Million Dollar Quartet Debuts in Austin
Drumroll, please, ladies and gentlemen. Soon one of the most popular and enticing musicals will be coming to the Bass Concert Hall in Austin. The international Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet is on its way to impress Austinites with a performance full of all the things that intrigue us in life: secrecy, betrayal and celebration.
The plot goes something like this. The “father of Rock ‘n’ Roll Sam Phillips, launches the careers of four infamous musicians, introducing them to one another in the Sun Records storefront in Memphis, Tennessee. Million Dollar Quartet recounts the plot-twisted, fateful meeting of these musicians: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, who together, set up an evening of musical celebration and broken promises. Sound fun? We think so.
James Barry as Carl Perkins, David Elkins as Johnny Cash, Ben Goddard as Jerry Lee Lewis, Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley, and Vince Nappo as Sam Phillips are the actors who star as these notorious icons. This particular evening goes down in the books as an explosion of music featuring the sounds of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B and country tunes. “Folsom Prison Blues” and “Hound Dog” are just a couple of the hits you can look forward to hearing.