Mayor's Office Press Release

All the World's a Stage, and Tonight Mayor Turner Will Be On It

February 20, 2018 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner will join Theatre Under the Stars tonight in a walk-on role in a performance of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis!.

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 will play the part of the choir director in the Act 1 number “Make Me Stronger." The mayor makes no promises about his performance, but he is being encouraged to sing along and feel the “power of the holy spirit!”

Tonight’s showtime is 7:30 at Hobby Center - Sarofim Hall.

Media are welcome to bring cameras and capture photos or video of Mayor Turner’s stage appearance. Contact Lisa Holmes, Manager of Public Relations at TUTS, to make arrangements. 713-249-2491,

For more information about tonight’s show and other productions, visit

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