LaTeX: Beamer with Memoir

I’m quite a fan of the Memoir class, having used it a bit for reports and manuals here and there. I’ve used Beamer for a few presentations too, and thought to merge them recently for a course I’m writing.

However, I’ve been experiencing a hang during pdflatex execution when using the “itemize” environment.

This works:

documentclass{memoir}
usepackage{beamerarticle}
begin{document}
Hello.
end{document}

This doesn’t:

documentclass{memoir}
usepackage{beamerarticle}
begin{document}
Hello.
begin{itemize}
item{hello}
end{itemize}
end{document}

It works fine with enumerate and description environments, and when I
use the book or article documentclasses. But because I like Memoir, I want to fix it.

So I did what every self-respecting techie would do, and posted to Usenet. We’ll see how this turns out.