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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Million Dollar Quartet Rocks ‘N’ Rolls The Classic Center Theatre on September 26

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Tony® Award-Winning Musical Rocks ‘N’ Rolls

 The Classic Center Theatre on September 26th

 

ATHENS, Ga. (August 29) – The Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, inspired by the electrifying true story, rocks The Classic Center Theatre in downtown Athens on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now and range from $25 to $75. For more information, visit ClassicCenter.com, call 706.357.4444 or stop by The Classic Center Theatre Box Office in Downtown Athens.


On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together four young musicians – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. Sam Phillips, the undisputed “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each of these icons, gathered the four legendary singer/songwriters at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The result? One of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.


Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humor, celebration, unforgettable performances of such timeless and enduring hits as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.


The four music icons of Million Dollar Quartet are portrayed by Daniel Durston as Elvis Presley, Billy Rude as Jerry Lee Lewis, Austin Hohnke as Carl Perkins, and Peter Oyloe as Johnny Cash. Hugh Hysell plays Sam Phillips. The cast also features Tiffan Borelli as Dyanne, Bill Morey as Brother Jay (Jay Perkins), and Jon Rossi as Fluke.


The show is directed by Tim Seib, and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, with original concept and direction by Floyd Mutrux. The creative team includes Adam Koch Associates (Scenic Design), Kirk Bookman (Lighting Design), Ben Selke (Sound Design), and Jon Rossi (Musical Direction).


Million Dollar Quartet won a Tony® Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received two Tony® nominations, one for Best Musical and one for Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott and 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 by Gershwin Entertainment. General management is provided by Evan Bernardin Productions.


For more information, please visit the Million Dollar Quartet website at www.MillionDollarQuartet.net.


Visit ClassicCenter.com to buy tickets, call 706.357.4444 or stop by The Classic Center Theatre Box Office in Downtown Athens.

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