Classic rock and roll comes to Fort Peck

By: 
Star Staff

On Dec. 4, 1956, four of the biggest names in music gathered for a once in a lifetime recording session. That amazing evening is re-created in the stage production of “Million Dollar Quartet.” Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins come to life onstage and raise the roof in this electrifying theatrical performance, according to a news release from the Fort Peck Theatre.

Performances of “Million Dollar Quartet” are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, July 14-July 30, at the Fort Peck Theatre in Fort Peck. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 4 p.m. Sundays. 

For tickets and more information visit Fort Peck Theatre’s new online box office at fortpecktheatre.org.

Returning after performances in “Ring of Fire,” “The Buddy Holly Story” and “Always … Patsy Cline,” the cast of “Million Dollar Quartet” features musician-actors Ross Bridgeman (as Lewis), Tyson Gerhardt (as Perkins), John Knispel (as Presley) and new-comer Nathan Snow (as Cash), along with Evan Goldhahn on drums and Mackenzie Leighton on bass. Also featured are Chae Clearwood as Dyanne and Andy Meyers as studio producer Sam Phillips.

“Million Dollar Quartet” is directed by California native and University of Montana Masters candidate Joel Shura, with a scenic design by Michaela Lynne Stein, whose credits include Assistant Scenic Designer for “Frozen” in Disneyland and last season’s “Mary Poppins” at Fort Peck.

Following “Million Dollar Quaret,” the 2017 For Peck Theatre’s season continues with:

— “Grease” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 4-20

— “Souvenir” on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Aug. 25-Sept. 4.