FORT MYERS, Fla. - The national tour of the Broadway musical "Million Dollar Quartet," inspired by a true story, will make its Fort Myers premiere April 1-6 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway Series.
The international Tony® Award-Winning musical is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together.
Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, gathered the four legendary musicians at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.
"Million Dollar Quartet" brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Ring of Fire,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “See Ya Later, Alligator,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.
Portraying these icons are, John Countryman as Jerry Lee Lewis, Lee Ferris as Carl Perkins, Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley, and Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash. Vince Nappo plays the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Sam Phillips.
Performance Dates are:
Tuesday, April 1 – 7:30PM
Wednesday, April 2 – 7:30PM
Thursday, April 3 – 7:30PM
Friday, April 4 – 8:00PM
Saturday, April 5 – 2:00 & 8:00PM
ASL Performance – Saturday, April 5 – 2:00PM
Sunday, April 6 – 1:00 & 6:30PM
Ticket Prices: $34-$79
*All shows, dates, times and prices are subject to change