Thursday – Saturday, September 1 – 3, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
Theatre at Barton is pleased to offer the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet as our annual, season-opening collaboration with Lauren Kennedy and Theatre Raleigh! This fantastic, juke-box show has been touring the nation and raking in the rave reviews. Theatre Raleigh’s outstanding cast 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 one unforgettable night.
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 you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.
Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame — at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!