Million Dollar Quartet

Million Dollar Quartet

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET comes to Tampa Jan. 3-8!

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the smash hit Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET! For the official website, visit:

Jan. 3 - 8, 2012 Carol Morsani Hall
  • Tickets go on sale to:
    Center Circle members
    July 5

    Center Friends members July 8

    Verizon customers
    July 25

    Aug. 1

    Become a member and buy online during the priority period!
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Show Dates & Times

Tues. 7:30 p.m. Wed. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Fri. 8 p.m. Sat. 2 and 8 p.m. Sun. 1 and 6 p.m.

Jan. 3-8


Regularly priced tickets start at $50.

Group minimum is 15 people.
Receive a 10% for groups of 15 or more, and a 15% discount for groups of 40 or more.
Receive 2 comps per group of 40 or more.
*Excludes Saturday evening
Early Bird Discount: receive an additional 5% off the Group ticket price, if paid in full 8 weeks out.
Student group rates of $25 Gallery tickets and $35 Balcony tickets (plus service fee) for select performances.
There is a talkback on Wed., Jan. 4 in the theater following the performance.
Groups also save on the service fee – just $1.50 per ticket!

Educator's discount: 50% off. Limit 2 tickets. Tuesday and Wednesday only. Balcony and Gallery only. Other restrictions apply.

There is a maximum ticket allotment of eight tickets per account/household/business for paid, ticketed events. (For some shows, it may be less.) Applicable service charges added at point of purchase. There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.

For ticket purchases via the phone or ticket office, service charges are waived for current annual Straz members at the $400 level and higher, although special handling fees may apply to some shows. Service charges for online transactions apply to all members. 

Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.


"A whole lotta nostalgia as 'Quartet' salutes legendary jam session" -- Tampa Tribune.

"A dazzling, raucous spectacle that sounds like a million bucks!" - New York Magazine
"A buoyant new musical that whips the crowd into a frenzy with blast after blast of explosive vitality!" - The New York Times
"Musical Fireworks, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET gets the cheering audience to its feet!" - AP
"90 minutes of platinum grade entertainment." - NY 1
"A rollicking diversion!" - Time Out NY
"They came together to do what they loved most; express the riotous joy and beauty of life in songs that shoot straight for the soul." - The New York Times
"Jaw-dropping turns that snap your head to the stage and unlock your feet from the floor." - Chicago Tribune
"A straight-up portrait of an extraordinary jam session, buffed to a pleasing gloss by Eric Schaeffer and Chuck Mead." - The Washington Post
"Wildly Entertaining!" - Hollywood Reporter


There will be postshow talk-back on Jan. 4.

Food for Thought
We hope you use these prompts to discuss Million Dollar Quartet.

For some Elvis Presley fans, there’s a spirited debate over which of the earliest, rawer songs is best. The hard-driving “It’s All Right, Mama,” written by Arthur Crudup and recorded by Elvis in 1954? His hiccupping “Mystery Train,” written by Sun Studios owner Sam Phillips with Junior Parker and recorded by Elvis in 1953? We here at the Straz Center's staff lean toward the latter. What about you? What’s your favorite Elvis song of his entire career? And “American Trilogy” doesn’t count.

Of the four rock ‘n’ roll stars in Million Dollar Quartet, who do you think had the most musical talent? Jerry Lee had that wild piano playing. Perkins had that rockabilly guitar. Cash perhaps evolved more as an artist in his long career. Elvis was a performer and a transformational figure in music. Pick one musician and defend him, but don’t step on anybody’s blue suede shoes.


Run-time: 100 minutes with no intermission