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. The Branson show will open June 25, 2015 and run through December 31, 2015, and March through December thereafter.
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.
Million Dollar Quartet opened in 2006, having lengthy runs in Washington, Florida and Chicago, before opening on Broadway in 2010, where it was nominated for multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
“We are very excited to produce and provide a home for this incredible musical experience”, says Dathan Atchison, General Manager of the Welk Resort Branson. “The show presents a unique glimpse into the relationships, camaraderie and talent of these iconic, musical geniuses. The music and stories that are featured in this show represent the best of American entertainment. We believe Million Dollar Quartet is perfect for the Branson market and will provide a unique musical experience for our guests.”
Million Dollar Quartet runs June 25th through December 31st, 2015 with shows at 8pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets are $35 plus tax and are available by phone at 800-505-9355 or on-line at WelkBranson.com.
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