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Another true-to-life musical has officially opened on the Strip, and rave reviews are rolling in. The smash "Million Dollar Quartet" opened at the Harrah’s Showroom this week to a large star-studded crowd. The production revolves around the fateful night that four legends’ lives intersected, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. Each of these music icons has deep Las Vegas connections reaching back to the ‘50s.
The stellar cast rocked the show’s hit list, including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
The talented cast includes Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins, Benjamin D. Hale as Johnny Cash, Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley, Marc D. Donovan as Sam Phillips, and Felice Garcia as Dyanne, Mikey Hachey as Jay Perkins (bass player) and Jim Belk as Fluke (drummer). Director Eric Schaeffer, musical director Chuck Mead, and author Colin Escott were also in the showroom supporting the cast.
Notable names in attendance opening night included a very pregnant Holly Madison showing off her growing bump with a healthy glow and a snug print dress, Claire Sinclair (2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year), Ricardo Laguna (Professional BMX Rider and MTV Tr3s Personality), Rita Rudner (Comedienne), Orel Hershiser (MLB Hall of Famer), Jabbawockeez (World Famous Dance Crew), and Chef Carla Pellegrino (Owner of Bratalian and Meatball Spot).
The plot for "Million Dollar Quartet" is stated as “that legendary December night to life with the extraordinary story of secrets, betrayal, and the once in a lifetime celebration of four friends that is both poignant and funny.
“Million Dollar Quartet” performs in the Harrah’s Showroom Thursday – Tuesday at 7 p.m., with an additional performance at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday. Ticket prices range from $69 to $94 and are available at the Harrah’s Showroom box office, by visiting Ticketmaster.com or by calling (702) 369-5111. For groups of 10 or more, please call (866) 633-0195 or (702) 853-5950.
For more information please visit www.MDQVegas.com.