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Review: The Million Dollar Quartet

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by DaiLun, Nov 26, 2015.

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  1. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    "Million Dollar Quartet" was based on true events that occurred on December 4, 1956. A lady friend asked me if I remembered the events from memory and I scolded her for making me remember how old I was . . . . . .

    You have to enjoy the music of that era to really like this show. I was sitting next to an Asian family and the daughter was clearly not into it. All the performers play their own instruments and sing.

    It details a meeting of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash at Sam Phillips' Sun Recording studios. <-corrected - Thanks to EagleJohn for catching that

    There is a female singer that was added as Elvis' girlfriend that he brought to the session, but in real life, she was a dancer and didn't sing.

    The music was a sampling of each of the artist's hits. The story line followed the actual events that spurred on this meeting. Elvis' contract being sold to RCA, Johnny Cash's/Carl Perkins' migration to Columbia records, Jerry Lee Lewis joining Sun records.

    Conclusion:

    If you like 50's rock, are a fan of any of the singers portrayed in this show, or just have an extra CET Diamond /7* ticket to use, go see this show. It's a 90 minute show, and although I sat in the third row, I didn't see anything that would have required sitting that close.

    I thought it was a good show however, I'm not that much a fan of the music to purchase a ticket.
     
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    Sam Phillips (not Sam Perkins)
     
  3. DaiLun

    DaiLun R.C., L.C., and A.A.N.G.

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    Sorry, you are correct.
     
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    I've seen this twice now, in Chicago at the Apollo, and in Las Vegas at Harrah's. Both casts were great!

    If you loved Jersey Boys, you would probably like this one too. It's very entertaining and really rocks out!

    There are a few minor historical inaccuracies, but those do not spoil the show at all!
     
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    Thanks for the review DaiLun. If I didn't read your review, I would have wasted my 90 minutes Vegas time to see the show on my next trip.
    I am not a fan of any names you mentioned, or knowing any of their songs. Well, I heard the name Elvis before, that's all I know.
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    Nice, easy going show. We thought it was enjoyable. Not a major production show, but a good break from donating money and destroying our livers.
     
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