Million Dollar Quartet Opens Tonight at Austin’s Bass Concert Hall

NATIONAL TOUR MAKES ITS AUSTIN, TEXAS PREMIERE AT BASS CONCERT HALL APRIL 9 – 14, 2013

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Texas Performing Arts and Broadway Across America – Austin present the  Tony® Award winning musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET from April 9th– 14th, 2013. The weekday shows are at 8pm and two performances on Saturday at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.; Sunday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.

The Broadway musical will be at the Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX.

Tickets start at $25 and are available at the Bass Concert Hall box office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060 or online at BroadwayinAustin.com. For groups of 10 or more, call toll free at (877) 275-3804 or e-mail Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.

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The international Tony® Award Winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring an eclectic score of rock, gospel, R&B and country hits including; Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Sixteen Tons, Who Do You Love?, Great Balls of Fire, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Hound Dog, and more.

Portraying these icons are, James Barry as Carl Perkins, David Elkins as Johnny Cash, Ben Goddard as Jerry Lee Lewis, and Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley. Vince Nappo plays the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Sam Phillips.  The cast also features Kelly Lamont as Dyanne, and musicians Billy Shaffer (Fluke, drums), and Corey Kaiser (Jay Perkins, bass). Rounding out the company is: Katie Barton, Austin Cook, Scott Moreau, John Michael Presney, David Sonneborn, and Billy Woodward.

Liz Lopez

Source: Broadway Across America

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