Melissa Ross: Players by the Sea performing "Memphis"

July 26, 2016 0 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Players by the Sea is performing the Tony Award-winning musical "Memphis" this summer! Join Melissa Ross with director Jereme Raickett and actors Rodney Holmes and Rashawnda Honee Foster for a preview and a song, after the jump!

First Coast Connect videos produced by
Starring Melissa Ross and
Shot and Edited by Derrick Allen Dillinger
In cooperation with WJCT

About "Memphis"
Hot rock & roll songs, roof-raising dancing and forbidden interracial romance spark the story of smooth-talking rebel Huey Calhoun, a white radio DJ who falls in love with the music he hears in the black underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis.  He also falls hard for Felicia, a black singer whose career he wants to promote on his radio show. Huey has to fight opposition on both sides of the racial divide, but he knows that “Everybody wants to be black on a Saturday night.”

The first two performances on Friday and Saturday sold out, but you can still get tickets for the rest of the summer here:

For more First Coast Connect videos, check out

Join the conversation:
Call: (904) 549-2937 (Note: This line is only active during the program, 9:00-10:00 a.m.)
Tweet: @MelissainJax
First Coast Connect                                
Melissa Ross        

Melissa Ross photo by Toni Smailagic