"Memphis" won the 2010 Tony Award with music inspired by the 1950s -- but it's not just a jukebox musical. The tunes by David Bryan (of Bon Jovi) are original; the book is by Joe DiPietro ("I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change"). Loosely based on a true story of a 1950s Memphis disc jockey who was one of the first white DJs to play black music on the air. And who fell in love with a beautiful Beale Street singer in the process. Why go: As the Tribune's Chris Jones said in his 2009 Broadway review, "'Memphis' is a very good time." Reconsider: Just don't expect anything besides the most obvious stvoryline, Jones also said. Details: Tuesday through Dec. 4 at Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St.; $37-$95; 800-775-2000, ticketmaster.com
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