“Million Dollar Quartet” to Close at Harrah’s Las Vegas

Oof, it’s been a really rough year for Las Vegas shows. Now, another long-running show on The Strip is closing, “Million Dollar Quartet” shutters Dec. 4, 2016.

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The original cast of the Las Vegas production of “Million Dollar Quartet” at a media preview. They rocked it.

The list of Las Vegas shows that have closed, or will, in 2016 include: “Jersey Boys” at Paris, “Showstoppers” at Wynn Las Vegas, “Puppet Up” at Venetian, Paul Zerdin at Planet Hollywood, Dirk Arthur at Westgate, “Jubilee” at Bally’s, Frankie Moreno at Planet Hollywood, “Zarkana” at Aria, Matt Goss at Caesars Palace, “Raiding the Rock Vault” at Tropicana, “Twisted Vegas” at Westgate and “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” at Bally’s.

And that’s not even the entire list. We’re drunk.

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Even the show’s ice sculpture on opening night was sort of awesome.

“Million Dollar Quartet” is easily one of the best musicals on The Strip, and is one of the rare shows where performers sing without backing tracks. They also play their own instruments. You know, talent, it’s a thing.

The show made its debut at Harrah’s Las Vegas in February 2013. We were there, of course.

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We’d tell you the cast member’s names, but we are a Las Vegas blog, not a note-taker.

Sadly, “Million Dollar Quartet” has run its course. There’s no word yet as to what might replace it.

The closing date of Dec. 4 wasn’t chosen at random, by the way. The date marks the 60th anniversary of the night that inspired “Million Dollar Quartet.” On December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash got together for a jam session at Sun Record Studios in Memphis.

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“Million Dollar Quartet” was one of the best shows ever mounted on the Las Vegas Strip.

While the future of production shows on The Strip seems to be in question, there’s no doubt “Million Dollar Quartet” was a success (with more than 1,500 performances), and will be fondly remembered for its charismatic cast, top-notch performances and that time the lead actress adjusted herself on the red carpet.

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There’s a fairly good chance this is going to get us unfriended on Facebook. We love you, anyway, Felice!

We recommend you see “Million Dollar Quartet” while you can! Find out more at the official site.