Western Canada Theatre celebrates the start of its mainstage season with the explosive energy and music of Million Dollar Quartet, playing October 12 to 21 at Sagebrush Theatre. Inspired by the greatest jam session of all time, this rocking musical builds around a warm December evening in 1956 that brought Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins together at Sun Records. They joked, they brawled, and for that one evening, they forget their troubled, complicated lives to do what they loved best: make music. In the process, they made rock ‘n’ roll history!
Million Dollar Quartet, written by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, brings some of Canada’s best musical theatre artists to the Sagebrush stage. Playing the rock ‘n’ roll legends are Matt Cage as Elvis, Maxwell Theodore Lebeufas Johnny Cash, Elliott Loran as Jerry Lee, and Edward Murphy as Carl Perkins. Julien Arnold (as Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records) narrates the story, while Meaghan Chenosky, playing Dyanne, Elvis’ girlfriend at the time, causes shivers with her rendition of ‘Fever’. Locals Kris Ruston (as Fluke) on drums and Alexander Ward (Brother Jay) on bass round out the electrifying energy of the night.
For everyone who loved Ring of Fire last season, this is a chance to see Johnny Cash again, this time joined by three more rock and country legends. The smash Broadway hit features some of the most iconic rock hits of all time, such as ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Who Do You Love?’, ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘Great Balls of Fire’, and ‘Hound Dog’, as well as country and spiritual favourites like ‘Peace in the Valley’ and ‘Down by the Riverside.’
Remember how fast Ring of Fire sold out last season? Be sure to get your tickets right away at the Kamloops Live! Box Office at 250-374-5483, 1025 Lorne Street, or kamloopslive.ca.