Broadway 101 Master Class Series

The Orpheum's Broadway 101 Master Class Series allows students in grades 7-12 to learn from the pros before they see the show!

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to learn music and choreography from current and classic Broadway shows. Each class is taught by a cast member from the national touring show. Broadway 101 sessions are held prior to the Thursday night performances of select Broadway shows. Broadway 101 registration includes:

  • A two-hour workshop with a cast member of a nationally touring Broadway show.
  • A Q&A session with the cast member for an inside look at professional theatre.
  • A catered dinner from a local restaurant.
  • Orchestra-level ticket to the performance following the master class
  • A personalized keepsake Orpheum lanyard and nametag.

Class starts at 4pm. Registration is $60 per student per class. 

For more information email [email protected] or call Brittany Church in the education department at 901-529-4241.

annie_230x334.jpgBroadway 101: Annie

December 15 • SOLD OUT

The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Annie includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.” 

Broadway 101 Junior: Annie

Friday, December 16, 4-6pm

A special Broadway 101 class for students in grades 3-6 will be offered Friday, December 16, from 4-6pm. The workshop tuition is $30 and does not include dinner or tickets to a performance. Registrations are open now through the registration button below.



bodyguard_230x334.jpgBroadway 101: The Bodyguard

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 4pm

Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star GRAMMY® Award-nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of irresistible classics including "One Moment in Time," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – "I Will Always Love You."



beautiful_230x334.jpgBroadway 101: Beautiful

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 4pm

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” 


soundofmusic_230x334.jpgBroadway 101: The Sound of Music

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 4pm

The hills are alive! A brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to Memphis. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, GRAMMY® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.