The Million Dollar Quartet is coming to Chicago's Apollo Theater
Elvis Presley. Jerry Lee Lewis. Johnny Cash. Carl Perkins. On their own each of these artists had a major impact on music, but together they helped define a generation’s taste in pop culture.
Though you probably know their names, you might not realize that these 4 legendary performers once collaborated on a recording session together! That historic event, which took place on December 4th, 1956 was the first and only time Presley, Lewis, Cash and Perkins would all work together. The Million Dollar Quartet which is currently running at Chicago’s Apollo Theater, is a musical retelling of that event sure to delight any fan of classic rock and roll music!
Accolades for Million Dollar Quartet
So far the musical has received excellent critical reception from the Chicago media. Time Out Chicago described the show as “as electrifying as holding your finger in a light socket! And the Chicago Sun Times has called The Million Dollar Quartet a ” Breakneck hour and 45 minutes of Rock ‘N Roll Heaven.” But don’t take their word for it! Check out some of the famous hits that will be performed!
Some of the show’s biggest hits include:
- Blue Suede Shoes
- That’s All Right
- Sixteen Tons
- Great Balls of Fire
- Walk the Line
- Whole Lotta Shaken goin on
- Folsom Prison Blue
- Hound Dog
About the Apollo Theater
The Apollo Theater, which is not related to New York’s Apollo, was built in 1978 in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. Since then it’s been owned by various companies, has hosted plenty of high quality productions and continued to deliver a great entertainment value for Chicagoans year after year!
For any fan of classic American rock and roll, the Million Dollar Quartet is a must-see. Lose yourself to a different time and get wrapped up in music that would help define pop culture for years to come with this unforgettable show!
When: January, various dates
Purchase Tickets: Call 773-935-6100, or go online. at ticketmaster
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