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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.

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

7 Reviews
Sharon Rubly
Monroe, WI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"million dollar quartet"
August, 2016
good show, loved the music
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".
Tip: Great upbeat song choices

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Pamela Drake
Louisville, KY
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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.
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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Michael Cleary
Alton, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Million Dollar Quartet"
October, 2015
I thought this was an average performance by seemingly average performers. Perhaps they were more talented than their roles called for. There was more time expended on the story and not enough on what everyone comes for: the singing. I personally would not and have not recommended the show. We had a far, far more entertaining experience from a man show by Joseph Pokorski.
Tip: Be prepared for a less than spectacular show.

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Debra Hobson
Covington, OK
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great cast, great show!"
October, 2015
Had a marvelous time. The cast captured the essence of each character the were portraying and the time frame as well. Highly recommend to anyone whether you are a rock n roll or rock a Billy fan!

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Lois_48Denton
Denton
"Fantastic Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 27, 2017 NEW
We saw the Broadway Touring show and this show in Branson is every bit as good! The person who played Jerry Lee Lewis was amazing on the piano! The guy who played Johnny Cash sounded just like him!
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Donna B
Chattanooga
"Show has something for everyone"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2017 NEW
I read about this play before it appeared on Broadway and always wanted to see in there but did not make it. I did see it on tour at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. When I saw it playing in Branson, I recommended that my 3 friends should see it. It was quite a drive to get there from downtown Branson, but everyone enjoyed it. The play included a lot of recognizable songs.
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lvdwd
Saginaw, Texas
"Rock and roll memories"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2017 NEW
Do you like good old rock and roll? Did Elvis make you swoon? Are Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash more your style? If you answered yes to any of these, this is the show you need to see in Branson at the Welk Restort Theater. It is the best show we have seen in Branson in a very long time and we have been going to Branson for years. It is not just music, it is a play that incorporates the music of some of the best in history. The performers in this show are among the best EVER. The audience is included in the performances and you just don't want it to end. This show will not disappoint in any way. No cameras are allowed. But, don't forget to have your picture taken with the cast after the show. However, they do not appear in costume after the show and if they did, it would really add some appeal to the pictures, but it is understandable they just want to get out of the costumes and meet and greet the public.
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Jan M
Branson, Missouri
"What a Show!!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2017 NEW
Superb entertainment. A story with Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Elvis' girlfriend together at Sun Records before they all went separate ways. The cast does an exceptional job of performing these guys songs. Before you know it, you will be on your feet dancing!
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okietraveler53
oklahoma city
"Third time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 25, 2017 NEW
Saw this just about two years ago when it was on tour in OKC and last year at the Welk Theater in Branson. This show will not disappoint you! The bit of history shared through the story makes the music even more enjoyable! Love, love, love the show and will see it again next month in OKC.

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.