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Pictured: (L to R) Aeriel Williams as “Felicia Farrell” and Liam Quealy as “Huey Calhoun” in MEMPHIS from Porchlight Music Theatre
Porchlight has announced casting and staff for their season closer, the Tony Award-winning musical MEMPHIS.
The cast includes: Liam Quealy, (Huey Calhoun); Aeriel Williams, (Felicia Farrell), Lorenzo Rush Jr., (Delray Jones); Gilbert Domally, (Gator); James Earl Jones II, (Bobby); Nancy Wagner, (Gladys Calhoun); Jacob Voigt (Mr. Simmons); Ryan Dooley, (ensemble/White DJ/Mr. Collins/White Father/Gordon Grant); Casiena Raether, (ensemble/Clara/White Mother/Dance Captain); Koray Tarhan, (ensemble/Perry Como/Frank Dryer); Isaiah Silvia-Chandley, (ensemble/Buck Wiley/Martin Holton); Jared David Michael Grant, (ensemble/Black DJ/Reverend Hobson); Stephen Allen, Jr., (ensemble/Wailin’ Joe); Bernell Lassai III, (ensemble); Ivory Leonard IV, (ensemble); Nicole Lambert, (ensemble); Shantel Cribbs, (ensemble); Graham Hawley, (ensemble); Todd Aulwurm, (ensemble); Kayla Kennedy, (ensemble) and Mallory Maedke, (ensemble). Additional ensemble members to be announced soon.
The production team includes Daryl Brooks, director; Chris Carter, choreographer and assistant director; Jermaine Hill, music director; Reneisha Jenkins, assistant choreographer; Robert Hornbostel, sound designer; Bill Morey, costume designer; Denise Karczewski, lighting designer; Jacqueline Penrod and Richard Penrod, scenic designers; Andrew Hatcher, props designer; Matthew McMullen, stage manager; Aaron Shapiro, production manager and Johnnie Schleyer; technical director.
Hill is also conductor and pianist with musicians Anthony Rodriguez, clarinet/flute/sax; Cesar Romero, electric and acoustic guitar; Michael Gore, drums and Steve Manns, bass.
MEMPHIS runs April 19 – June 3 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. More info at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.