For the past two seasons the Welk Resort Theatre has been proud to present the smash-hit musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, based on the Tony Award winning musical, and 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, a twist of fate brought together the four, future rock and roll legends. The place was Sun Records’ storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records who discovered them all. The four legends-to-be united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.
Featuring a treasure trove of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits from these music legends, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Ghost Riders,” and “Whole Lotta’ Shakin’ Goin’ On,” Million Dollar Quartet captures the infectious spirit and thrilling sounds of a singular moment when four of the music industry’s most extraordinary talents, all in their creative prime, came together for one of the most memorable nights in music history.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
BOOK BY COLIN ESCOTT & FLOYD MUTRUX
ORIGINAL CONCEPT AND DIRECTION BY FLOYD MUTRUX
ORIGINALLY DIRECTED ON BROADWAY BY ERIC SCHAEFFER
ELVIS PRESLEY | JOHNNY CASH | JERRY LEE LEWIS | CARL PERKINS
Originally produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, Broadway Across America and James L. Nederlander
Developed and Produced at Village Theatre (Robb Hunt, Producer; Steve Tomkins, Artistic Director); Originally presented by Seaside Music Theater (Tippin Davidson, Producer; Lester Malizia, Artistic Director)
“Million Dollar Quartet” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10018. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com
Please call 417.297.0595 if you have any questions about the production.