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April 4: Sears Crosstown Building & Crosstown Arts
April 12: Playhouse on the Square

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5:30 PM  |  Food Truck Rodeo
Location:  Sears Crosstown Parking Lot (495 N. Watkins St.; enter at Autumn Ave.)
FREE with ticket purchase to the Outdoor Premiere (food available for purchase from vendors

6:30 PM  |  Pre-Show Talk with the Creative Team
Location:  Sears Crosstown Parking Lot (422 N. Cleveland St.)
Cost:  FREE with ticket purchase to the Outdoor Premiere

7:30 PM  |
 Outdoor Premiere of Ghosts of Crosstown
Location:  Sears Crosstown Loading Dock (chairs will be set up in the parking lot)
Cost:  $25 per person (INCLUDES admission to the Food Truck Rodeo, Pre-Show Talk, and Opening Night Party)

9:00 PM  |  Opening Night Party
Location:  Crosstown Arts (422 N. Cleveland St.)
Cost:  FREE with ticket purchase to the Outdoor Premiere

9:30 PM  |  Benefit Performance Inside the Building, Lit Only by Flashlight*
Location:  Various spaces within the Sears Crosstown Building
Admission:  $150 per person (INCLUDES admission to ALL of the earlier events, listed above. All proceeds will be divided among the project partners.)

* NOTE: Patrons of the Benefit Performance will be given flashlights and ushered through the Sears Building by trained staff members. Attendees should be prepared to climb stairs, hold a flashlight, and walk for several minutes over the course of the evening.

Five Acclaimed Composers Tell the Powerful Stories

of an Iconic American Building.

Memphis’s majestic Sears Crosstown building was a vibrant shopping hub for more than 50 years, but it fell into disuse and decay in 1993. Today, it is being revitalized. As part of this effort, Opera Memphis has commissioned a group of acclaimed composers to create five short operas inspired by the lives of people who lived near, or worked in the Sears Crosstown Building.  The result is Ghosts of Crosstown, premiering as part of the Second Annual Midtown Opera Festival.

Featuring brand new compositions by Anthony Davis, Kamran Ince, Jack Perla, Nathaniel Stookey, and Zach Redler.

Libretti by Jerre Dye of Memphis theater company Voices of the South.

Music Direction by Steven Osgood of the Metropolitan Opera.



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