University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its sixth annual Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with Million Dollar Quartet on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Audiences will be transported back in time with this worldwide smash-hit Broadway musical inspired by the famous recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
WHAT: Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – Million Dollar Quartet
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 18 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque
TICKETS: Adult $47-$52 advance/$52-$57 day of show; Alumni $42 advance/$47 day of show; Child/Student $15 advance/$20 day of show
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session organized by Sam Phillips that brought four rock ‘n’ roll legends together for one time only. On Dec. 4, 1956, these young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.
This true story is both a musical and a concert, wrapped into one. Million Dollar Quartet brings this legendary night to life, featuring a treasure trove of popular hits such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog,” and more. This thrilling production brings you inside the recording studio for one unforgettable night showcasing an incredible score of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, and country hits plus an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, and celebrations both poignant and funny.
A free preshow CyberCafé Knapp Stage concert from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. featuring the Ken Kilian Jazz Quartet precedes the performance.
Million Dollar Quartet can be chosen as part of a flexible season ticket package. Single tickets are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at dbq.edu/heritagecenter.
Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. New for 2018-2019, all tickets increase by $5.00 beginning at midnight the day of performances.