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Dewey Phillips' boys meet the cast of "Memphis" the musical

Dewey Phillips' Family Meets 'Memphis' Cast: Anxious theater goers waited to see Memphis the Musical since it kicked off its national tour at The Orpheum, but none were as nervous as the Phillips brothers, Randy and Jerry. "I am looking forward to watching it," said Randy. "I am sure it will meet or exceed my expectations." They had never seen the production based loosely on their dad, legendary Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips. His character in the musical is named Huey Calhoun and played by Bryan Fenkart. "He sounds a lot like my dad; his mannerisms were a lot like my dad's were." Randy's wife Doris of 37 years never met her father-in-law. "I feel like I know him because I have heard all those stories all these many years, and I think those two are full of Dewey!" The family had not been told of a surprise FOX13 set up for them, a meeting that left a lasting impression on the family and a cast me