MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Opens April 17 in Sacramento
The national tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony Award®-winning new musical inspired by the true story of four rock 'n' roll icons, will make its Sacramento premiere April 17 - 22 at Community Center Theater as part of the Broadway Sacramento series.
Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET are available now by calling (916) 557-1999 or (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com. Tickets are also available at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office,1419 H Street, Sacramento, and at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L Street, Sacramento. Tickets start at $19. Evening performances are Tuesday, April 17 through Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m.; matinee performances are Thursday, April 19, Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. Broadway Sacramento is presented by California Musical Theatre and sponsored by Wells Fargo.
On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley together. The place was Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis. The man who made it happen was Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," who discovered them all. The four young musicians united for the only time in their careers for an impromptu recording that has come to be known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions of all time.
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.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team for the national tour includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
In 2008 the smash-hit musical opened in Chicago and continues its run at the Apollo Theatre. The Broadway production premiered at the Nederlander Theater in April of 2010. The first international production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET debuted in February 2011 at the Noël Coward Theatre in London's West End.
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 on Broadway by Relevant Theatricals, John Cossette Productions, American Pop Anthology, Broadway Across America and James L. Nederlander.
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