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“Great Experience”

Million Dollar Quartet
Ranked #1 of 179 Concerts & Shows in Chicago
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Owner description: Chicago’s smash-hit musical inspired by the famed 1956 recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley for the first and only time. That legendary night is brought to life featuring a score of hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Balls of Fire," "Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog" and more.Don't miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... Wed. 2pm & 7:30pm; Thurs. 7:30pm; Fri. 8pm; Sat. 5pm & 8pm; Sun. 3:30pm & 6:30pm. (Summer Sunday hours June through September - 2pm & 5pm)
Chicago, Illinois
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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“A really fun show!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Loved the Apollo. There are no bad seats, small and intimate. The show was entertaining from beginning to end. Very talented actors with my favorite playing Jerry Lee Lewis, but my husband loved the guy doing Elvis.

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great show, intimate theater”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The performers were AMAZING! the show moved quickly and the theater is just intimate enough that I thought I was right there on stage. Although it looks like parking could be a problem, it wasn't for us, wish I would have done more research on restaurants around the area since there didn't seem to be many close. Good show, we enjoyed very much.

Visited August 2013
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“Well worth it!”
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We have seen this twice. It is great and we enjoyed it more second time.
Great rock 'n roll music and excellent performers.

Visited July 2014
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Clare, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Jerry Lee Lewis ROCKS”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Got late minute tickets for show. Pretty good hike from downtown. Show was good, venue/seating very good.

Visited July 2014
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