MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Play Carr Performing Arts Centre, Tickets On Sale 9/21
FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America – Orlando announces tickets for the national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will go on sale Friday, September 21st at 10 am. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will play the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre from October 30-November 4. Ticket prices range from $41 to $78 and are available online at www.OrlandoBroadway.com.
Tickets can also be purchased at the FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America – Orlando box office located at 100 South Eola Drive, Suite 101 in downtown Orlando or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 407-704-6116.
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, brought the four legendary musicians together 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 and celebrations featuring an eclectic score of rock, gospel, R&B and country hits including; "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and more.
Portraying these icons are Lee Ferris as Carl Perkins, Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Derek Keeling as Johnny Cash, and Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley. Christopher Ryan Grant will play the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," Sam Phillips. The cast also features Kelly Lamont as Dyanne, and musicians Billy Shaffer (Fluke, drums), and Chuck Zayas (Jay Perkins, bass). Rounding out the company are: Austin Cook, Scott F. Moreau, John Michael Presney, David Sonneborn, Katie Barton, and Billy Woodward.
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).
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.
For more information, visit the official MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET website at www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com.
Million Dollar Quartet Performance Schedule:
Tuesday, October 30 – 8:00 pm.
Wednesday, October 31 – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 1 – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, November 2 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 3 – 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 4 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Florida Theatrical Association – the non-profit presenter of Broadway in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Miami – was founded with the charge of educating and developing new theater audiences and encouraging and preserving the presentation of touring Broadway Theater. Since 1989 Florida Theatrical Association has presented over 1000 Broadway performances and distributed over $1 million in scholarships and grants to arts organizations across the state of Florida.
FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America - Orlando is presented by Florida Theatrical Association, a non-profit civic organization with a volunteer board of trustees established to ensure the continued presentation of quality touring Broadway productions and the promotion of arts education throughout the state of Florida. FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America - Orlando is given promotional support by WKMG Local 6. For more information, visit www.FloridaTheatrical.org.
Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel