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Coming July 10th – 22nd to Pantages Theater

January 31st, 2012

ELa Cage aux Folles is a musical by Harvey Fierstein and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman. The musical is an adaptation of a French film by Jean Poiret La Cage aux Folles.  The story revolves around a gay couple – Albin and Georges, two middle-aged homosexual lovers who run a transvestite nightclub in St. Tropez. This is Broadway’s first homosexual musical.

The original production-which featured George Hearn and Gene Barry-opened at the Palace Theatre on August 21, 1983. The original Broadway cast included Gene Barry as Georges and George Hearn as Albin, with John Weiner as Jean-Michel, Walter Charles as M. Renaud, Jay Garner as Edouard Dindon, Merle Louise as Mme. Dindon, Elizabeth Parrish as Jacqueline, Leslie Stevens as Anne, and William Thomas, Jr. as Jacob. The original Broadway run included 1,761 performances and spawned numerous touring companies including nine nominations for Tony Awards.

The first Broadway revival opened at the Marquis Theatre in December 9, 2004 which won a Tony Award for best revival. Meanwhile, the 2008 London revival received the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. In 2010, the Broadway revival won a Tony Award for  Best Musical Revival, Best Actor in a Musical (Douglas Hodge) and Best Direction of a Musical.

“ INSPIRED, ELECTRIC AND A TRIUMPH!
The ladies of La Cage have never looked more appealing and the athletic production numbers are a DELIGHT. La Cage registers MORE THAN EVER as FEEL-GOOD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT! ”

A SENSATION! TUNEFUL, TOUCHING & BEDAZZLING!
La Cage BLOWS THE ROOF OFF THE THEATRE! A CLASSIC OF AMERICAN MUSICAL COMEDY.

This show is absolutely FABULOUS!!!! I saw it with Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge, who were both UNREAL. sadly, they have left the show, but it is still a show to remember! sadly, its closing very soon, but im telling you people! GO AND SEE THIS SHOW!!!!!! I’M TELLING YOU! ITS ALL AMAZING!!!!!!!! :D

You can purchase La Cage Aux Folles Tickets for the Panages Theater for the July run now. We stock La Cage Aux Folles as well as all other Pantages Theater shows including, Memphis, Book of Mormon and Billy Elliot.