Nelson: ‘Hamilton’ moved on, but Memphis’ theater scene still dazzles

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 30, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

Memphis theaters have reasonable prices, easy access and, above all, superb talent. When you see a play at one of these venues, you are seeing the theatrical equivalent of the Memphis Grizzlies. Not a team playing in the NBA finals. But definitely major league.


Hattiloo Theatre Orpheum Playhouse on the Square Tennessee Shakespeare Company Theatre Memphis


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