Million Dollar Quartet Plays Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center April 22-27, 2014
The FSCJ Artist Series presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet for a limited one-week engagement from Tuesday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 27th! Matinee and evening performances will play at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater.
The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will perform at Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater from April 22-27, 2014 for 8 performances only!
The international Tony® Award-Winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, gathered the four legendary musicians at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humorous banter and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Ring of Fire,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
Portraying these icons are, James Barry as Carl Perkins, John Countryman as Jerry Lee Lewis, Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash, and Cody Ray Slaughter as Elvis Presley. Vince Nappo plays the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Sam Phillips.
The cast also features Kelly Lamont as Dyanne, and musicians Patrick Morrow (Fluke, drums) and Corey Kaiser (Jay Perkins, bass). Rounding out the company are: Katie Barton, Andrew Frace, Robby Kipferl, Sean McGibbon, David Sonneborn, and H. Bradley Waters.
The show is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
When the Broadway production opened in April 2010, critics and audiences leapt to their feet in unanimous praise. The New York Times called the show, “a buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy,” New York Magazine labeled it, “a dazzling raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks,” and NY1 called it, “90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment.” The musical continued its successful New York engagement at New World Stages through June 2012.
The longest-running musical production in Chicago’s history, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened in 2008 and continues to perform to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. The West End production played at the Noël Coward Theatre in London in 2011, and a Las Vegas production began performances at Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas in February 2013.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET won a Tony Award® for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux). The show received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue and three Drama League nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is produced by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology and Broadway Across America.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET JACKSONVILLE PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, April 22nd at 7:30PM
Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:30PM
Thursday, April 24th at 7:30PM
Friday, April 25th at 8PM
Saturday, April 26th at 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, April 27th at 1:30PM & 7PM
Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in Jacksonville start at $32.00 and are available at the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday, at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) and online 24/7 at www.artistseriesjax.org. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or email@example.com.
For more information, please visit the official MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET website at www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com
Please contact Sarah Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 442-2933 ASAP for interview opportunities, headshots, and other show materials for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET in Jacksonville.