In 1989, the Orpheum offered six Broadway shows to the public: Me and My Girl, My One and Only, My Fair Lady, Les Miserables, Evita, The King and I, and Driving Miss Daisy. And that same year, The Memphis Flyer published its first edition.
The Orpheum is thrilled to congratulate The Memphis Flyer on 25 years of enthralling stories, in-depth news and entertainment coverage, and an all-around great read week after week. Achieving such a milestone is no easy feat, and we offer a hearty "thank you" to the visionaries who saw that a publication as dynamic as The Memphis Flyer was - and continues to be - needed in Memphis.
Each week we excitedly pick up the latest edition of The Flyer, knowing that we're in store for enlightening and pertinent stories and exclusives; a lesson in all things "Memphis" - old, new, and revived; great entertainment features and reviews; and few laughs in between.
Of course, theatre has always enjoyed a big presence in the paper whether it's a review of Playhouse on the Square's newest main-stage play, updates on the new Hattiloo Theatre, Ballet Memphis' technological innovations, or a feature on the next blockbuster Broadway show at The Orpheum. And any good Flyer reader knows that its "Steppin' Out" section and impeccable events calendar are among the best places to find out what's happening in and around the city for all things music, film, food, and theatre. For that, in addition to all of the information that you bring to your readers, we are all incredibly grateful.
So, from The Orpheum to The Flyer, congratulations on a wonderful and successful 25 years, and thank you for all that you do to help make Memphis a vibrant and thriving theatre community!