The Broadway musical "Million Dollar Quartet," inspired by the electrifying true story that brought together four rock icons, is coming to The Classic Center Theatre Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30 PM.
The international Tony® Award-winning musical is set on Dec. 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock ‘n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, gathered the four legendary musicians at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n' roll jam sessions in history.
"Million Dollar Quartet" brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Ring of Fire," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "See Ya Later, Alligator," "Fever," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.
When the Broadway production opened in April 2010, critics and audiences leapt to their feet in unanimous praise. The New York Times called the show, "a buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy," New York Magazine labeled it, "a dazzling raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks," and NY1 called it, "90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment."
"Million Dollar Quartet" won a Tony Award® for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical.
The performance is fourth in The Classic Center Theatre's 2018-2019 Broadway Entertainment Series.
Visit ClassicCenter.com to buy tickets, call 706.357.4444 or stop by The Classic Center Theatre box office at 300 N. Thomas Street in downtown Athens.
For more information on the show, visit MillionDollarQuartetLive.com