Tuesday, March 13, 2018

‘Million Dollar Quartet’ comes to JAX for one evening

“Million Dollar Quartet”
is the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by an electrifying true story, rocks the Times-Union Center for one performance only!  Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humor, celebration, unforgettable performances of such timeless and enduring hits as: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.

On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together four young musicians – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. Sam Phillips, the undisputed “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each of these icons, gathered the four-legendary singer/songwriters at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The result? One of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.

The four music icons of Million Dollar Quartet are portrayed by: Daniel Durston as Elvis Presley, Taylor Gray as Jerry Lee Lewis, Austin Hohnke as Carl Perkins, and Peter Oyloe as Johnny Cash. Andy Ingalls plays Sam Philips.  The cast also features Tiffan Borelli as Dyanne, Bill Morey as Brother Jay (Jay Perkins), and Jon Rossi as Fluke.

Million Dollar Quartet won a Tony® Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received two Tony® nominations, one for Best Musical and one for Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott and 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 Gershwin Entertainment, in association with the Barter Theatre. General management is provided by Dhyana Colony/Colony Creative Group.

Million Dollar Quartet
DATE: Thurs., Mar. 15, 2018
TIME: 8 p.m.

LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Moran Theater
300 West Water St
      Jacksonville, FL 32202

TICKETS: start at $32.50 for, plus applicable fees.  They may be purchased at the box office, and may be purchased online 24/7 at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 632-5000 between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

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