The Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
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(From the Broadway PLAYBILL) “A Tuesday night, shortly before Christmas 1956, four legends, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley gathered at the Sun Record recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee, where they’d launched their careers. Word soon leaked out of an impromptu jam session. A newspaper man who was there wrote, ‘This quartet could sell a million.’ Soon, they were dubbed the Million Dollar Quartet. This was their only performance, a cultural flashpoint that caught rock ‘n’ roll at the moment of creation.” Musical numbers: Blue Suede Shoes – Company Real Wild Child – Jerry Lee Lewis Matchbox – Carl Perkins Who Do You Love? – Carl Perkins Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash Fever – Dyanne Memories Are Made Of This – Elvis Presley That’s All Right – Elvis Presley Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Company Down By The Riverside – Company Sixteen Tons/My Babe – Johnny Cash/Carl Perkins Long Tall Sally – Elvis Presley Peace In The Valley – Elvis Presley I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash I Hear You Knockin’ – Dyanne Party – Carl Perkins & Company Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis Hound Dog – Elvis Presley Ghost Riders – Johnny Cash See You Later, Alligator – Carl Perkins Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On – Jerry Lee Lewis
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Book by COLIN ESCOTT and FLOYD MUTRUX
Original Concept and Direction by FLOYD MUTRUX
Inspired by ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS and CARL PERKINS
Originally developed and produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions and Northern Lights, Inc. at the Goodman Theatre, Robert Falls, Artistic Director – Roche Shulfer, Executive Director and transferred to The Apollo Theatre, Chicago, IL, 2008 Produced by the Village Theatre, Issaquah, Washington, Robb Hunt, Producer – Steve Tompkins, Artistic Director, 2007 and Seaside Music Theater, Daytona Beach, FL, Tippin Davidson, Producer – Lester Malizia, Artistic Director, 2006
7m/1F Carl Perkins (singer/musician) Johnny Cash (singer/musician) Jerry Lee Lewis (singer/musician) Elvis Presley (singer/musician) Jay Perkins (bass player/singer) W.S. “Fluke” Holland (drummer) Sam Phillips (record producer) Dyanne (Elvis’s girlfriend/singer)
Cast Plays Instruments:
Carl Perkins (Singer/Guitar 1)
Johnny Cash (Singer/Guitar 2)
Jerry Lee Lewis (Singer/Piano)
Elvis Presley (Singer/Guitar 3)
Jay Perkins (Bass/singer)
W.S. “Fluke” Holland (Drums)