MOUNT CARROLL – Timber Lake Playhouse will present the much acclaimed and Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Million Dollar Quartet, Friday, September 8th through Sunday, September 17th in Mount Carroll. The production, directed by Courtney Crouse, will play a total of eight performances over two weekends.
Million Dollar Quartet is the true-life story of one night at Sun Records in Memphis, 1956, when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were brought together and made a recording that changed the history of rock’n’roll. The gathering was called “Million Dollar Quartet” by newspapers at the time, and the musical based on the event has become an international best-seller.
Narrated by record producer, Sam Phillips, the 90-minute Million Dollar Quartet includes classic hits like “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” and more. Critics have called the show, “a buoyant new jukebox musical” and a “dazzling, raucous spectacle.” Since its 2008 debut, Million Dollar Quartet has become the longest running musical in Chicago’s History.
Starring in the Timber Lake production will be TLP favorite Grant Brown as Sam Phillips, Patrick Martin (TLP’s Pump Boys & Dinettes) as Carl Perkins, TLP newcomers Tyler Breeding as Elvis Presley and Erick Baldemar as Johnny Cash, and Million Dollar Quartet alum, Ethan Ray Parker, as Jerry Lee Lewis. Parker also music directs.
The cast is rounded out by Chicago’s Courtney Jones as Dianne and Charlie Malave as bass-player, Brother Jay Perkins. TLP favorite Kieran McCabe is Fluke, the drummer.
Million Dollar Quartet will perform Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. over two weekends only.
For show times and to purchase tickets, visit www.timberlakeplayhouse.org or call the Box Office at 815-244-2035. The Box Office is open every day from 10:00 – 3:00 and until intermission on days of performances. The playhouse is located at 8215 Black Oak Road in rural Mount Carroll.