Million Dollar Quartet is the smash hit Broadway and West End musical that celebrates a historic moment in rock ’n’ roll history.
On December 4, 1956, there was an unplanned get-together of the four most popular rock icons of the time - Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins - in Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee. Once they assembled, they figured they might as well have fun and play some music. The outcome was one of the greatest jam sessions of all time.
The musical which inspired the upcoming US TV series, Sun Studios, comes to New Zealand direct from the UK, with a cast that comprises Ross Wild as Elvis Presley, Robbie Durham as Johnny Cash, Matt Wycliffe as Carl Perkins, Ashley Carruthers as Jerry Lee Lewis, Katie Ray playing Dyanne and Australian TV and music icon, Jason Donovan (Neighbours, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sweeney Todd) in the role of the legendary Sam Phillips.
This high voltage, all-Americana, rock ‘n roll sensation plays at Auckland’s The Civic from 9 to 18 June.