First Look at “Million Dollar Quartet”
July 25, 2017
Totem Pole Playhouse announces the opening night performance of the fourth and final offering in the theatre’s four-show subscription series, the Tony Award® winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, sponsored by Edward Jones and Paul D. Orange MD Family Medicine. Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.
Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny. Relive the era with the smash-hit sensation featuring an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors and musicians. Showcased hit songs include: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “Walk the Line,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Legendary Sun Records Producer “Sam Phillips” is played by real-life Tony Award® winning Broadway producer Hugh Hysell (Off Broadway’s Perfect Crime, Phantom of the Opera international tour). David Elkins (Million Dollar Quartet national tour) is “Johnny Cash,” Michael Monroe Goodman (Million Dollar Quartet Chicago and national tour companies) lends his many talents as “Carl Perkins” and the production’s music director, Jason Cohen (Million Dollar Quartetnational tour) is “Jerry Lee Lewis” and Joe Boover is reprising his role for the fifth time as young “Elvis Presley.” Katie Drinkard (Chasing Rainbows at Flat Rock, Denver company of Forbidden Broadway) is “Dyanne.”
The production is directed by Totem Pole’s own Producing Artistic Director, Rowan Joseph.