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‘Million Dollar Quartet’ offers an unforgettable trip into rock and roll history

Don Simson

The “Million Dollar Quartet” is now playing at The Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville and is a MUST SEE (and worth the drive) for any and all who love the rock and roll era of music.

The play (written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux) is a re-creation of an actual event that occurred on Dec. 4, 1956 when Jerry Lee Lewis comes to SUN records in Tennessee to get owner Sam Phillips to help him get a start with his new style of rock and roll Music. Sam has already launched the careers of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash into the “new music” era.

On this particular day, Carl, Johnny, and Elvis show up at SUN Records and create one of the greatest “Jam” sessions known to music.

The “Million Dollar Quartet” is now playing at The Hippodrome Theater in Gainesville.

If you ever want to hear the oldies sung by this magnificent group of musicians, just close your eyes and reminisce. “Million Dollar Quartet” is one of the most high-energy, fast-paced and exciting shows this season and one not to miss.

Find out who really wrote “Blue Suede Shoes,” hear Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison” and Elvis with “Memories.” The show ending will have you out of your seats almost dancing in the aisles and the music will rock your socks off. A real family show to bring the kids and let them hear the music you loved when growing up.

Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley at the piano on that famous night in Memphis.

The show runs until June 23 and tickets can be purchased at thehipp.org or by calling the box office at (352) 375-4477. The program is available on thehipp.org to read about the performers.

Villager Don Simson reviews local theater for Villages-News.com.

 

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