If you haven’t caught the electrifying “Million Dollar Quartet” show featured by the Arts Club, you’re in luck! This show has been so wildly popular that its run has been extended until August 20th. This is your chance to witness a musical journey that takes you back to the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll and a legendary jam session that defined an era.
Picture this: it’s December 4, 1956, and you’re transported to the iconic Sun Records Studio in Memphis. Four rock icons—Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins—converge for an impromptu jam session that will make history. This 90-minute performance brings the raw energy, passion, and charisma of these legends right to the stage, capturing their musical prowess and camaraderie.
The story behind the jam session is as serendipitous as it gets. Perkins, already riding high on the success of “Blue Suede Shoes,” is in the studio to record new material. Phillips, the Sun Records owner, brings in Jerry Lee Lewis, an undiscovered talent, to play piano. Elvis Presley, now with RCA Victor, makes a surprise visit. The result? A musical explosion that defines a generation.
The performances are top-notch, with the actors embodying the spirit of these icons. The portrayal of Johnny Cash is particularly noteworthy for its authenticity, from the voice to the mannerisms. And let’s not forget the pianist (the one off stage), whose skill and passion elevate the entire experience.
The show’s dynamic takes you from the main stage to intimate moments in the control room and outside the studio. And as the show reaches its crescendo, the energy is contagious. The actors invite the audience to dance, and you can feel the joy and enthusiasm fill the room.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan of rock ‘n’ roll or just looking for a night of incredible entertainment, “Million Dollar Quartet” is a must-see. We went last night as a celebratory outing for our 10th wedding anniversary and we don’t regret it – it’s truly an unforgettable experience.