Enter to win two tickets to Opening Night of Million Dollar Quartet presented by the FSCJ Artist Series! Million Dollar Quartet makes its Broadway in Jacksonville premiere next week, April 22 – 27, at the Times-Union Center downtown.
I have so many mixed emotions right now. I’m happy because I know this show is going to be amazing. But I’m sad because it’s the Artist Series’ final multi-performance Broadway show of their 2013-2014 season.. However, I know the happiness will overcome the sadness because this show is going to be legen…. wait for it … dary. (P.s. If you don’t know that reference, you have some serious HIMYM catching-up to do!)
If you love music, respect the kings, or have ever once sang along to a Cash, Lewis, Perkins or Presley song, this is one show you MUST see.
Just try to watch this video without getting goosebumps:
This international Tony® Award-Winning Broadway musical is set on December 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.
Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal, and celebrations, featuring timeless hits including “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.
When the Broadway production opened in April 2010, critics and audiences leapt to their feet in unanimous praise. The New York Times called the show, “a buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy,” New York Magazine labeled it, “a dazzling raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks,” and NY1 called it, “90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment.” The musical continued its successful New York engagement at New World Stages through June 2012.
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.
So … want to win tickets to see the show on opening night, Tuesday, April 22? Entering is easy! Just comment below with your favorite song by any of the four artists featured in this show to enter. Tweet about the giveaway for an additional entry – be sure to mention @BlakeleyA and @TheArtistSeries. (Sample tweet: I just entered to win a pair of tickets to see Million Dollar Quartet, thanks to
@blakeleya and @TheArtistSeries! http://wp.me/p22UdQ-Vv). One winner will be selected at 1 p.m. EST on Monday, April 21.
The winner will pick up their two tickets at the Artist Series Will Call at the Times-Union Center on Tuesday, April 22 as early as 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show, and will show valid I.D. and sign for your tickets.
And if you can’t make it to opening night, the show runs through Sunday, April 27 at the Times-Union Center in downtown Jacksonville. Tickets for Million Dollar Quartet start at $32.00 and are available at the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, at (904) 442- 2929 and online 24/7 at www.artistseriesjax.org. Stay updated on show discounts by liking the FSCJ Artist Series’ Facebook page and following them on Twitter @TheArtistSeries.
So fun, right?! Here’s the full Million Dollar Quartet Performance Schedule at Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center for your planning purposes:
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Disclaimer: These tickets were provided to me by the Artist Series of Jacksonville. I am a member of the Artist Series’ Professional Women Theater Ambassador Program and am compensated with tickets to select shows in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own.