News Release: 10th anniversary national tour of Million Dollar Quartet kicks off at The Mendel Center Oct. 1
August 16, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Tony Award-winning, smash-hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet comes to The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on Tuesday, October 1, at 7:30 pm as it kicks off its 10th anniversary national tour.
Inspired by an electrifying true event, Million Dollar Quartet tells the story of an auspicious twist of fate that brought together four young musicians – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. Sam Phillips, the undisputed “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” who was responsible for launching the careers of each of these icons, gathered the four legendary singer/songwriters at the Sun Records studio in Memphis, Tennessee, for the first and only time. The result was one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history.
Million Dollar Quartet brings that unbelievable musical moment to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, humor and celebration, complete with unforgettable performances of timeless hits such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and more.
Million Dollar Quartet won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical and received two additional Tony nominations, one for Best Musical and one for Best Book of a Musical (Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux). The show received an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Musical Revue, and three Drama League nominations including Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance. Million Dollar Quartet is produced by Gershwin Entertainment Corporation.
Tickets for Million Dollar Quartet are on sale at www.TheMendelCenter.com, through The Mendel Center Box Office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, and in person weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm at the box office located in the Grand Upton Hall lobby of The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor. Ticket discounts are available for seniors, students and children, active military members, and veterans. Groups of 10 or more receive ticket discounts when orders are placed through The Mendel Center Box Office or online.
This performance is sponsored by WNDU Channel 16 and The Herald Palladium.
The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.
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