Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins were coined the ‘Million Dollar Quarter’ when they met for the now famous recording session at Sun Studios in Memphis.
This Tony award winning worldwide smash-hit musical brought to life that infamous night on December 4th 1956 when the four star musicians joined record producer Sam Phillips for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.
I became familiar with the story of the Million Dollar Quartet when I visited Sun Studios a couple of years ago. The set was an almost perfect replica of the room we visited and I was excited to discover more about the Million Dollar Quartet.
The casting for this musical was excellent, it looked to me as though they had prioritied musical ability over physical attributes. We were treated to some really outstanding performances featuring rock hits which included Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That’s All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and many more.
Jason Donovan did a great job of the Southern drawl, and we were both impressed with Elvis Presley’s voice (played by Ross William Wild) – but the stand out performance came from Jerry Lee Lewis (played by Martin Kaye) who stole the show.
If you’re a fan of any of these rock legends, or Rock ‘N’ Roll itself, this is a show you won’t want to miss.