What: Million Dollar Quartet
When: 7:30 p.m Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 18, 19 and 20; 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22; 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23
Where: Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.
If I had to pick four rock 'n' roll icons to be on my side during a bar fight, I'd like my odds with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley at my side.
Elvis might have been a little soft, but the other three were scrappers. Lewis, the only one of the four rockers alive and kickin' in 2014, is still a scrapper.
But we're not here to make war, we're here to make music. So now imagine those four rock pioneers on the same concert bill, on the same stage. That's the tagline for the nationally touring Broadway production of Million Dollar Quartet, which opened an eight-show run at the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday.
The Tony Award-winning story was inspired by the epic, first-and-only recording session that brought Cash, Lewis, Presley and Perkins together. It happened on Dec. 4, 1956, and it resulted in one of the greatest jam sessions of all time.
For this Broadway musical version of the historical event, you'll hear the likes of "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line" and "Who Do You Love?"
You can get a feel for the show by watching the video clip linked to this article. Just click it to see it.