I left Memphis, my adopted home, for Minneapolis in 2006. I was sad to leave, but excited to move to a city full of theatre. Since living in Minneapolis, I have seen world class theatre from Tony Award winning companies that reside here, theatre that had moved me and made me grow. Last week I was lucky enough to see Memphis' own Jordan Nichols in the Touring Broadway 25th Anniversary of Les Miserables performing at Minneapolis' Orpheum Theatre. Witnessing this amazing prodution I was filled with emotions and reminded of one of the reasons Memphis became my adopted home - the talent is adundant there. Jordan was spectacular, the show was beautiful and moving, I laughed; I cried. I didn't want it to end.
I was also reminded that I didn't need to leave Memphis for world class theatre. It exists right there! Memphis should be proud of its theatre and the professionals that live and breathe theatre in Memphis. And Memphis should be extremely proud of its son, Jordan Nichols, his talent is endless.