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"Memphis"

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In a Nutshell

Rollicking musical delves into the racial tension, prejudice, and emerging R&B and rock of 1950s Memphis

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 10/person. Venue assigns seat location. No upgrades. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 90 mins prior to show for a ticket at the State Theatre. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at will call. Doors open 1 hr before showtime. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase under same Groupon account to sit together. Stairs required to access all balcony sections. Patrons with disabilities must contact State Theatre prior to purchasing. Discount reflects the State Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

"Memphis" - State Theatre: "Memphis" at State Theatre on February 7 or 8 (Up to 67% Off)

The Deal

  • $19 for one ticket to Memphis (up to $58 value)
  • Where: State Theatre
  • Seating: gallery or mid- or upper-balcony
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the seating chart.<p>

Available Shows

  • Friday, February 7, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 8, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 8, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.<p>

Memphis

Huey Calhoun is an impoverished, illiterate white man in the 1950s South. Despite racial stigmas, he finds his passion in the city’s black nightclubs, falling in love with both the music and Felicia, the sister of one of the club owners (“The Music of My Soul”). When his irrepressible personality and protagonist’s duty to advance the plot land him a DJ gig at a local radio station, he instantly begins promoting black music, earning himself wild popularity with the young crowds and a neat catch phrase, “Hockadoo!” (“Everybody Wants to be Black on Saturday Night”). With so much influence over the area’s ears, he is able to boost the career of Felicia, beginning a love affair between the two that the local population refuses to accept. Despite their setbacks, Huey and Felicia earn national attention, but under the spotlight they’re forced to test the importance of their principles (“Stand Up”).

Netting four Tony awards during its Broadway run, including Best Score and Best Musical, Memphis features show-stopping tunes strengthened by the melodic might of David Bryan, the Grammy-winning keyboardist and founding member of Bon Jovi. Joining Bryan behind the scenes is Joe Dipietro, whose writing for Memphis earned him two Tonys and prompted the New York Post to call the show “a zippy, exuberant musical.”<p>

State Theatre

The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from “the ravages of time.” Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s when disco balls replaced light fixtures. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue’s signature dome.

State Theatre New Jersey

The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.

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    State Theatre

    15 Livingston Ave.

    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    +17322467469

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