Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar QuartetI spent the evening in 1956. Tuesday December 4, 1956, to be precise. It was the day an impromptu jam session broke out among Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash at Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

That's the scene for Million Dollar Quartet, a new musical from Dancap Productions at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The guy playing Johnny Cash is incredible, and the dude playing Jerry Lee Lewis is pretty awesome, too. Yes, there's plenty of poetic license taken to create more of a story, but in the end it's mainly about the tunes.

mdq

I had fun... it's the closest I'll get to seeing Presley, Perkins and Cash. It really bugs me that I didn't see Cash while I had the chance.


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Rick C in Oakville

The performer I regret never getting around to see was Ray Charles, great story and performance and enthusiasm on stage.

I hadn't heard of this show until you blogged about it, may try and take it in.

July 13, 2012 @ 9:18 PM

PK

The guy playing Elvis wasn't that great. He was the weak link but the show overall was great.

July 17, 2012 @ 1:58 PM


Anonymous

I was lucky enough to have a Canada Trust account back in the early 80's and they introduced their bank machine as Johnny Cash. To promote it they had several free concerts at Hamilton Place just for Canada Trust customers. My wife and I went and had a great time even though I was not into Johnny Cash at the time. The Tennessee 3, June Carter and family and of course the man in black himself. Glad I was there. I still have my Johnny Cash debit card!

July 17, 2012 @ 6:05 PM

Mike from Lowville

My bad......my post above.

July 17, 2012 @ 6:06 PM

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