This was like a walk through the history books of Rock and Roll. Tough act for the 4 main players who played Elvis Presley, Carl Perkin, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. The music was great, the crowd loved it and looked like most of them have were reliving their youth.
This is what the offical site had to say about the show :
Inspired by the actual event, that took place on 4 December 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis, this ecstatic and engaging musical is a story of fame, friendship, discovery, professional jealousy and incredible music as four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, made music together for the first and only time in their careers.
The legendary meeting was masterminded by Sun Records’ founder Sam Phillips, who discovered all four of the musicians, and brought Elvis Presley (and his then girlfriend) back to the recording studio that launched him to stardom. Together with Sun Records’ fast-rising new superstar Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins, who was still chasing his next big hit after writing and recording Blue Suede Shoes, the fourth member of this impromptu “quartet” was Phillips’ latest signing, Jerry Lee Lewis.
The show explained a few things about the origins of Rock and Roll which I didn’t know about and how Sam Philips of Sun Records was so instrumental in the birth of this “revolution” as he called it.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET features over 20 classic hits including: Blue Suede Shoes, Folsom Prison Blues, Fever, Memories Are Made Of This, That’s All Right, Down By The Riverside, Sixteen Tons, (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley, I Walk The Line, I Hear You Knocking, Great Balls Off Fire, Honey Don’t, Hound Dog, Riders In The Sky, See You Later Alligator and Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.
The audience loved it and the show ended with the crowd dancing in the aisles and a standing ovation.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Try and catch this while you can.