Thursday, July 17, 2014
Two creators of the musical Million Dollar Quartet, featuring music from four legendary musicians, stopped by in 2011 to share their experience with the Tony-Award-winning show, and Dee Perry is sharing it with you again. Plus, we hear from WCLV's Jackie Gerber and Conductor Brett Mitchell on the late Lorin Maazel and then Grammy-winning singer Dianne Reeves wraps us up by performing live.
Eric Schaeffer and Chuck Mead, co-creators of Million Dollar Quartet, talk about their experience with the show that revolves around a recording session with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. The show is available at the Ohio Theatre through July 27.
Arts and Culture, Music, Theatre
Eric Schaeffer, Million Dollar Quartet co-creator
Chuck Mead, Million Dollar Quartet co-creator
Jackie Gerber, WCLV
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Dianne Reeves, jazz vocalist
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Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.
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