Million Dollar Quartet
Fountain Hills Theater announces the opening of the musical Million Dollar Quartet!
On Dec. 4, 1956 a twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. They were brought together in Memphis, Tennessee at the Sun Records storefront studio by Sam Philips, known as the ‘father of rock and roll’ and the man who had discovered them. This toe-tappin’, high energy musical imagines what that night might have been.
Details from the rest of that day are still questioned, but this is what is known: Perkins and Lewis were later joined by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, and the foursome held an impromptu jam session. A newspaper wrote, “This quartet could sell a million.” Shortly after they were known as “The Million Dollar Quartet.”
?The recording session retains its historical significance as a landmark event in the age of Rock n’ Roll, and a milestone for the genre in the ever-changing world of the 20th century popular culture and mass media. In the decades that ensued, The Million Dollar Quartet in 1956 has often been referred to as the “Mount Rushmore of Rock n’ Roll.” Million Dollar Quartet captures the contagious spirit, freewheeling excitement, and thrilling sounds of the once-in-a-life-time event where four of music’s best talents came together.
Million Dollar Quartet is produced by Patty Torrilhon and Linda Ferington and directed by Peter J. Hill, musically directed by Jay Melberg and choreographed by Noel Irick. Million Dollar Quartet is presented through Special Arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Million Dollar Quartet will play Oct 15 – 31, 2021. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM and Sundays at 2PM. Individual tickets are $35.00 for Adults and $18.00 for Youth 17 and under. Seniors receive a $5.00 discount on all Thursday performances. Group rate discounts are available. Veteran and Active Duty discounts. All performances are at Fountain Hills Theater on its Mainstage at 11445 N. Saguaro Blvd. (The Corner of Saguaro and Rand). Tickets are available through the Theater Box Office at (480) 837-9661 x3 or by visiting fhtaz.org. Box Office Hours are 10:00AM-5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday.
Fountain Hills Theater is committed to the safety of their patrons, staff, and performers. We will be closely following CDC safety recommendations, as well as local guidelines, due to COVID-19. Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the facility. Arm rests, door handles and other surfaces commonly touched by the public are thoroughly cleaned prior to each performance.
FHT currently offers the following options:
- Provide proof of vaccination.
- Provide proof of negative COVID test, less than 72 hours old.
- Wear a mask while indoors.
Please check the website for evolving guidelines as the season progresses.