COCA Summer Musical “Memphis” July 29, 30 at Washington University

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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.