It was a dream quartet composed of four of the most important and dynamic stars of their era. In this show, which is based on an actual jam session that occurred on December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins play through the night. Brought together by record producer and manager Sam Phillips, this show spins through highlights of each man’s career as they perform some of their definitive, chart-busting singles.
More concert than story, Million Dollar Quartet celebrates the energy and talent of four of America’s most popular music pioneers. On this December night when the four gather to play at the legendary Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis Presley has just become a major hit, Johnny Cash is on his way up through the charts, Jerry Lee Lewis has not come close to making his mark and Carl Perkins is trying to jumpstart his sputtering career. These four personalities shout and roll out myriad hits, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Hound Dog.”
Million Dollar Quartet is a night of 50’s nostalgia, rhythms and good times. This play captures the amazing talents of four men who would inspire a generation of young musicians, while entertaining millions.
Book Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Music & Lyrics Various
Director Eric Schaeffer