Memphis native stars in popular musical 'The Book of Mormon'

Memphis native stars in popular musical 'The Book of Mormon'

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A native Memphian is sharing her talent with the Mid-South in the popular musical, "The Book of Mormon."

From college student to Broadway star, Candace Quarrels never thought her big dreams would start coming true so soon.

"I feel so blessed and honored," she said.

Quarrels grew up in Memphis and is now traveling the country playing Nabalungi, in the widely popular musical "The Book of Mormon."

"She's the one character who is, like, trying to give the Mormon boys a chance," she explained.

Quarrels describes the show as a "controversial hoot," which follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries spreading the good word.

If you don't have a sense of humor, Quarrels said not to bother coming to the show.

"You can't be mad at us for too long and nobody is left un-insulted," she added.

This week, Quarrels is back in Memphis with, for the first time, a different perspective from inside The Orpheum Theatre.

"Being able to be on that stage, my heart was just pounding the entire night," Quarrels said.

You can learn more about the performance and buy tickets while supplies last by clicking here.

During her visit, Quarrels and her fellow cast members took the time to help other aspiring performers in a workshop at Rhodes College.

"I have a video recording of Dr. Sandy warming me up that I use a lot," Quarrels said.

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