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Tight choreography, outstanding leads, a solid supporting cast and a fluid band infuse Slow Burn Theatre’s trip to Memphis. The rousing production hits the ground running in the opening scene set in a black nightclub in Memphis’ Beale Street area and doesn’t slow down until the last “Na, na, na, na” of the ovation.
Say what you will about the joys and shortcomings of Memphis the Musical — starting with exuberant performances and unimpressive lyrics –it has one of the most infallibly infectious finales.
There’s a distinctly younger, even hipper bent to the offerings for the Broadway Across America 2012-2013 season announced for the Adrienne Arsht Center — plus some old, old reliables. The line-up of only musicals on national tours encompasses Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Mary Poppins and the 25th anniversary production of Les Miserables for the regular subscription plus added-cost extras of Fela! and Stomp.