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Mollie Woodruff's Magic Basement by Jeffrey Day

Sat., March 23, 6:30-7:45 & 8-9:15 p.m.

Buy Tickets$25

Magic has existed in many forms, from large stage illusions to closeup tricks on a table. This limited seating event lets the audience venture into the basement to for a display of magic. (901) 526-1469

Too Heavy for Your Pockets

Through April 14
Hattiloo Theatre 37 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square

When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the Freedom Rider movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones — and himself — that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own. 502-3486

Radiant Vermin

Through March 30
TheatreSouth Inside First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper, Memphis Cooper-Young

Buy Tickets$15

Young, married, and upwardly mobile, Ollie and Jill are willing to do just about anything to get their dream home. But shocking as their actions might be, they did it all for their baby. 726-0800

Significant Other

Through March 24
Playhouse on the Square 66 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square

Romantic Jordan is single, and finding Mr. Right is easier said than done. So, for now, he wards off lonely nights with his trio of close-knit girlfriends. But as singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan finds that supporting the ones you love can be as impossible as finding love itself. 726-4656


Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through March 31
Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis East Memphis

The nation is ready to declare independence ... if only the founding fathers can agree. 682-8323

Fiddler on the Roof

Through March 24
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

Story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. 525-3000

Kudzu Playhouse Scholarships Open

Through April 1

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Two awards are available to graduating high school seniors, as well as current and rising college freshmen and sophomores with less than 50 semester hours at the time of application. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2019. (888) 429-7871

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure

Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays, Fridays, 7 p.m. Continues through April 7
Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square

Based on the animated film, Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip-hop Hippo, and the plotting penguins escape from their home in Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey. (901) 937-6496

Ballet 5:8 presents Compass

Sat., March 23, 7-9 p.m.
The Halloran Centre 225 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

Buy Tickets Buy from Ticketmaster$30

A collection of one-act ballets on navigating cultural tension with compassion. At times witty and satirical, and at times emotional, the program is full of athleticism, power, and poetry. (312) 725-4752

Mamma Mia! Auditions

March 23-24
Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis East Memphis

Scripts will be available for check out from the box office during normal working hours, staring March 4. Script rental for three days is available for a $10 fee (refundable if returned on time). To sign up for auditions, go to 682-8323

The Music Girl

Sun., March 24, 6-8 p.m.

Buy Tickets$25-$40

Musical theater celebrating women who have revolutionized the music industry. (901) 830-9484

Madagascar: A Musical Adventure’s Jungle Brunch Experience

Sun., March 24, 12:30 p.m.
Playhouse on the Square 66 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square

Watch cartoons and enjoy a catered brunch buffet with Alex the Lion, Melman the Giraffe, and the rest of the Madagascar gang. After the brunch, get special seating in the Circuit Playhouse Auditorium for the Sunday matinee performance. (901) 726-4656

Public Tour

Mon., March 25, 10 a.m. & 12 p.m.
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

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An in-depth and behind the scenes view of the historic theater. An updated schedule will always be available at All proceeds benefit the Orpheum Theatre Group’s nonprofit mission. 525-3000


Fri., March 29, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sat., March 30, 3-5 p.m.

Buy Tickets$20

When Brian Henderson, a white rookie officer who was adopted and raised by a black family, is paired with a racially biased Field Training Officer, he comes face to face with the duality of his identity. (901) 430-0526

Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s 10th Annual Gala

Sat., March 30, 6-10 p.m.
Memphis Hilton 939 Ridge Lake, Memphis East Memphis

Buy Tickets$100-$5,000

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A lavish buffet dinner with cocktails, games, costumes, and a photo booth, With special guest Alton Fitzgerald White. Proceeds go to TSC’s innovative Education Program. (901) 759-0620

The Pirates of Penzance

Sat., March 30, 7:30 p.m.
The Halloran Centre 225 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

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A sextet of stars of Gilbert & Sullivan Players perform, dressed to the nines in piratical and Victorian splendor. After intermission, the performers return in black tie and gowns to entertain with selections from the full repertoire of Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic operas. 901-525-3000


Sun., March 31, 1 p.m. and Tue., April 2, 7 p.m.
Malco Paradiso Cinema 584 S. Mendenhall, Memphis East Memphis

The Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, directed for the screen by Barry Avrich, is based on the life of the Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. 682-1754

Rites of Spring

Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Sundays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Continues through April 14
Ashlar Hall 1397 Central, Memphis Midtown

Buy Tickets$30

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Lost in Found envisions another realm with full-scale art installations, mythical woodland creatures, food and drink, and three muses who will guide guests through the Gothic mansion.

Shh! We Have a Plan

Sat., April 6, 10 a.m.
The Halloran Centre 225 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

A nonverbal tale featuring magic, music, and puppetry based on the Chris Haughton book of the same name. 901-525-3000

Auditions for Cats

Sat., April 6, 1 p.m. and Sun., April 7, 5 p.m.
Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis East Memphis

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The scene is set in a rubbish area, which, after dark, comes alive with cats of all types, shapes, and sizes. 682-8323

Love, Sex, and Marriage

Sat., April 6, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Halloran Centre 225 S. Main, Memphis Downtown

Buy from Ticketmaster$20-40

The ladies love Darrin, and the guys want to be him. Little does everyone know, Darrin is a closeted gay man, signed to a homophobic music label. (901) 525-3000

The Falling and the Rising

Sat., April 6 and April 12-13
Playhouse on the Square 66 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square

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This world premiere opera chronicles the imagined journey of a soldier suspended inside a coma after a roadside attack. 726-4656

PlayBack Memphis

Third Thursday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m.
Universal Parenting Place LeMoyne-Owen College, 990 College Park, Memphis South Memphis

Bringing stories to life in a safe space to unlock healing, transformation, and joy. Families welcome. 901-207-3694

Million Dollar Quartet

Fri., April 19
Horseshoe Casino Tunica 1021 Casino Center, Tunica, MS, Robinsonville North Mississippi/Tunica

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the electrifying true story. (800) 745-3000


April 19-May 12
Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


Speak What We Feel: Shakespeare’s Radical Response to a Radical Time

Sat., April 27, 8-9 p.m.

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Half-hour performance using works from different Shakespearean shows to address today’s period of radical absolutism nationwide. (901) 759-0620


May 3-26
Playhouse on the Square 66 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


The Parchmen Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders

May 10-June 2
Hattiloo Theatre 37 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square

Adapted from real-life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides, The Parchmen Hour shares these struggles through music that ranges from Bob Dylan to spirituals. 502-3486


June 21-July 14
Playhouse on the Square 66 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square

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