Slow Burn Theater Company presents Memphis the Musical. The venue was Amaturo Theater whereby as just the saying Rockin’ Memphis and the song go, it was only rock ‘n’ roll. Therefore the below paper is an essay which aims to discuss on the visit of “Memphis the Musical.”
Just like the rock which was seemingly fading without the inclusion of RNB, the same them aspect applied in Memphis the Musical. It is apparent having the fact that Memphis the Musical got full-blooded by Slow Burn Theater Company in the theatre of Amturo at Broward Center For The Performing Arts. In addition to that in the process, there were some terrific tunes which captured the spirits of rock and R&B of the 1950’s. This made Memphis the Music to be in the context of race relations of the generation.
Brian Golub played Huey Calhoun willingly. However, through this presentation, it was like giving the real meaning of loser. This is because Golub cannot keep the basic of the job and possess little ambition. It is because he lacks the passion but desperately wants the world to listen to his art. The desire takes him to black dance bar called Delray’s at Beale Street of Memphis. However, the regulars (audience) immediately start to leave, but Huey the only white person in the club starts to talk about the music. The background of Huey reflects him being from a family which is racist. However, despite the difference in skin colour, he hears and sees the music expounding it as “The Music of My Soul.”
He understands that if the peer of 1950’s heard of the music, he adored they would end up being fans. He is in the dangers of getting fired if he does not sell five records. However, he managed to sell 29 records in five minutes but lost his job due to the feeling of the store owner that “race” music should not be played in the store. Lately, Huey is smitten with Delray’s sister and aims in getting on the radio. Finally, he gets a Disc Jockey job (DJ) hence proving to the owner of the station that rock and R&B are the music future. Through Huey, the music hits teenage listeners. Therefore, along the way, he finds a place in Memphis where lately became the host of TV dance show.
It is therefore evident that, regardless of the flaws of Golub and illiteracy of social misfit, Huey gets the root of his audience. It is clear that this will also sabotage everything that he ever dreamt. He does not engage himself with racial relations in the 1950’s hence his recklessness creating dangers to those he cared which leads him to a prosperous future. On the other hand, Felicia understands the limits of her ambitions which overcome her brother’s bar and the limits of Memphis city, therefore, makes her relationship with Huey grow. Consequently, this relationship with the help of choreographer and director Patrick Fitzwater has made Memphis become a cohesive production. This has been through the change of scenes to dynamic dancing leading to emotional shows between Felecia and Huey.