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2012-2013 BROADWAY SEASON SPONSORED BY

BROADWAY IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK. THE 2012-2013 ORPHEUM BROADWAY SEASON


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A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT PAT HALLORAN We know you come to The Orpheum to see the highest quality theatrical experiences, so through the generous sponsorship of our friends at Harrah’s Tunica, we’ve put together a delightful mix of new productions and Mid-South favorites. We kick off the season with BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, the inspirational and uplifting story of a young boy who follows his dream by trading his boxing gloves for ballet shoes. Next we have CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor, all before his 19th birthday. The internationally acclaimed extravaganza, BLUE MAN GROUP, along with the dazzling heartwarming Disney classic, MARY POPPINS, and the splendid new production of Cole Porter’s ANYTHING GOES are sure to thrill audiences young and old alike. The JERSEY BOYS will be working their way back to The Orpheum, along with the show that won our hearts, MEMPHIS. If you’ve already seen these fine productions and prefer not to include one or both in your season package, you may “opt-out”. As an “opt-in”, but for one weekend only, we are bringing you ROCK OF AGES, the rock ‘n’ roll romance told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Poison, Whitesnake, and more. The support of our season ticket holders helps us bring the best of Broadway entertainment to the Mid-South while enhancing cultural life in our community, and preserving the beautiful Orpheum Theatre for future generations. With these great shows in The Orpheum’s 2012-2013 Broadway Season, and with more benefits than ever before, there’s never been a better time to become a season ticket holder! On behalf of the Board of Directors, I whole-heartedly thank you for your patronage and support and I look forward to seeing you for another exciting season at The Orpheum!

PAT HALLORAN - PRESIDENT MEMPHIS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION


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SPOTLIGHT WHY SHOULD I BECOME A SEASON TICKET HOLDER? THE SEATS - Season Ticket Holders have access to great seats before groups and the general public.  

THE PRICE - Season Ticket Holders can save up to 40% on certain performances and seat selections versus purchasing tickets individually.  

THE PERKS - From pre-paid parking to exclusive discounts at area restaurants, Season Ticket Holders get the star treatment.

THE CONVENIENCE - Season tickets can be exchanged,

forwarded to a friend via email, and even resold though Ticketmaster’s secure TicketExchange site. Restrictions apply. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE ONLINE: Visit www.orpheum-memphis.com - BY PHONE: Call 901.525.3000 IN PERSON: Visit The Orpheum Box Office at 203 South Main Street or our satellite box office at The Booksellers at Laurelwood.


— THE DAILY NEWS

Irresistible!

SEPTEMBER 18-23 BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever. A big musical with an even bigger heart, BILLY ELLIOT will enchant the dreamer in all of us.

Based on the international smash-hit film, BILLY ELLIOT is brought to life by a phenomenal cast and the Tony Award-winning creative team — director Stephen Daldry, choreographer Peter Darling and writer Lee Hall — along with music legend Elton John, who has written what the New York Post calls “HIS BEST SCORE YET!”

SPOTLIGHT ON: SCHOOL GROUPS “I’m a drama teacher, and each year the choir teacher and I organize a group of students to bring to a Broadway musical at The Orpheum Theatre. It provides the children with the opportunity to see professional actors and stage crew performing at the highest level. It’s a valuable experience for our high school students who want to pursue theatre as a career and gives them creative ideas for projects we are doing in class.”


Photo by Kyle Froman

www.BILLYELLIOTTOUR.com

PG-13

ADULT LANGUAGE


—NEW YORK MAGAZINE

SPECTACULAR!

OCTOBER

16-21 Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. Don’t miss this big-hearted musical adventure based on an astonishing real-life story of being young, in love…and in deep, deep trouble!

SPOTLIGHT ON: DATE NIGHT “Dinner and a show at The Orpheum Theatre, is there a better date night? We don’t think so! Getting dressedup, having a nice dinner, followed by a night at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre is our idea of the perfect romantic evening. Having tickets to the Broadway series gives a set day and time just for us and as new parents it’s important we still get that time to be a couple.”


www.CATCHMEONTOUR.com

PG

ADULT SITUATIONS


—LAS VEGAS WEEKLY

tremendous fun

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

SPOTLIGHT ON: BUSINESS GROUPS “Our company was looking for ways to improve morale and get our employees to connect on a personal level but we didn’t have the staff resources to organize outings. With The Orpheum Theatre’s BIZ TIX program all we do is send an email with a promo code and The Orpheum takes care of the rest. No collecting payments, tracking tickets, and our staff can choose from multiple performances so there are no scheduling conflicts. It’s easy, convenient and our employees love it!”


www.BLUEMAN.com

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FAMILY FRIENDLY


—ASSOCIATED PRESS

JUST DAZZLING!

FEBRUARY 5-10 MARY POPPINS is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country, which has which has the New York Daily News calling it “a roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza!” Featuring an irresistible story and unforgettable songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, plus brand-new breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular stagecraft, MARY POPPINS is everything you could ever want in a hit Broadway show! So get swept up in the fun of this high-flying musical the New York Post gives 4 out of 4 stars and calls “a certifiable super hit!”

SPOTLIGHT ON: FAMILIES “Our kids love going to The Orpheum Theatre! Our youngest still calls it the castle, because the first time we brought her we saw Beauty and the Beast and the chandeliers and gold décor made her think of a prince’s palace. We bought season tickets because of the quality time we get to spend as a family and all the great things the Arts can teach children. Most of the plays have study guides so we talk about the themes and lessons before and after the show. We talk about the experience as a family.”


©Disney/CML

©Disney/CML

©Disney/CML

www.MARYPOPPINS.com

Rachel Wallace as Mary Poppins. Photo by Deen Van Meer

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FAMILY FRIENDLY


—USA TODAY

EXUBERANT!

FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 3 ALL ABOARD for Roundabout Theatre Company’s saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

SPOTLIGHT ON: GIRLS NIGHT OUT “Our husbands get together and play golf on the weekends so we started thinking that we need our own special treat. A matinee at The Orpheum Theatre is perfect for us. We meet downtown for lunch, see a Broadway musical and afterwards we grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and talk about the show. We all bought season tickets so we have the same seats right next to each other and as soon as we walk out of the theatre we’re already looking forward to the next show!”


The New Broadway Revival Original Cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

The New Broadway Revival Original Cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

The New Broadway Revival Original Cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

www.ANYTHINGGOES.com

Laura Osnes as Hope Harcourt and Colin Donnell as Billy Crocker in Roundabout Theatre Company’s ANYTHING GOES. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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FAMILY FRIENDLY


ENCORE

PG-13 ADULT LANGUAGE

Jason Kappus, Colby Foytik, Brad Weinstock and Brandon Andrus . Photo by Joan Marcus

DECEMBER 4-16

How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at the runaway smash-hit, Jersey Boys. Winner of the Best Musical Award on Broadway, in London and Australia, this blockbuster phenomenon takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Don’t miss the international sensation that’s a Broadway triumph, was named the number one show in Las Vegas and continues to break records in cities across America bringing countless audiences to their feet.

www.JERSEYBOYSTOUR.com Due to overwhelming demand, the JERSEY BOYS are working their way back to The Orpheum for a limited 2-week engagement! You may choose to “opt out” of any encore presentation when purchasing your season package.


ENCORE

Felicia Boswell and Bryan Fenkart. Photo by Joan Marcus

PG-13 ADULT THEMES

APRIL 23-28 From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. MEMPHIS was the winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical.

www.MEMPHISTHEMUSICAL.com The musical that won Memphis’ heart is making its highly anticipated return to The Orpheum! You may choose to “opt out” of any encore presentation when purchasing your season package.


OPTION

PG-13 ADULT THEMES

MAY 10-12 In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker and in LA’s most famous rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80’s. It’s five time 2009 Tony® nominee ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Night Ranger, Styx, REO Speedwagon Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, White Snake and many more. Don’t miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!

www.ROCKOFAGESMUSICAL.com ADD THIS SHOW TO YOUR BROADWAY SEASON! SEE PRICING ON THE NEXT PAGE.


THE VELVETEEN RABBIT November 6, 2012 at 6pm

AGES 4+

“When a child loves you for a long, long time...then you become Real.” So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams’’ famous and much-loved literary classic. With an original musical score, life-sized puppets, masks and magic, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life this charming tale of love and devotion, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience for the whole family.

THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

AGES 7+

November 20, 2012 at 6pm

Based on the hilarious popular book, the play begins where the book leaves off, with Alexander T. Wolf on trial for the murder of two of the three little pigs. When all the witness statements are in, the audience piglets become the jury and determine Al’s fate! Are YOU afraid of the Big, Bad Wolf? What really happened? YOU decide!

LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE January 29, 2013 at 6pm

ALL AGES

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG February 16, 2013 at 11am and 6pm

AGES 3+

Celebrate the timeless values of Clifford’s BIG IdeasShare, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe In Yourself, Be A Good Friend and Help Others. With memorable songs and choreography – there will be even more of him to love in this ALL NEW musical – sure to delight the entire family!

GRUG - March 24, 2013 at 6pm

AGES 4+

Grug began his life as the top of a Burrawang tree that fell to the ground. Resembling a small, striped haystack with feet and a nose, Grug is fascinated by the world around him and solves everyday problems creatively and without fuss. Ted Prior’s hugely popular character is brought to life in this magical stage production for very young theatre lovers.

PERFORMANCES HELD AT THE BUCKMAN PERFORMING AND FINE ARTS CENTER

SPONSORED BY

Beautiful dancers, choreography by legends, high energy dancing... Lula’s choreography mixes athleticism, performance art, acting, jazz, ballet and street dance styles to reflect the African-American experience in innovative ways. Her work explores social issues and calls for global humanism.

2012-2013 family series

Add The Orpheum Family Series to your Season Package for only $50 for all five shows - a savings of $25!


2012- 2013 Broadway Seating AND Price Levels

THESE PRICE LEVELS ARE GOOD

FOR BROADWAY SHOWS ONLY. Certain shows may eliminate some seats.

For information about accessibility, signed performances, and more visit www.orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-3000.

* LUXURY SUITE PERKS • Four spacious seats • Two reserved parking spaces • Select the package: one performance to a full week • Access to the Broadway Club during intermission; includes complimentary cocktails and private restrooms • Priority ticket purchasing • Invitations to theatre parties and events

To reserve your suite today call Holli at 901-529-4230 All proceeds support the Orpheum’s Education and Outreach Programming and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


SEASON TICKET PACKAGE PRICES TUESDAY (7:30 PM)

ORCHESTRA, MEZZANINE, GRAND TIER

BALCONY, ACCESSIBLE SEATING

LOWER GALLERY

UPPER GALLERY

$197.25

$156.75

$111.75

$81.00

$75.50

$71.00

$48.50

$35.00

$26.00

$72.25

$63.25

$36.25

$27.25

$18.25

$9.25

$62.50

$62.50

$44.50

$44.50

$36.25

$22.75

$22.75

$760.00

$678.50

$506.50

$349.00

$268.75

$187.75

$139.00

VIP*

GOLD CIRCLE**

PREMIUM ORCHESTRA

BALCONY, ACCESSIBLE SEATING

LOWER GALLERY

UPPER GALLERY

5 SHOW PACKAGE

$549.75

$472.75

$332.25

$251.25

$206.25

$152.25

$99.50

ADD JERSEY BOYS

$80.00

$80.00

$75.50

$71.00

$48.50

$35.00

$26.00

ADD MEMPHIS

$76.75

$72.25

$63.25

$45.25

$36.25

$27.25

$13.75

ADD ROCK OF AGES

$62.50

$62.50

$44.50

$44.50

$36.25

$22.75

$22.75

8 SHOW PACKAGE

$769.00

$687.50

$515.50

$412.00

$327.25

$237.25

$162.00

BALCONY,

LOWER GALLERY

UPPER GALLERY

VIP*

GOLD CIRCLE**

PREMIUM ORCHESTRA

5 SHOW PACKAGE

$540.75

$463.75

$323.25

ADD JERSEY BOYS

$80.00

$80.00

ADD MEMPHIS

$76.75

ADD ROCK OF AGES 8 SHOW PACKAGE WEDNESDAY (7:30 PM) THURSDAY (7:30 PM) SUNDAY EVENING***

FRIDAY (8 PM) SAT (2 PM AND 8PM) SUNDAY MATINEE***

ORCHESTRA, MEZZANINE, GRAND TIER

ORCHESTRA, MEZZANINE, GRAND TIER

VIP*

GOLD CIRCLE**

PREMIUM ORCHESTRA

5 SHOW PACKAGE

$576.75

$499.75

$377.25

$296.25

$251.25

$192.75

$132.00

ADD JERSEY BOYS

$84.50

$84.50

$84.50

$75.50

$57.50

$39.50

$26.00

ADD MEMPHIS

$85.75

$81.25

$76.75

$58.75

$45.25

$36.25

$22.75

ADD ROCK OF AGES

$62.50

$62.50

$44.50

$44.50

$36.25

$22.75

$22.75

8 SHOW PACKAGE

$809.50

$728.00

$583.00

$475.00

$390.25

$291.25

$203.50

ACCESSIBLE SEATING

Add The Orpheum Family Series for only $50 for all five shows - a savings of $25! To purchase season ticket packages call 901-525-3000, order online at www.orpheum-memphis.com, visit our Box Office at 203 South Main Street or The Booksellers at Laurelwood. *VIP seating (rows A through E) price includes required $150 tax-deductible donation.**Gold Circle seating (rows F through Q) price includes required $100 tax-deductible donation. All prices include taxes, preservation fees and season service charges. ***Times for Sunday matinee and evening performances vary this season. Check show times online at orpheum-memphis.com All shows, dates, times and performers are subject to change.


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