Million Dollar Quartet Is a Smash Hit at Westchester Broadway Theatre!
Dominique Scott, as Jerry Lee Lewis, wows audience in show based on historic jam session at Sun Records Studio in Memphis in 1956.Published: Monday, July 25, 2016 By: Jerry Eimbinder Source: PATCH
Opening night for Million Dollar Quartet at the Westchester Broadway Theatre on July 22, was a resounding success thanks to impressive performances by its five leading players and an able supporting cast.
Syracuse University graduate Dominique Scott wowed the audience throughout the night capturing one laugh after another in playing Jerry Lee Lewis.
In this revival of a 2010 Broadway show, Sun Records owner Sam Phillips (played by Jason Loughlin) describes what was probably the greatest rock 'n' roll jam session of all time. Separately and together, vocalist/actors playing Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley provide song, dialogue and energy at the Sun Records studio in Memphis as Phillips recalls the happenings of an eventful evening.
The show is based on a true-life incident that took place on December 4, 1956, when Cash, Perkins, Lewis and Presley gathered at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. Phillips, known as the “Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” had been responsible for launching the careers of all four of the legendary musicians.
Each of the four artists would have an influence on the seismic shift in popular music that took place in the late 1950s
During the jam session, Phillips called the Memphis Press-Scimitar. The newspaper’s entertainment editor dropped by the studios with a photographer and an article about the session appeared the following day in the Press-Scimitar having the headline "Million Dollar Quartet."
The songs include “Blue Suede Shoes,” "I Walk the Line," “Fever,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog" and "Memories Are Made of This."
John Michael Presney plays Carl Perkins, Sky Seals appears as Johnny Cash, Ari Mckay Wilford is Elvis Presley, David Sonneborn plays Fluke, Bligh Voth is the singer Dyanne, and Jason Cohen is the standby.
The play is directed by Hunter Foster, who appeared in the original production. Jennifer Cody is the associate director and choreographer, David Sonneborn is the musical director.
The show completes its run at the Elmsford theater on September 11, 2016. Ticket prices range from $56 to $84. For more information, go to www.BroadwayTheatre.com.