2012-2013 BROADWAY SEASON
The Orpheum Theatre continues to bring the best of Broadway to Memphis with the announcement of the 2012-2013 Series, featuring Broadway’s hottest Tony ®Award-winners and classic favorites.
The Orpheum Theatre’s 2012-2013 Broadway Series
September 18-23, 2012
Based on the internationally acclaimed film, BILLY ELLIOT, the Musical is brought to life by a phenomenal cast of 45 performers and the Tony® Award-winning creative team including legend Elton John, whose score is called "show-stopping and electric" by The New York Times. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
October 16-21, 2012
Based on the hit film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer - living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. Frank's lies ultimately catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, who chases Frank to the end and finds something he never expected.
BLUE MAN GROUP
November 13-18, 2012
On the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour, BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. With no spoken language, BLUE MAN GROUP is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.”
December 4-16, 2012
“Too good to be true!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the 2006 Tony® Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. This is the story of how four blue‐collar kids, Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds, and sold 175 million records worldwide – all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
February 5-10, 2013
MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to The Orpheum. With the irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, combined with brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stage-craft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! Perfect for kids of all ages, MARY POPPINS is SUPERCALIFRAGILISTIC!
February 26-March 3, 2013
All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise, and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this timeless classic are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”
April 23-28, 2013
Back by popular demand, MEMPHIS returns to The Orpheum after setting Theatre records during its first tour engagement. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a radio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Filled with laughter, soaring emotion, and roof-raising rock 'n' roll, the 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’s founding member David Bryan.
ROCK OF AGES
May 10-12, 2013
In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. It’s the worldwide party musical and five time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more.
For the fourth consecutive year, Harrah’s Tunica will sponsor The Orpheum’s Broadway Series. “The Orpheum plays a vital role in the cultural life of our community while significantly impacting the economy of this region,”said Scott Barber, Regional President of Caesars Mid-South Operations. “We’re thrilled to serve as the Broadway season sponsor again this season.”
As a non-profit organization, The Orpheum relies on sponsorships and the financial commitment of patrons. “We especially value our season ticket holders,” says Pat Halloran, Orpheum President and CEO. “So we listened when they said they wanted the newest Broadway hits, family-friendly shows, and the return of blockbuster favorites. Our upcoming season features an amazing line-up including four Tony® Award-winners for Best Musical, shows for the entire family, and the return of MEMPHIS and JERSEY BOYS.”
Over 6,300 patrons are expected to subscribe to The Orpheum’s 2012-2013 Broadway Season. In addition to guaranteed great seating for all shows included in the series, Orpheum season ticket holders will enjoy special advantages over the general public including flexible payment plans, prepaid parking passes for just $7 per show, resale and ticket exchange privileges in person and online, and exclusive presale opportunities for events and concerts offered at The Theatre when the promoter allows.
While most season ticket holders will be thrilled by the return of JERSEY BOYS and MEMPHIS, some may choose to “opt out” of these encore presentations. ROCK OF AGES is an “opt in” to the season package and will be available for five performances, one weekend only. “With such great shows in The Orpheum’s 2012-2013 Broadway Season, and with more benefits than ever before, there’s never been a better time to be a season ticket holder,” says Halloran.
Current season ticket holders may renew for the 2012-2013 Broadway season through May 11, 2012. Season ticket packages will be available to the general public beginning May 21, 2012. Those interested in more information about season tickets should contact (901) 525-3000 or visit this link.