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Boo Mitchell and ‘The Musical History of Royal Studios’ to kick off 2022-23 On Stage at the Halloran Centre season

An iconic Memphis music institution will be centerstage as the Halloran Centre season begins with a special tribute on August 26 at 7:30 p.m.

“The Musical History of Royal Studios” narrated by Boo Mitchell is a musically-guided journey of the more than 60-year history of Willie Mitchell and his iconic Royal Studios.

Tickets are $37.50 and are on sale now.

Al Green (standing) and Willie Mitchell at the mixing board on an undated photograph. (Photo: Jim Shearin / The Commercial Appeal via the Orpheum.)

“Come enjoy a night of stories and music – and the stories behind the music,” said Mitchell, producer/engineer/co-owner of Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios.

The Grammy-winning Mitchell will lead audiences through the magical music of Royal Studios through the decades.

Royal Studio’s front is an iconic image. (Photo: Justin Fox Burks via the Orpheum)

The Grammy-nominated Hi-Rhythm, along with Marcus Scott (former lead singer of Tower of Power), Lil Rounds (“American Idol” finalist), Gerald Richardson (Cameo), and Ashton Riker (Stax Music Academy alumnus) will perform the classic music of Willie Mitchell, Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, OV Wright and current Royal hits such as “Uptown Funk” and more.

At the tribute’s core are an opportunity to hear the stories and the music that made Royal one of the biggest producers of soul music and the current hits that cement Royal’s hit-making ability for future generations.

Gold records come with the territory at Royal Studio. (Photo: Royal Studios Archives)

Tickets are on sale through the Orpheum box office (901-525-3000), orpheum-memphis.com, and Ticketmaster. Special group rates are also available by emailing groups@orpheum-memphis.com.

The 2022-23 On Stage at the Halloran Centre Music + Theatre Series is sponsored by Evolve Bank & Trust.

(For more information, visit orpheum-memphis.com.)

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