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“fun play”

Million Dollar Quartet
Ranked #1 of 179 Concerts & Shows in Chicago
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Owner description: Chicago’s smash-hit musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for the first and only time. That legendary night is brought to life featuring a score of hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog" and more.Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... Wed. 2pm & 7:30pm; Thurs. 7:30pm; Fri. 8pm; Sat. 5pm & 8pm; Sun. 3:30pm & 6:30pm. (Summer Sunday hours June through September - 2pm & 5pm)
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“fun play”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

we went hoping to look for food before the play, but did not find any restaurants on the main area. It looked like most people drove and was not an area that was lively on a sunday evening. the play was great I did feel some of the stars like Jerry Lee Lewis were better than the actor that was Johnny Cash. we got tickets from Hot tickets for 50%off a great deal to see a great musical.

Visited April 2014
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Acton, Massachusetts
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“Million Dollar Evening”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

I *really* liked this show -- a 90-minute, no intermission, high energy extravaganza. The storyline was easy to follow, the dialogue was easy to understand, the acoustics were good, and the venue was intimate. That being said, I disagree with others who claim that it doesn't matter where you sit. Since all the performances were directed towards the front, my impressions were surely swayed by the fact that I was looking into the eyes of the artists.

Clearly what stands out about this show is the music and musicians. The Jerry Lee Lewis character was a true winner. It was hilarious and incredibly entertaining to watch him play the piano. Johnny Cash was great on the guitar, and his baritone voice was impressive. Unfortunately, a couple of his songs lacked the pizzazz of the rest of the repertoire. That’s mostly the fault of the original composer, of course, but it was the choice of the Million Dollar Quartet's writers to include them. Elvis was an understudy that night, but he did quite well as did his girlfriend. Again, the choice of “Fever” wasn't stellar, although her performance singing and playing tambourine while lying backwards on the piano made up for it.

Getting to the Million Dollar Quartet wasn't too complicated – Red Line to Fullerton. We got very lost from the Metro station, however, so be warned.

All in all, I think this is one of the better shows I've ever seen. The musical performances were very strong, and, unlike musicals like Mama Mia, there really wasn't a weak link – i.e., someone who could act but not sing. If you've got a spare evening and want to be entertained, Million Dollar Quartet delivers a great concert AND amusing theatrical dialogue combined.

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

No bad seats at the Apollo Theatre. Took my kids and they loved it too! Good music and was based on a true story so educational too!

Visited June 2013
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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great show!!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this show. Got front row tickets from the half-price ticket booth at tourist info center by water tower mall.

Visited April 2014
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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“My husband smiled throughout the show!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014


My husband loved this show. The music brought back so many wonderful memories. All of the seats are great in this theater.

Visited April 2014
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