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Million Dollar Quartet

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Closed June 24, 2012

The prime asset of 'Million Dollar Quartet,' is the explosive vitality of the music making, the riotous joy, beauty and sadness of life in songs that shoot straight for the soul.

Charles Isherwood, New York Times

Why See Million Dollar Quartet?

On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis.

The man who made it happen was the “Father of Rock-n-Roll,” Sam Phillips, who discovered them all.

The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording session that embodied the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit, freewheeling excitement and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of popular music’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for a night that would raise the roof.

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Opening night: 28 July 2011


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.

Run time

2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.

Cast and Creative


Eddie Clendening as Elvis Presley
Lance Guest as Johnny Cash
Eric Stange as Jerry Lee Lewis
Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins
James Moye as Sam Phillips
Victoria Matlock as Dyanne


Book - Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
Music Direction & Arrangements - Chuck Mead
Director - Eric Schaeffer & Floyd Mutrux
Scenic Design - Derek McLane
Lighting Design - Howell Binkley
Costume Design - Jane Greenwood
Lyrics - Various Artists
Music - Various Artists
Book - Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux


Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Levi Kreis
3 Nominations
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical: Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Levi Kreis

What you thought

1 reviews, average rating: (4.5 Stars)

4.5 star rating

Bridget: “If you like great music...you'll love this show”

We were very impressed - my teenager even enjoyed it - because good, classic... more

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