Mayor Turner Takes Part in Musical 'Memphis!'

Style Magazine Newswire | 2/23/2018, 12:37 p.m.
According to KHOU, Mayor Sylvester Turner made a theatrical debut on Tuesday. Although he is used to facing crowds, they ...

Source: KHOU

According to KHOU, Mayor Sylvester Turner made a theatrical debut on Tuesday. Although he is used to facing crowds, they aren't like the ones at the Hobby Center. Mayor Turner appeared in a special walk on role with Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) in the first act of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis!. He joined a gospel choir and danced on stage to a roaring crowd. The musical will be in town until March 4. It will also feature walk on roles by Great Day's Deborah Duncan. Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer ready for her big break. The musical comes alive with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Mayor Turner said on Twitter, “Pick me up, lift me higher, Give me strength, I never had!”