A. B. Morrison was
the first Vaudeville manager in Memphis. He became a
popular, experienced theatre-man who knew the business
intimately. He was especially appreciated for his quiet
personality and his efficiency in business.
It appears that
Morrison may have successfully managed most of the early
theatres in Memphis - going back to the East End Playhouse
around 1900. He was instrumental in getting The
Jefferson Theatre (Lyric) built and became its first manager.
At other times, he managed Hopkins Opera House, The Orpheum,
The Lyceum and became manager of The Pantages in 1925