The musical that got its roots here in Washington State (at Issaquah’s Village Theatre) later went on to get 3 Tony nominations and one win is back in town! This jumpin’ nostalgic show has numbers that will have young and old alike dancing in their seats. Here’s a list of songs you can expect to hear in the production:
With a lot of great music, this show isn’t just your every day jukebox musical. The show itself was nominated for Best Book in a Musical at the Tony Awards (book is the scripted part of the show – the dialogue outside the songs), and the story itself is pretty darn interesting.
Million Dollar Quartet plot synopsis: “On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” who discovered them all. The four young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions of all time.”
Some of the best musicals I’ve seen in Seattle include Memphis, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and Jersey Boys, and I have a feeling Million Dollar Quartet will be joining the list as well.
The cast of this touring production includes: Lee Ferris as Carl Perkins, Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, dreamy Derek Keeling as Johnny Cash and Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley. Cody was named Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist of 2011 by Elvis Presley Enterprises’ in 2011. Here he is in the show:
Have you seen this musical? Would love to hear your review in the comments below! Don’t miss it – Million Dollar Quartet is in Seattle for only 5 days. Tickets on sale here.