A scene from Million Dollar Quartet
(Courtesy of the company)
A scene from Million Dollar Quartet
(Courtesy of the company)
The Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet, now in its third year at the Apollo Theater, has extended its booking period, with a new block of tickets on sale for performances through December 31, 2011.

The musical was inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley -- along with Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records. Eric Schaeffer and Floyd Mutrux have directed the production, which features a book by Colin Escott and Mutrux.

The production currently stars Gabe Bowling (Carl Perkins), Lance Lipinsky (Jerry Lee Lewis), Sean Sullivan (Johnny Cash), Shaun Whitley (Elvis Presley), Tim Decker (Sam Phillips), Kelly Lamont (Dyanne), Billy Shaffer (Fluke/Drummer), and Chuck Zayas (Jay Perkins/Bass).

In related news, cast members from Million Dollar Quartet will be making several upcoming concert appearances, including gigs at Taste of Chicago (June 27), the Thompson Center (August 5), the IL State Fair (August 15), and Millennium Park (August 30).

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