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Featuring an incredibly talented cast who all play and sing their instruments live, this musical, that has been dazzling Chicago audience ever since it opened in 2008 gives you the chance to witness the birth of the greatest rock 'n' roll band that never was.


On a cold and wet December night in 1956, four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest recording sessions ever. You may have heard of them - they were Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, between them making up the eponymous "million dollar quartet". Not an easy feat back in the Fifties!

This impromptu jam session would become the basis of musical legend, four icons of the rock 'n' roll era together singing and recording in one room for the first and only time.

Fortunately for the rest of us, the sound engineer who was working at the time was smart enough to press 'record'. And thanks to this quick-thinker, we have the chance to re-imagine the goings-on in that studio.

MDQ brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, That's All Right, Sixteen Tons, Great Balls of Fire, Walk the Line, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Who Do You Love?, Matchbox, Folsom Prison Blues, Hound Dog and many, many more. If you're a classic rock fan, this is one musical you simply cannot miss.

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Opening night: 10 October 2013


Recommended age for children is 8 years and up. Everyone is required to have a ticket. Children under four years of age will not be admitted into the Theatre.

Run time

One hour 40 mins with no intermission

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