Why You Should See Million Dollar Quartet

My husband and I were blown away by the Broadway play Million Dollar Quartet. It went beyond my expectations and made me a HUGE fan! My husband’s grandparents were really into Johnny Cash and were even neighbors in Arkansas with him for a period of time.

Johnny Cash Photo credit Paul Natkin

All images are courtesy of Broadway across America with photo credit to Paul Natkin


I knew that my husband would appreciate the music, but I had no idea that I would walk away with a greater appreciation for these four amazing artists.

Quartet. Photo credit Paul Natkin

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.

MDQ 1 Photo credit Paul Natkin

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.

You can hear more about the show from some of the cast members.

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Don’t miss out! You still have time to experience this amazing musical encounter.

I can honestly say that this play blew me away. It was above and beyond what I expected it to be and was so much fun to watch! I was partial to Elvis going into the show but the character of Jerry Lee Lewis really stole the show in my opinion. I really enjoyed how the play made you feel like you were getting unique insight into a piece of history.

The actors also play their own instruments and their showmanship is incredible!

This is a must see for anyone who grew up during that time period or any time period for that matter. I was familiar with most of the songs but for my parent’s generation, these songs are like replaying memories from their younger years.


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will play the Aronoff Center from February 19 –March 3, 2013: Tuesday- Friday at 8:00PM, Saturday at 2:00PM and 8:00PM, and Sunday at 1:00PM and 6:30PM.

Tickets for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET begin at $28 and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.

For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

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Disclosure: I did receive complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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