‘Million Dollar Quartet’ @ Kentucky Center

Feb. 13-17

Kentucky Center
501 W. Main St. • 584-7777
kentuckycenter.org
$25+; various times

On Dec. 4, 1956, a group of guys met up at Sun Record Studios in Memphis. These guys popped in the studio by chance that day, and since all were musicians, they decided to pick up their instruments and have an impromptu jam session. This once-in-a-lifetime meeting was termed the “Million Dollar Quartet” because the guys just so happened to be Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins. Luckily, the sound guy, Cowboy Jack Clement, pushed the record button, and the local newspaper snapped the famous picture that shows them huddled around the piano where Elvis is sitting. History was made, and so was this musical, which depicts that Tuesday afternoon. It’s here through Sunday as part of the PNC Broadway in Louisville series. Songs include “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more. —Sara Havens

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