Orpheum urges caution when purchasing ‘Memphis’ tickets online

Several people who thought they were buying tickets to the popular ‘Memphis’ musical at the Orpheum have instead fallen prey to a scam.

‘Memphis’ has been a huge hit during its Mid-South run, attracting huge crowds to the Orpheum. Unfortunately, Orpheum president Pat Halloren said Friday, that success is attracting false advertisers.

“All of these secondary marketing schemers have arisen,” Halloran said.

According to Halloren, theater-goers are primarily falling victim to online ticket sellers.

“They are misrepresenting the value of the tickets,” he said.

Halloren said patrons are paying exorbitant amounts of money for tickets being advertised as prime seating inside the theater.