If you enjoy vintage rock music performed by great artists in an intimate setting, this is the play for you. The show is about an impromptu jam session in 1956 with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley which occurred at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee----the only time in their careers these legends performed together. In addition to providing great music by artists who sound amazingly like the originals, the play tells a bit of the story of Sam Phillips, who discovered them all and was eventually abandoned by each of them. The venue for this play is the Apollo Theater (not affiliated with the Apollo Theatre in New York), located in Chicago's fashionable Lincoln Park neighborhood. A small theater (about 400 seats), the Apollo is a great performance space because each section has no more than eleven rows, giving everyone an intimate relationship with the stage. That being said, you will want to avoid the end portions of the rows in Sections 1 & 5 as the views are too much to the side of (and slightly behind) the stage. Section 3 is the center of the theater and offers the best views. There are a number of good restaurants and bars in the immediate vicinity for pre- or post show enjoyment. This is a play where everyone is smiling when it is over.
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