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Elvis, Carl, Johnny and Jerry Lee return for the Million Dollar Quartet Christmas at Actors’ Playhouse with the same virtues and flaws as the previous editions: impressive musicians with winning personalities delivering a driving evening of kick-butt rock and a few holiday carols mixed in.
Put aside the messages of acceptance, being comfortable in your own skin, family bonds and making your own path, Slow Burn Theatre gifts audiences with the sheer entertainment in its Kinky Boots, pulling together high-step dancing—and we do mean high with those boots—to the enthusiastic singing to the solid acting.
Slow Burn Theatre hembraces this glam/grunge rock musical headlined by a protagonist who suffered a botched sex-change operation. It’s an in-your-face raunchy celebration of alternative sexuality, a show that recognizes absolutely no bounds and revels in it.
So…what do Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis have in store for an encore in Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre’s much-anticipated return engagement of Million Dollar Quartet? The foursome has re-created sounds that seem more crisp and controlled, without losing the vibrancy and electricity audiences ate up during the 2016 production.
It almost should go without saying that the rock ’n’ roll blisters the paint off the walls of Actors’ Playhouse’s balcony theater in its thoroughly satisfying edition of Million Dollar Quartet.
As far as large-scale Broadway musicals, Ragtime stands as Actors’ finest mainstream work ever, as accessible and satisfying as it is passionate and thoughtful. Anyone who cares about musical theater, or theater in general, should make a special effort to see this production.