Tell me quick, when you hear ‘The Million Dollar Quartet’, does any part of your brain flash Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins OR Jerry Lee Lewis?
Mine sure didn’t.
I would have never considered seeing this Broadway show if I wasn’t offered tickets as a member of the media. But when I got the email, I checked into the show and IMMEDIATELY wanted to see it.
Because I grew up in a household that played the music that made these men famous. You Ain’t Nothin’ But a Hound Dog. I Walk the Line. Blue Suede Shoes (yep, that was Carl Perkins’ song before Elvis ever belted it out). Great Balls of Fire.
Oh yeah, I can sing every word to all of those songs because I heard them over and over and over growing up. But I never knew all of these amazing musicians started out at the same tiny record label, or that they were all in one room at the same time and were recorded clowning around, singing with each other.
THAT is what you need to know about this broadway show.
The Million Dollar Quartet name does not make me think ‘awesome’. It sounds mildly entertaining.
This show deserves so much better than that. Seriously. I had a hard time staying in my seat during the show…I wanted to get up and dance over and over and over.
It was literally my favorite show I’ve ever seen at The Fox.
But it deserves a better name. Like ‘The Fab Four’, or ‘As Good as it Gets’, or ‘Damn, They’re Good’.
Maybe you have a better idea.
Here’s the deal: if you CAN get to this show, DO IT!
Meantime, comment below if you can think of a better title for this show.
Come on now…anything would be better.