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ISLAND SUN - OCTOBER 23, 2015
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Music in Motion
Once again, Shell Point is proud to present another exciting season of cultural excellence. Featuring a wonderful array of talentedperformers
in three distinct musical series, this season offers a variety of shows guaranteed to please!
The Fine & Performing Arts series kicks off in November with the culturally expressive and scenic costumes of the Krasnoyarsk National Dance
Company of Siberia. In January, the Duke Ellington Orchestra brings an 88-year musical history to Shell Point. A Night at the Oscars in February
presents the best movie, TV, and Broadway favorites performed by the Hollywood Concert Orchestra. We will enjoy the rich sounds of the Chicago
Brass Quintet in March, then in early April we’ll be delighted with Something Wonderful: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
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Shell Point Presents
Concert Series 2015-2016
CHICAGO BRASS QUINTET
Monday, March 7, 2016
DUKE ELLINGTON ORCHESTRA
Monday, January 25, 2016
BROADWAY POPS INTL. PRESENTS:
“SOMETHING WONDERFUL : THE MUSIC OF
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN”
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS:
THE HOLLYWOOD CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
NATIONAL DANCE CO. OF SIBERIA
Friday, November 6, 2015
FINE & PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT SERIES | 7:30 P.M. | THE VILLAGE CHURCH
by Di Saggau
Broadway Palm is presenting the
national tour of the Broadway
musical Million Dollar Quartet
and it’s a show you don’t want to miss.
The Tony Award-winning musical is
inspired by the electrifying true story
when four rock ‘n’ roll icons came
together as a red-hot band for one
unforgettable night. Listening to the
music of Johnny Cash (Evan Buckley
Harris), Jerry Lee Lewis (Jason Cohen),
Carl Perkins (Christopher Wren), and
Elvis Presley (Skip Robinson) is worth a
million. What an evening.
It takes place on December 4, 1956
when Sam Phillips (Matthew Scott), the
“Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” gathers the four
legendary musicians at Sun Records stu-
dio in Memphis. The result is jam session
history. The musical contextualizes this
important moment by incorporating back-
ground snippets of how each man came
to the record label and the current state
of their careers in a seamlessly creative
way. In the musical, Sam Phillips is also
grappling with impending changes in his
life and with his career.
Cohen stands out as Jerry Lee Lewis
because his character is known for his
infectiously energetic piano playing and
fiery personality. His piano playing is
electric and mesmerizing. He kills it on
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On and his
“preacher” speech is hilarious.
Harris has the deep voice and guitar
skills that give perfect life to Johnny
Cash’s songs. It’s uncanny how much he
sounds like Cash singing Folsom Prison
Blues and I Walk the Line.
Robinson nails Elvis’ singing style on
the gospel numbers and the upbeat rock
‘n’ roll numbers. His manner and dance
moves are right on target and his rendi-
tion of Hound Dog sounded just like the
Wren as Perkins kicks off the show
with a fabulous rendition of Blue Suede
Shoes along with the cast. Perkins also
wrote and sang the song before Elvis took
it and made it a hit. Wren commands
presence on the stage with his strong gui-
tar playing and swagger.
Scott as Phillips, the founder and CEO
of Sun Records, who discovered Elvis,
Cash, Perkins and others, does an excel-
lent job of narrating the show and keep-
ing the story moving.
Jackey Good plays Dyanne, girlfriend
of Elvis, and she captures attention with
her sensual rendition of Fever. She acts
as peacemaker to bring order to the com-
petitive nature of the musicians.
Jody Alan Lee on bass and Jon Rossi
on drums are a tremendous musical asset.
The show is expertly cast with the
actors physically, vocally and emotionally
filling the huge shoes of these rock ‘n’ roll
icons. It’s a “Wow” experience featuring
amazing singing and musicianship, incred-
ible music, awesome dance moves, an
intriguing story and an insight into music
history. Whatever you do, don’t leave
early when you think the show is coming
to a close, because there’s an encore per-
formance that’ll knock your socks off.
Million Dollar Quartet plays through
November 21 at Broadway Palm,
Southwest Florida’s Premier Dinner
Theatre. It runs about 2 hours and 30
minutes with no intermission. Tickets are
available by calling 278-4422, by visiting
www.BroadwayPalm.com or by stop-
ping by the box office at 1380 Colonial
Boulevard in Fort Myers. Don’t miss it.
Cast Members of Million Dollar Quartet
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