ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Next Friday, COCA premieres 'Memphis'. It's a story about a white boy and a black girl, both from families and backgrounds with negative preconceived notions about the opposite race. They find their soul's connection through music, but not just any music - rock & roll.
'Memphis' will bring people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities together to celebrate our similarities and to appreciate our differences. It shows us how music can be the common denominator that bridges a community of cultures.
For the 12th consecutive year, show choreography is provided by COCA alum Christopher Page, who takes leave from his career as a professional dancer with Cleo Parker Robinson in Denver, Colorado to return to COCA and work with our students.
The 'Memphis' cast includes 35 talented pre-professional theatre students and collegiate COCA alumni, who represent 25 different zip codes and 21 schools from across the region.