Million Dollar Quartet
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton’s only professional theatre company, will finish up its 24th season with Million Dollar Quartet, the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Based on a true event, the production runs April 6th through 23rd, 2017 at the theatre’s home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Chris Damiano, as both Director and Music Director is at the helm of this fast-paced Broadway musical that serves up all the hits we know and love. Million Dollar Quartet is graciously sponsored by The Malon D. Mimms Company and Synovus/The Bank of North Georgia and is a co-production with The Atlanta Lyric Theatre.
About the Show:
Million Dollar Quartet: Book by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott; featuring the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
On December 4, 1956, history was made when these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest impromptu jam sessions ever. It brings to light the extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and heartwarming. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Speaking with Artistic Director Robert Farley about the production he said, “We’ve been looking forward to bringing this long running Broadway mega-hit to our patrons for over a year. It’s amazing to see and hear these rock ‘n’ roll legends and I know audiences will love being a fly on the wall of this historic moment in time and music.”
Million Dollar Quartet brings to the stage an extraordinary cast: Chris Damiano (Almost Heaven John Denver’s America at GET and Chattahoochee Nature Center) plays Cash, Chase Peacock (Ghost the Musical at GET) is Elvis, Christopher Kent (The Producers at Atlanta Lyric Theatre) is Carl Perkins and GET newcomer Ethan Parker (Million Dollar Quartet at Rocky Mountain Rep) inhabits the role of Jerry Lee Lewis. Rounding out the cast are Alison Brannon Wilhoit, Justin D. Thompson, Andrew Patton and Kroy Presley all making their GET debut.
Ticket prices for Million Dollar Quartet start at $30 for Wednesdays, Thursdays and matinees; Friday nights start from $37, and Saturday nights start from $40. Book early for best prices as some shows are already sold out. (Senior/Student discounts available for select performances). Groups are welcome with great discounts available. Tickets are on sale now at www.get.org, or by calling the Box Office at 770-641-1260 ext. 236.