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Lees-McRae Summer Theatre Brings Million Dollar Quartet to the High Country, Starting on July 12


BANNER ELK, N.C. — Revisit some of the greatest songs of the rock ‘n’ roll age through the Lees-McRae Summer Theatre performance of the Tony award-winning show, Million Dollar Quartet.

The second of the Summer Theatre series, Million Dollar Quartet tells of a night when music icons Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins came together at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee on December 4, 1956, for a famed recording session.

Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life, featuring a score of rock hits including “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” and “Hound Dog.”

“If you’re old enough to remember seeing or hearing these guys perform in their early day, enjoy this trip down memory lane; and if you’re too young to have seen or heard them in their youth, enjoy this little one-night history lesson in the music that parents didn’t want their children to hear,” Director, Dr. Michael Hannah, said.

The two-hour long family-friendly show will take place July 12 until the 15 at 7 p.m. as well as July 13, 15 and 16 at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at lmc.edu/summertheatre and at the box office.

Box office hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please check online for show day hours. For group sales, call the box office at 828.898.8709.