College of Communication and Fine Arts Department of Theatre & Dance
Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Alice Berry(901) 678-3184 aeberry@memphis.edu

TITLE: Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?               VENUE: University of Memphis, Theatre Building, 3745 Central Ave.
RUN DATES: November 7-9 and 14-16
TIMES OF SHOWS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
TICKETS:  $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and non U of M students; U of M students receive a complimentary ticket with UM ID
BOX OFFICE: (901) 678-2576

University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance asks the question:

 Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?                         The University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance presents Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? by John R. Powers with music and lyrics by James Quinn & Alaric Jans. Third-year MFA candidate Randall T. Stevens directs. The musical comedy showcases costumes by guest designer from Ballet Memphis, Bruce Bui, scenic design by new faculty member Brian Ruggaber, lighting design by MFA candidate Kitty Devany, and sound design by long time faculty member John McFadden. Shows run November 7-9 and 14-16; Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? delves into sex education, confession, nuns, heartache and first love – all ingredients for a fun filled night at the theatre – and all part of growing up in 1950s Catholic school. This delightful musical captures the comedy, horror, joy and tenderness of adolescent growing pains. Eddie Ryan and his friends journey from 2nd grade to graduation in this hilarious and poignant musical. It will tickle the funny bone of anyone who ever went to school – public or private!

Based on John R. Power’s book of the same name, the Chicago production ran 4½-years and was the longest in the city's history, breaking house records during its two runs in Philadelphia.

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?  showcases the talents of some of the University of Memphis’ brightest young actors. Sophomore Brad Karel plays the role of “Eddie Ryan” along with Amelia Sutherland, Elisabeth Hipp, Jenna Newman, Fiona Battersby, Rebekah McFerran, Ashley Mahone, Cameron Lucente, Dillan Erb, Jake Bell, Logan Bernard, Christopher Calderazzo, Frank Holiday, Miriam Rodriguez, Allie Huber, Audrey Smith, and Casey Greer.

Please join us as we explore the exciting world of the performing arts, celebrating theatre and dance in all its infinite varieties.

 

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