BAA students bring ‘Memphis: the Musical’ to life at the Strand

Lead actor Jonah Barricklo portrays Huey Calhoun in one of the musical numbers. Photos by Julie Cordeiro.

Boston Arts Academy students staged “Memphis: The Musical” at the Strand Theatre for three performances last Friday and Saturday. The Friday night premeire was preceded by a VIP reception featuring Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, who received the BAA Champion Award.

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Danny Rivera, leading a dance routine with cast.

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Boston Arts Academy students dance during a scene from “Memphis: The Musical.”

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Lead actors Danielle Barnes (Felicia Farrell) and Jonah Barricklo (Huey Calhoun).

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The cast of Memphis in relaxed mode.

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Danny Rivera with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley.

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Suffolk County Sheriff and Boston Arts Academy Foundation board member Steve Tompkins, actor and BAAF board member Malik Yoba, and Suffolk County District Attorney Rachel Rollins.