There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on this Memorial Day weekend as Starlight Theatre opens its 65th Broadway season with the Tony Award®-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet.
One of two weekend special engagements scheduled during Starlight’s 2015 season, Million Dollar Quartet is now in its fourth year of touring nationally. Kansas City is among more than 60 U.S. cities on this year’s tour route.
The show, set on Dec. 4, 1956, explores the twist of fate that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together at Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tenn., for the first and only time. The resulting rock ‘n’ roll jam session is legendary as one of the greatest in music history.
Million Dollar Quartet opened in Chicago in 2008 and continues to play to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre, making it the longest-running musical in the Windy City’s history. The show made its Broadway debut in April 2010, drawing acclaim from critics and audiences alike. New York Magazine called it “a dazzling, raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks!” The musical continued at New World Stages in New York through June 2012. Along the way, it won a Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and also grabbed Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical.
Rich Baker, Starlight president and CEO, said he brought Million Dollar Quartet to St. Louis several times during his tenure there. “Once audiences see this show, they want to see it again,” Baker said. “The music is great and the story provides some historical perspective to what really might have happened on that night nearly 60 years ago!”
Plenty of great seats remain for the Starlight engagement of Million Dollar Quartet.
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You won’t want to miss a minute of this electrifying tale of broken promises, secrets, banter, celebration and, of course, timeless rock ‘n’ roll hits like “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and many more!