'Million Dollar Quartet' to make Kalamazoo premiere at Miller

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Photo of cast members from the musical Million Dollar Quartet.

"Million Dollar Quartet" will be at Miller Auditorium March 18-19.

KALAMAZOO—Award-winning Broadway musical "Million Dollar Quartet" is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 18-19.

Purchase tickets online:
millerauditorium.com

"Million Dollar Quartet" is set on Dec. 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll," who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, gathered the four legendary musicians at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history.

That legendary night is brought to life through a tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebration, featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Ring of Fire," "Hound Dog," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Folsom Prison Blues," and more.

The longest-running musical production in Chicago’s history, "Million Dollar Quartet" opened in 2008 and continues to perform to packed houses at the Apollo Theatre. The West End production played at the Noël Coward Theatre in London in 2011, and a Las Vegas production began performances at Harrah’s Showroom in Las Vegas in February 2013.

To learn more about the musical, visit milliondollarquartetlive.com.

Tickets

"Million Dollar Quartet" at Miller Auditorium is part of the PNC Broadway in West Michigan Series. Tickets are on sale now and range from $35 to $58. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2245.