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
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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Glenda Valerie W
Cape Girardeau MO
"A Treat for Rock and Roll Ears!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 16, 2018 NEW
We specifically came to Branson for this show and were not disappointed! Being Memphians and teenagers at the time of the Sam Phillips and Sun Records heyday, it truly was a nostalgic experience. The actor who portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis was right on! I personally learned so much more of Mr. Phillips' story which made me appreciate his contribution to the music world. Yes, it will make you want to tap your feet, clap your hands, and become young again if you grew up during the 50s, 60s, or 70s.Make it a must see while in Branson!
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Jodi H
"Respect for the greats"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2018 NEW
This is based on the true story of rock & roll history. Four of the singers that dared to change music are featured. The story centers around Sun Studio & Sam Phillips. His belief in these four boys started it all. The singing from Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins & Jerry Lee Lewis is amazing. These actors/singers do a wonderful job. Don’t pass this one by, it’s just too good!
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Cara Jean R
"Can’t miss!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2018 NEW
If you like Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis,Johnny Cash, and Carl Perkins, this is a “Must See Show”. You will be singing along, clapping your hands tapping your toes. This also has a story line too of how Sam Phillips founded all 4 performers and turned them into stars.
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Wanda C
"Million Dollar Quartet"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2018 NEW
Music was good! True story was told of how these 4 became famous! I would have preferred the music without the story, but that was part of the show.
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JANF1948
Bourbonnais, Illinois
"GOODNESS GRACIOUS WHAT A SHOW!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 15, 2018 NEW
Great show - highly recommend. Really enjoyed JJL. Very entertaining & could really “tickle the ivory’s “. Don’t miss
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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.