Spirit of St. Louis – Pick Your Charity, Pick Your Car
Closings: Schools, churches, day-cares and businesses
Download KPLR’s updated weather app for customized alerts and weather conditions

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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.