Can you imagine spending an evening watching Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins play some of the greatest songs in Rock ‘n’ Roll history?
If I get my way, I will. I asked Lisa for tickets to the show “Million Dollar Quartet” at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater as a wedding anniversary gift. The show runs Feb. 18-23.
The show follows the four early Rock-a-Billy legends as they sing some of their best songs.
The show is set at Sun Records on Dec. 4, 1956. The four artists are brought together by Sam Phillips, considered the “father” of Rock ‘n’ Roll. It was the only the four artists were in the same recording studio together.
The show features secrets, broken promises, betrayal and celebrations, according to the press release from the Omaha Performing Arts Foundation.
Some of the songs featured include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “See Ya Later Alligator,” “I Walk the Line,” “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” “That’s All Right,” as well as others.
“Million Dollar Quartet” was a Tony-award winning show on Broadway. It’s the longest running production in Chicago, and still sellsout the Apollo Theatre.
I am a huge Johnny Cash fan. I have liked his music since I was a kid. As you may recall from a recent post, we enjoy Elvis’ music, too. Who can’t enjoy some Jerry Lee Lewis banging out some “Great Balls of Fire?” Carl Perkins is probably the least known of the four. Yet, Perkins was a great song writer.
Maybe we’ll see you there.