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‘Million Dollar Quartet’ recreates rock ’n’ roll history at Blinn College-Brenham’s O’Donnell Center

Tony Award-winning Broadway musical features hits by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins

January 24, 2018

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Million Dollar Quartet” will recreate an iconic moment in rock ‘n’ roll history Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Blinn College-Brenham Campus’s Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center.

The 7 p.m. show marks the third production in Blinn’s 2017-18 Performing Arts Series, which featured sold-out performances by Asleep at the Wheel and “Snowkus Pocus” in the fall.

A must-see for music lovers, “Million Dollar Quartet” is inspired by the true story of the famed recording session in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis that brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

The musical, written by Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott, brings the legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayals, and celebrations featuring timeless 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,” and “Hound Dog.”

“Million Dollar Quartet” captures the contagious spirit, freewheeling excitement, and thrilling sounds of this landmark historical event where four of music’s best talents came together. For more information, visit the show’s website at www.MillionDollarQuartet.net.

Individual tickets are $30. Discounts are available for children ages 10 and under ($15), and groups of 10 or more ($26). Blinn employees can purchase tickets for $20 and Blinn student rush tickets are $10. Audience members should note the musical’s 90-minute run time with no intermission. Prior to the concert, Blinn will host a 6 p.m. reception in the MRW Studio Theatre. Single reception tickets will be available up to five days prior to the event for $20.

For tickets and information regarding Blinn’s Performing Arts Series, visit www.blinn.edu/performingartsseries or call 979-830-4024.

Following “Million Dollar Quartet,” Blinn’s 2017-18 Performing Arts Series will conclude with a performance by pop-jazz vocal group m-pact at 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the O’Donnell Center.

In addition to providing incredible entertainment for the community, Blinn’s Performing Arts Series provides a unique hands-on opportunity to Blinn College theatre students. Under the supervision of Technical Theatre Director Kevin Patrick, and in partnership with tour artists and crew, our theatre students run much of the technical requirements for very complex professional touring productions. 

“Blinn College’s Performing Arts Series gives our theatre students a unique opportunity to assist with technical setups for each show,” Patrick said. “It is a priceless educational experience for our future theatre professionals.”