Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Little Bit of Broadway

Million Dollar Quartet

On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever.

Million Dollar Quartet gives us a chance to listen in to an infectious, thrilling recording session when four of early rock and roll’s incredible talents got together to make some incredible music.

Book: Floyd Mutrux and Colin Escott
Eddie Clendening (Elvis Presley), Lance Guest (Johnny Cash), Levi Kreis (Jerry Lee Lewis), Robert Britton Lyons (Carl Perkins), Elizabeth Stanley (Dyanne) and Hunter Foster (Sam Phillips).

Nominated for 3 Tony Awards, Levi Kreis won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical.

Good Ol' Girls

Good Ol’ Girls has been described as "Virginia Woolf meets Dolly Parton!" Adapted by Paul Ferguson, Good Ol’ Girls is based on the stories of two acclaimed Southern authors: Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle, with songs by Nashville hit-makers Matraca Berg and Marshall Chapman.

Co-Author Lee Smith describes a Good Ol’ Girl as “She's got spunk, humor and independence; she's strong, smart, outspoken, and often, too trusting. She knows that big hair and a big heart do not mean a small mind... You don't want to cross a good ol' girl. She'll bring you a casserole, but she'll kill you, too.” Huffington Post February 15, 2010

Sally Mayes, Lauren Kennedy, Teri Ralston, Gina Stewart and Liza Vann portray those big haired, big hearted women.

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