“Million Dollar Quartet” opened at Harrah’s Las Vegas to an enthusiastic, full house in the Harrah’s Showroom. The smash-hit production is inspired by extraordinary true story of the fateful evening that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together for one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.
The performance had the crowd movin’ and shakin’ as the cast rocked out to nostalgic hits such as “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 Holly Madison, 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year Claire Sinclair, professional BMX Rider and MTV Tr3s personality Ricardo Laguna, comedienne Rita Rudner, MLB Hall of Famer Orel Hershiser, dance crew Jabbawockeez and chef Carla Pellegrino, owner of Bratalian and Meatball Spot.
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