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Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet

I 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.


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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