Go to the Great Wine Performances at Playhouse on the Square (Giveaway Ended)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 13th 2015 6693 0

If you like wine or theatre or trivia, this event is for you. Next Tuesday, August 18, Playhouse on the Square will host the 9th annual Great Wine Performances at its midtown theatre from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. I'm giving away two tickets. (Giveaway Ended)

Grab a friend and stroll around the theatre to ten different wine-tasting tables, each hosted by a full-costumed performer. Answer the actor's questions to win prizes, sip wine, and support Memphis' only professional theatre.

This year's trivia theme is "Which came first – Broadway or Hollywood?"

In order to win a pair of tickets ($100 value) leave me a comment here telling me your favorite Broadway show that was made into a movie…or vice versa. 

I'll do a random drawing on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.  (giveaway ended)

Update: We had a donor offer up a second pair of tickets, so I was able to do two drawings: Congrats to our winners Brooke Dobson and Melissa Russell! 

If you didn't win, go ahead and save your spot now. Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 at the door, and you must be 21 to go.

Go there:

The Great Wine Performances
Playhouse on the Square

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

To purchase tickets, call 901-726-4656. 

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Easy! My favorite has to be Grease. Classic movie. …wait… Well, it may be The Rocky Horro Picture Show. Both are fantastic in my book. The only thing I love more than movies is live theatre – and wine! Hope I win!

  2. Katie says:

    In to the Woods

  3. Gal flam says:

    Annie 🙂

  4. Christie Scaife says:

    One of my favorite plays turned into a movie was Rent. 

  5. Dabney Ring says:

    Mamma Mia!

  6. Wendi Albert says:

    Would LOVE to go to this!! It's a tie between RENT and The Lion King (absolutely amazing to see live)!

  7. Fallon Howard says:

    The Color Purple 

  8. Gwen Hooper says:

    How do you measure a year? I loved the Broadway version and the movie. Made me look at 'Detective Green' (Jesse L. Martin) so differently. 🙂 

    I moved to Memphis a little over a year ago and the measuring this year by the I Love Memphis blog. 

    I'd love to play trivia and see some shows at the Playhouse.

    Thanks for your contribution to making Memphis cool.

  9. Reid says:

    Rocky Horror Picture Show!

  10. Julie palmer says:

    My fave has to be Mama Mia!! Pick me!!

  11. Julie palmer says:

    My fave has to be Mama Mia!! Pick me!!

  12. Tayler Onion says:

    Singin' In The Rain!! 

  13. Tomcatt Stephens says:

    My choice is Monty Python!

  14. Frances Pickens says:

    First I do love me some Wine…my favorite would be "Hairspray"….love it!!

  15. Samuel S C says:

    Annie Get Your Gun. It was like being on drugs without the drugs. I think it might have launched the counter-culture movements of the 1960's and 70's against the combined wills of the cast, crew, and studio. What respectable citizen of any mid-south burg doesn't love a girl who's good with a gun? 

  16. David Galloway says:

    I'm gonna have to say Sweeny Todd for this. IMHO it's exactly how Todd should be done on screen; dark, limited colour palette, raw, not-quite-Broadway-quality vocals, and gory!

  17. Amber C says:

    Chicago! I love the musical, but the movie is absolutely one of my favorites!

  18. Rebecca says:

    My Fair Lady….although I second/heart The Rocky Horror Picture Show too!

  19. Gretchen says:


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  21. Denise says:

    Sweeney Todd is my favorite show that was made into a film! The original Broadway cast was phenomenal and the movie cast wasn't too shabby. Although Johhny Depp's vocal ability was questionable for a Sondheim piece, it worked because, Johnny Depp.

  22. Melissa Russell says:

    Probably Chicago. I enjoyed it so much when I saw it at the Orpheum but even more when I saw the movie. Catherine Zeta Jones just nailed Velma. The Fosse choreography was on point and the songs are all great. Definitely helped revive my love of theater.

  23. zoey says:

    Lion King and Once. Totally different but both impressive.

  24. Paige says:


  25. karen pennington says:

    camelot– old school but great music memories–

  26. Sharon Ellis says:

    I love Grease!

  27. Jennifer Weaver says:

    I love Chicago!!

  28. Jenny says:

    What about the Producers??? Actually the reverse but so perfectly conceived it made it full circle! And well…Mel Brooks!

  29. Heidi says:

    Les Miserables! 

  30. Allison says:

    A Chorus Line

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  32. Mark says:

    Les Miserables

  33. April Holifield- Scott says:

    I love The Color Purple!  Great movie and ahow!

  34. Jane Witt says:

    What is better than wine and a good show at the Playhouse? I loved Grease!

  35. Erica says:

    My favorite is Once! Great movie, even better show, and was great at the Orpheum last year! 

  36. Erin Kulinski says:

    Without a doubt, Chicago!

  37. Sandra Earle says:

    DREAMGIRLS, of course!

  38. TJ says:

    Newsies!!! I don't know how many conversations my friends and I had over the years about it going to Broadway before it finally happened.

  39. Chris says:

    My favorite was Dreamgirls

  40. Marie says:

    most definitely RENT!!

  41. Morgan says:

    How can I only pick one!?  If I must: Rent!!!

  42. Kimberley says:

    Les miserables by far my favorite movie and musical followed closely by Annie!!

  43. Shawn says:

    Easy. Young Frankenstein. The. Funniest. Movie.

    It got made into a musical. Go figure.

  44. James nokes says:

    How about Heaven Can Wait…classic.

  45. Sanaria says:

    Classic but absolutely incredible…My Fair Lady.

  46. Erica says:

    Absolutely, Porgy and Bess!

  47. Amanda says:

    So hard to choose one! I love Mama Mia and Sound of Music! And Lion King. So many good ones!

  48. Brooke Dobson says:

    My favorite is Rocky Horror. Tim Curry was excellent in it 🙂

  49. Michael Stephens says:

    Lion King

  50. Christen says:

    My favorite has to be Evita – only because my 6'8" mountain man fiance can belt out every song and frequently does so on road trips!

  51. Laura Lines says:

    Phantom of the Opera

  52. Tyler Conner says:

    Definitely, Sweeney Todd!

  53. Michelle says:

    So many choices!  I'll go with a childhood favorite, Newsies. 

  54. Chris says:

    The Lion King.

  55. Kate says:

    RENT is my absolute favorite Broadway show turned movie! I've seen both and love them!!!

  56. Alice says:

    The Sound of Music, hands down.  Both the play and the musical are outstanding and have stood the test of time.

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