Million Dollar Quartet in Branson, MO

Welk Resort Theatre1984 State Hwy 165Branson, MO 65616
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Overview

Based on the award-winning musical of the same name, this electrifying story follows Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n Roll,” as he brings together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night. Look forward to hearing "Blue Suede Shoes," "Walk The Line," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Whole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On," and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Show duration approx. 2 hrs.
  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Handicap accessible.
  • No flash photography.
  • Located at Welk Resort Theatre.
  • Based on the Tony Award winning Broadway musical.
  • Features songs from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and more.
  • Story follows one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

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Go behind-the-scenes of Sun Studio, the setting for where greats like Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash recorded their legendary hits. The show mixes music and dialogue well, creating a one-of-a-kind experience.

Description

from Million Dollar Quartet
Welk Resort Theatre is proud to present an all-new production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.

On December 4, 1956, Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records in Memphis and the man who discovered and started their careers, brought together the four legends-to-be for the only time in their lives, for what has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

Featuring the greatest rock 'n' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Walk The Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Hound Dog," and "Whole Lotta' Shakin' Goin' On," Million Dollar Quartet tells the story and captures the high energy spirit and rockin’ sounds of a unique moment when four of music’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

10 Reviews
Terry Chandler
Owasso, OK
1 Review
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"Million Dollar Quartet"
May, 2018 NEW
Loved the show when I was it a couple of years ago and so I took my father to see it. He loved it as well.
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cathy foster
1 Review
"million dollar quartet"
April, 2018
wonderful show. very talented cast members
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Laci Dutra
Muskogee, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"EVERYONE in this show is fantastic"
March, 2018
I would recommend this show and I would go back and see it again!! I would recommend for ages 10 and up we had a family sitting behind us with small children and a baby and the baby kept crying through the whole show and the small children couldn’t keep still. But hands down one of the best shows in Branson
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Tip: Great show

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Sharon Rubly
Monroe, WI
1 Review
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"million dollar quartet"
August, 2016
good show, loved the music
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Tip: No pictures allowed unlike all other shows we attended

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Reserve Branson Customer
Dixon, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Like Being There...."
August, 2016
This show was amazing, more like a version of the Broadway Play. The musicians were so talented, sounded like the original performers, had their actions down, they actually became who they were portraying. Sound and lighting were great, it would be a great family show for anyone who likes Rock & Roll. The 4 main characters were amazing, but equally amazing were they female singer, the "owner" of Sun Records, and the band. Being a bass player, I will tell you, the guy on the Upright is as amazing as anyone on stage. You need to see it if you are a fan of any of the 4!
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Mark Whitteck
Webb City, MO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Music!"
July, 2016
MDQ is well acted and the actors became their characters and all were great musicians. Great Music, even better history of the four as it provides as early glimpse into Sam Phillips' Sun Records.
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Shannon McCready
Branson, MO
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Musicianship"
June, 2016
It was nice to see a show with a little bit of storyline to it. The actors playing Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins were great instrumentalists and gave the show the "something special".
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Tip: Great upbeat song choices

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Pamela Drake
Louisville, KY
4 Reviews
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"Million Dollar Quartet - Worth More than a Million!"
October, 2015
I am a big Elvis fan and also have enjoyed the music of Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. I knew the backstory of the play a long time ago and could not wait to see it. When we decided to go to Branson to celebrate our 20th anniversary, I was beyond excited to discover "Million Dollar Quartet" was showing during this time. We bought tickets for the night of our anniversary and we could not have picked a better way to celebrate. The show was even better than I had anticipated. It is a play as well as music and it is fabulous! All of The actors were great but we especially got a kick out of the actor playing Jerry Lee Lewis. He had every move and comment right on. If you are a fan of any of these singers and you can attend only one show while in Branson, go to this one. You will not regret it! I would rate this show OUTSTANDING but the choices stopped at Excellent.
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Tip: This show is in the Lawrence Welk Theater which is a little off the beaten path. Be sure to find it ahead of time and allow ample time to get there. Also, buy your tickets ahead of time. We always use Reserve Direct.t.

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Chadbrandon
Irving, Texas
"Fantastic Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
What an amazing show! We loved the story behind the Million Dollar Quartet and yes the music was awesome! My 94 year old grandmother and my 8 year old daughter both said this was one of their favorite shows in Branson and we saw quite a few. This is certainly a show worth seeing while you’re in town.
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John P
"Million dollar quartet"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
We just spent a couple of hours back in time witnessing a historic event. It completely blew me away. Great performance, great musicians and outstanding live music. This is a must see event. Very well done.
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Sue G
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
I saw the show in Las Vegas a year ago and I think this show was better than Vegas. All performers were great.
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ShowMeMama
Vienna, Missouri
"Great show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
I have been wanting my husband to go with me to see this show since it arrived in Branson. This weekend, on a daytrip to Branson, he finally did and the show met all my expectations. The storyline was well acted and the portrayals of all the characters were spot on. Each actor nailed the personality of their character perfectly. The show was 90 minutes from start to finish, but I was enjoying it so much that it felt like time stood still. The facility at the Welk resort had comfortable seating. Ushers, ticket personnel and concessions workers were all friendly and welcoming. For anyone who has followed the careers of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis or the legendary Sam Phillips, this show is a must see. Gotta give a shout out to the stand-up bass player and drummer. Everyone else in the show got a chance throughout to take a breather, but they were on stage and playing the entire 90 minutes.
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Richard V S
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 26, 2018 NEW
This show was absolutely amazing. First time visitor to Branson, if this was all I did, it would be a success, just awesome!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Million Dollar Quartet

What is the size of the Welk Resort, home to the Million Dollar Quartet?
The theater has about 2000 seats.

What is the length of the intermission?
There is no intermission.

What type of parking do you have?
Free parking is available, there is also handicap accessible spaces. 

Approximately how long is the show?
The show lasts approximately 90 minutes long.

Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of?
There is no pre-show.   

Are visitors allowed to meet and greet the performers?
Yes. Visitors can meet and greet the performers after the show.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the Million Dollar Quartet?
No cameras, audio, or video recordings allowed.

Do you offer handicap seating?
Handicap accessible seats are offered. There are about 10 seats. Please make sure you put that in the “Have Special Needs” section when making your reservation.