Sep 19, 2022
Million Dollar Quartet Christmas
December 20, 2022 | Aronoff Center - Procter & Gamble Hall
The original team behind the Tony® Award-winning Broadway hit reunites with Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, the brand-new, heartwarming, holiday rock ‘n’ roll musical coming to the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM. The musical is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2022-23 Season.
Tickets go on sale Friday, September 23 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS , and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. Group discount tickets for 10 or more are available by calling (513) 977-4157.
There’s no place like home for the holidays, and Sun Records is just that for rock ‘n’ roll newcomers and soon-to-be legends – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley. In a fortuitous twist of fate, all four musicians stop by their famous Memphis recording studio alma mater on the same wintry evening, unbeknownst to them that they had the front seat to a revolution.
Million Dollar Quartet Christmas brings that momentous homecoming to life with an electrifying tale of family, nostalgia, faith, humor, heartbreak, and revelry. Journey through a story of Christmas past, present, and future, jam-packed with unforgettable performances of classic holiday hits and favorite chart-toppers such as “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Blue Christmas,” “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Ring of Fire,” “Santa Baby,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Run Run Rudolph,” and more.
The show is directed by Scott Weinstein and features a book by Colin Escott. Orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Chuck Mead. The design team is led by Kimie Nishikawa (Scenic Design), Izumi Inaba (Costume Design), Ryan O’Gara (Lighting Design), and Diego Garzón (Sound Design).
Scott Weinstein (Director) is an award-winning director and writer based in New York City. His work as a director has been seen at major regional theaters around the country, and he recently won the Joseph Jefferson Award for his actor-musician, chamber-style reconception of Ragtime with Griffin Theatre, where he is an ensemble member. Scott was the Associate and Resident Director for the Broadway National Tour, and the Las Vegas and Chicago productions, of the hit musical Million Dollar Quartet. He has developed new work at the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, Pittsburgh CLO, The American Music Theatre Project, The Marriott Theatre, Route 66 Theatre, The Rev, Norwegian Creative Studios, and others. Scott is a graduate of Northwestern University and a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He is represented by William Morris Endeavor. www.ScottGWeinstein.com
Chuck Mead (Music Supervision/Arrangements/Orchestrations) is best known for being one of the founding members of three-time Grammy-nominated, Country Music Association Award-winning country music group BR5-49. Between 1996 and 2005, the band released seven successful records before disbanding. In 2006, he started work as Music Supervisor/Director of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet. A member of the original creative team, he shaped the music for the Chicago, Broadway, West End, Las Vegas, and National Tour productions of MDQ while touring the world with his band and releasing four critically acclaimed solo albums. In 2017, Mead oversaw the music for the CMT television series Sun Records, and in 2021 worked as Music Supervisor for the upcoming feature film Neon Highway.
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