What do you get when you mix Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash together? You get an extremely fun and entertaining night of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll music ever performed and it’s called ‘MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET”. This International Tony Award Winning musical is coming to Music Hall at Fair Park February 27, and 28th for three performances and you will not want to miss this incredible night of music that will have you dancing in your seat. You will experience the music of these four rock ‘n roll geniuses that came together for one moment in time and went on to shape the music scene forever.
The musical is inspired by a true story and is set on the afternoon of December 4, 1956, when record producer, Sam Phillips, gathers musicians Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash together at his studio, Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. The result? One of the most incredible and legendary jam sessions ever. Hits like “Blue Suede Shoes, “Great Balls of Fire”, “Hound Dog”, Fever, “I Walk the Line” are performed plus many many more. You will get to experience what it must have been like to witness first hand four young artists ready to burst into the music scene and see that magical moment when they all came together to perform with each other for the first and only time. This is a “must see” for all you rock ‘n roll lovers.
- Where did the name “Million Dollar Quartet” come from? A newspaper reporter who was present at the jam session dubbed it “The Million Dollar Quartet,” offering a rough guess as to what the salaries of the four men would have been, and the name stuck.
- The actual session that day (and night) yielded nearly four dozen musical tracks.
- Who was the original singer of the hit song, “Blue Suede Shoes?” Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis or Carl Perkins? The answer is Carl Perkins. Due to a severe car accident Perkins did not get to perform the song on The Perry Como Show as scheduled. Elvis Presley performed the song a few weeks later on the Ed Sullivan show and it became a huge hit for him and he was forever identified with the song.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Single tickets start at $25 (pricing subject to change) are now on sale at: DallasSummerMusicals.org by phone at l.800.514.ETIX (3849) and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX.