The Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, inspired by the electrifying true story, rocks Barter Theatre’s Gilliam Stage on Aug. 18. Tickets are available starting at just $20 for each show and are on sale now at Barter Theatre and on Bartertheatre.com.
On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together four young musicians – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. Sam Phillips, the undisputed Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll who was responsible for launching the careers of each of these icons, gathered the four legendary singer/songwriters at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The result? One of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.
Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable evening to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humor, and celebration, featuring timeless and enduring hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
The cast of Million Dollar Quartet features Bill Morey as Jay Perkins (Brother Jay), Jon Rossi as Fluke, Taylor Gray as Jerry Lee Lewis, Luke Darnell as Sam Philips, Austin Hohnke as Carl Perkins, Peter Oyloe as Johnny Cash, with Tiffan Borelli as Dyanne and Daniel Durston as Elvis Presley.
The show is directed by Susanne Boulle, and features the book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, with original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux. The design team includes Hana Lee Goff (set designer), Lee Martin (costume designer), Andrew Morehouse (lighting designer) and Tony Angelini (sound designer).
Million Dollar Quartet won a Tony® Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received two Tony® nominations, one for Best Musical and one for Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux). The show received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue, and three Drama League nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance. Million Dollar Quartet is produced by Team Gershwin, in association with Barter Theatre and Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Visit the Million Dollar Quartet website at www.MillionDollarQuartet.net.