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Million Dollar Quartet Celebrates Opening Night at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Benjamin D. Hale, Martin Kaye, Tyler Hunter, Robert Britton Lyons
On Tuesday night Million Dollar Quartet opened at Harrah’s Las Vegas to an enthusiastic, full house in the Harrah’s Showroom. The smash-hit production is inspired by extraordinary true story of the fateful evening that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together for one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll jam sessions in history (Pictured: Benjamin D. Hale, Martin Kaye, Tyler Hunter, Robert Britton Lyons – Photo: © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com).  

Million Dollar Quartet cast at Grand Opening, Harrah’s Las Vegas
Million Dollar Quartet cast at Grand Opening, Harrah’s Las Vegas

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The performance had the crowd movin’ and shakin’ as the cast rocked out to nostalgic hits such as “Blue Suede Shoes,” “I Walk the Line,” “Great Balls of Fire,”“Sixteen Tons,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Fever,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Hound Dog,” and  more.

Ricardo Laguna
Ricardo Laguna

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The talented cast includes Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins, Benjamin D. Hale as Johnny Cash, Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis, Tyler Hunter as Elvis Presley, Marc D. Donovan as Sam Phillips, and Felice Garcia as Dyanne, Mikey Hachey as Jay Perkins (Bass Player) and Jim Belk as Fluke (Drummer). Director Eric Schaeffer, Musical Director Chuck Mead, and Author Colin Escott were also in the showroom supporting the cast.

Melody Sweets
Melody Sweets

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Notable names in attendance opening night included Holly MadisonClaire Sinclair (2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year), Ricardo Laguna (Professional BMX Rider and MTV Tr3s Personality), Rita Rudner (Comedienne),  Orel Hershiser (MLB Hall of Famer), Jabbawockeez (World Famous Dance Crew), and Chef Carla Pellegrino (Owner of Bratalian and Meatball Spot).

Orel Hershier and wife
Orel Hershier and wife

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James Davis
James Davis

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Holly Madison
Holly Madison

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Claire Sinclair
Claire Sinclair

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Chef Carla Pellegrino
Chef Carla Pellegrino

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Tracey, Lorena and Mariah of FANTASY
Tracey, Lorena and Mariah of FANTASY

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Benjamin D. Hale
Benjamin D. Hale

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Eric Schaeffer and Chuck Mead
Eric Schaeffer and Chuck Mead

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Martin Kaye
Martin Kaye

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Felice Garcia
Felice Garcia

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Jabbawockeez
Jabbawockeez

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Marc D. Donovan
Marc D. Donovan

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Robert Britton Lyons
Robert Britton Lyons

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Tyler Hunter
Tyler Hunter

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