In 1890, the Grand Opera House was built on the corner of Main and Beale Streets. The Grand was billed as the classiest theatre outside of New York City. Vaudeville was the main source of entertainment at the time, featuring singers, musicians and magicians. The Grand became part of the Orpheum Circuit of vaudeville shows in 1907, and the theatre became known as The Orpheum.
Throughout the last three decades, the Orpheum has brought in large-scale Broadway shows, like The Lion King, Wicked, Cats and Les Miserables, while continuing to offer performances from great entertainers like Jerry Seinfeld, John Mellencamp, Sarah McLachlan, Tony Bennett, the Goo Goo Dolls, and many more. The Orpheum presents 6-8 Broadway shows each year as well as dozens of concerts, comedy acts and special events. Two of Memphis’ local arts groups, Ballet Memphis and Opera Memphis, have also called the Orpheum home.
Firm Shareholder Robert Cox has been associated as a Director for the Orpheum Theater since he became a Director in 2012, and he currently serves as General Counsel to the Orpheum and its parent, the Memphis Development Foundation (MDF). Robert is honored to serve the Memphis community in a variety of charitable organizations, including one as distinguished as the Orpheum Theater.
Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, PC is a boutique civil litigation firm in Memphis, Tennessee that handles a wide variety of civil litigation needs for the Firm’s clients across the Mid South, including in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and beyond. The Firm stresses giving back to the community as part of its Mission.