The Orpheum Theatre is anticipating a busy September 2015 schedule full of special events, so prepare to make your way downtown and celebrate with the Orpheum’s lineup of activities. These events are described in an announcement from Christina Torres, Director of PR and Communications at the theatre.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Summer Movie Series, presented by Orion Federal Credit Union
It’s weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Arrive early and purchase $5 prop-bags to use during the movie – while supplies last! Rated R
Venue: The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street, Memphis. Date: Friday, September 4, 2015 8p.m.. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children under 12, and can be purchased online at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre, Box office (901)525-3000, or for groups, at (901)529-4226.
I WILL DANCE
Southern Circuit Independent Film Series
This inspirational documentary follows young people from an integrated theater program in Selma, Alabama as they journey to New York City to dance their hearts out, defy statistics, and share their stories. Filmmaker will host a post-show Q&A.
Venue: Halloran Centre at The Orpheum Theatre, 225 S. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103
Date and time: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 7:00p.m.. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased online at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre, Box office (901)525-3000
GLADYS KNIGHT Concert
DESCRIPTION: One of the great soul singers, Gladys Knight was a performer from her childhood years, forming the Pips with her brother Merald and a couple cousins. They made the Top Ten in 1961 with the heavily doo wop-influenced “Every Beat of My Heart,” and recorded some fine, nowadays overlooked pop-soul sides for the Fury and Maxx labels in the early and mid-’60s, sometimes under the direction of songwriter Van McCoy. A couple singles from this period, “Letter Full of Tears” and “Giving Up,” made the Top 40, but Knight didn’t hit her commercial stride until she moved to Motown in 1966. Steeped in the gospel tradition, like so many soul singers, Knight & the Pips developed into one of Motown’s most dependable acts, although they never quite scaled the commercial or artistic heights of fellow stars on the label like the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and the Temptations. With Norman Whitfield providing the production and much of the songwriting, the Pips fit into the mainstream of Motown’s machine well, scoring big hits with some rabble-rousers (like “Friendship Train” and the original version of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”), mainstream midtempo soul (“It Should Have Been Me” and “The End of Our Road”), and smooth ballads like “If I Were Your Woman.”
Venue: The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street, Memphis.
Date and time: Thursday, September 10, 2015 8p.m.. Tickets are $62.50 – 82.50, and can be purchased online at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre, Box office (901)525-3000
HALLORAN CENTRE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
Event Type: Community Event
The Orpheum Theatre will present a special community-wide event on Saturday, September 12th from 9 AM to 9 PM to celebrate the new Halloran Centre for Arts & Education. Join the Orpheum for a preview tour of its brand new building before its grand opening! Enjoy performances from local artists and arts organizations, food trucks on the Halloran Centre plaza, arts and crafts for the entire family, and much more.
Venue: Halloran Centre at The Orpheum, 225 S. Main Street, Memphis. The date and times are Saturday, September 12, 2015 9a.m – 9p.m. Tickets are free – come and go event.
KRISTIN CHENOWETH Concert
DESCRIPTION: Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth, takes the lead in a career that spans film, television, voiceover and stage, effortlessly. She received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the ABC series Pushing Daisies (Pushing Daisies was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.”) A veteran of the concert stage, Kristin has performed to sold-out crowds in concert halls across the country, and on Saturday, September 19 Kristin will make her debut on the historic Orpheum stage.
Venue: The Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street, Memphis. Date and time of show is Saturday, September 19, 2015 8p.m.. Tickets are $50 – $150 and can be purchased online at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre or Box office (901)525-3000
THE PAT HALLORAN ROAST
DESCRIPTION: In honor of retiring Orpheum President and CEO Pat Halloran, the Pat Halloran Roast will take place in the Peabody Hotel’s Grand Ballroom and will include a sit-down dinner. Dr. Scott Morris will act as the Master of Ceremonies for the event, and six ‘Roasters’ will take turns honoring Halloran’s illustrious career with humorous stories, sarcastic reflections, and witty character descriptions. The evening’s entertainment will also include a special performance by local students from the Orpheum’s Education programs. Proceeds from this special night of anecdotes will benefit Halloran’s last and largest project: the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education.
Venue: The Peabody Hotel Grand Ballroom, 149 Union Avenue, Memphis. Date and time is Thursday, September 24, 2015 6p.m.. Tickets are $250 per person or $2,500 – $5,000 for a table of 8, and can be purchased at (901)525-7800. Also sponsorship and inquiry information may be obtained by emailing Leanne McQuownatmcquown@orpheum-memphis.com.
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