Broadway Shows: 2014 / 2015 Season
1114 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Ended 16 Dec 2012 after 5 days
This wildly entertaining show wonderfully captures the spirit of these seminal figures who would go on to change the course of popular music."
Featuring an incredibly talented cast who all play and sing their instruments live, this musical gives you the chance to witness the birth of the greatest rock 'n' roll band that never was. After a successful Broadway run, Million Dollar Quartet is touring the country and playing in both London and Chicago, the latter production becoming the city's longest running musical. Million Dollar Quartet hits the Forrest Theater in Philadelphia, PA, Ended 16 Dec 2012.
On a cold and wet December night in 1956, four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest recording sessions ever. You may have heard of them - they were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, between them making up the eponymous "million dollar quartet". Not an easy feat back in the Fifties!
This impromptu jam session would become the basis of musical legend, four icons of the rock 'n' roll era together singing and recording in one room for the first and only time. Fortunately for the rest of us, the sound engineer who was working at the time was smart enough to press 'record'. And thanks to this quick-thinker, we have the chance to re-imagine the goings-on in that studio.
MDQ brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock 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, Hound Dog and many, many more. If you're a classic rock fan, this is the one musical you simply cannot afford to miss.
Million Dollar Quartet is not just about the music. The songs are all laced together with stories and anecdotes from the famous foursome and the manager of Sun records, Sam Phillips. The show acts as a mini-history lesson about the birth of rock 'n' roll, and the wider social changes that were afoot at the time.
The four members of the quartet all had a brother who died before them.
Opening night: 11 December 2012
Closing night: 16 December 2012
Recommended age for children is 8 years and up. Everyone is required to have a ticket. Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Theatre.
2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission
24 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)
Most fun I've had in years at the theater. Outstanding cast. I'm a Louisi... more
This was a great show. Full of music that makes you remember the past and w... more
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