WILSON, N.C. — August 26, 2016 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to offer the Tony Award-winning “Million Dollar Quartet” as Barton’s annual, season-opening collaboration with Lauren Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh. Evening performances are scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 1, through Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College.
“This fantastic, jukebox show has been touring the nation and raking in the rave reviews,” shared Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton. “Theatre Raleigh’s outstanding cast, which includes Ian Fairlee, Ted Bushman, Joe Boover, and Taylor Kraft, alongside Barton and Wilson veterans Michael Kennedy and David McClutchey, will have the Kennedy Family Theatre on Barton’s campus rockin’ and rollin’ for three wild nights! This show will be a treat for all ages, and we can’t think of a more enjoyable way to kick off the semester!”
“Million Dollar Quartet” is the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session in which Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley for a memorable performance.
On December 4, 1956, history was made when these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest impromptu jam sessions ever. It brings to light the extraordinary story of broken promises, secrets, and the once-in-a-lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and heartwarming.
“Million Dollar Quartet” brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more. This thrilling musical brings the audience inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.
Tickers are $12 each for adults, $9 each for seniors and military, $7 for non-Barton students, and free of charge for students, faculty, and staff at Barton College.
For more information, contact Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton, at (252) 399-6484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.