Memphis Performing Arts Examiner

The Memphis Performing Arts articles in the Examiner are published to make everyone aware of what is happening in performing arts in the Memphis Metro Area.

[11/11/16]   I received a call tonight from the new director of the Juneteenth Story play that I was in last Feb. at the world renowned Cannon Center, and they want me to replay my roles from last year. The shows will be in February 2017. I hope many of you can attend a performance!

[08/24/16]   Since the Internet Publication, Examiner ceased operations, I am seeking freelance writing jobs in the Memphis area. Please let me know of any positions available. I would like to be able to continue writing Memphis Performing Arts articles for another publication. My email is [email protected] 06/15/2016

Memphis: 'The Wizard Of Oz' has arrived at the Orpheum Theatre

Please share! If you were at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre last night, you felt the magic in the air, as the opening night of "The Wizard Of Oz" began its five night run there. 03/15/2016

'Goodnight Moon' and 'The Runaway Bunny' Live at the Orpheum April, 8, 2016

Please share! The management of the Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education are always striving to bring quality entertainment to the Memphis 03/14/2016

'MURDER AT CAFE NOIR:' Presented by Kudzu Players in April 2016

Please share! Would you like to be involved in a murder mystery? If so, attend "MURDER AT CAFE NOIR: Dinner and a Comic Tribute to the Bogart Movies of the 1940s" at St. 03/02/2016

THE JUNETEENTH STORY - And Why It Matters Black History Month is drawing to a close, and again, I wonder why this integral component of American history isn't a more substantial part of the discussion year-round. Imagine for a moment a world without the African American influence on music, sports, dance, entertainment, fashion and cuisine.… 02/19/2016

Memphis: A revisit with Ted Harris and the 'Memphis City Sound'

Please Share! As many in the Memphis area already know, an eight-episode CMT television series with the working title of "Million Dollar Quartet," is scheduled to start filmi 02/01/2016

'The Juneteenth Story:' Meet other cast and production members

Please Share! In the last article some of the cast of "The Juneteenth Story" were featured. More are listed below, with their accomplishments. 01/26/2016

'The Juneteenth Story:' Visit with some of the cast members

Please share! The United States of America was founded on the ideals that "all men are created equal." This phrase was written into our Declaration of Independence by Thomas 01/17/2016

Memphis: 'The Juneteenth Story' to be directed by Jackie Murray

Please share! The year was June 19, 1865, and the setting was Galveston, Texas, where Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed with news that the war had e 12/16/2015

Evan Linder's play, 'Byhalia, Mississippi' coming to TheatreWorks in Jan. 2016

Please share! No, the City of Byhalia is not being moved to TheatreWorks in Memphis, but the play by the same name, "Byhalia, Mississippi," is coming there Jan. 12/14/2015

Memphis: 'Holiday Judgement' changes lives at TheatreWorks

Please share! If you are looking for a theatrical performance that takes the "Humbug" out of the holidays, get out to TheatreWorks in Memphis and see Ruby O'Gray's "Holiday J 12/10/2015

Memphis: 'Newsies' on strike at the Orpheum Theatre

Please share! Get your paper all about it....Newsies go on strike at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre. However, the strike is not against the... 12/10/2015

Memphis: 'Newsies' on strike at the Orpheum Theatre

Please share! Get your paper all about it....Newsies go on strike at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre. However, the strike is not against the... 12/08/2015

Get ready for 'Holiday Judgement' at TheatreWorks Dec. 12 - 20, 2015

Please share! This is the middle of the holiday season, with Thanksgiving 2015 already history and Christmas coming soon. 11/22/2015

Memphis: 'A Box of Yellow Stars' is a history lesson we should never forget

Please share! If you've not seen Natalie Parker-Lawrence's play, "A Box of Yellow Stars" at Theatreworks in Memphis, you have missed a treasure. 11/20/2015

Memphis: 'Pippin' Caprioles magnificently onto the Orpheum Stage

Please share! Come one....come all to see young ladies dangle from their rope swings, high above the stage... see the knife thrower perform his... 11/19/2015

Memphis: Tony Bennett to perform at the Orpheum Theatre Dec. 18, 2015

Please share! What is better than a Tony Bennett show? The answer is one that includes his beautiful and talented daughter, Antonia Bennett. Now, you... 11/16/2015

'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' coming to Playhouse on the Square

Please share! "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" is a musical, written by Joe Dipietro, with music by Jimmy Roberts, and it is coming to Playhouse on the Square in Memp 11/04/2015

Memphis Theatre: 'Doubt' coming to Theatre Memphis November 6, 2015

Please Share! There's no doubt that "Doubt", the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play is headed to Theatre Memphis in Nov. 2015. This play, which... 11/02/2015

Bill Maher to appear at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis on Jan. 23, 2016

Please share! If you love stand-up comedy, you must be familiar with Bill Maher, who has been doing it since 1979. Also, if you would like to see him... 10/25/2015

Oxford, Mississippi: 'Mashed Potatoes and Davey' presented by Theatre Oxford If you love good wholesome family entertainment, prepare to take a road trip down to Oxford, Mississippi in November 2015, to watch Theatre Oxford's presentatio 10/22/2015

Best of Memphis: Stage Plays

Please share! Theatre in Memphis is a vital part of the performing arts in the city, and its many theatre houses confirm that. There is everything from... 10/16/2015

Experience Memphis: Fair Theatre continues to provide performing arts excellence

Please share! Memphis is noted for its performing arts venues, and for great performers who hail from here, but this is more far reaching than the... 10/14/2015

Memphis: 'Cinderella' brings magic and music to the Orpheum Theatre

Please share! Rodger's & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" opened to an almost full house at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis last night, and with it, brought the fantasy of magic sli 10/13/2015

Experience Memphis: 'Nearly Lear' comes to the Orpheum Theatre on Nov. 6, 2015

Please share! The Memphis Orpheum Theatre has announced that the play, "Nearly Lear" will be presented at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts &... 10/11/2015

Somerville, Tennessee: 'To Kill A Mockingbird' at the Fair Theatre

Please share! Memphis and other large cities have their share of outstanding theatres and theatrical productions, but smaller towns have their jewels also. 10/08/2015

Memphis: Seussical The Musical Jr. is in production at the Kroc Center

Please Share! Who can resist a Dr. Seuss musical, with all the characters that he created on the same stage? Where can this happen? When can this happen? 10/08/2015

Memphis: Orpheum Theatre to host their 37th Annual Auction

Please share! The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis will hold its 37th Annual Auction on November 7, 2015, and CEO, Pat Halloran has been involved in 35 of them. 10/01/2015

'In The Red & Brown Water:' Opens at Hattiloo Theatre October 1, 2015

Please share! "In The Red & Brown Water" is coming to the stage at Hattiloo Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 and will run through Sunday, Oct. 25. 09/23/2015

'The Juneteenth Story' cast members chosen: Rehearsals are in progress

Please share! According to Jackie Murray, director of "The Juneteenth Story," she has chosen her cast for this inspiring play, which will be presented in February 2016, at th 09/22/2015

Memphis Orpheum Theatre events for October 2015

Please share! October is a month filled with haunted events, decorated homes, lawns and masquerade parties, but it is also a great month to catch an event at the Memphis Orph 09/21/2015

'Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking:' A great show at TheatreWorks

Please share! Who would have thought that watching two old black men sitting on a park bench, discussing their lives and things around them could be entertaining? 09/20/2015

Theatre Memphis announces 'The Gin Game' play delayed due to an actor's injuries

Please share! Due to injuries incurred by one of its actors, Jim Palmer, the opening night of "The Gin Game," at Theatre Memphis, will be delayed until Thursday, September 24 09/20/2015

'Cinderella' Comes to the Memphis Orpheum Theatre October 13, 2015

Please share! If you are looking for magic glass slippers and pumpkins that turn into carriages, visit the Memphis Orpheum Theatre from October 13 - 18, 2015. 08/29/2015

'The Gin Game' is coming to The Next Stage at Theatre Memphis in September 2015

Please share! In a press release from Randall Hartzog, Theatre Memphis, Director of Marketing and Communications, he announces that the Donald L. 08/28/2015

'Newsies:' Hit Disney Musical coming to the Orpheum Theatre in December 2015

Please share! Extra! Extra! Read All About It! This is a famous catch phrase used mainly from the 1890s through the 1940s by paperboys when something big had made the news. 08/25/2015

Memphis Orpheum Theatre: Events for September 2015

Please share! The Orpheum Theatre is anticipating a busy September 2015 schedule full of special events, so prepare to make your way downtown and celebrate with the Orpheum's 08/24/2015

'The Juneteenth Story Play' auditions to be held in Memphis August 29, 2015

Please share! Jackie Murray, who will be directing "The Juneteenth Story Play" in February 2016 at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts, has announced that auditions for the 08/24/2015

'The Juneteenth Story Play' auditions to be held in Memphis August 29, 2015

Please share! Jackie Murray, who will be directing "The Juneteenth Story Play" in February 2016 at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts, has announced that auditions for the 08/19/2015

Halloran Center becomes new home of Southern Circuit Independent Film Series

Please share! In a media contact release, Christine Torres of the Orpheum Threatre in Memphis announces the following.


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Theatre Memphis: Production in which grannies rock, but not in rocking chairs 06/25/2015

Marie Pizano: A "Dreamdoer" and empire builder in the entertainment field Some people are dreamers, while others are doers, and then there is that special breed that are "dreamdoers," and Marie Pizano of Memphis is definitely a dreamd 06/18/2015

Motown hits downtown at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre July 14, 2015 As always the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis is providing a diversified crop of performing arts genres in Memphis, and one of these is "MOTOWN THE MUSICAL," and it 04/20/2015

New Moon Theatre Company announces auditions for 'Titus Andronicus'

Memphis Orpheum Theatre announces its 2015-2016 Broadway Season The following release by Gene Elliott of the New Moon Theatre Company announces auditions for William Shakespeare's 'Titus Andronicus', to be held at the Evergr




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Essentials Dance Company Cordova Essentials Dance Company Cordova
1360 Rebel Rd
Memphis, 38018

The Dazzlin Dancers Studio of Memphis The Dazzlin Dancers Studio of Memphis
N Watkins St
Memphis, 38127

The Dazzlin Dancers Studio of Memphis is a place where young ladies can get a chance to learn different types of dance techniques.

Total Experience School of Music Total Experience School of Music
3298 Tournament Drive Suite 150
Memphis, 38017

Total Experience School of Music offers piano, vocal, lead guitar, bass guitar and woodwind lessons at an affordable cost for children and adults.

Buckman Performing Arts Center Buckman Performing Arts Center
60 Perkins Ext
Memphis, 38117

The Buckman Performing Arts Center is Memphis’ premier venue for eclectic music, contemporary dance and family entertainment. Audiences interact with world-class artists, dancers and musicians on the city’s most elegant and intimate stage.

Align Mentoring with New Ballet Ensemble Align Mentoring with New Ballet Ensemble
2157 York Ave
Memphis, 39104

Contact Information: Alexis Jackson | Mentoring Coordinator (901) 726-9225 [email protected]

Memphis Youth Musical Theater Memphis Youth Musical Theater
Memphis, 38117

We are a TRAINING GROUND for VOICE,THEATER,DANCE and CREATIVITY! TALENT is nurtured by CAREER PERFORMERS who will share with YOU the "tricks of the trade"! At MyMT,EVERYONE gets a PART! Come have fun & LEARN in the "MAGICAL WORLD"of LIVE THEATER!

LilyRoze Acting Studio LilyRoze Acting Studio
810 S Main St
Memphis, 38106

Do you want to be in TV, Movies,Commercials ... or do you just love to ACT? Memphis' most popular TV/Film Acting Program for Kids/Teens

Memphis Music Education Memphis Music Education
935 West Park Loop, Building 2
Memphis, 38152-3160

Jarek Stultz Dance Academy Jarek Stultz Dance Academy
1555 Madison Ave
Memphis, 38104

Young Actors Guild Young Actors Guild
619 N 7th Street
Memphis, 38107

Young Actors Guild seeks to impact, inspire and educate youth ages 5-17 years of age through Performing ARTS....

Maxine Moore Music Academy Maxine Moore Music Academy
411 S Grove Park Rd
Memphis, 38117

Information regarding Maxine Moore Music Academy, the instructors and students.

High Expectations Aerial Arts High Expectations Aerial Arts

Spreading the joy of aerial dance and partner acrobatics to the Memphis community through performance and instruction.